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by derjyn@gmail.com
5 hours ago

$16 for a *very* non-performant material? If this was intended for use in high-detail scenes, not meant for gameplay, one would generally just use a flipbook animation, or looping HD video texture (both of which are higher quality and available for free all over). I love options, but c'mon, that's pretty steep. $5, maybe. And you can loop in materials, using custom HLSL nodes. Also, there are better ways of doing this, all around. Somewhere on the forums, Ryan Brucks (of Epic fame) himself touched on this. I've personally been working on a cool water material (not "material blueprint", thankyouverymuch) and utility functions, and am close to the quality achieved here, sitting at ~180 instructions with everything "turned on". The kicker? It's pure procedural. No textures are needed. So this is cool, no doubt about that. In my humble opinion though, it's not "good". It doesn't run fast, and it's more complicated than it needs to be.

Lee is right - you can use a gradient effect when you vertex paint in your chosen 3d modelling platform (I've done it in max), meaning the wind effect shifts from nothing to maximum along the length of the leaf/branch/whatever.

by Lee Stojkovic
6 hours ago

I'm fairly certain you can vertex paint the bottoms of the foliage and control the movement using vertex colors along with the wind node. I did this in an earlier project and was able to create a scene with grass that moved less and less as it went down until stationary. I created the grass and painted the vertexes black to red (bottom to top) in Maya.

Game Developers Choice Awards Nominees
12 January, 2016
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The organizers of the 2016 Game Developers Choice Awards have finally published all the nominees in a number of categories. Among some of the most “distinguished” games are The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, Fallout 4, Bloodborne and Star Wars Battlefront. Here are the nominees for some of the most interesting categories.

BEST DESIGN

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Bloodborne

  • Rocket League (Psyonix)
  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain (Kojima Productions / Konami)
  • Bloodborne (FromSoftware / Sony Computer Entertainment)
  • Fallout 4 (Bethesda Game Studios / Bethesda Softworks)
  • Splatoon (Nintendo EAD Group No. 2 / Nintendo)

BEST VISUAL ART

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Ori and the Blind Forest

  • Ori and the Blind Forest (Moon Studios / Microsoft Studios)
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (CD Projekt Red / CD Projekt)
  • Star Wars Battlefront (DICE / Electronic Arts)
  • Bloodborne (FromSoftware / Sony Computer Entertainment)
  • Splatoon (Nintendo EAD Group No. 2 / Nintendo)

No wonder Witcher 3 is named so often. It’s one of the biggest and the most visually stunning games of the last decade. Bloodborne was also named a couple of times by Game Developers Choice Awards commission. This game has some amazing visual design with a lot of Lovecraft-inspired objects and enemies.

BEST TECHNOLOGY

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain (Kojima Productions / Konami)
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (CD Projekt Red / CD Projekt)
  • Star Wars Battlefront (DICE / Electronic Arts)
  • Fallout 4 (Bethesda Game Studios / Bethesda Softworks)
  • Just Cause 3 (Avalanche Studios / Square Enix)

The best technology category is packed with great engines this year. We have new version of Frostbite from DICE, updated Creation Engine from Bethesda, REDengine 3 from CD Projekt RED, Fox Engine from Kojima Productions and of course the technology behind Just Cause 3 by Avalanche Studios. It’s hard to tell which technology is better (maybe even impossible, cause it all depends on the game you’re building). We’ll just have to wait and learn the winner on March 16, 2016.

BEST NARRATIVE

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Life is Strange

  • Her Story (Sam Barlow)
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (CD Projekt Red / CD Projekt)
  • Life is Strange (Dontnod Entertainment / Square Enix)
  • Undertale (Toby Fox)
  • The Beginner’s Guide (Everything Unlimited Ltd.)

It was great to see Her Story on the list. This game has some of the best storytelling in interactive entertainment. Life is Strange is a worthy opponent to the game, but we fear it will lose the battle.

Source: gamechoiceawards.com

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