Xbox One S Will Debut August 2
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6 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.

Xbox One S Will Debut August 2
18 July, 2016

Microsoft officially announced that the next version of the popular Xbox One console will be available for purchase in a couple of weeks.

2TB Xbox One S launch edition will be hitting shelves on August 2. Availability is limited to a number of select region: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, UK and United States.

Xbox One S is the next big thing from Microsoft. It’s 40% smaller than the original Xbox One. It has a built-in power supply, new IR blaster for increased accessibility. Most importantly the new console allows to watch Blu-ray movies and stream video in stunning 4K Ultra HD with High Dynamic Range (HDR). It supports HDR for video and gaming, which brings extra visual fidelity to games like Gears of War 4, Forza Horizon 3, and Scalebound. You’ll also get a new controller.


Xbox One S costs somewhere between $349 USD and $299 USD. Interestingly enough the official trailer of this game is full of the footage for the next Gears of War game.

We’re not sure if the development for the new console any different from the stuff you had to do for the original Xbox One. Probably there’s not so many changes (probably no changes at all).


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