Doublecross" introduces the near future world of ATI's "Ruby" and her arch enemy "Optico". In an action packed 1 minute and 40 seconds, Ruby has to outwit the cunning "Optico" as he attempts to cheat on an exchange. Ruby not only has to use her wits but battle Optico's Ninja henchmen. Culminating in an explosive ending, Ruby escapes, leaving Optico vowing revenge.
Through the use of motion captured animation, depth-of-field, realistic image based lighting and dynamic shadows; "DoubleCross" borrows heavily from both gaming and movie genres to create a compelling demo that further raises the expectations for real-time graphics.
Ruby's latest adventure takes place in a rugged, mountainous terrain where her skills as a snowboarder are tested and may just save her life. This fast paced, action packed demo exploits the power of the ATI Radeon HD 2900XT to create a rich and expansive landscape of snow, rock, and ice. From the procedural snow accumulation on the harsh terrain to the wrinkles on Ruby's brow and the physics that drive each strand of fur on Ruby's fur collar, the ATI Radeon HD 2900XT can handle it all.
In order to create an expressive, compelling character our artists constructed 128 morph targets to drive Ruby's facial rig. All of these facial "poses" are combined using the GPU to create Ruby's final look. Ruby also uses a number of animated wrinkle maps to add additional subtle expressiveness to her brow, eyes, mouth and chin. High dynamic range imaging techniques are used through out the Whiteout demo to account for the brightest of outdoor environments as well as the darkest depths of Ruby's icy head quarters. Advanced light scattering techniques are employed to faithfully reproduce the complex interactions of light with snow and ice.
Ruby’s latest adventure places our heroine in a large complex environment and uses high dynamic range lighting and dynamic soft shadows to set the mood. The villain of the piece, a cyborg called Cyn, is our most complex character to date, consisting of over 120,000 polygons – all lit, transformed, rendered and shaded using the power of the Radeon™ X1800.
Every hero needs a tech/weapons specialist...James Bond had Q, Blade had Whistler, Batman had Alfred and Ruby could have Star (after the Midnight Star Ruby). She would have a much different style to Ruby, perhaps with more of an anime look about her. Longer flowing hair would make a nice counterpoint to Ruby's much shorter hair and a purple hue would go well with not only the anime look but the actual ruby she was inspired by (the midnight star ruby has a much deeper shade of red, almost purple). Of course she would be exceptionally intelligent (what specialist isn't) and while her skillset is much better suited to help Ruby along the way rather than fight alongside her, because of her vast knowledge of weaponry she could easily hold her own in battle.
KnightRid wrote:Well her partner would have to be named EMERALD. She would be a long-legged, green haired beauty that would use a PPG rather than a sword to finish off those cowardly evil
nvidianaysayers. Special skills would be long range attacks and booth babe alerter. he would be helpful on mission of eradication and of course those missions that involve a little more of a "hands on" approach.
Nice stories - I am not very inventive - maybe if my neck quits pounding this coming month I will redo it
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