Improving software performance on parallel software requires a structured approach that makes good use of development resources, obtaining good results quickly.
Simulation of fluids in games has been limited due to the computational challenges. This article describes numerical techniques used to compute approximate solutions to fluid motion.
This is a series of articles on fluid simulation for video games. This article describes a process for profiling CPU usage and uses that information to optimize and further parallelize the code so that it runs faster.
UV mapping is the process of manipulating a 3D mesh’s texture coordinates (U and V) to work with a 2D image, used as a texture. This tutorial describes how to create UVs for characters in Maya.
An absolutely critical area of 3D scene creation is the proper use of lighting and rendering techniques. This tutorial covers the mechanics of lighting and how to incorporate the language of light into your 3D scenes.
This is a series of articles on fluid simulation for video games. This article describes a radically different technique for computing velocity from vorticity, one of the cornerstones of the fluid simulation presented in these articles.
How to configure OpenMP in the Intel IPP library to maximize multi-threaded performance of the Intel IPP primitives.
This article on lighting & rendering covers describes how to achieve various lighting effects in Softimage. Includes adjusting ambience, animating lights, adding atmospheric effects, use of caustics, and refraction through a medium such as glass.
Texturing is the process of adding detail (color, bump, specular, and so on) to a 3D mesh. This article describes how to paint a color texture on a fairy model useing Autodesk Maya* and Photoshop*.