Most games render clouds with planar cloud textures mapping to the sky dome, which isn't visually convincing when approaching or passing through clouds. For a realistic experience in flying games, we describe a technique for dynamic volumetric clouds.
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This white paper proposes an implementation for the Infinite Impulse Response (IIR) Gaussian blur filter using Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (Intel® AVX) instructions. For a 2048x2048 image size, the AVX implementation is ~2X faster than the SSE code.
This is a series on fluid simulation for video games. This article explains how a vortex-based fluid simulation handles variable density in a fluid. The fluid flow includes motion because of buoyancy-heavier fluid sinks, and lighter fluid rises.
The Intel® Media Software Development Kit (SDK) can be used to encode, transcode, decode video content. This paper leverages the Intel® Media SDK and the Intel® IPP samples to describe how to use a de-multiplexer to handle decoding MP4/AVC streams.
In this article we will discuss how to use the Intel® Integrated Performance Primitives (Intel® IPP) library to convert some common type of color formats like RGB, RGBA, BGR and BGRA into those that can be recognized by the Intel® Media SDK.
This is a series on fluid simulation for games. This article describes how to approximate buoyant & gravitational forces on a body immersed in a varying density fluid. Bodies immersed within the fluid float or sink depending on mass of fluid displaced.
By Dr. Michael J. Gourlay
This sample demonstrates two ways to take advantage of early Z rejection.
This sample demonstrates the use of instancing to limit the number of draw calls to minimize driver overhead and maximize hardware efficiency.