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Introducing NVIDIA HairWorks: fur and hair simulation solution

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Real-time simulation and rendering of realistic hair/fur, consisting of multiple strands, is gettng much attention these days – one can easily name a TressFX solution, developed by AMD.

A competitive response from NVIDIA, new hair and fur simulation technology, which is now officially called NVIDIA HairWorks, was firstly showcased at The Witcher 3 presentation half a year ago and recently used in an actual game title – Call of Duty: Ghosts – to provide “Dynamic Fur” simulation for animal characters.

In comparison to other GPU accelerated physics features, Dynamic Fur was implemented through DirectCompute, which opens it for AMD users as well.

Tae-Yong Kim, physics programmer at NVIDIA, has agreed to answer some of our questions about HairWorks solution in general, and Call of Duty: Ghosts integration in particular.

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January 16th, 2014 at 11:33 am

APEX Turbulence and Dynamic Fur – now in Call of Duty: Ghosts

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As promised earlier, PC version of Call of Duty: Ghosts title was recently patched to include a set of GPU accelerated physics effects.

Update: Dynamic Fur – technology overview and comparison video

New NVIDIA’s dynamic hair and fur simulation technology is making a debut in this game. It allows to realistically render and simulate multiple strands of fur on animals characters such as Riley the Dog.

In addition to the nice look (especially in motion), Dynamic Fur feature is utilizing DX Compute, according to the information we have recieved, and thus should be available to AMD users as well.

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Written by Zogrim

November 26th, 2013 at 10:06 pm

The Witcher 3 will support GPU PhysX, now officially

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As the PhysX SDK and APEX integration was announced for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, new RPG title from CD Project Red, the only question was bothering us – will the game actually include hardware accelerated PhysX effects?

Finally, the following photo from the NVIDIA Editor’s Day presentation at E3, revealed recently by Igor Stanek, Head of NVIDIA EMEAI Tegra PR, is putting an end to the debate – The Witcher 3 will officially support GPU PhysX, along with other enhancements.

So far, we do not have any detailed information about PhysX SDK (we only assume that PhysX 3 will be used) integration or level GPU PhysX effects.

We can only say that “Fur and Hair”, mentioned in the slide, are related to actual physically simulated hair and fur technology (APEX Hair & Fur), presented previously.

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June 12th, 2013 at 12:20 pm

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