Games and Graphics
Our sister site GeForce.com just released a tech trailer for the upcoming Batman: Arkham Origins from Warner Bros. The game features NVIDIA PhysX cloth, volumetric smoke, fluid and particle effects that interact with characters as well as HBAO+ temporal antialiasing. Head over to GeForce.com to get the full details and see the video.
This is a great article on why and how to take advantage of the hardware scaler available on Android platforms. This advice also applies to PC game developers where rendering to smaller buffers is common practice for performance reasons. Developers may also consider a hybrid approach where they render the 3d elements of their scene to a reduced resolution back buffer, scale this to the intended display resolution and then render 2D user interface elements such as text at the final display...
Learn how to profile OpenGL 4.2 applications with Nsight Visual Studio Edition 3.1. This webinar shows how you can use Nsight Visual Studio Edition can be used to tune graphics applications.
If you didn't have the chance to attend our recent webinar on debugging OpenGL using Nsight Visual Studio or if you want to review the presentation video online you now can.
This week Valve announced SteamOS targeting the living room and big screen TVs. Engineers from Valve and NVIDIA have spent a lot of time collaborating on a common goal for SteamOS: to deliver an open-platform gaming experience with superior performance and uncompromising visuals directly on the big screen.