If you have fun with this code, let me know ... :-)
Activision's head demo uses TressFX as well: "Digital Ira: High-Resolution Facial Performance Playback".
If you are a registered developer and you need XBOX One or PS4 implementations, send me an e-mail.
The 3D Fabric Scanner is a fantastic idea and the results are awesome. Those are next-gen characters. Great work!
An article explaining BC compression formats with a lot of detail and clarity can be found here:
There is an interesting blog post by Sebastien Sylvan. He writes about R trees a data structure that allows you for example to do spatially indexing of objects in your game.
He also has other cool articles on hash maps and vector replacmenents.
We still need desktop PCs in the office to swap discrete GPUs whenever we need to. Because we also need them as portable as possible, we decided to build the following setup ourselves:
So far we build two and they work well.
For Blackfoot Blade, we worked with a composer in Finland. I love the music he made and I wanted to share his website here:
Our friends at Bitsquid released a useful open-source library:
I quote from the description that describes the design of the library:
foundation has been written with data-oriented programming in mind (POD data is preferred over complicated classes, flat arrays are the preferred data structure, etc). foundation is written in a "back-to-C" style of C++ programming. This means that there is a clear separation between data and code. Data defitions are found in _types.h header files. Function definitions are found in .h header files.
If you haven't found the DirectXTex texture library you need to check it out at