CryEngine and Offset

Well, without these real-time engine posts, where would this humble blog be. Here is another superb video showing off the capability of the CryEngine3 and the artists of course. The vid isnt new, but…


CryEngine Tech Demo Screens

I have been doing a shocking job of keeping the blog ticking of late - so lets back back into the swing with some juicy screenshots from this years CryEngine 3 Tech Demo. These come courtesy of…


CryEngine 3

CGSociety have a nice article looking at the technology of CryEngine 3 that sits squarely behind the stunning visual feast that is Crysis 2. I have been enjoying the game itself, though you can feel…


CryEngine 3 SDK Soon

Here is the test for the Open Letter from Crytek that is up on the CryMod site today. Essentially this is all good news again for everyone wanting to have the engine, though the full details of the…


Crysis 2 - Demo, 3D and Platforms

The multiplayer demo for Crysis 2 is out, we grabbed it on Steam in the office so we could see the glorious 3D in action straight away. Wonderful stuff it is too, the floating HUD, the depth of the…


Enodo and Urban Life System

The new French based company Enodo have partnered with people like Crytek to create Interactive Virtual Models, real-time urban simulations that are looking great. The Urban Life System created a…


Crysis 2 Story Trailer

Harnessing the power of CryEngine 3 we have the Crysis 2 coming to our computers very soon now. This isnt just a visual feast, but a world with a serious plot and characters to flesh out a city under…


Storm Crysis Mod

Seeing what talented folk can do with CryEngine is always fun. Here are some stills and video from Storm. I like the fire at the end, adds another level of engagement with the lighting etc. [Storm…


Sandbox2 jungle vids

Here are some videos of other people exploring Sandbox2 with a focus on forests, jungles and trees in general. With the setting for the Moths vs Butterflies world so critical to the entire exercise,…


Sandbox2 and MvB test TODO

Bit more exploration of Sandbox2 today included plying with clouds, fog, more insects, light beams and various other misc particle effects. Sometimes my screen is full of bugs fluttering all over the…


More Sandboxfun

Continuing my exploration I redid all the vegetation using much more control of what went where. It took me a while to work out that it has set the minimum height on things to sea level and a few…


Sandboxfun

I decided it was time to get back into the Sandbox2 editor so I can start fleshing out the world for Moths vs Butterflies in a 3D environment sense. So picking up my little test map I was plying with…


CryEngine

Here is another very cool video showing off the capabilities of the CryEngine, from Sketchup Import to dynamic weather effects this is one droolworthy piece of tech. RealTime Immersive have other…


Crysis2 Screens

Incrysis have some more gorgeous screenshots from Crysis2 up. Now that we have CryEngine3 running here in FBE we are keen so see how far we can push things, just look at the depth and quality on…


Into the Sandbox

Just a quick post to show I am back into Sandbox2 (CryEngine2) - here is where a few minutes of intro tute gets to. Now to dive in for real. In the last few days I have also fired up Mudbox and had…


Getting started with Sandbox2 for MvB

While we are working through the licensing and server for CryEngine3 I decided to get a start with Sandbox2 which I havent really looked at for over a year now. So I installed Crysis Wars and then…


Blue Mars OTOY Cloud Rendering

One of the constraints around using great 3D engines like the CryEngine is the desktop grunt that we need to make it all work at the quality we desire. Enter OTOY and its ability to render things up…


Call of the Fireflies

I like seeing CryEngine mods, the engine brings so much visual beauty to bear without needing a huge production team. A great example is Clement Melendez' mod Call of the Fireflies. This little mod…


BENV2423 Experiment 1

The Real-Time Interactive Environments course here in FBE is always one to watch. They use CryEngine2 to create experiments around the Porosity research. The students are well into Experiment 2 now,…


Cryart

The power of CryEngine 2 is well known, Chris (Council-Cryart) shows off his work on DeviantArt. Here are a small set of his more recent images - check his gallery for many many more (plus these a…