Nvidia Shows GeForce GTX 480 ''Hair'' Rendering

When new GPUs are in development, it's not uncommon for there to be a myriad of tech demos that show all the new realism features afforded by the new technology.

One such steady improvement seen by increasingly powerful graphics hardware is more realistic hair. No longer is hair just a few triangles stuck together, giving 3D characters a look that can only be achieved in real life with an entire can of hairspray.

Netbooknews captured this Nvidia tech demo at GDC, which shows off Fermi's fancy hair rendering prowess.

Nvidia GeForce GTX 480 Hair Simulation

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  • tipoo
    Just like the Human Head demo, games will never look that good on the card, because it has to render...You know...The rest of the freaking game? Wouldn't be very interesting if it just rendered hair for a couple of hours, then the game ended.
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  • N.Broekhuijsen
    wow look: nVidia's first attempt at creating any bit of a hype around Fermi!
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  • randomizer
    Did she say "500 feps"? :lol:

    The hair doesn't animate very realistically IMO. It moves like it's under water or in low gravity. It's not so bad with wind, it's when she's just moving the model that it looks wrong. Still better than static hair though, of course.
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  • N.Broekhuijsen
    wow look: nVidia's first attempt at creating any bit of a hype around Fermi!
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  • cryogenic
    I really like cool features on a card (if this is one), but the question that burns us since Fermi was announced is:

    What's the real world performance of Fermi cards today ?
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  • leo2kp
    xbeaterwow look: nVidia's first attempt at creating any bit of a hype around Fermi!


    They've been doing nothing but creating hype as far as I'm concerned, but this is one of the first attempts at showing off some of its capability, not that it means a lot right now. How much of that was being calculated on the CPU I wonder?
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