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Nvidia Publicly Releases its FaceWorks Tech Demo

Nvidia’s FaceWorks technology made quite an impact at this year’s Game Developers Conference with the “Digital Ira” interactive demo that provided an almost unmatched degree of realism in human facial rendering.

The demo has now been made freely available by Nvidia, and providing you have a sufficiently powerful computer, you’ll be able to see “Ira immersed in three different lighting environments” and “adjust his skin rendering to see the effect of sub surface light transmission through his skin and, see the realism of his facial motion as he stares you down with a myriad of lifelike expressions.”

“Digital Ira” is available as a 309 MB download from the “Cool Stuff” section of Nvidia’s website.

  • JackFrost860
    actually you can't down load it from the link in this article; the URL is broken!
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  • iamtheking123
    Wow, scary lifelike and quite GPU intensive (SLI 680s).
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  • chicofehr
    I wonder how well this will work with a Radeon card. I got a 7950 and post back how it handles it if it allows it to work with my card of course :-P
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  • chicofehr
    It only works on Nvidia cards and I only have an AMD card. I guess I should have expected that.
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  • Cash091
    I'm able to run this very smoothly on two GTX 660Ti's. It is a very nice demo but I can't wait to see stuff like this in games. Hopefully with the adaptive tessellation they can make it possible sooner rather than later.
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  • LtRoyalShrlimp
    Doesent work on AMD cards(i tried with 7970). Really Nvidia? isnt this your time to shine? or is AMD better at the demo than Nvidia cards?
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  • jamsbong
    This demo uses CUDA for its physics instead of direct compute like TressFX hair.
    That's why it won't run on Radeon.
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  • tomfreak
    nice demo, but if it gonna make it into game, it will be limited to what a next console can do. We wont get beyond next gen console graphic until the next next generation console come out.
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  • rmpumper
    Tom's must be the slowest tech news site in the history of Internet.
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  • Fierce Guppy
    Faceworks won't run on my laptop which has a GTX 675MX. I think the demo can't see the nVidia card even though I set up a profile for it in the nvidia control panel, and is instead seeing the Intel integrated graphics chipset. That's why it is having trouble initializing DX11 functionality. Shame...
    Works good on my desktop machine though. The baldy has no tongue nor tonsils. Give baldy a tongue and a pair tonsils, nVidia.
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