article on wsj on nalu and ruby

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  1. Hellbinder

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    Oh so you have actually *seen* what ATi is doing with Ruby then and you know that Nvidias First demo is "more technical" and their second one Timbury is more "Artistic and fun" than what ATi is doing... :roll:
     
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    Ruby does sorta look like the girl from the original Radeon's Ark Demo.
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    please don't do this Hellbinder. we know you love ati, we know.
     
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    Has anyone else noticed that in the pic of Ruby the background environment and ninja character seem to be drawn directly from ATI's 'Advanced Depth of Field' paper from GDC2004? And the background was also shown in their 'Skin Shader' paper.

    Now let's look at the picture again - we see Ruby's hair, Ruby's skin, depth of field, shadowing......

    If you want a preview of what the Ruby demo is likely to be about, go read up on ATI's GDC papers - it seems likely they've been directly translated into the Ruby demo. Anyway, a lot of you guys have probably already noticed this but I thought I'd point it out anyway.

    Cheers
     
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    Here is a low res video taken of her swimming around. The Demo doesn't have any backgrounds or reefs or anything. It seems like her complexity is all that can be handled.

    ftp://download.nvidia.com/downloads/nZone/videos/nvidia/nalu_256k.wmv

    And here is the Timbury one:
    ftp://download.nvidia.com/downloads/nZone/videos/nvidia/timbury_256k.wmv
     
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    :lol:
     
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    And here I was thinking they were both trying to outdo each other in the size of the breasts in their tech demos. :lol:

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    Actually, I was hoping that Ruby would be somewhat more bountyful in the bosom department! :shock: :wink:
     
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    nV did seem to tone it down a bit from Dawn to Nalu. I'm wondering which four-letter name the two IHVs will choose next!
     
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    Well she is supposed to have a pneumatic chest...
     
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    heh... I'm glad I'm not the only one who noticed that part from the newspaper clip :lol:
     
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    Dave, weren''t you complaining about the 'joviality' of topics in this forum, and here you are being part of the problem. :)

    Anyway bringing some point to this post, and this is probably obvious to many, the Ruby demo is likely using the techniques that ATI presented at GDC.
     
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    Heh, he didn't say that, all he said is that Timbury is more like what ATi normally does, though, by the less technical, I think he means per single character.

    I've always prefered ATI's demo's as they render a full 3D scene with a lot of detail throughout the world, whereas the nVidia demo's are more single character dependant. Plus, I've always thought that the main reason NV did it that way with the NV3x demos is because it couldnt handle rendering a full scene with good detail and respectable speeds, using a lot of PS2 instructions, so they limited it to just one particular object. that's my opinion.
    Of course, the NV40 is a different story.
     
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    Its the other way around - they presented what they presented at GDC because of the work done on Ruby.

    I think people will be fairly impressed the first time they see it in realtime.
     
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    I was hoping for the same thing in the crotch department. ;)
     
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    IT? come on! It has a name!
     
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    Well I assume it being the demo, unlike nalu the ruby demo is reported to be more than just her.
     
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    Yes that is true, just like Dawn which danced on a stick with a static background the ATI Nature Demo demonstrated much more detail with running water and the famous monkey. This case is no different.
     
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    K.I.L.E.R. :evil:
     
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    Welcome to a male industry.
     
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