HBAO

An alternative implementation for HBAO

Introduction Image-space horizon-based ambient occlusion [HBAO] is a technique introduced by NVidia (Louis Bavoil et al.) in 2008. I recommend checking out the following resources to find out exactly how the algorithm works, this post will build on it further: ShaderX7 – Image-Space Horizon-Based Ambient Occlusion (by Louis Bavoil & Miguel Sainz) The original Siggraph…

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Speaking at FMX 2013

Albeit with trembling knees, I’m very excited to announce I’ll be speaking at FMX this year, ‘Europe’s most renowned conference on digital entertainment’. It’s an intimidating place to be, with many of my heroes either in the organisation or in the speaker list! Luckily I won’t be alone; the session will be part of the…

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Another Take on Skin Rendering

It’s been a while since I’ve made a blog post about something I’ve played around with just for the heck of it.  With Away3D 4.1 Alpha pushed out yesterday, I decided to spend the day revisiting an old friend: skin rendering. Remember the blog post of skin rendering when Away3D 4 was still codenamed Broomstick…

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Multi-pass Rendering and Cascaded Shadow Mapping

If you’ve been paying attention to the Away3D blog, you probably already know that the 4.1 alpha has been released today, which has been my main fixation since September (when I wasn’t getting radiation poisoning). As mentioned in the release post, one of the new features is “multipass shading”. If you’re not into 3D rendering programming,…