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|The NVIDIA nfiniteFX(TM) II Engine is a groundbreaking technology enabling unprecedented levels of real-time character animation, and delivering up to twice the performance of the GeForce3(TM). Its dual Vertex Shaders inject personality into characters and environments like never before, and its advanced Pixel Shaders with Z-correct bump mapping enable surface detail previously unimaginable on a desktop PC.
NVIDIA's Wolfman Demo
The Wolfman is not a mere static model. Rather, it is a completely skinned animation, and contains a 61-bone skeleton. The complexity of the model is on par with that used in television and film special effects production. Each and every vertex of the skin, fur layers and fin geometry are deformed in real time to match the movement of the underlying skeleton. The complexity of the task is amazing, because the nfiniteFX II Engine needs to handle these vertex deformations for each of the eight layers. The result is unbelievably realistic muscular movement as the Wolfman stalks the streets of London.
With the nfiniteFX II Engine, NVIDIA has once again raised the bar for high-quality visuals, while simultaneously delivering ferocious graphics power. Its dual Vertex Shaders are capable of driving the complex type of geometries required for a character like Wolfman, and its advanced Pixel Shaders deliver blistering performance-up to 50% faster performance than the GeForce3. The nfiniteFX II Engine has truly delivered on its promise of bringing movie quality graphics running at high speed, real-time frame rates to the PC.