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July UDK Beta Released

Discussion in 'News & Articles' started by hal, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. hal

    hal Dictator Staff Member

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    Late this week Epic Games released the July beta Unreal Development Kit and, as always, there's quite a few useful additions. I'll direct you to the release notes for all of the details, but we'll cover a few highlights below:



    • Unreal Landscape Improvements
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    • Use the new landscape gizmo to copy and paste chunks of terrain. Import and export entire regions.
    • Landscape gizmos can be arbitrarily positioned, rotated and resized.
    • Use the brush tool to mask landscape and selectively paste over it.
    • Each Unreal Landscape layer can now be assigned a physical material.
    • Simplygon Skeletal Mesh Simplification
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    • Simplygon can now be used to simplify skeletal meshes the same way it can be used to simplify static geometry in UDK.
    • Generating LODs using Simplygon is also supported.
    • Morph targets are disabled for skeletal mesh LODs that have been simplified.
    • Alternate bone weightings are disabled for skeletal mesh LODs that have been simplified.
    • Post-Process Anti-aliasing
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    • FXAA and MLAA post-processing methods have been integrated into the engine. Post-process anti-aliasing is supported on DirectX 9 and DirectX 11.
     
  2. Festering Anus

    Festering Anus Cheeto Hans

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    the return of demoguy
     
  3. Spiney

    Spiney New Member

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    bonus points for epic if they can squeeze that AA into GOW3.
     
  4. GreatEmerald

    GreatEmerald Khnumhotep

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    Integrated AA support? Do want. AA is probably the thing that tends to lag UE3 the most.
     
  5. Firefly

    Firefly United Kingdom is not a country.

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    Can the UDK be used to create stuff for android?
     
  6. UBerserker

    UBerserker old EPIC GAMES

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    AA support about time.
    Also DEMOGUY
     
  7. Sir_Brizz

    Sir_Brizz Administrator Staff Member

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    Not yet.
     
  8. Firefly

    Firefly United Kingdom is not a country.

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    thx
     
  9. DannyMeister

    DannyMeister UT3 Jailbreak Coder

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    I haven't downloaded it yet to take a look at the quality of the MLAA and FXAA, but I'm hopeful that it is a lot nicer than the other post-processing AA attempts I've seen experimented with in the UDK up to this point. They are pretty common industry standards now so I know they'll be decent, but I still worry a bit from that screenshot. The edges look great, but notice the blurriness of the textures on flat surfaces like the sunny side of the stone square structure. Oh well, when multisampling isn't possible, you have to make due.
     
  10. Spiney

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    It doesn't really blur textures much apart from removing shader aliasing.
     
  11. NRG

    NRG Master Console Hater

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    FXAA ain't exactly purdy. In fact, I sometimes wonder if I'd prefer scenes without it because of all the blurring it does. MLAA though, that's much better.
     

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