AMD to release TressFX 2.0, animates grass and fur

AMD will release an updated version of its TressFX hair simulation technology with the ability to animate grass and fur, according to the schedule for the AMD Developer Summit 2013.

TressFX debuted in Crystal Dynamics' Tomb Raider reboot and was available exclusively for the Windows PC version of the game. The technology allowed developers to render and simulate thousands of individual strands of hair, giving Lara a more life-like appearance. The talk at AMD Developer Summit will cover the new capabilities of TressFX 2.0 and discuss how its rendering and physics work, as well as how research will be applied to future products.

AMD Developer Summit 2013 kicks off today at the San Jose Convention Center and comes to a close Nov. 13. A schedule is available on the official website.

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