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CryENGINE 3: reaching the speed of light
Anton Kaplanyan – September 17, 2010
We present the expertise of making the generalized and balanced real-time rendering pipeline. The techniques in this course notes are carefully filtered to provide the most reusable concepts for real-time graphics. The problem of efficient and compact data representation is discussed for the majority of stages of the rendering pipeline in CryENGINE 3. The layered decomposition of the physically-based lighting model is discussed in details as well as the tools provided for complete artistic control over the image. The lighting consistency discussion of this chapter can be used as a checklist for design of an advanced real-time lighting pipeline.