Performance Optimization For Effects In Devyatayev

by Reto.Robotron3000 on 2016-05-24

In the upcoming Devyatayev update (named after the Soviet pilot Mikhael Petrovich Devyatayev) we went through and performance optimized the bullet impacts in the action game. How does that EFFECT me? Bullets hitting something is an event that happens a LOT in the game, and especially in areas where there is a lot of fighting, such […]

Overdraw: An effects dude's worst enemy.

by on 2013-04-04

I would just love to see a thick black and grey smoke slowly sweeping throughout the battlefield and to see smoke and dust linger for several seconds after various explosions and impacts – however… [fancy_images width=”620″ height=”349″] [image][/image] [/fancy_images] this will destroy the performance and the frame-rate will drop through the floor, making everybody curse at […]

Intelligence Bulletin Vol 2 * No 39

by Reto.Robotron3000 on 2012-11-23

[singlepic id=712 w=250 float=left]Felber… Felber… Felber… It is one of the names one hears quite a lot both here at Reto HQ and in the forums. We are currently working as fast as we can getting this build stable and while stabilizing code, the people whose things are done and working are moving on to […]

Animated textures for smoke and fun!

by on 2012-11-22

[blockquote align=”center” cite=”Reto.Robotron3000″]Reto.BombeBo is our in-house special effects ninja! Today he emerged from a nicely rendered cloud of smoke with a blog post about…. Smoke![/blockquote] Today I’ll show you guys how animated particle textures are used for making fake volumetric smoke effects. When making smoke with simple particles the result is often a little flat looking. To […]

Featured Developer Bo Heidelberg (Reto.BomberBo)

by Reto.KenSolo on 2012-06-28

Once in a while we feature one of the developers from the team and tell you a bit about who they are and what they are working on. This time it’s our trigger happy Effects Artist Bo Heidelberg aka. Reto.BomberBo. [singlepic id=577 float=left w=250] What is your gamertag in Heroes & Generals, and what’s the story […]