God of War’s no-cut camera built incorporating ultrawide support incredibly demanding

God of War’s Computer system port is an increased model of a fantastic video game, with a couple of features we adore to see on Personal computer like DLSS upscaling, a versatile FPS limiter, and ultrawide assistance. That past a single was a no-brainer inclusion for God of War’s builders as they started off operate on the Computer variation of the video game, direct UX designer Mila Pavlin informed me. “I consider this is just a remarkable recreation for the widescreen structure,” Pavlin said. “It has all those big vistas, the huge sweeping moments, and the cinematics that participate in to that… So I imagine that was something that was truly crucial to the staff, as we were being searching at how to existing the video game in the ideal probable way.” 

For UI designers, producing a match operate well in ultrawide contains some pretty noticeable duties. You have to ensure that UI features that are ‘pinned’ to the corners of the monitor in 16:9 aren’t uncomfortably out of perspective on a 21:9 monitor. But that’s just a single of the concerns developers have to deal with to make ultrawide work. The industry of look at at that wider facet ratio can be a massive dilemma for online games that ended up initially only constructed to support normal widescreen.

“It truly is not just setting resolution and accomplished. I desire it was that easy,” said Matt DeWald, the senior technical producer on God of War’s Personal computer port. If you widen the component ratio without the need of expanding FOV, it just won’t seem rather right to our brains. But at the time you widen the FOV, you commence viewing items that you had been in no way meant to, like in negative ‘HD remasters’ of aged Tv set displays.

“Now you will find all this stuff that was on the edge and minimize off on 16:9 that now is in the scene,” DeWald said.  “Like ‘Oh no, Atreus is warping by means of the scene because he is finding into posture.'”

“So you had to go back again and animate all all those factors. It demanded enjoying by the whole activity. And not just cinematics because we’re a no-slice camera, correct, it is really the one particular shot the full way. So it’s seriously taking part in via the full game… all these managed camera moments, like when Kratos is making an attempt to kill one thing and he goes into a locked animation, the camera’s controlled to that scene, or you will find some gameplay instant exactly where a little something demonstrates up like the Draugr popping out and Kratos whipping out the axe and it frosting up.

“Those people usually are not cinematics per se, they are just gameplay moments. You’ve acquired to go via all of individuals and check to see: Was there a Draugr on the facet of the display that popped into visibility due to the fact he’s heading to be attacking from

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Scientists built a computer model of ‘Dune’ to see whether humans could live there

You can now see for yourself if the desert planet of the sci-fi film “Dune” is actually liveable by humans.

Scientists with expertise in climate modeling created a visual simulation of Arrakis, the far future desert planet that the movie “Dune” takes place in.

Users can manipulate different settings of the simulation by changing weather conditions and seeing how Arrakis changes in real-time.

The creators of the simulation outlined how they were able to create this unique model on The Conversation. They started with a climate model used mostly to predict weather and climate on Earth. Then, they input certain characteristics of Arrakis, based on Frank Herbet’s novels, like the planet’s topography, orbit and atmosphere. 

After plugging in all of Arrakis’ elements, the scientists found that the imaginary planet is, “basically plausible.” 


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The simulation would get temperatures in the tropics up to 115 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer months, and would not go below 59 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter time, pretty similar to Earth’s seasonal average temperatures. 

One bigger discrepancy is rain, which Herbert’s books say isn’t possible on Arrakis. However, scientists found in their simulation that there are in fact very small amounts of rainfall possible. 

They also found that the mid-latitudes and polar regions, where most people on Arrakis live, have pretty extreme temperatures. Summer temperatures here can get up to 158 degrees Fahrenheit and winter temperatures would also get incredibly cold, down to -40 degrees in the mid-latitudes and -103 degrees in the polar region. 

But, based on Herbert’s novels, all humanoid life on Arrakis that are outside of habitable zones wear “stillsuits,” which are designed to keep people cool and reclaim body moisture. 

All around, Herbert’s creation of Arrakis is pretty accurate, especially given he wrote the first “Dune” novel in 1965. 


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