Meshuggah Demo and Effect browser

 

Introduction

Preview section

Download area

Credits

 

Online documentation

4FriendsOnly website

 

Read the disclaimer

Introduction

 

Welcome to Meshuggah Demo and Effect browser! This program is the result of my final research project at Ilmenau Technical University, Germany. It is meant to illustrate the use of vertex and pixel shader technology introduced in DirectX 8 to efficiently render advanced effects and 3D scenes.

 

What's in the package?

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A multimedia demonstration of all the effects - that is, a demo. Those of you familiar with the demo scene know exactly what I mean! For the rest of you... picture video sequence of computer animations synchronized to music only that all this is calculated at the time you're watching it.

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An interactive effect browser allowing you to play with each effect by tweaking its parameters.

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A documentation describing the guts of each effect including details about the used techniques and shaders. If you would like to have a look at the documentation without downloading the executable click here.

 

The system requirements are as follows:

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Pentium III / AMD Athlon class CPU with at least 800 MHz (or better)

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A graphic controller supporting vertex and pixel shaders (e.g. GeForce3, Radeon8500)

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Win98, Win ME, Win2k, Win XP (the later two are preferred as they were used during development) with DirectX 8.1 runtime installed

 

For those of you who don't have a graphic controller supporting vertex and pixel shaders there are three videos of the demo available for download.

 

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Preview section

 

Here are a couple of screenshots taken from each effect to give you an idea what you can expect to see. But I really recommend you download the demo/video to see all effects in motion.

 

1. Infinite zoom

 

2. Hair

 

3. Soft objects

 

4. Beams

 

5. Displacement map

 

6. Ocean scene

 

7. Volumetric light

 

And here's a shot taken from the effect browser

 

 

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Download area

 

You've finally reached the place where you can leech the data. Well, here it is...

 

Executable

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Meshuggah Demo and Effects browser v1.0  (Win32 executable, zipped for download, 6.6 Mb)

 

Videos

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Low quality version of Meshuggah Demo (WMV8 encoded, zipped for download, 2.0 Mb)

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High quality version of Meshuggah Demo (WMV8 encoded, zipped for download, 17.2 Mb)

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High quality version of Meshuggah Demo (DivX encoded, zipped for download, 23.5 Mb)

 

Extras

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Source code documentation (Compressed HTML Help, zipped for download, 0.6 Mb)

 

 

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Last update on 2002-03-17

 

Meshuggah Demo and Effect browser.
Copyright 2001, 2002 Carsten Wenzel.
All rights reserved.