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SSAO for the masses

Note: This document is written one year ago and is not 100% up to date. A modified (and more technical) version was presented at GDC 2014 by Romain Sididris and it is the main technique used in Modern Combat 5. For those of you with GDC Vault access the presentation is here .
At the time it was I think the only game that used SSAO on a tablet or phone.
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3d parallax photography tutorial

3d Parallax Photography Tutorial

Some 2 weeks ago I started working on a little project. The idea was to take standard photos that I liked a lot and present them in a dynamic manner that simulates a camera. Now some day I want do do real camera work and timelapse but untile then this was the best I could do. I am not the inventor of parallax or the first one to use it, eve I have been ocassionaly using it since 10 years ago when I had to do a salami TV commercial using just a photo (the company had no budget for a video so they taught they could pay me a couple of bucks for something similar). Usually photographers do this in Adobe After Effects or similar and very few work with 3d software. I do that too ocassionally like this photo compilation of the protests in Bucharest:Read More