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Advanced Graphics Techniques Tutorial: Four Million Acres, Seriously: GPU-Based Procedural Terrains in 'Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass'

Alen Ladavac (CTO, Croteam)

Location: Room 303, South Hall

Date: Monday, March 18

Time: 11:20am - 12:20pm

Pass Type: All Access, GDC Conference + Summits, GDC Summits - Get your pass now!

Topic: Programming

Format: Tutorial

Tutorials: Advanced Graphics Techniques Tutorial

Vault Recording: Video

For 'Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass', designers at Croteam wanted huge levels with no fake world scaling. In his session, Croteam CTO Alen Ladavac will describe various techniques they used to render a 128x128 km terrain tessellated down to 1 cm, using GPU-based procedural generation of terrain features, forests and shrubs, grass, rocks and other fine details.