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Warp: High-fidelity cloth simulation in EA Sport 'FC 24'

Robin Taillandier  (Senior Software Engineer, Electronic Arts)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass - Get your pass now!

Topic: Programming

Format: Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All

This talk will present Warp, a new GPU compute shader-based cloth simulator developed for Electronic Arts Frostbite engine and shipped with EA Sports FC24. Warp is used for the simulation of footballers jerseys and shorts and thanks to a drastically increased cloth mesh density and realistic collisions with character bodies, it provides improved authenticity while retaining excellent performance. Using videos of FC24, in-game debug rendering, screenshots and diagrams, this technical presentation will illustrate the solutions adopted to produce a step-change in runtime cloth behavior. It will explain how to exploit the potential and overcome the limitations of running physics simulations on the GPU, and showcase its impact on character authenticity in FC24.


Illustrated by FC24 content, attendees will learn how to take advantage of the GPU architecture to deliver a best-in-class runtime cloth simulation, as well as the related challenges, and possible solutions, to achieve better performance by exploiting the characteristics of the platform.

Intended Audience

The presentation is aimed at engineers interested in the technical details of achieving performant physics simulation using the GPU, as well as anybody interested in the advances of real-time cloth simulation and secondary animation.

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