You've been logged out of GDC Vault since the maximum users allowed for this account has been reached. To access Members Only content on GDC Vault, please log out of GDC Vault from the computer which last accessed this account.

Click here to find out about GDC Vault Membership options for more users.

Session Name: Effects Techniques Used in Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
Speaker(s): Marshall Robin
Company Name(s): Naughty Dog
Track / Format: Programming

This talk will examine the technology and tools used to produce particle effects in Uncharted 3. We use a highly data driven system coupled with a node based shader editor to control particle behavior and rendering. The particle runtime is SPU based and all particle processing is done without PPU synchronization. The presentation will give an overview of the tool pipeline used to author and process particle assets, a detailed walk through of the simulation and rendering runtime, and some shader techniques used in our effects.

GDC 2012

Marshall Robin

Naughty Dog

free content