by Rob Williams on March 22, 2006 in Game Developers Conference
Our very own Greg King is at this years GDC with the focus on AGEIA to see what they are up to. We hope to discover a lot within the next few days to see what they are up to, and hopefully to see when we will finally be able to get our hands on an actual card. We will keep this article updated as we gather new info.
Mystic Game Development to Integrate AGEIA PhysX Technology into newly released EMotion FX 3 Character Animation System
Support for AGEIA PhysX Processor Enables Unprecedented Interactivity for Game Characters driven by Mystic Game Development’s EMotion FX 3
MOUNTAIN VIEW and SAN JOSE, Calif. March 22, 2006 – AGEIA Technologies, Inc., the pioneer in hardware-accelerated physics for games, today announced that Mystic Game Development is integrating AGEIA PhysX technology with its real-time character animation system EMotion FX 3. EMotion FX 3 is a cross platform character animation SDK that helps developers create lifelike, emotionally expressive game characters by using advanced real-time animation features such as inverse kinematics, facial animation, lip-sync technology, and much more.
With AGEIA PhysX technology, EMotion FX 3 enables game developers to incorporate both visual realism and intense physical realism, as characters respond to the environment according to the laws of physics.
AGEIA PhysX technology is a powerful complement to EMotion FX 3, and our developers are integrating it seamlessly into our developer-friendly environment, said John van der Burg, Development Director at Mystic Game Development. Theres never been an easier and more effective way for game developers to create lifelike, expressive characters for their games.
Effective character animation is a key element in creating a compelling game experience, and MysticGDs EMotion FX 3 is a powerful tool for developers who want to enhance the realism of their characters, said Kathy Schoback, vice president of content acquisition at AGEIA. With AGEIA PhysX technology integrated into EMotion FX 3, game developers can create characters that not only look real, but act real and feel real to gamers.
About Mystic Game Development
Founded in Rotterdam, The Netherlands in 1999, Mystic Game Development is a leader in real-time character animation products used by leading game developers such as Mythic Entertainment, Sigil Games Online, Webzen, SimBin, Nexon Corporation, IMC Games, Piranha Bytes, EGN Co., and DragonFly GF Co. For more information visit http://www.emotionfx.com.
AGEIA Technologies, Inc., is the pioneer of hardware-accelerated physics for PC games and has developed the worlds first dedicated physics processor, the AGEIA PhysX processor. The AGEIA PhysX processor powers massive and pervasive real-time interactive worlds that for the first time obey the laws of classical physics. AGEIA provides a world-class cross platform software development kit to simplify advanced physics programming for the PhysX processor, as well next-generation gaming consoles. AGEIA is changing the face of gaming by working with more than sixty leading developers and publishers to deliver the next generation of physically immersive entertainment. The company, headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., is privately-held. For more information visit http://www.ageia.com.