AMD TressFX Hair

 

The world's first real-time hair physics system

Get into the game with AMD TressFX Hair – a hair physics system so realistic you’ll forget there’s a screen in front of you. AMD TressFX Hair builds on the massively-parallel processing capabilities of the Graphics Core Next architecture to revolutionize in-game hair, enabling image quality previously reserved for pre-rendered images.

Incredibly realistic detail

You can practically feel a character’s hair fluttering in the wind as each one of thousands of individualized strands of hair constantly changes with the wind speed. The physics system treats each strand of hair as a chain with dozens of links, permitting forces like gravity, wind and movement of the head to move and curl a character’s hair in a realistic fashion.

Further, collision detection is performed to ensure that strands do not pass through one another or other solid surfaces such as the head, clothing and body.

For a final touch, hair styles are simulated by gradually pulling the strands back towards their original shape after they have moved in response to an external force.

Powered by AMD Radeon™ graphics

It’s all made possible by the unique processing capabilities of AMD Radeon™ HD graphics.

Graphics cards featuring the Graphics Core Next architecture, like select AMD Radeon™ HD 7000 series GPUs, are particularly well-equipped to handle these types of tasks, with their combination of fast on-chip shared memory and massive processing throughput on the order of trillions of operations per second.

See TressFX Hair in action

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