Vanishing Of Ethan Carter for PC photoreleastic graphics

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#1 Edited by TheFadeForever (1897 posts) -

"The short answer is photogrammetry, a method of scanning photographs (a *lot* of photographs) to create and texture highly-detailed 3D objects without any of the repetition associated with common video game techniques. A longer, but far more edifying, explanation can be found over at The Astronauts' tumblr, where Andrzej Poznanski explains in detail how the Polish team is using the technique to create The Vanishing Of Ethan Carter, its weird fiction-inspired horror game."

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ok now I am able to upload some of the pictures although their still somewhat compress and the rest need to be clicked for viewing since they aren't actual images

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"We didn’t scan all these assets for you to inspect every tiny pixel and marvel at technical excellence of our art pipeline. We went through all the hard work on these assets so that you can stop seeing assets and start seeing the world. Feeling the world. It may look photorealistic to some, it may seem magical to others, but if we did our scanning right, it should above all, feel right."

#2 Posted by lostrib (40000 posts) -

No idea what this game is about

#3 Posted by Masculus (2877 posts) -

Looks cool, very cool.

#4 Posted by TheFadeForever (1897 posts) -

@lostrib: It will be like a horror game from what i heard from the developers

#5 Edited by lostrib (40000 posts) -
@TheFadeForever said:

@lostrib: It will be like a horror game from what i heard from the developers

Oh, then I don't really care. But assuming the pictures are legit, that's pretty cool

#6 Posted by DarthRamms (647 posts) -

Now that's what i call photoreleastic

#7 Posted by CrashNBurn281 (426 posts) -

That does look stunning. Guess we shall see how it turns out.

#8 Posted by TheFadeForever (1897 posts) -

@lostrib:

A more detail explanation

"As a detective with the supernatural ability to visualize scenes of lethal crimes, you investigate the kidnapping of a young boy, hoping to save him before it’s too late. The investigation leads you to a beautiful mountain area, where you come across a severely mutilated body of one of the kidnappers. Using both your paranormal skill and modern detective tools you discover the mystery behind the trail of corpses in the valley, the roots of an ancient force ruling the area, and the fate of the kidnapped boy."

#9 Edited by DarthRamms (647 posts) -

I'll check this game out when they show more of it but it has very impressive graphics. I wonder what engine this game will use or is it a custom one.

#10 Edited by R4gn4r0k (17286 posts) -

@lostrib said:

No idea what this game is about

it's about the vanishing of ethan carter

looked to me like a game in the style of Dear Esther or Amnesia, but I'm not sure. We have seen no gameplay

#11 Posted by stizzal13 (602 posts) -

Looks cool, but I will hold in my enthusiasm until we see more of the finished product.

#12 Edited by BloodyTides (151 posts) -

WOW looks almost real certainly one of the most impressive games I seen so far I'm amazed how they got so close to the real thing by just taking pictures and scanning them.

#13 Posted by edinsftw (4239 posts) -

@bloodytides: Yea, its pretty easy with zbrush, modo, or mari. You just have to make sure the pictures have even lighting for tiling and are high enough resolution.

#14 Edited by TheFadeForever (1897 posts) -

How they created assets

It shows a slide on how the process is done

#15 Edited by BloodyTides (151 posts) -

@bloodytides:

The details are just astonishing I guess the technique really captures all the little details

#16 Edited by TheFadeForever (1897 posts) -

I have the rest but they couldn't be uploaded so here's the links it will give you options to look at the shadings and view them at different angles

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#17 Edited by BloodyTides (151 posts) -

@TheFadeForever said:

I have the rest but they couldn't be uploaded so here's the links it will give you options to look at the shadings and view them at different angles

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Looking forward for some gameplay

#18 Edited by Motokid6 (5982 posts) -

Wow. Makes my 4k Skyrim textures look like ass.

#19 Posted by clone01 (25047 posts) -

Very impressive.

#20 Posted by TheFadeForever (1897 posts) -

@Motokid6:

blows away any skyrim mod

#21 Posted by scatteh316 (4983 posts) -

And this is why I'm a Hermit :D

#22 Edited by DarthRamms (647 posts) -

@Motokid6 said:

Wow. Makes my 4k Skyrim textures look like ass.

same with the GTAIV mods

#23 Posted by TheFadeForever (1897 posts) -

@DarthRamms said:

@Motokid6 said:

Wow. Makes my 4k Skyrim textures look like ass.

same with the GTAIV mods

look better than any icenhancer I seen

#24 Edited by DarthRamms (647 posts) -

@TheFadeForever:

#26 Posted by NFJSupreme (5386 posts) -

I'm interested. If anything to experience the new tech.

#27 Posted by silversix_ (15273 posts) -

Dark Souls 3 with these graphics GO.

#28 Posted by TheFadeForever (1897 posts) -

@silversix_ said:

Dark Souls 3 with these graphics GO.

From software going need a better engine

#29 Posted by CroidX (1224 posts) -

My eyes are playing tricks with me I keep thinks its real

#30 Edited by CRIMSONXX (10 posts) -

I played many games but few manage to even come close to that level of photo realism this is absolutely incredible. Glad I stuck to pc gaming =)

Don't think I ever seen a game where it strikes me as if it was really real life. The developers deserve some credit to make a game that good looking they must be pushing the limit to achieve such amazing looking graphics.

#31 Posted by kinectthedots (2228 posts) -

@crimsonxx said:

I played many games but few manage to even come close to that level of photo realism this is absolutely incredible. Glad I stuck to pc gaming =)

lol, if the game is any good it will be on PS4. No need for a PC to play this. Any good game that PC gets that's not RTS or MMO strategy will be on consoles this gen, or at least PS4.

Herms need to accept this fact and stop kidding themselves. lol at the, that's why I game on PC comments when most of what hermits use their PC for is to mod multiplatform games.

#32 Edited by TheFadeForever (1897 posts) -

@kinectthedots:

lol and how would you even know that but I know one thing games like Elite Dangerous won't ever come to the ps4 and that's based on what the developers said.

And please you think the ps4 could manage a game with that kind of graphics it would never be able to max that out.

#33 Posted by The_Stand_In (416 posts) -

@kinectthedots said:

@crimsonxx said:

I played many games but few manage to even come close to that level of photo realism this is absolutely incredible. Glad I stuck to pc gaming =)

lol, if the game is any good it will be on PS4. No need for a PC to play this. Any good game that PC gets that's not RTS or MMO strategy will be on consoles this gen, or at least PS4.

Herms need to accept this fact and stop kidding themselves. lol at the, that's why I game on PC comments when most of what hermits use their PC for is to mod multiplatform games.

Yeah. Good luck trying to run that with a decent framerate at 1080p+ with a PS4...

#34 Edited by edwardecl (2239 posts) -

Am I the only one that thinks this does not look photo-realistic?

Something does not look quite right in the screen shots, maybe its the lighting or something it just looks more like a drawing. Highly detailed for sure though.

#35 Posted by melonfarmerz (1228 posts) -

@kinectthedots said:

@crimsonxx said:

I played many games but few manage to even come close to that level of photo realism this is absolutely incredible. Glad I stuck to pc gaming =)

lol, if the game is any good it will be on PS4. No need for a PC to play this. Any good game that PC gets that's not RTS or MMO strategy will be on consoles this gen, or at least PS4.

Herms need to accept this fact and stop kidding themselves. lol at the, that's why I game on PC comments when most of what hermits use their PC for is to mod multiplatform games.

I can name 10 PC games that are amazing that aren't on PS4 off the top of my head. And implying your puny console could handle this on even 30fps 720p.... You guys get like 10 exclusives a year. We get a few hundred. What consoles have to accept is that they're inferior. lol

#36 Posted by DarthRamms (647 posts) -

@melonfarmerz:

I wouldn't bother with someone like him just another poor troll

#37 Edited by kinectthedots (2228 posts) -

@melonfarmerz said:

@kinectthedots said:

@crimsonxx said:

I played many games but few manage to even come close to that level of photo realism this is absolutely incredible. Glad I stuck to pc gaming =)

lol, if the game is any good it will be on PS4. No need for a PC to play this. Any good game that PC gets that's not RTS or MMO strategy will be on consoles this gen, or at least PS4.

Herms need to accept this fact and stop kidding themselves. lol at the, that's why I game on PC comments when most of what hermits use their PC for is to mod multiplatform games.

I can name 10 PC games that are amazing that aren't on PS4 off the top of my head. And implying your puny console could handle this on even 30fps 720p.... You guys get like 10 exclusives a year. We get a few hundred. What consoles have to accept is that they're inferior. lol

lol, sticks and stones brother.

Ahh I have found memories of hemits claiming this same thing on games like Crysis, The Witcher 2 and Metro last gen. Isn't it funny how all those, too impossible for console, PC monsters ended up working quite well on those 8 year old systems when it was all said and done?

lol at you silly herms thinking the PS4 couldn't handle this now.

#38 Edited by DarthRamms (647 posts) -

@kinectthedots:

Lower resolution, worse graphics, lower FPS, and lack of AA that's clearly the games were downgraded. Oh noes

#39 Posted by lostrib (40000 posts) -

@kinectthedots said:

@melonfarmerz said:

@kinectthedots said:

@crimsonxx said:

I played many games but few manage to even come close to that level of photo realism this is absolutely incredible. Glad I stuck to pc gaming =)

lol, if the game is any good it will be on PS4. No need for a PC to play this. Any good game that PC gets that's not RTS or MMO strategy will be on consoles this gen, or at least PS4.

Herms need to accept this fact and stop kidding themselves. lol at the, that's why I game on PC comments when most of what hermits use their PC for is to mod multiplatform games.

I can name 10 PC games that are amazing that aren't on PS4 off the top of my head. And implying your puny console could handle this on even 30fps 720p.... You guys get like 10 exclusives a year. We get a few hundred. What consoles have to accept is that they're inferior. lol

lol, sticks and stones brother.

Ahh I have found memories of hemits claiming this same thing on games like Crysis, The Witcher 2 and Metro last gen. Isn't it funny how all those, too impossible for console, PC monsters ended up working quite well on those 8 year old systems when it was all said and done?

lol at you silly herms thinking the PS4 couldn't handle this now.

Dat troll bait

#40 Edited by kinectthedots (2228 posts) -

@DarthRamms said:

@kinectthedots:

Crysis and Witcher 2 fell short of their pc counterpart if you honestly think the console version were somehow comparable to the pc.

Except that was never the original argument from herms.

I suggest, you look again at the bold portion of the post I quoted. That is more to the tune of what was argued.

I am a realist, I know PC, even now, has vastly higher potential than consoles. However, developers can't make high quality games for only a few hundred people and hope to survive; their games have to have some kind of middle ground.

PC developers have to be able to leverage their game for the different user configurations of people to gain maximum saturation of a games adaptation. This is also why the full potential of those expensive cards hermits buy is never fully realized.

Falling short of the PC counterpart? lol there really is no such thing. There is just a maximum possible setting that more powerful PC's can take advantage of. Many "PC counterparts" fall short of the console version of mutiplatform games now. There is no standard setting for PC which is part of what makes PC great, but at the same time it is also part of what holds it back.

#41 Edited by DarthRamms (647 posts) -

@kinectthedots:

"implying your puny console could handle this on even 30fps 720p"

How about the entire sentence and the fact that being able to handle something at a certain level is not the same as being unable to play it.

Yea that's why the people who made games like torchlight 2 were able to sell more than a couple of hundred and games like the Witcher 2 sold more than a million on pc so yea lol Or ask the people at Bohemia Interactive.

No such thing as falling short? I guess when the console version is struggling to do a stable 30 fps that's not falling short right? A least the pc version can be adjusted or modded while console have to wait until a patch goes through.

#42 Posted by kinectthedots (2228 posts) -

@DarthRamms said:

@kinectthedots:

"implying your puny console could handle this on even 30fps 720p"

How about the entire sentence

Yea that why the people who made games like torchlight 2 were able to sell more than a couple of hundred and games like the Witcher 2 sold more than a million on pc so yea lol Or ask the people at Bohemia Interactive.

No such thing as falling short? When the pc version can do more and achieve more. I guess when the console version is struggling to do a stable 30 fps that's not falling short right?

herp derp. You sound mad. Are you mad?

You deflected absolutely nothing I posted.

1. Yes, Witcher 2 sold...because they could leverage the game. No top end PC hardware required DERP, that was my point, seems you totally missed it or have very poor reading comprehension. Obviously, since The Witcher 2 came out on xbox 360 despite being 720p it was not much worse for ware, but according to herms was not supposed to be possible on consoles, my point stands.

2. Yes, no such thing as falling short with PC. Tell me, what is PC's standard? What ever fluffed up number you pull out I will make a fool by pulling up any PC graphics card chart and showing you all the DIFFERENT settings each card has for the SAME game lol just like what I was saying. Annnd done.

I don't know why it's so hard for you hermits to admit even simple truths about your platform that isn't favorable. I am totally fine knowing there are PC's out there that can curb stop on consoles, it's too bad that you can't accept the reality of what I pointed out about PC but I am not bothered.

You can continue to not read points and cherry pick arguments to make yourself feel better while doing nothing actually to defeating the original points I made. :) Can't find a more defensive and touchy group of gamers than you herms, boy I tell you.

As I said before if this game is any good i will enjoy it on PS4 :P

Flame away!

#43 Posted by -God- (609 posts) -

@kinectthedots said:

@crimsonxx said:

I played many games but few manage to even come close to that level of photo realism this is absolutely incredible. Glad I stuck to pc gaming =)

. Any good game that PC gets that's not RTS or MMO strategy will be on consoles this gen, or at least PS4.

Herms need to accept this fact and stop kidding themselves. lol at the, that's why I game on PC comments when most of what hermits use their PC for is to mod multiplatform games.

Garbage troll.

#44 Edited by kinectthedots (2228 posts) -

@-God- said:

@kinectthedots said:

@crimsonxx said:

I played many games but few manage to even come close to that level of photo realism this is absolutely incredible. Glad I stuck to pc gaming =)

. Any good game that PC gets that's not RTS or MMO strategy will be on consoles this gen, or at least PS4.

Herms need to accept this fact and stop kidding themselves. lol at the, that's why I game on PC comments when most of what hermits use their PC for is to mod multiplatform games.

Garbage troll.

Best you got? I expected more from a God. You disappoint everyone, I hereby demote you to President Obama.

#45 Posted by -God- (609 posts) -

@kinectthedots said:

@-God- said:

@kinectthedots said:

@crimsonxx said:

I played many games but few manage to even come close to that level of photo realism this is absolutely incredible. Glad I stuck to pc gaming =)

. Any good game that PC gets that's not RTS or MMO strategy will be on consoles this gen, or at least PS4.

Herms need to accept this fact and stop kidding themselves. lol at the, that's why I game on PC comments when most of what hermits use their PC for is to mod multiplatform games.

Garbage troll.

Best you got? I expected more from a God. You disappoint everyone, I hereby demote you to president Obama.

You can't troll God, peasant.

#46 Edited by DarthRamms (647 posts) -

@kinectthedots:

Mad? No lol

1. Ok so tell me how many people with lower end pc bought the game? Or the fact that I haven't heard any herm claim a game like Witcher 2 was impossible on console. And lol the Witcher 2 on xbox360 struggles with framerates in many areas and had a lot of jaggies including screen tearing. There were even particle effects removed from the original. And yea the lower quality textures not to mention the lighting is worse. The Witcher 2 is not 720p on xbox360 lol.

Jaggies and 672p dear lord you must be kidding if these aren't short comings while you talk about different pc specs you don't how many actually have.

2. I'm talking about the version as a whole and what it can be achieved on it compared to the console version. Not sure how different graphic cards and settings have anything to do with the pc short comings. We are comparing the console and pc version not pc benchmarks. Also not everyone has the same console if your going bring up different pc specs how about I compare the xbox and playstation version.

Truth about what you seem to be talking about a bunch of specs when it doesn't really matter you don't know the specs for the people who bought the games. And yea I'm cherry picking when you mention herms were saying Witcher 2 was impossible on console when no one on this thread said anything about it.

Yea man are you 100% certain your going play it if its good?

Going to throw in Crysis lol

#47 Edited by foxhound_fox (89837 posts) -

@TheFadeForever said:

@lostrib:

A more detail explanation

"As a detective with the supernatural ability to visualize scenes of lethal crimes, you investigate the kidnapping of a young boy, hoping to save him before it’s too late. The investigation leads you to a beautiful mountain area, where you come across a severely mutilated body of one of the kidnappers. Using both your paranormal skill and modern detective tools you discover the mystery behind the trail of corpses in the valley, the roots of an ancient force ruling the area, and the fate of the kidnapped boy."

Sounds like Fahrenheit meets Heavy Rain, lol.

#48 Posted by mems_1224 (47818 posts) -

from what I heard of this game it sounds like it could be really cool.

#49 Edited by blangenakker (2491 posts) -

And the game will most likely not look like that...

#50 Posted by TheFadeForever (1897 posts) -

@blangenakker:

and why not?