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222 comments
wildkeny
wildkeny

I used to think only Illusion would focus on these details. Guess I was wrong... ;P

liffaman
liffaman

i know the TressFX should be like a cool feature.. but...  NO!

maybe next time when you'll figure out a better dynamics for it coz now its just .. 

no!

bluefox755
bluefox755

Me too lol, my computer is about 5 years old, so I can't play most modern games with maximum settings anymore, so I left everything on medium except 2 things, texture quality, up to high, and did the hair thing, thinking it wouldn't drop the FPS much if any, I dropped from 45 to 20, assuming it was the texture quality, I changed it, and got like 1 or 2 fps, it's the damn hair!

Kickable
Kickable

jesus christ that hair is really distracting to me for some reason.  Guess I should be glad I have to have it off, because I get a drop of like 20 frames per second lol

jayjayboy
jayjayboy

makes her hair look too clean

Kraken422
Kraken422

Odd how at the start only her ponytail is effected by gravity. 


tonet666
tonet666

how will this impact in performance? Still it looks great.

Gaming-Planet
Gaming-Planet

Hair looks nice and all but the physics of it is so unreal. It's like bouncing all over the place.

VR_Verdugo
VR_Verdugo

The hair brushing mini game just isn't the same without it.

raikiry
raikiry

I dont like this effect ... it's distracting and the hair feels alive o.O

Fauxmar
Fauxmar

I mean, it's a step in the right direction but the fact that her pony tail is the only part of her hair reacting to anything when TressFX is on is somewhat disapointing, gonna have to pass sadly.

heroesfan261
heroesfan261

0:16

if this shit is supposed be accurate hair physics then why is it only her ponytail that's obeying gravity?

ironphoenix43
ironphoenix43

PC max settings but yet it says to press X to pull out the the peice of metal

ruben3k5
ruben3k5

I LOVE the tressfx effect that it has on lara I mean I have Nvidia and its having problems right now but its a must have, if I want to play the game it has to have tressfx on its unbelievable how much games have progressed on the pc version. Hopefully the ps4 will have this too and maybe in the upcoming years tressfx ON ALL I cannot wait games are making a comeback.

zhing_wong
zhing_wong

on or off  the hair is still in the wrong direction when she is upside down

bluefox755
bluefox755

Everytime I see footage of this game it looks like Lara just had the crap beat out of her, blood and muck all over her, not that hair though...pristine :)

bluefox755
bluefox755

Clearly she uses Pantene with tress on, and white rain without

Fursnake
Fursnake

I hear her ponytail is longer than the game.

TehUndeadHorror
TehUndeadHorror

To be honest it looks pretty badly implemented and far too 'flicky'. Definitely needs a few more years to develop, but it's a cool tech demo for now, would not use it with the game though.

ptown58
ptown58

" Is it PhysX vs TressFX now?"  

Never mind, sorry.

ptown58
ptown58

Realistic hair so perfectly controlled, gotta love it.

ptown58
ptown58

This is why I love computers so much, more please.

 Is it PhysX vs TressFX now?

chrisbingle
chrisbingle

Granted it's not completely realistic, and it's always perfectly clean looking and shiny regardless of how much mud and water Lara has been crawling through, but it's most probably the best looking hair I've ever seen in a game.

Runs at about  40-50 fps on a 7870 with an FX4100. Totally acceptable. 

Btw, loving all of these "omg it r not 100% perfect. FAIL" comments. 

nayce54
nayce54

Is this only for pc?

Total_mischief
Total_mischief

Definitely needs more work, but it's good to see that real time hair is starting to take form. Looking forward to this kind of tech in a year or two see what it gives us!

GrScorpion
GrScorpion

the hair seems too clean , and as for the physics the hair seems to be too light ( gravity pull too soft ) . . .its like they are inside a waterpool or something , 

Yalaa1
Yalaa1

It doesn't look better.

ansabalirai
ansabalirai

So, any news on the patch for Nvidia cards? Oddly enough, I read on many forums about people having problems on the Kepler generation (including the newly released TITAN), not just with TressFX but tessellation in general. I own a 560ti and didn't have a single problem, except of course, the poor optimization with TressFX. Swapped in a 6870 to see what was what, next thing I know game is stuttering as hell and crashes randomly. Go figure....

diabolik_023
diabolik_023

very nice direction... it needs a lot of work but is cool , i will use it !

linthes999
linthes999

It's definitely something I'd like to see in future 'next gen' type games.  But it does need a bit more work.  For instance, the flow and cascading of the hair over the shoulders is very nice, but there's an obvious visual border that the hair flows over.  It doesn't actually touch the shoulders, more like the air around them.  There's also some clipping issues when the hair meets the face.  It'll sway into and past the nose, cheeks and eyes.  Another problem, which may be down to graphic card compatibility, after an hour or so of gaming the hair will disappear leaving only a brown "bald" skin model and ponytail scrunchy on Lara's head.  This only happens when the camera is on a certain angle, but quite distracting all the same.

cryfreedom66
cryfreedom66

It's a step in the right direction, but I find it too distracting to use. Also, hair really doesn't move like that IRL...its like...liquid hair.

MuddVader
MuddVader

Its a bit janky with all those physics. It moves too unrealistically during movement (Trailing behind her when it should probably be spreading or bouncing on her back).

The strand count, the better lighting, and the way it gets picked up by the wind is pretty neat though.

brusto
brusto

Her hair should have a ragdoll effect as in, fall down if she's upside down. Makes no sense to have a more realistic movement if gravity doesn't apply. TLDR version: FFS.

vin_ke
vin_ke

With TRESSFX, Lara's hair looks shinier, softer and more manageable! Perfect for a 21-year-old aspiring TOMB RAIDER! XD

Banquo_Ghost
Banquo_Ghost

It's cool, but still needs a lot of work.
But cool.

MasterTheHero
MasterTheHero

Still needs work in the animation and shaders department, but the technology looks very promising!

Battjas
Battjas

@tonet666 Performance inpact is huge, and its kind of buggy (like the bouncing) and the hair often hovers above Lara's shoulders which can be distracting. But it has good potential, the physics and reflection of the individual strands look nice. I lose over 20 FPS when i turn it on so i dont use it.

Hitmanzombie
Hitmanzombie

@ironphoenix43 I haven't tried myself, but Im pretty sure you can use 360 controller to play it on PC. Maybe the icon changes when you are using one.

Kickable
Kickable

@Battjas I was wondering if it was just badly optimized as well as buggy, seems like a ridiculous price to pay for hair physics