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Friday, February 3, 2006
Carmack, Sweeney Talk Shaders
2:55 PM | Evan Holt | Comment on this story

The gaming web site Beyond3d has an interesting little article about the controversy surrounding Shader Model 3.0 between ATi and nVidia.

nVidia believes that Vertex Texturing should be part of the Shader Model 3.0 while ATi disagrees.

From Beyond3D:

Vertex Texturing is the capability of supporting texture access from within the vertex shader. Typical usage of this is simulation of physics effects where the physics model is run on the pixel shader and the results are shown on screen by reading back this result and displaying it as geometry. For example, particle effects and cloth animation can be achieved using this principle.
Beyond3D has talked to both John Carmack from id software and Tim Sweeney from Epic games regarding this issue and how they handle it between the two graphics card companies. You can read the question and answer session following the link below.

Beyond 3D: Developers Comment on Hardware Developments

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