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Friday, February 7, 2003

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ATI Releases SMARTSHADER Demos for Mac
4:29 PM | Lucian Fong | Comment on this story

ATI has made the SMARTSHADER demos they use at tradeshows available for download. These applications run in real time and demonstrate the Radeon 8500 and 9000's advanced hardware capabilities. The package contains 5 impressive demos: Fur, Brains, Bubbles, Ocean, and Tubes. Perhaps the most impressive (and most interactive) demo is Fur, which is a 3D rendering the letter "X", clad in Jaguar fur. Hitting "+" on the numeric keypad changes the model to a torus or a mask (make sure to turn off the alpha test by pressing "a"). You can turn various features on and off, as well as grow and shrink the fur as you please. If you want to stress your video card, try running several demos at once.

Below are the minimum system requirements:

Power Macintosh computer with AGP & supported ATI graphics card
RADEON 9000 Pro Mac Edition
RADEON 9000 Pro (Built-In)
RADEON 9000 Mobility (15" Titanium PowerBooks)
RADEON 8500 Mac Edition
Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar or newer (10.2.x)
128MB of System Memory (RAM)
Be sure to read the included documentation before running the demos.

Download SMARTSHADER Demos (12.6 MB)
Radeon 8500/9000 Mac Edition Demos
Radeon 9000 Pro
Radeon 8500

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