Posted by _username on Thursday, 1 April 2010
NVIDIA presented a demo of its APEX cloth simulation tools at GDC 2010. CCP confirmed its involvement in the presentation before the event began, but nobody at either organization specifically named the source of the 3D models, textures, animations, etc. used during the tech demo. The first clip is a high quality summary of the eye candy…
…and the second one is a longer, medium quality clip that gets into the nitty gritty of the development tools. http://nvidia.fullviewmedia.com/gdc2010/06-omarsson-sturluson-maher.html The videos were released to the public and inspired a debate over the nature and source of the two female models portrayed. For a few days the community was divided over wether the video represented Incarna models or WoD models. However, this debate was laid to rest when mysterious newcomer Severed78 drew our attention to a brief, yet clearly visible segment confirming the assets as WoD game client models:
Lacking a definitive comment from CCP, this latest development can be viewed as a calculated leak. In the meantime, feel free to share your thoughts in the very thread where this first came up.