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Sylphis3D lighting, shadows, physics demonstration

This is some “memory lane” kind of post. As you probably already know, I am working on an iOS port of Sylphis3d lately and I have been going through some old videos from Sylphis3D. I must admit the feeling is overwhelming. All those nights strugling with algorithms, data structures, broken drivers, experimental scripting… The vibrant community of people surrounding the project starving for more info on the progress. I really miss those days. I would like to share one of the oldest videos with you. The video below was “shot” in 2003 and is now of historical value! It features per-pixel normal mapped lighting with realtime shadows from every light in the scene, coupled with realistic physics. Note that this was more than one year before DOOM 3 came out… Enjoy!

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