Realtime VFX Documentation
Welcome to this documentation directory : It covers many subjects of the visual effect artist and tech art field for real-time graphics and games. I hope you will find this useful. For more information click here.
The VFX Artist Job - Introduction to what is our job
Authoring VFX - General concepts and thoughts about making good and clever effects.
Dynamics And Motion - Basics of how things works in real world, and how they translate in Visual Effects
Particle Systems - Basics of particle simulation
Effect Meshes - Different purposes for geometry
Mesh Animation - Different setups and methods to animate meshes
Shaders - Shortform Introduction to shaders
Procedural Generation - How to generate stuff from math or other stuff
Tools And Links - A good place to get them
Lexicon - A list of many of the terms we use daily
Textures Overview - Overview Longform about common texturing concepts in VFX.
Texture Formats - Workflow and Runtime texture formats
Flipbooks and Texture Sheets - Texture Sheets concepts and Flipbook animation processes
Sampling Textures - How to read textures in shaders.
Shaders Longform - How things work and what do you need to know when writing shaders.
Color in Shaders - Principles of color, precision, Gamma and Linear, HDR and tonemapping
Math for Artists - Which operations to use for color, effects and cool stuff.
Utility Functions - A set of common utility functions to reuse in your shaders.
HLSL GLSL reference - Links and Cheat Sheets for shader authors.
Introduction to Scripting - Generalities about scripting
Python - Introduction to Python
Python Image Library - Introduction to Python Image Library
Performance and Technical Overview - Longform about how to worry about making things fast
Profiling tools and process - Home of articles about performance analysis.
Performance FAQ - Cornercases and questions that happen when profiling.
Planning and Preparation - Prepare a good work environment hardware, software and work relationships
The game pre-Production - Forge your weapons for your upcoming game production
The game production - The battlefield : how to survive until your game is gold.
Overview - A page for all the articles, ....
Houdini - Introduction to Houdini (Longform)