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CryEngine
Tomi Ruusala
Olli Suoranta
CryTek
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Founded in 1999
Focused on creating new technologies nobody else has.
HQ in Frankfurt, Germany
600+ employees
Far Cry was their first game
CryEngine Free SDK
• Originally created by CryTek during the making process of Far
Cry
• Offers tools for scripting, animation and object creation etc…
• Engine is optimal for sandbox type of games that have largescale worlds and free type missions.
• Indoor settings are still possible
• SDK is free to use for non-commercial usage
• Newest version of CryEngine (3.4) was released in April 2012
CryEngine 1 (Far Cry)
Tech behind CryEngine 1
• The first “Per Pixel Shading“ (lights, shadows and materials) &
High Dynamic Range Engine on the market
• Real-time lighting
• Long view distances & detailed vistas
• Photo-real vegetation
• High fidelity physics
• AI
• DirectX 9
CryEngine 2 (Crysis)
Tech behind CryEngine 2
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DirectX 9 & 10
Eye Adaptation & High Dynamic Range (HDR) Lighting
Motion Blur & Depth of Field
Light Beams & Shafts
AI - Dynamic Path Finding
CryEngine 3 (demo picture)
Tech behind CryEngine 3
• Near-reality natural lighting
• Live Create – Run game on single host PC and see the game
running on PC,PS3,Xbox360.
• Realistic characters
• AI senses - hearing,
Seeing
• DirectX 9, 10, 11
• Realtime Local Reflections
Requirements
• You need to have up-to-date machine to work comfortably
with CryEngine
• Minimum requirements for CryEngine 3 SDK:
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Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista, Windows 7
64-bit CPU ( multicore highly recommended )
2 Gb RAM ( 4 Gb recommended )
Graphics card with support for Shader Model 3.0 ( Nvidia GeForce
6600 or better, or GFX cards from ATI/AMD in the same
generation )
Using CryEngine
• Targeted to professional developers with some experience and
amount of skills.
• Productive usage needs code, scripting, skills in level design
and compositing etc…
• Anyway there are lots of documentation and help available
• Coding needs to be done by using C++ and Lua
Some popular games
made with CryEngine
Far Cry series
Crysis series
Warface
Links
• http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CryEngine#Features
• http://www.crytek.com/cryengine/cryengine3/overview

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