RIP Ralph Baer
I really, really hate writing obits. I really do. But I take it as a personal honor to be able to say good things about the men and women I respect, whether in this industry or just in my life, and Ralph Baer is the reason all of this exists in the first...
Despite focusing mainly on the Phoenix Engine's realistic terrain system (http://blog.wolfire.com/2008/11/high-detail-terrain-shadows/), Wolfire lead programmer David Rosen has still found time to lay the foundation for Overgrowth's procedural character animation system. Though the animation system is still in early development, fans were glad to see a character model hopping around on the terrain.