Update To CryEngine Integrates Vulkan API Support

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The latest update to CryEngine has been released, as announced by creators Crytek. The latest version, CryEngine 5.4 introduces integrated support for the Vulkan API, along with Substance Designer integration, entity components and many other general improvements and updates.

Earlier this year, developers got chance to test out CryEngine 5.4 with the beta release, as the CryEngine team collected feedback to improve the engine prior to the final release. Highlights of the release include Substance Integration which allows artists and designers to use Substance workflows when working with the engine, as well as a customer shader for Allegorithmic’s Substance Designer and Painter software.

The big news for CryEngine 5.4 is the beta release for Vulkan API support. The Vulkan API is an enhanced graphics and computing API that allows cross-platform access to modern GPUs. This allows developers to use high-performance real-time 3D graphics applications with balanced CPU/GPU usage. Vulkan API has been a popular tool among developers in the virtual reality (VR) sector.

New terrain editing features have been added, and existing ones have been upgraded and expanded, allowing a higher level of realism and more flexibility, while the new Entity components allow developers and engineers to work at system and entity level, providing an more intuitive construction environment.

“The 5.4 release represents a big step forward for the engine, and we’ve worked closely with CryEngine community members to ensure it includes features and updates that address their needs,” said CryEngine Product Manager Collin Bishop. “We’ve made sure that these additions—particularly in the form of Substance integration and Vulkan API support—really cater to artists and programmers.”

CryEngine 5.4 is now available for download from the official CryEngine website.

VRFocus will bring you further updates on CryEngine as it becomes available.

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#perfect

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Nothing ever is. Nothing is flawless, optimized and suitable for everyone.

Instead, all we can hope for is, "the best we could hope for, under the circumstances."

But, because there are circumstances, whatever happens is exactly what the circumstances created. Whatever is happening now is what’s going to happen now. There’s no way to change it. Perhaps we can change tomorrow, or even the next moment, but this moment–it’s exactly what it was supposed to be, precisely what the circumstances demanded.

Which, if we’re going to be truthful about it, is perfect.

In the long run, we can work to change the circumstances. We can start today, right now. We must. It’s the only way to make perfect better.

       

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The Biggest Deadline For Our Campaign So Far Is In 7 Days, And I Am Praying For A $25,000 Miracle

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I really need your help. As most of you already know, I am running for Congress in Idaho’s first congressional district, and because there is no incumbent the race is totally wide open. I announced that I was running on July 4th, and so September 30th is my very first FEC quarterly reporting deadline. All over the country, prominent Republican donors and key conservative organizations will be judging the strength of my campaign based on how much money I raise this quarter. If I don’t raise enough, I risk losing national support that I otherwise could have received. And even though hundreds of people have been donating from all over the country, we are lagging behind where we need to be, and so I am praying for a $25,000 miracle over the next seven days. If you would like to help this miracle become a reality, you can contribute at this link…

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Over the next week, I will be meeting with some of the most influential conservatives in the entire state of Idaho. I will post new articles when I can, but because my schedule is going to be absolutely packed this week it will be tough to get something new posted every day.

As I travel around the state and meet with top conservatives, there are certain points that virtually everyone agrees upon…

-I am the most conservative candidate in this race by a wide margin.

-I have the best message of any of the candidates, and it isn’t even close.

-My team is extremely effective at getting my message to the voters.

-If we can get that message out to every voter in this district the way that we need to, we will win this election.

-The major thing that could keep us from winning the election is a lack of resources.

Because we have the best message, we don’t have to raise more money than the other guys.

But we do have to be at least on the same playing field, and you can help us do that by donating here…

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We have been bringing in lots and lots of small donations, but it takes a huge pile of those small donations to keep up with the enormous checks that the professional politicians in this race have been pulling in.

They may not have as many donors as I do, but when wealthy individuals are writing $2700 checks to them it adds up fast.

$2700 just happens to be the max donation that an individual can make to a candidate per campaign cycle, and even though we have had hundreds of large donors to the campaign, we haven’t had anyone donate at that level yet. If you would like to be the first, you can do so here…

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Since there is no incumbent, we have a golden opportunity to send a true conservative to Congress. If you are not familiar with my campaign yet, here are some of the things that make me different from the career politicians…

-I am openly calling for all of the RINOs (Republicans in name only) to be voted out.

-I have made an unbreakable pledge to vote against any bill that contains even a single penny of funding for Planned Parenthood.

-I want to abolish the income tax, the IRS and the Federal Reserve.

-I want to repeal the major federal gun laws that are unconstitutionally restricting our 2nd Amendment rights.

-I want to build the wall and do all that I can to stop illegal immigration.

-I want to abolish the Department of Education and return control of education to the local level.

-I would fight like mad to stop the reckless borrowing which has put us 20 trillion dollars in debt.

-I would fight for a 100% repeal of Obamacare and to restore free market principles to our healthcare system.

-I want to clean up the corruption in Washington, institute term limits, and make our Congress critters live by the same rules that apply to everyone else.

-And I am unashamed to say that I am running on a pro-liberty platform and that I want to restore the constitutional Republic that our forefathers fought and died to establish.

You can read much more about my issue positions right here, and if you believe in what we are trying to do, I would like to ask for your support for our campaign…

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Thanks to you all, we have the best looking brochures of anyone running for any public office in the entire state, our signs are starting to go up along the major roads, and our videos have already been viewed by thousands upon thousands of voters.

We are beating the other candidates to the punch in just about every area that you can imagine, but without sufficient resources we will be greatly limited in what we are able to do moving forward.

What happens over the next seven days is going to go a long way toward determining who wins this race. My opponents are making a huge push for donations as well, because they are facing the same critical deadline that I am facing. Most people don’t realize that we don’t just influence the outcome of elections at the ballot box. We also vote with our dollars, and I very much need all of you to stand with me right now…

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As I have said before, if every single one of my readers donated just $10 today, we could be done funding our campaign tomorrow.

Every single dollar makes such an enormous difference, and if you were ever going to stand with us, now is the time. This September 30th deadline is a make or break moment for our campaign, and we really need to find a way to raise at least $25,000 over the next seven days.

I believe that it is possible, and I am asking for your help. If a thousand of you stepped forward and donated just $25 to the campaign, we would be able to meet our goal.

I would like to thank everyone that has joined the campaign so far. More volunteers, donors and social media warriors are stepping forward on a daily basis, and we would have never been able to come so far in such a short period of time without your help.

Now this campaign is getting ready to go to the next stage, and so we need more of you to step forward and join the team.

On my own, I could never do this, but if we stand united and work together we are going to absolutely shock the world.

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