CryEngine 3 Integration
This week we’re on a multimedia frenzy and we’re presenting another video of Coherent UI :).
This one is about our experimental integration in CryEngine 3. It’s experimental because our integration is with the free SDK, which doesn’t expose enough resources for maximal performance (e.g. the DirectX device is not easily accessible). We wanted to have it as clean as possible (no hacky stuff!) to understand the problems one might have when trying to integrate Coherent UI in an existing engine. While this led to having sub-optimal performance (technical details below the video), it was still very good and we believe it’s worth showing.
The video demonstrates some exciting features of Coherent UI:
- Displaying any website on any surface
- Support for HTML5/CSS3, SSL
- Social integration with Facebook, Twitter, Google+ (well, this isn’t exactly demonstrated, but we have it :))
- Live editing/debugging the interface
Now that we’ve seen how far can we go using the free CryEngine 3 SDK, next on the agenda is full Unity 3D integration (we have device access there!). Be on the lookout for it next month!
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How difficult is it to integrate into the Cryengine? Do you guys have some sort of auto-installer, or instructions on how to get everything up and going?
And is the performance hit across the board, or just when rendering a website onto a surface? Does the performance hit impact the HUD that you made?
This is an experiment using the free version of CryEngine SDK. We do not have a complete integration with CryEngine, yet, because it requires access to their internal APIs. Therefore we don\’t have installer or documentation how to make it, but we can provide help to anyone willing to use Coherent UI with CryEngine.
you might want to check out hendrikp\’s plugin. It should give you access to the device.