AMD providing â??affordableâ?? DMM package

AMD providing â??affordableâ?? DMM package

By Stuart Richardson

March 8th 2010 at 5:08PM

Two new physics engine bundles made available to developers

AMD announced today that it is providing game developers with the latest version of partner Pixelux’s Digital Molecular Matter (DMM) physics simulation.

DMM was regarded as a ‘key technology’ when it was made available for licensing in 2008, having impressed in LucasArts’ Star Wars: The Force Unleashed.

AMD will now be sponsoring Free DMM2 for the PC. This version has no DMM development or production deployment license fee and includes all of the features of DMM. AMD claim it will be made accessible to interested developers shortly.

Pixelux has also integrated Bullet Physics into its DMM technology, allowing both simulations to be accessable for any titles running on OpenCL and DirectCompute capable platforms, as well as Trinigy’s Vision Engine.

"With today's announcement, the incredible physical simulation effects seen in the latest games and blockbuster films can be used by all developers - a tremendous milestone for the industry," said Mitchell Bunnell, chief executive officer, Pixelux.