Fill your worlds with the most realistic characters ever seen in gaming.
Determine every wrinkle of the skin and every hair on the head of your characters.
CRYENGINE unites the most scalable, technically advanced animation and rendering systems to deliver astonishingly realistic characters for games in real-time. Creating believable, lifelike characters requires special effects and advanced shading features including:
Breathe new level of life into your game with characters whose movements redefine realism
By blending various default motions based on user-defined parameters, CRYENGINE delivers responsive, interactive, and detailed control over skeletal animations. Characters in CRYENGINE navigate the environment and react on the fly to changes in motion, direction, or speed by blending between animations to create a realistic representation of movement.
Bring blockbuster moments to life as you've always imagined them
CRYENGINE supports the storing and playback of complex simulated geometry using point caching techniques, first developed for animated movies. This approach normally results in data of unmanageable size, but CRYENGINE technology reduces this to 10% of the original file size.
The interpreted ‘GeomCache’ renders as efficiently as static geometry, with Lossy-to-Lossless compression, instancing support, streaming and buffered playback all possible.
No engine-specific markup is required, allowing developers to iterate faster and focus on the quality of the art, rather than the process of getting the art into their game.
Instill non-player characters with unparalleled levels of intelligence
Realistic representation of animated characters requires state-of-the-art AI systems to respond intelligently to the game environment and maintain the illusion of realism. CRYENGINE features powerful AI technology that handles character behaviors with modular sensory systems such as hearing and sight and supports the requirements of the locomotion system. The AI requires no additional middleware and is fully integrated within CRYENGINE.
An easier way to ensure the characters you create on paper come to life in your game
We have simplified the process of enhancing character models with physics-based simulated attachments to add more dynamics and details to your virtual characters. Enrich your characters with physics-based simulations and extend them by attaching ropes, cloths and rigid accessories.
Our new simulation algorithms have been tailored specifically for efficient, stable and fast character processing to offer a high degree of realism at high frame rates. New, flexible collision proxies enable you to match your models more closely and offer realistic interactions with your characters - at high performance.
Make life easier for your animators with procedural solutions
Procedural algorithms such as CC D-IK, analytic IK, example-based IK, or physical simulations, are used to augment pre-authored animations to avoid the typical computer-generated look. CRYENGINE’s scalable warping technique preserves the style and the content of the base motion, while fully taking into account constraints imposed by a highly interactive environment.