Video game explosions are actually a lie


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  • Ander S
    Ander S  2 days back

    I love how they got Marlon Brando for this video

    • Funnygamera1ex
      Funnygamera1ex  2 days back

      You're just NOW figuring this out!? Where have you been for the last three decades!?

      • M1A1 Abrams 3rd Generation MBT

        I thought that he was gonna talk about how the explosions in games don't make sense in real life. Lol.

        • juan luis Urbano
          juan luis Urbano  3 days back

          8:40 ok you

          N E R D

          • Keegan •
            Keegan •  3 days back

            Hey, wait, isn't this the same guy that read me skyrim books?

            • Khajiit Hadwares
              Khajiit Hadwares  3 days back

              Before I watch the video ... its all rendered in one dimension (just for the viewer) to save time but also processing power and frames

            • The Mad Hattress
              The Mad Hattress  3 days back

              I hate to break it to you, but everything in video games is a lie.

              • Robert Daniel Curtis
                Robert Daniel Curtis  4 days back

                Elmeri sounds like a Khajit

                • Exoclypse
                  Exoclypse  4 days back

                  Actually, everything in a video game is a lie.
                  I'm a VFX artist myself and you wouldn't believe how much of what you see are complete hacks.

                  • Silver Skateboarder
                    Silver Skateboarder  4 days back

                    Nvidia GPU accelerated particles are about as close as we're gonna get you can nab up to 1.2 million particles in a scene or more! with real motion,viscosity,turbulence, etc etc.

                    • Marginis
                      Marginis  4 days back

                      Would really feel better about this video if it weren't sponsored content breaking down practically out-of-date effects. I mean, his descriptions could use work too. Sounds like he's describing Doom decal effects, not a modern game's volumetric shading, physics, and all around technically masterful effects work.

                      • Renni
                        Renni  4 days back

                        We know?

                        • nobody important
                          nobody important  4 days back

                          I tell the muppets at work that all 3d graphics is a mathematicians parlour trick and they won’t believe it. It doesn’t matter how many times they walk through a tree.

                          • ucity metalhead
                            ucity metalhead  4 days back

                            everything is a lie one way or another in video games but the various ways things are faked is very interesting.

                            • Hasebe
                              Hasebe  5 days back

                              This video feels pointless

                              • Luke Collins
                                Luke Collins  5 days back

                                Doesn’t mention just cause ;(

                                • David Atkinson
                                  David Atkinson  5 days back

                                  The "Explosion flipbook" he's talking about is literally a sprite sheet he needs to calm tf down

                                  • InferiorFlame 1
                                    InferiorFlame 1  5 days back

                                    How can you make video game explosions real then? 🤔

                                    • Sloan Stewart
                                      Sloan Stewart  5 days back

                                      Laptop gotta phat azz 👀

                                      • Delaney Shaw
                                        Delaney Shaw  5 days back

                                        Your telling me games aren’t real???

                                        • Ashton Nash
                                          Ashton Nash  5 days back

                                          Control looked absolutely beautiful and it was soooo boring.

                                          • Oluwatobi Adelakun
                                            Oluwatobi Adelakun  5 days back

                                            We know😒

                                            • Remi Lalaque
                                              Remi Lalaque  5 days back

                                              Thank you captain obvious !

                                              • Ricardo Dias Teixeira
                                                Ricardo Dias Teixeira  5 days back

                                                Everything you see in games is a lie... textures is just a big fake platform with colors and bump that's all

                                                • creator Space
                                                  creator Space  6 days back

                                                  That's a good one.

                                                  • Victor Hugo
                                                    Victor Hugo  6 days back

                                                    This is called eye candy

                                                    • Victor Hugo
                                                      Victor Hugo  6 days back

                                                      Thanks for putting cc on this, I can't watch with sound now :/

                                                      • sharpenednoodles
                                                        sharpenednoodles  6 days back

                                                        To be fair, all real time 3d rendering is a series of fancy tricks and lies 😉

                                                        • Roadraider
                                                          Roadraider  6 days back

                                                          Mad max had awesome scenes and the integrated foto thingy was useful too. I made screens for every chapter of gameplay and the graphics helpe alot to overcome the quite typical game design. A good game 10/10 would eat maggots and drink sweat again.

                                                          • Destijl
                                                            Destijl  6 days back

                                                            cool video, johnny greenwood

                                                            • abbaddon715
                                                              abbaddon715  6 days back

                                                              How does this work in MMO's or games where there will be multiple angles of the same event seen from different players?

                                                              • 2dozen22s
                                                                2dozen22s  5 days back

                                                                It depends what information gets sent, but in the games I play if it's a bullet impact, you are only sent information on when the player fired their gun. Your client handles the bullet tracer and spawns the impact fx when it hits the ground/object.

                                                                With other events you are sent the what/where about the particle emitter. So if their's an explosion you only revive a packet for "Explosion type A at entity 1 etc..." Instead of thousands of packets for every single particle. Other times for more complicated scenes it's just a flag being flipped for a script, I think.

                                                                The same thing happens with split screen. The 2nd screen gets information about the particle emitter and renders the particles itself for its own view port (there's probably some black magic optimization in some cases tho)

                                                                I might be a bit wrong but that's the gist of it.

                                                            • Ape
                                                              Ape  7 days back

                                                              2:56 why is he so cute omg

                                                              • Francisco Guimaraes
                                                                Francisco Guimaraes  1 weeks back

                                                                Animation(or video) is a lie, is just a series of images put one after the other at just the right speed to simulate motion.

                                                                • Floris
                                                                  Floris  5 days back

                                                                  The title is crap I agree

                                                              • J Jo
                                                                J Jo  1 weeks back

                                                                "I blow things up"
                                                                -Oscar Bernelind 2019

                                                                • Andreas Wernicke
                                                                  Andreas Wernicke  1 weeks back

                                                                  So awesome, he competently owns his geekiness.

                                                                  • Too Much Sus
                                                                    Too Much Sus  1 weeks back

                                                                    Pretty interesting video.
                                                                    If you liked this, decino's video on Quake 2's particle effects delves into the science of them as well

                                                                    • Jason Alen
                                                                      Jason Alen  1 weeks back

                                                                      5:35 "Noted explosion pervert Micheal Bay"
                                                                      Stop s-staring at me! B-Baka!

                                                                      • DHRUMIL PATEL
                                                                        DHRUMIL PATEL  1 weeks back

                                                                        Great video!!!

                                                                        • Raptor Swire
                                                                          Raptor Swire  1 weeks back

                                                                          what is this clickbait? ...of course, what ISN'T fake in games??

                                                                          • madjin dawfin
                                                                            madjin dawfin  1 weeks back

                                                                            Lol this video played for 9 mins straight and i didnt even notice cause i was in the living room

                                                                            • Dario Colon
                                                                              Dario Colon  1 weeks back

                                                                              Great video. Now I'm wondering what happens in multiplayer particle physics. If someone throws a grenade in Call of Duty and everyone stares at it, would they see the same image being rotated to look flat from the individual's perspective? Wouldn't that be more computationally intense than just rendering the explosion itself?

                                                                              • Ben
                                                                                Ben  1 weeks back

                                                                                His videos are a nice contrast to the delightful madness of bdg

                                                                                • Luis Mediavilla
                                                                                  Luis Mediavilla  1 weeks back

                                                                                  I think it is an explosion but is as fake as mario 64 3d models

                                                                                  • Kevin Koeven
                                                                                    Kevin Koeven  1 weeks back

                                                                                    Polygon, trying their hardest to produce engaging content that doesn't rely on fake social justice outrage: "HeY yOu GuYs, dId YoU KnOW tHaT ViDeO gAmE eXpLoSiOns ArEn't ReAl?"

                                                                                    • Tempest
                                                                                      Tempest  1 weeks back

                                                                                      Great video, but calling the explosions an illusion raises an interesting question: isn't the whole game an illusion? It's all an elaborate trick to convince you that flashing dots in your metal box are actually a contiguous image. So are the explosions in particular any more of a lie?

                                                                                      • Yeetus
                                                                                        Yeetus  1 weeks back

                                                                                        Am I the only one here who thinks Pat looks like Steve Harrington real name Joey Keery

                                                                                        • Cruster Master
                                                                                          Cruster Master  1 weeks back

                                                                                          This makes me appreciate mad maxs explosions

                                                                                          • Geek000
                                                                                            Geek000  1 weeks back

                                                                                            I saw that Second Son