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From pixels to polygons: Video games trade blocks for curves

From pixels to polygons

 

Modern technology sure makes video games look pretty — with their real-time shaders, virtual displacement mapping, and all that technical gobbledygook. But this wasn’t always the case.

Let’s take a few current generation characters (and a lethal sports car) back through time, strip them out of their sexy 3D curves, and see how they look as flat, two-dimensional sprites.

Click here for more pixels to polygons comparisons.


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