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Unreal The subject of this article appeared in Unreal Tournament. The subject of this article appeared in Unreal Mission Pack: Return to Na Pali. The subject of this article appeared in Unreal II: The Awakening. The subject of this article appeared in Unreal Championship. The subject of this article appeared in Unreal Tournament 2003. The subject of this article appeared in Unreal Tournament 2004. Erik de Neve is a programmer who worked at Epic Games. He specialized in code optimization and special effects programming.

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He was born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.[1]

Erik de Neve has programmed 2D animating effects, software rendering optimization, 3D import/export plug-ins, and UnrealEd's animation browser interface, among other tasks, for Unreal, Unreal Tournament, UT2003, UT2004, and the free UnrealEngine2 Runtime.[2]

In 1995 he joined Epic Games after an e-mail exchange with Tim Sweeney on Compuserve. Epic was just starting development of Unreal and they liked the 2D fire effects demo he sent them. He joined the team in the summer of 1997 in Waterloo, Canada, for a couple of weeks of "Unreal Crunch Time," which turned into nine educational months.[3] Among his early contributions to the code of the Unreal Engine are MMX software rendering, algorithmic textures, palettizing code, rendering optimizations and misc. stuff for Unreal.[1]

"Fire effects work because they mimick nature - imagine each pixel in a texture has a certain temperature, which influences neighboring pixels. When you assign a brightness to the temperature, it automatically looks like fire if you start with the right kind of random pixels. In other words, think of it as a really fast repeated blurring algorithm like you'd use in Photoshop or similar programs."
Erik de Neve[4]

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