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Erik de Neve is a programmer who worked at Epic Games. He specialized in code optimization and special effects programming.


Bio Edit

He was born in a small town called Oostzaan, near 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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External links and references Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Unreal Tournament Interview with Erik de Neve @ Unreal Universe
  2. "Erik de Neve Videogame Credits and Biography" @ Mobygames.com
  3. "Geek of the Week: Erik de Neve" @ Gamasutra
  4. Interview with Erik de Neve @ Gamesurge

See also Edit

Creators
Companies
Digital ExtremesEpic GamesLegend EntertainmentMidway GamesStraylight ProductionsStreamline StudiosUTPG
People
Alan 'Talisman' WillardAlexander BrandonAndrew SegaBastiaan FrankCedric 'Inoxx' FiorentinoCliff BleszinskiDan GardopéeDave EwingDavid KelvinElliot 'Myscha' CannonJack PorterJames SchmalzJeremy WarJesper KydJim BrownJuan Pancho 'XceptOne' EekelsKevin RieplMark ReinMatthias WorchMichiel van den BosNick DonaldsonPeter HajbaPhil ColeRich 'Akuma' EastwoodRom Di PriscoScott McGregorShane CaudleSidney 'Clawfist' RauchbergerStarsky PartridgeSteven PolgeTim SweeneyWarren MarshallWill Nevins