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Beauty Pass

A beauty pass is one possible layer of a multi-layered render pass. It may also be known as a diffuse pass or a colour pass, but all refer to the same thing.

It is the main render. In the case of rendering done in a single pass, it is the only layer considered. All basic illumination, texturing and basic lighting is included in this pass. Other, more complex effects will not usually be included in this primary pass, due to their specialised nature. If they are included, it is typically in a secondary or tertiary pass, for efficiency.

See Also: Render Pass, Highlight Pass, Reflection Pass, Shadow Pass, Depth Pass, Lighting Pass, Depth Pass, LOD

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Related Dictionary Entries for Beauty Pass:

Beauty Pass

Colour Pass

Diffuse Pass

Highlight Pass

Lighting Pass

Reflection Pass

Shadow Pass

Specular Pass


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World Review: Leaves
World Review: Leaves welcome screen
Leaves is a world of natural wonders, wholly given over to the replication of nature, and the beauty of wild areas, online. It is a technologically created wilderness, a place with the barest human touch, virtually. A place of peace and beauty.
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Leaves is a world of natural wonders, wholly given over to the replication of nature, and the beauty of wild areas, online. A beautiful parkland, it is open top all, irrespective of location or ability.

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Woodland Paths
Woodland paths or walks are something often recreated in the virtual, to allow visitors to stride through the VR version of natural landscape, admire it's beauty, or aid foraging and hunting in its depths.

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Large Image Display: AWGate 5.0: Inside the Main Dome
It can be seen quite clearly here, how the world haas been designed essentially, like an exotic travel port. On the outside it is all awe and mystery; tranquil beauty urging yet preventing exploration. Yet, when you get inside, everything is business-like, clean lines and simple elegance.

One of Anne McCaffrey?s great trilogies, this one deals with the crystal singer Killashandra, and the wondrous world of Ballybran, whose almost unbelievable beauty, and unique characteristics are an inspiration to world builders of the possibilities that can be achieved.

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Six ways to build robots that do humans no harm
NewScientist reports on six hypothetical ways to make robotic beings that will not harm humans. Not that any of them are likely to come to pass.

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AI researchers believe 'Rascals' can pass Turing test
Passing the Turing test -the holy grail of artificial intelligence, whereby a human conversing with a computer can't tell it's not human- may now be possible via VR with a Blue Gene supercomputer, according to AI experts at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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What's in a name? ...a demotion for the darling concept of the real
Virtual always suggests unreal, or imaginary. A virtual entity can pass for, a real thing but is less than the real thing itself. Sounds like a nice statement. Are we really so sure its true?

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Cranial Nerves
There are twelve cranial nerve pairings (making 24 nerves in total) which split out from the brain, and move to cover the needs of the cranium and face, rather than make their way down through the central spinal cord. These nerves are important to consider, as most are of critical importance to sensory data, yet do not pass through the central cord, and so cannot be intercepted at the same juncture.

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A Sterile World
Smell is a sense often overlooked in a virtual world. Developers discount its importance, as a minor sense, when in truth we rely on it as an input channel to flesh out the world around us. Scents carry on the breeze, and they are with us all the time: from the perfumed odours of pollen blowing in the wind, to the pong as you pass a full dustbin, to the aroma of freshly cooked food wafting out of a pub.


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It had to happen, really. Given the increasing fidelity of modern graphics, the increasing sophistication of VR, and the over abundance of hormones possessed by all too many developers. Welcome to the world's first beauty pageant for vi...

IBM and EZFace, Inc. have started the year by introducing the Virtual Mirror Kiosk, a virtual reality tool that will allow consumers to ?try on? cosmetics at the beauty counter. With the tool, customers will be able to snap a digital self-p...

?Beauty,? goes the old saying, ?is in the eye of the beholder.? But does the beholder have to be human? Not necessarily, say scientists at Tel Aviv University. Amit Kagian, an M.Sc. graduate from the TAU School of Computer Sciences, has suc...

If a machine were to ‘take the Fifth Amendment’ – that is, exercise the right to remain silent throughout the test – it could, potentially, pass the test and thus be regarded as a thinking entity, authors Kevin Warwick and Huma Shah...

Japan has found a way to harness clean energy from thousands of stamping feet that pass through one of its busiest train stations every day. Panels that generate energy from vibrations have been laid by ticket gates through which up to 80,0...