Auto Removing Unseen Texture Detail

Culling texture data in A boy and His Kite proof of concept

From 4.5GB to 230MB on disk in Epic’s Cinematic “A Boy and his Kite”

Could we save disk space by removing texture regions that are never visible? At Graphine we are developing a texture culling system into our Granite streaming SDK. We tested a working prototype on Epic’s award-winning ‘A Boy and His Kite’. The results are stunning: we reduced the texture storage footprint for the cinematic shot in this demo from 4.5GB to 230MB, keeping just 5% of the original textures, and all without any visible loss of quality.

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Granite for Unreal 4.10.2: 4GB caches and channel packing

Granite for Unreal 4.10.2 with channel packing banner

We have a new update for Granite for Unreal with two major features: GPU caches up to 4GB and channel packing!

The new features are available in the Granite for Unreal 4.10.2 binary. The update has also been committed to the 4.10.2 branch in Github. And we’ll backport the changes to the 4.10.1 Github branch in a few days. You’ll need to install the latest Granite toolset (3.1) to get access to the channel packing feature.

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Granite for Unreal 4.10.1: a major update.

It’s here! The first Unreal plugin based on our brand new Granite SDK 3.0.

Granite 3 is a major update from 2.6. It’s completely redesigned to allow for total material freedom while guaranteeing great performance and minimizing memory usage and loading times. The runtime can handle 3D scenes with incredible pixel densities. The tools can import any texture format: single images, tiled images, UDIM, etc.

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New Seat based license for Granite for Unreal

Granite for Unreal Seats

We’re very excited to announce that Granite for Unreal is now available per user with a seat based license! Starting from 690$ per user, we hope to get Granite for Unreal in the hands of every team that needs ultra-high resolution textures. And to celebrate our new license we’re offering a 100$ discount on every seat until the end of September 2015! It’s easier than ever to join the ranks of The Mill, IM360 Entertainment, Allegorithmic and The Farm 51 and use ultra-high resolution textures in real-time with Granite.

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