The team behind open-source vehicle simulator Rigs of Rods has released a longish demo video showing the soft body physics system in CryEngine 3 in action.
For almost four minutes, trucks wobble over humps in the road, fly off ramps and crash into walls in beautiful slow motion, their fenders rippling like Jell-O.
According to the on-screen captions, the demo runs at 100fps and was created in Rigs of Rods’ proprietary, CryEngine-based Beam physics system.
As work in progress, there are a few collision issues (“We’re working on it”), but nothing too significant.
All in all, it’s something to ponder as you wait for Crysis 3 – although we’re sure vehicles with suspension like this haven’t been road-legal for at least 30 years.