Ireland hosting this years Ryder Cup was too big a party to miss. ARL's Virtual Eye golf team was there at the K Club, Dublin, alongside the likes of Michael Jordan and former presidents Bill Clinton and George Bush Sr. Virtual Eye worked with BSkyB and European Tour Productions to provide analysis of the course and play using a highly accurate model of the course, live ball position data, tee and pin locations, green contours and more.
The Ryder Cup is one of golf's most prestigious events, and so was the ideal event to launch our new graphical look. Making the most of modern graphics hardware, we have added physically based water (reflection and refraction), soft shadowing and highly detailed grass to our graphics - and of course, being Ireland, we had to make it rain too.