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Amazing realistic lighting effects.

Postby Hidden Hands » Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:10 am

I have seen some Doom mods using some amazing lighting... by this I mean like the green toxic glow of an explosive barrel or candles glowing warmly as if actually lights. How is this being pulled off and how can I emulate it for my game?

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Re: Amazing realistic lighting effects.

Postby Caligari87 » Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:13 pm

Either bloom (a built-in graphics setting) or fake glow via transparent sprites. Combined with dynamic lights, either of these can be pretty convincing.

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Re: Amazing realistic lighting effects.

Postby Hidden Hands » Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:18 pm

Caligari87 wrote:Either bloom (a built-in graphics setting) or fake glow via transparent sprites. Combined with dynamic lights, either of these can be pretty convincing.

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Thank you. How can I activate Bloom? Is it a part of GZDOOM?
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Re: Amazing realistic lighting effects.

Postby Caligari87 » Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:47 pm

Yes, its under Display Options > OpenGL options (assuming you're using at least the latest stable version).

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Re: Amazing realistic lighting effects.

Postby ramon.dexter » Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:39 pm

Hidden Hands, you should stop what you're doing and really look through the gzdoom, builder and wiki also.
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Re: Amazing realistic lighting effects.

Postby Hidden Hands » Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:59 am

ramon.dexter wrote:Hidden Hands, you should stop what you're doing and really look through the gzdoom, builder and wiki also.

To be fair, I can't get those lights to work anyway. At least it doesn't work with my game, anyway.
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