Friday Devblog 43

Level visual effects



Johann
This week I've worked on a system to have level specific camera effects.
The system I've created makes it possible to have different post processing effects per level. This enables us to use the filters Lenn has been working on. You've aleady seen these filters in the past blogs for the U-352 and Lockheed levels.

Until now, all post processing effects were the same in each game level. This means we couldn't really give you the feeling that you're under water. To get this feeling, a number of things must happen, one of which is changing the color of the scene. If we were to change the color in, for example, the Lockheed level, we would change it so that everything would become a little more blue. The problem with this, is that everything would become a little more blue in levels like the Okavango too. With this new system, we can make every level look exactly the way we want it to look.

I've also been working with the artists this week to fix some of the issues that popped up over the last few weeks, like the density of the under water fog in the levels being way too high, the water being drained from the U-352 level and the 2D interfaces being too dark. You can expect an update with these fixes some time next week.

Lockheed in its current state:



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Anahita's picture
Poseidon
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I wait and see... this is very good news ! the picture looks good but I will be able to say how it looks only when I'll see the real stuff :)

I don't know if you are able to do it, but a color filter per depth (example : color change with depth of the player) or at least different color filters underwater and above water would help you a lot !

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That's looking a lot better.

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Jace's picture
Poseidon
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The changes sound good. I'm looking forward to seeing them next week.

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Johann's picture
Triton
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There's a different color filter for above water which is blended in when you surface. Otherwise everything would be blueish above water as well.
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Rexis808's picture
Need for speed-boat
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This sounds great, but will this effect mac? My water is blurry, and makes this game unplayable. I can't see where I am going. Please help!

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Johann's picture
Triton
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This bug will also be fixed in the coming update.
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linksleo's picture
Poseidon
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Looking forward to the fixes in the upcoming update. Still having fun doing the dailies ,also looking forward to getting xp in the Okavango level. haven't been there for a while, no reward for going there?

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Johann's picture
Triton
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The daily mission in Okavango will give XP after the update is live.
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linksleo's picture
Poseidon
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Thanks for your reply, was wondering when this would be fixed. and by the way is the ocean of water coming back to the U-352 site?

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linksleo's picture
Poseidon
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probably this coming friday!

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Need for speed-boat
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Patch is live, 1.4gb.

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