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Re: Random Development Screenshots on Twitter
« Reply #45 on: April 20, 2017, 03:31:01 am »

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Re: Random Development Screenshots on Twitter
« Reply #46 on: April 20, 2017, 10:35:10 am »

Great contribution. really beautiful
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Re: Random Development Screenshots on Twitter
« Reply #47 on: May 16, 2017, 03:16:08 am »

https://twitter.com/outerradev/status/864154221620416512

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Dynamically controlled emissive textures

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Re: Random Development Screenshots on Twitter
« Reply #48 on: May 16, 2017, 02:21:28 pm »

Neat! But in layman's term, what does it enable us to do? (apart from turn signals)
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Re: Random Development Screenshots on Twitter
« Reply #49 on: May 17, 2017, 03:24:42 am »

So the important thing here are not the light, but rather the texture. You can already switch lights on and off in Outerra, what's demonstrated here is the emissive value of a texture (think self-lightning in the dark) can be changed dynamically. That's important because emissive textures are one of the most performance-free type of lights. Imagine things like buildings windows being lit after night or control panels, screens turning bright after engine startup  :)
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Re: Random Development Screenshots on Twitter
« Reply #50 on: May 17, 2017, 07:48:19 am »

So the important thing here are not the light, but rather the texture. You can already switch lights on and off in Outerra, what's demonstrated here is the emissive value of a texture (think self-lightning in the dark) can be changed dynamically. That's important because emissive textures are one of the most performance-free type of lights. Imagine things like buildings windows being lit after night or control panels, screens turning bright after engine startup  :)

This is HUGE..  So this mean in the texture we can control intensity, colour, narrow, etc of the light?
Are they emitting shadows too?  If yes, it would be great an option to disable for build cities with buildings and street lights. For see from a plane not necesary they are emiting shadows i guess and performance cost would be huge (i assume).

This is great contribution
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Re: Random Development Screenshots on Twitter
« Reply #51 on: May 17, 2017, 11:30:18 am »

Are they emitting shadows too?  If yes, it would be great an option to disable for build cities with buildings and street lights. For see from a plane not necesary they are emiting shadows i guess and performance cost would be huge (i assume).

Emissive is a on-texture only effect (I may be wrong). You could probably use bloom to give a "diffuse " effect to the light, but it can't cast shadows (that's also why it's the best solution for performance, but is limited).

Some folks have already used emissive to add light lights for buildings models, maybe they could post some pics here ;)
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Re: Random Development Screenshots on Twitter
« Reply #52 on: May 17, 2017, 01:47:55 pm »

Are they emitting shadows too?  If yes, it would be great an option to disable for build cities with buildings and street lights. For see from a plane not necesary they are emiting shadows i guess and performance cost would be huge (i assume).

Emissive is a on-texture only effect (I may be wrong). You could probably use bloom to give a "diffuse " effect to the light, but it can't cast shadows (that's also why it's the best solution for performance, but is limited).

Some folks have already used emissive to add light lights for buildings models, maybe they could post some pics here ;)

But the great is, the emissive textures are not only autoiluminated color (white, yellow or whatever light), but actually affect ligh on the enviroment.
So if we make a house or a city, those lights from buildings windows can put some light on the street.  Same when you use for a plane cockpit, etc.
Without cast shadows is perfect coz surely the engine is capable of zillions of textures (a city for example) with great performance. So not so necesary. But the option to active shadows would be also nice for some uses, like lights of the car for example.

For make lights of the city with street lamps with very little job (just copy paste lamps), so avoid a huge effort puting real lights.
So i assume soon we will see some screens here with street lamps (similar to poles we saw already) with light emision.   
its the freedom to put a lot of lights directly on the objects and copy them easily.
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Re: Random Development Screenshots on Twitter
« Reply #53 on: May 17, 2017, 02:17:53 pm »


But the great is, the emissive textures are not only autoiluminated color (white, yellow or whatever light), but actually affect ligh on the enviroment.


So far is not like that. I think the video we see is using both lights and emissive textures... without this textures, the lamps could be look illuminated by the light, but not so nicely and uniform...



Some folks have already used emissive to add light lights for buildings models, maybe they could post some pics here ;)

Cameni have already posted some pics in this thread.
« Last Edit: May 17, 2017, 02:19:59 pm by KW71 »
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Re: Random Development Screenshots on Twitter
« Reply #54 on: May 17, 2017, 03:59:04 pm »


But the great is, the emissive textures are not only autoiluminated color (white, yellow or whatever light), but actually affect ligh on the enviroment.


So far is not like that. I think the video we see is using both lights and emissive textures... without this textures, the lamps could be look illuminated by the light, but not so nicely and uniform...



Some folks have already used emissive to add light lights for buildings models, maybe they could post some pics here ;)

Cameni have already posted some pics in this thread.

Ahhh. If its really like that as you say, I missunderstood that "dinamically controlled" phrase.  Then this surely mean you can switch on/off as we see in the video.
Still would be nice Emisive textures can iluminate too.
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Re: Random Development Screenshots on Twitter
« Reply #55 on: June 15, 2017, 03:43:31 pm »

@fsxthai asks
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Any new hot developments? #steamypics 😬😬😬🙃🙃

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Lots of imagery and vector data analysis and processing going on right now. Here's a pic :)

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Re: Random Development Screenshots on Twitter
« Reply #56 on: June 15, 2017, 04:55:54 pm »

So is that lakes/shorelines?
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Re: Random Development Screenshots on Twitter
« Reply #57 on: June 15, 2017, 11:46:17 pm »

That's New York. The large, central landmass in the center/lower-right is Long Island, while Manhattan is at the center/left. Central Park, the Harlem River, Jamaica Bay, and Roosevelt Island are all visible. Those are the geographic features that I'm familiar with, at least.
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Re: Random Development Screenshots on Twitter
« Reply #58 on: June 16, 2017, 12:38:30 am »

I'm aware of where that is lol.  (I'm also just North of there.)  What I was wondering is if this image is for improved shorelines/water levels and lakes.
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Re: Random Development Screenshots on Twitter
« Reply #59 on: June 16, 2017, 03:53:20 am »

For many things - high res tree maps, cropland, inland water, land below the sea level, fixing the shores etc.

Also, we have to combine multiple raster and vector sources and perform acrobatics because of how buggy the data are :(
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