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Luishi5k0

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Wavy Shadows Problem / Other questions on page 2.
« on: February 28, 2012, 10:26:48 pm »

I haven't seen anyone else report this, but the shadows are very wavy sometimes. It seems to happen about 50/50. Sometimes I'll look at the shadow and it will be fine, other times it will be wavy. I can't figure out what causes it. Here is a screenshot of what I'm talking about:


Also I should mention that the shadows do clip through the terrain (kinda like the third from the left, but a lot more) when nearing the edge of the screen timetimes, but since I have 3 screens they clip a bit more on my side 2 screens sometimes.

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NVIDIA GTX 260 (2 in SLI) - Drivers 285.79
Windows 7 x64
Three Monitors - 5760x1080
Corsair Nova SSD
6GB DDR3
i7 920 (3.8 gh/z)
EVGA X58 Tri SLI
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Re: Wavy Shadows.
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2012, 10:28:45 pm »

I think I figured out how to slightly replicate the clipping. When somewhat close to the shadows, look at them at the angle that the sun is pointing at them. If looking at them at the exact sun angle they should completely disappear, as they do for me. Around this angle is what also causes the wavy-ness.
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Re: Wavy Shadows.
« Reply #2 on: February 29, 2012, 02:00:06 am »

XD I was not expecting that.  By your thread title, I was expecting to tell you to adjust the shadowmap resolution setting.  This... appears to be a different issue. haha.  I haven't seen this problem before.
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Re: Wavy Shadows.
« Reply #3 on: February 29, 2012, 02:11:20 am »

Interesting to note ... look at the shadow's positive side and negative sides (ie, look at the shadow end on the right-hand shadow, versus the left-hand beginning).  They match up almost perfectly.  They fit almost as perfectly as Africa and South America's coastline millions of years ago.
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Re: Wavy Shadows.
« Reply #4 on: February 29, 2012, 02:32:07 am »

It's a problem of the models not being tesselated finely enough and our non-linear shadow technique, that's not yet tuned right as well.
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Re: Wavy Shadows.
« Reply #5 on: February 29, 2012, 08:23:39 am »

Is there any doc where i can find infos about importing 3d-models into Outerra?
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Re: Wavy Shadows.
« Reply #6 on: February 29, 2012, 08:27:00 am »

Importing models is not yet implemented.
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Re: Wavy Shadows.
« Reply #7 on: February 29, 2012, 08:40:39 am »

Importing models is not yet implemented.

And how managed Luishi it to bring a ship into Outerra? The shadow is quite clear in the screen up above.
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Re: Wavy Shadows.
« Reply #8 on: February 29, 2012, 08:50:11 am »

Importing models is not yet implemented.

And how managed Luishi it to bring a ship into Outerra? The shadow is quite clear in the screen up above.

Did you buy the game ?
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Re: Wavy Shadows.
« Reply #9 on: February 29, 2012, 08:56:37 am »

Importing models is not yet implemented.

And how managed Luishi it to bring a ship into Outerra? The shadow is quite clear in the screen up above.

Did you buy the game ?

yeah but i wasn't able to find this in the object-list in the sandbox editor.
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Re: Wavy Shadows.
« Reply #10 on: February 29, 2012, 09:02:54 am »

Did you try click on the water button ? I still have to buy (will do soon) so I can't tell.
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Re: Wavy Shadows.
« Reply #11 on: February 29, 2012, 09:12:56 am »

In the builder i can't find a water-button only in the vehicles-tab. So there must be a way ... and I want to know it :D
And Secret .. buy it. It is so cool to fly around with a heli :D
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Re: Wavy Shadows.
« Reply #12 on: February 29, 2012, 09:14:22 am »

i think there is a ship in static objects, I just placed it whilst clicking willy nilly. its DDG in the buildings list. Although looking at the first post pic, they don't appear to be the same ship.
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Re: Wavy Shadows.
« Reply #13 on: February 29, 2012, 09:19:37 am »

ok thats the ship ... it is also the same from the pic. So I was just too dumb to try every object  ::)
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Re: Wavy Shadows.
« Reply #14 on: February 29, 2012, 09:43:19 am »

In the builder i can't find a water-button only in the vehicles-tab. So there must be a way ... and I want to know it :D
And Secret .. buy it. It is so cool to fly around with a heli :D

I wrote "(will do soon)"  :)
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