The simulation of light and illumination in games, including its interaction with the environment. A core element of games that can bring out vivacity into otherwise static worlds.

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Handling light bounding volume

So, i managed to do deferred shading like yesterday or 2 days ago. I got pretty big impact which causes my fps to drop from 1000fps to around 300~fps for 25 lights (after some optimization, i don't ...
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Unity and C# - Lighting concentrated on floor with RenderSettings? How to get even lighting on all objects?

I am just getting into lighting with Unity 3d and right now have a function that progressively deepens the lighting of my scene here. I have done this via Render Settings and have tried 3 different ...
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Light intensity on plain from angle

Given a vector (v) for the direction of light and a vector (n) for the normal of a plain. How can I calculate a rudimentary intensity value (i) where When (v) points at (n) directly/face on (i) = ...
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Low intensity of projector in dark enviornments

I am using light Projector as Headlight for player bike....The thing happening is the intensity of projector reduces in dark environment whereas in normal sunny day projector brightness is proper ,. ...
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Unity Lens Flare disappears at edge of screen?

I'm using a Lens Flare component to represent the sun in a 2D game. When the sun rotates onto or off of the screen, I noticed that the flare effect disappears. Basically, once the center of the sprite ...
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Spherical Area Lights do not match reference

So I'm adding spherical area lights to my application, and comparing my results with mitsuba, I am getting some differences (left is my approach, right is mitsuba - a pathtraced reference): What I ...
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Why does my Point light turn off if Player walks in any direction in Unity 2D?

My 2D Sprite has a material, Sprite diffuse attached to it. Now when I set up a light, it works but if I play the Game and walk, the light turns off immediately and the Player turns black. The ...
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Irradiance Map ( Irradiance environment map)?

As irradiance map is generated for every possible normal for all the texels in environment map (as every texel act as a light source) so that we can look up irradiance map, based on normal of fragment ...
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OpenGL strange color issue

I recently made terrain generation for my game, and I created a lighting system (simply diffuse lignting), but there's a strange problem around the edges. I know, OpenGL interpolates the different ...
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Box2DLights in libGDX - Bad quality of the light gradient on Android

I am facing a problem while porting one of my libGDX project from desktop to Android : My game uses Box2DLights. While the light effect look very fancy on the desktop version of the game, it looks ...
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Unity: Build looks different then gameview: runtime reflection probes not working correctly

Im having a really hard time figuring out how to configure my reflection probes to update in runtime once I build. The game port view looks totally different than the build view. Ive tried turning off ...
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Make a light only affect one object

I'm wondering if it's possible to make a light source only affect one object? I know that it's possible to use layers and culling mask, but then I would need one layer for every single object which is ...
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What causes regions of improperly-lit terrain when my pixel light count is below 4?

My Unity3d game has a strange bug where if you have the pixel light count set below 4, these strange boxes appear on the terrain. Because this game is going to be for mobile, if I set the pixel light ...
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Why is the distance from object to eye irrelevant in illumination models?

For example in Phong model and Blinn model, the light intensity does not change depending on how far away the camera is. Why is that?
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Doubts with results of per-vertex lighting shader

I'm researching simple shaders to add to my DirectX 11 project such as a per-vertex diffuse shader plus specular reflection component. I'll begin with the results: Seems specular reflection is ...
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How can I achieve a flickering torch/candle effect in 2D?

I'm currently working on a 2D lighting system that has point lights effectively rendered as a quad in a top-down 2D view, something like this for each light: I'd like to achieve a somewhat ...
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Light only passes through static mesh when selected - Unreal Engine 4

I just started working with UE4 and this issue has been bothering me for a couple of nights now. There are two questions regarding this problem on Unreal AnswerHub, but none of them offers a solution. ...
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How to create realism similar to scenes rendered in Vray?

I am tasked to make a game which requires very realistic interior scenes. Unity's bedroom demo(http://blogs.unity3d.com/2015/11/10/bedroom-demo-archviz-with-ssrr/) really caught my eye. See I know how ...
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Achieve a red lighning effect in unity for a 2d game

Effect that im refering to: http://youtu.be/jaBY83WvS3M#t=05m36s How could I achieve this kind of red lightning/flashing/shadowy effect in Unity3D for a 2D game? I'm trying to think of a way but I'm ...
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2d Lighting over Sprites in C#

I am currently working under a project , a small application where i have to implement 2d lighting . For example , in the GDI+ canvas , a image will be drawn and i will have to put a lighting effect ...
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How do I properly combine the colors of different lights?

Let's say I have 4 light colors: (0.6,0.0,0.0), (0.0,0.6,0.0), (0.1,0.1,0.1), (0.1,0.1,0.1) And now I want to combine them properly. I can't add them together, because if I add for example 3rd ...
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Weird squares everywhere

So in unity I have some weird squares on surfaces of certain objects, which are buildings represented by planes: I don't know what causes it, I tried changing some settings in lighting and ...
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How to darken certain parts of my scene, Unity3D

I'm trying to darken certain parts of my Unity3D scene (an enclosed room to be specific). I've tried researching this, but couldn't find anything. I've read that using Lightmapping and Light Probes ...
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2D deferred lighting calculations not working

I have the following code for my HLSL pixel shader. Modified from another post here on GameDev (Link), but I have a few problems with it: // calculate UV and get texture and normal. float2 UV = ...
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SVD vs Normal decomposition for BRDF compression

In the slides over here by NVidia, they describe methods for BRDF compression. They first create a BRDF matrix where each column(or row) corresponds to a single light direction (or outgoing view ...
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Ray tracing - BRDF using Cornell measured spectral data

I wrote a ray tracer that implements various BRDF models (Oren Nayar, Lamber, Torrance Sparrow and so on). Now I'm trying to implement a BRDF from measured data. I choose the Cornell database data ...
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Where to cast light/shadows in a 2.5D view?

I'm working on a tile-based 2D pseudo top-down/side-on game very much in the graphical style of Prison Archiect. More specifically, I'm referencing their style of drawing wall tiles where you can see ...
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Would this 2D Lighting and Shadows implementation work? [closed]

I'm writing a top-down 2D tile-based game and I'm trying to decide on how to implement lighting and shadows. The game will have a large number of light sources, some static and some moving around the ...
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OpenGL ES 2.0 facet lighting

I am trying to figure out if there is a way to achieve facet lighting in OpenGL ES 2.0 without extensions. I know it is possible if I don't used indexed vertices but I don't really want to do that ...
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What is the difference between PBR and SSR

I am very new to game development and I have been trying to understand the difference between Screen Space Reflection and Physically Based Rendering. I have read about PBR, and from what I ...
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Lights appear when run in the player although Editor playmode seems to be dark enough [Unity 5]

I've removed all the lights in my scene and the ambient lighting. It works fine in the editor play mode but when I run it on my Android or as a standalone player a light source appears. The light ...
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How can I make a ball glow and cast light?

I want to make my ball glow and cast light on other objects in the scene. The scene is generated at run time so I believe baking is out of the question. Emission materials work only when the object ...
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Only one side of the object reflects light while in the shadow

in my scene I have a plane as a floor and a plane as a building next to it, my directional light is rotated to make the building cast shadow on the road. I placed a few cubes on the road, the ...
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LibGDX Box2DLights - Global Illumination

I'm using LibGDX + Box2D to create dynamic lights in my game, but I'm currently stuck. I'm trying to light up every game object in the game with its own shadow, kinda like global illumination. Do you ...
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Polygon edges visible when using per-fragment lighting (OpenGL)

I have created a mesh in Blender (just a sphere with a texture over it; it's supposed to look like mars) and I've exported it as OBJ. I've tried it both with exporting with normals in Blender's export ...
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Unity baked lighting having noisy lightmaps

I am baking a spotlight into my scene. It is made using modular assets. For some reason it is having noisy lightmaps. Shadows are occuring where there shouldnt be any. What am I missing? I am using ...
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How do 2D volumetric lights work?

Context So in my current project (written in Java using LWJGL / OpenGL, so GLSL for shaders) I added lighting quite a few months ago, which was already an interesting challenge, having never done ...
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How can I make particles glow and cast light on its surroundings?

Im currently attempting to make a firefly effect on a dark forest. The level has very low light and the player is one of the few light sources. To let the player see the level better, I am attempting ...
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Direct3D11: Directional Shadow Maps

I've recently implemented shadow maps on my project. However, I'd like to add a feature that allows the light direction to be dynamically changed, so that the terrain can be viewed using different ...
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How do I properly light characters in a Unity scene?

I made a game prototype and want to improve some of rendering the visuals through light baking (which I'm new to). While I was mostly able to do this in my environiments, I'm having issues doing this ...
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Point Light shows black box & rect (PointLight not working) - libgdx 3D

I am creating a 3d scene currently a box and rect, and trying to enable lighting. When i create a PointLight and add it to Environment everything turns to black color? all i want to do is ...
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How do I implement a flashlight in SDL2?

I'm a beginner trying to implement a flashlight in SDL2, but can't figure out a good way to do it. I've found a way to manipulate the background's color; changed it to dark and back to its normal ...
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Problem with baked lights

I'm working on a 3D gallery experience and I'm having some difficulties regarding directional and point baked lights. When I build it for web with webgl, only global lights are rendered, but when my ...
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Unity 5 lighting broken

EDIT: I've discovered the cause of the problem and it might make more sense if I continue in another question. To start with unity has decided that lighting inside reflection probe bounding boxes is ...
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Efficient Per-Tile Lighting Technique

Quite a few of the 2D games that I have seen use per-tile lighting, where each tile has a set brightness (continuous scale of 0 to 1, for example). One way of calculating the brightness of any one ...
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Why are there no dynamic shadows in UE4?

So my problem is that other than for static objects which have baked shadows from building lighting, there are no shadows for movable objects, like those cubes. Neither from the Light source actor, ...
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How to combine tiles in a procedurally generated level in 2D tile based maps?

I am developing a 2D tile-based top-down game. It is currently instantiating square objects with a sprite renderer to procedurally generate the map. Each floor and wall is a 1-unit wide object. I ...
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Calculate angles between two other angles

I am trying to implement a FOV for my light casting algorithm. In the diagram below each white line represents a ray cast from a std::vector<float> of normalized radians. How can I only include ...
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Unity — custom shader behaves differently on WebGL deployment (correct) and editor view (incorrect)

I started working on shaders and lighting on Unity3D 5.2.1f1. I set up a scene where the sun object rotates the directional light (the only light in the scene) based on its position to simulate a ...
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Java Slick2d lighting using Raycasting

I am trying to make a top down view game in java using the Slick2d library, for lighting I wanted to do something like this : http://www.redblobgames.com/articles/visibility/. I was wondering if there ...