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robban75
02-12-2004, 11:01 AM
I know graphics isn't always the most important part of a flightsim, but it helps, and we all know that FB has really good graphics!
But would it be possible to add self casting shadows to FB? It looks really good in lockon, and perhaps it could give FB a little facelift? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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robban75
02-12-2004, 11:01 AM
I know graphics isn't always the most important part of a flightsim, but it helps, and we all know that FB has really good graphics!
But would it be possible to add self casting shadows to FB? It looks really good in lockon, and perhaps it could give FB a little facelift? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

http://members.chello.se/unni/Dora-9-3.JPG

When it comes to aircombat, I'd rather be lucky than good any day!

Capt_Haddock
02-12-2004, 02:54 PM
Very good point.

Proper lighting and video effects are as useful as higher polycounts or larger textures.
Proof is that if you take an IL2 screenshot and touch it up in PhotoShop, you'll get a photorealistic image.

Just check these screenshots:
http://homepage.powerup.com.au/~tomh/il2/album1.html

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biggs222
02-12-2004, 04:02 PM
what do u mean self casting? like shadows on the planes themselves?

VW-IceFire
02-12-2004, 04:29 PM
Exactly what he means. Self casting shadows. In Lock On...the planes have their own self casting shadows. So part of the tailplane will cast a shadow on the wing, or an underslung missile is going to cause a shadow on the wing if you roll inverted. It really boosts the visual immersion factor from the screenshots I've seen. Its not a performance lite thing however...so it would be a high end only kind of thing.

I kind of doubt that they'd do it in FB...but I'm happy to be proven wrong! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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biggs222
02-12-2004, 04:49 PM
maybe we'll see it in BoB... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

VW-IceFire
02-12-2004, 07:06 PM
I wouldn't be surprised in the least...there should be some solid hardware support for shadowing available by then as well.

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