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Old 04-29-2010, 02:52 AM   #1
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Shadows

Why do they sometimes look like this?
http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/4...town040000.jpg
http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/6335/d2coast100001.jpg
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Old 04-29-2010, 06:41 AM   #2
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I couldn't see what you're talking about--the pics are too dark (maybe my lame gpu).

I hope that the people who will have answers for will be able to see what you mean.
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Old 04-29-2010, 07:04 AM   #3
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They look like shadows...
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Old 04-29-2010, 08:11 AM   #4
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Have you tried increasing your gamma?
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Old 04-29-2010, 09:20 AM   #5
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I see what you mean. They look a bit rainbow coloured or something.
I get the same problem. Don't know what it's about.
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Old 04-29-2010, 10:05 AM   #6
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Any fixes?
It's always a mix of blues greens and yellows. Looks odd and quite annoying in some areas.
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Old 04-29-2010, 10:12 AM   #7
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It isn't the shadow, it is the shaders.

Yes, there is some wierd, glowing, discoloration that comes out on metal or wet shaders when it is dark. I've always thought that odd.
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Old 04-29-2010, 04:16 PM   #8
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I think it's the phong exponent valve uses which instead of giving a white shine gives the color of the area where the light hits it instead
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Old 04-29-2010, 08:46 PM   #9
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That's the consequence of LDR and a high gamma.

You can only have 255 levels each of red, green, and blue in LDR. In dark areas, the lighting and textures aren't completely grey, so you might get one or two colors which are a few points higher than the others, resulting in a color of, say, 3 3 8. On your desktop, this would nearly be black and indistinguishable, but with bright gamma settings the higher blue value becomes distinct.

Turning down the gamma or brightness should cover it up.
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