So, for anyone who has played Far Cry 4, or even seen gameplay footage, which is probably a hell of a lot of people, you can’t deny that it’s a gorgeous game. But one inperticular effect caught my eye while I was playing it today. The enhanced god rays/light rays/light occlusion setting.
Basically, with normal light rays the rays would only appear when looking at said object giving off light, for this example the sun. But with FC4’s enhanced light rays, light rays stay on the screen when not looking at the sun, as if creating an automatic volumetric lighting effect. Here’s an example image:
As you can see, the volumetric lighting automatically appears from where the sun is shining light, so instead of light occlusion, you get a volumetric effect. Now I know you can create volumetric lighting and place it by hand, but I’d love to know how to recreate this effect because it adds so much atmosphere and makes the game look amazing.
Thanks in advance!