Hi, I try to make a small map for a demo and I need in and outdoor scenes in one map.
The Problem is that there is no light bounce (i think) and it doesn’t look real or good with a skylight applied.
And another thing is that the “Eye simulation” is too strong.
and the balance between the shadows/dark areas facing away from the directional light and the global illumination is tricky. Any tips on the dynamic balance between the auto exposure, skylight and directional light would be appreciated.
@MikeRPG Strange thing about your photo. At first glance. I thought I seen a sasquatch wearing an Buttocks hat trying to climb a rock. LOL. Must be the shrooms.
I never did anything planetary, but if I did I would use a constant to ramp over distance. I’m not sure I would apply it to something emmisive. If that’s what the Purple sun, or moon is.
It would definitely help the asteroids come into focus. I’m not sure what it would cost though.
Scroll down to Distance Based Detail Texturing.
@mikerpg I couldnt tell with an asteroid in front of it. You could control whatever materials you wanted by distance. Details by distance could make a player explore if they could only see things at 60 60-70 yards in game, and then things would start to clarify. You could make some stars fade out, and asteroids go from being unseen to visible at a certain threshold. It would depend on how you wanted to play with it, and what you wanted to ramp over distance. If you had a nebula cloud, and some single stars you could use emissive node to make them brighten as someone started approaching them closer. If you wanted to get deep into level design, and there was a planet you wanted someone to notice, and fly too for example. You could have a jupiter like planet with several moons start to brighten. You could do this with pick up items so that people notice them. Say your game has artifacts scattered around, and when someone gets close to them you want them to have emissive glow. The way that light moves guides players. If you were wondering around in a game, and seen light in the horizon would you walk away from it? You could also use the depth fade node.
That looks like the skylight fighting with a directional light. Can you say exactly what lights you’re using and what major settings you are using (stationary, movable, brightness, dynamic shadows/static shadows etc). Try disabling the ambient occlusion and the lightmass settings, make sure lights are stationary not static.