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I recently sat down to satisfy my inner graphics-whore (please excuse my French) and started fooling around with the new and updated Image Effects in Unity 3.4, testing performance, spending a bit of R&R adjusting various settings to extreme "over-the-top" effects! (I guess I've been watching to many Frostbite 2, CryEngine and UDK videos lately)! :)

Posted by ZPSHicks on Aug 31st, 2011

Playing with Image Effects in Unity 

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Not much to say really; the scene was made quick with a few assets you've already seen a million times (except maybe the trees)
. The Image Effects active are Screen Space Ambient Occlusion, Bloom and Lens Flares, New DLAA Antialiasing, Depth Of Field 34 and Vignetting (Which you can toggle on 1-5 keys).

  • Warning:
  • Open Door Development is ALL about showing "Work in Progress" ... We hope you can take it! :)
  • Warning:
  • This Prototype is not optimized for optimal performance so if you're "playing" on a small notebook, please do not expect the best frame-rates in the world!
  • Warning:
  • Deferred lighting and post-process image effects are calculated based on screen-space  pixels, so please be sure to bring down the resolution if your native default is too high!

"Over-the-top" exaggerated realism with Image Effects 

Interstellar Marine in T-pose, with the background completely blurred by DOF including a few hexagon BOKEH's working to bring a bit more realism in terms of out-of-focus glow distortion.

Interstellar Marine in T-pose, with the background completely blurred by DOF including a few hexagon BOKEH's working to bring a bit more realism in terms of out-of-focus glow distortion. 

Take the map for a spin and post your frame-rates below if possible ... The scene clocks +60FPS (720p) on our old but still rather powerful GTX280 / 2.4 Core2Quad which leaves room for a lot of optimization from both Unity and our side.

For the love of the game!
/ZPSHicks

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Alex_06
Alex_06 Aug 31 2011, 9:37pm says:

Looks like watching those other engine videos paid off quite well. =)
Great job!

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vikocho
vikocho Sep 1 2011, 1:54am says:

a new way to destroy my graphic card...

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Chrissstrahl
Chrissstrahl Sep 1 2011, 1:10pm says:

UNITY WEBPLAYER
install now

Excuse me, but that isn't really necessary!!!

If you want ppl to watch the video make it conform.
Otherwise please tell us if you planning to be like apple...

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xalener
xalener Sep 2 2011, 10:31am replied:

Its not a damn video player, is the ******* game engine.

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Hboybowen
Hboybowen Sep 1 2011, 3:18pm says:

Its not a video. Smart guy. Its a tech demo of the the game that you can play with....

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