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Vertex solve question [message #490476] Mon, 09 February 2015 22:37 Go to next message
jonwil is currently offline  jonwil
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Can anyone tell me what the "check occlusion" checkbox for vertex solve does?


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Re: Vertex solve question [message #490477 is a reply to message #490476] Tue, 10 February 2015 00:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I'm no expert but it seems to affect the way the level lighting is processed on the mesh.. Having no occlusion can result in odd lighting and light bleeding.. Having occulsion renders the lighting and is more uniform and mostly fixes up the issues I stated above...

Again I'm no expert and if anyone else has more info please correct me...besides that I always build my level lighting with occlusion enabled..
Re: Vertex solve question [message #490481 is a reply to message #490476] Tue, 10 February 2015 16:44 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I think it checks for whether light is blocked by other objects. Like say inside a tunnel etc. I always build with occlusion enabled as well.

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Yup just looked up ambient occulusion. In computer graphics, ambient occlusion is a shading and rendering technique used to calculate how exposed each point in a scene is to ambient lighting.

Its only regular occlusion in renegade, so it checks how exposed it is to the light vertices most likely, aka if something is blocking the light.

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In computer graphics, ambient occlusion is a shading and rendering technique used to calculate how exposed each point in a scene is to ambient lighting

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Re: Vertex solve question [message #490483 is a reply to message #490476] Thu, 12 February 2015 03:24 Go to previous message
danpaul88 is currently offline  danpaul88
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Indeed, in my experience with LE it seems that ambient occlusion just checks for objects between the light source and the surface being lit. When you don't check this box everything basically gets lit as if there was nothing between it and the sun / light source.

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