Post news Report RSS Edit: 5/6/10 L.U.R.K. Panoramic/HDR Adaptation

Full set of panoramic images depicting L.U.R.K. 1.1. Automerged with Photoshop CS3 and warped to fit. Images are otherwise unaltered. L.U.R.K. 1.1 should be the best looking S.T.A.L.K.E.R. to date, and if you think otherwise, be specific and comment in the page!

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WE ARE LOOKING FOR CAPABLE LUA SCRIPTERS WHO HAVE EXPERIENCE WITH X-RAY. PLEASE CONTACT US IMMEDIATELY IF YOU ARE INTERESTED

EDIT: 5/6/10
High Dynamic Range/Flare Test


We're testing out a new technique for HDR rendering. Basically simulating the way your eyes adjust to light, please note that the images depicted in the Panoramic Images section below do not show this technique that we've just tried recently. We're also testing out a sun flares, tell us what you think, we're offering some images that will demonstrate how your eyes will adjust to the different lighting circumstances.


Sun Flare Test



L.U.R.K. 1.1 Panoramic Images


Despite the major point of the previous news update being to address concerns regarding development, I had posted a few images that I had forgotten were pretty significantly updated from the previous iterations of 1.1 that I've previewed in news updates even further back, at least on ModDB. Those changes include weather tweaks, grass sprites, ground textures, detail world textures, color maps etc.. A few readers seemed to take notice of this, and I decided to make a much more comprehensive set of images that I'm really pleased with, I hope you all feel the same way. They're pretty big so 56k'ers may want to sit this one out.

Black backdrop and whatnot for all that quality viewing. Possibly listen to this too while you're doing it. Smack the F11 key too if you're using Firefox and whatever the hell the IE key is for fullscreen.


Enlargeable Thumbnails

Just Click to view the whole thing. Top one's my favorite.

















This might be my last update prior to release, unless for some reason it turns into a stretch. Hope you enjoy the update. Happy hunting S.T.A.L.K.E.R. and all that crap.

-Holden

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deeb97
deeb97

My sir, thumbs up to you :)

Lovely.

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PeeWee_89
PeeWee_89

Purty! :3

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0rpheus
0rpheus

Daaamn dude....Those look really beautiful!

EDIT: btw, Holden, have you looked into the forum's suggestions section? There's this small thing I thought might make LURK a bit better, please do have a look!

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Bolognius_Maximus
Bolognius_Maximus

Insane! *Faints*

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Mythaa
Mythaa

wow nice

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DucTTapE
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Wolfe070
Wolfe070

incredible, just unbelievably incredible. cant wait for release! this is what stalker should have been!

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Kyou.
Kyou.

MY eyes just got ripped out of their sockets

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Rahu_X
Rahu_X

I'm loving the HDR and Flare tests. Especially the HDR. I loved that GSC implemented that in CoP. Adds so much more realism and immersion. I just hope the contrast isn't too much. With some of the mods I used in CoP, it made the outside too bright when I was inside and it hurt my eyes.

Just everything you're doing graphically is amazing. This just blows SC 2009 and perhaps even CoP out of the water.

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SPTX
SPTX

Maybe a bit too bright.

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Ektropy
Ektropy

One of the shots looks like someone drew some lines on it in MS Paint O.o Other than that though, they look amazing.
This one: Holdenmcclure.smugmug.com

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Necrod
Necrod

What is that ms painted black on third panorama lolz

everything else AMAZING gonna play through again when you make this release :D

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KinG^Ace
KinG^Ace

Looks Amazing O_O

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KinG^Ace
KinG^Ace

This Weather & r2_shader Looks on L.U.R.K Much Better Then @Stalker Complete i hope you send Me a Messeg :D if it Coming Out i Gona get it You Guys ROOOOOOCKT respect :-)

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Splinesplitter
Splinesplitter

You people are bad-***!

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KinG^Ace
KinG^Ace

I Hope its Coming Out Fast... Men i Want it So HoooooT ;D

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strokes762
strokes762

So glad I just bought another XFX 4850 card.

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The_AC
The_AC

Lens flare doesn't happen in real life (unless you're a robot), so hopefully we'll be able to easily disable that.

Otherwise, looking good.

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