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FPSC Classic Models and Media / Adaptive Bloom by Bond1

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bond1
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Posted: 28th Oct 2010 20:54 Edited at: 19th Sep 2011 18:26
Here is my Adaptive Bloom shader, it analyzes the brightness of the scene, automatically, to determine how much bloom to apply. Great for HDR style effects!

EDIT: This shader is now included with the official version of FPS Creator from v1.18 onwards.

Video, Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOXh94Z_8Vc



Video, Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVjYQrd18SU



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Posted: 28th Oct 2010 20:56
EPIC! can't wait

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Posted: 28th Oct 2010 21:02
Great!!

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Posted: 28th Oct 2010 21:28
Sooo cool

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Posted: 28th Oct 2010 21:41
...friggin' amazing.

Thank you so very much, bond1...

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Posted: 28th Oct 2010 21:57
Nice, is there a way to increase reaction time, etc?

bond1
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Posted: 28th Oct 2010 22:07 Edited at: 28th Oct 2010 22:08
Quote: "is there a way to increase reaction time"


Only within a narrow range. It is adjustable from instantaneous, to 1 full second max. I blend the brightness calculation over the previous 60 frames maximum- so at 60fps it takes one full second for the reaction. Any more than that causes unpredictability in the brightness calculation.

The Youtube video doesn't do the actual bloom/glow justice in fact. It's really smooth, tight, and focused, rather than the sloppy stock bloom that seems to blur just about everything. You could really pull off a Bioshock style indoor environment now! And seamless go between indoor and outdoor without the bloom blowing out everything.

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Posted: 28th Oct 2010 22:16
Amazing Work Bond1!! I think you need to take a vacation with the amount of work youve been doin


Cheers,
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Posted: 28th Oct 2010 22:17
Totally awesome! You got some serious talents with shaders (and other things too of course )

Can't wait for a download

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Posted: 28th Oct 2010 22:57
Amazing work as always, bond!
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Quote: "Only within a narrow range. It is adjustable from instantaneous, to 1 full second max. I blend the brightness calculation over the previous 60 frames maximum- so at 60fps it takes one full second for the reaction. Any more than that causes unpredictability in the brightness calculation."


Shame, one thing I've always wanted to do is the effect when you come out of the vault in Fallout 3. It takes like five seconds for the light to adjust, and it reveals the landscape in a beautiful way...

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Posted: 28th Oct 2010 23:37
still, we can't complain. this looks amazing.

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Posted: 28th Oct 2010 23:41
Wow, nice job! Looks great!

PS- Your DL links for a lot of your shaders are down. The ones on Hyrumark.com is what I mean.

I do private FPSC scripting- email for more details.
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Because Hyrumark is also down?
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Posted: 29th Oct 2010 00:01
Yes.

I do private FPSC scripting- email for more details.
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Posted: 29th Oct 2010 00:05
Good work!

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Posted: 29th Oct 2010 01:06
Awesome!



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Posted: 29th Oct 2010 01:27
Amazing as always, Sir. If your taking suggestions...I would think being able to assign bloom to a specific light, instead of the whole scene would also be great. I'd like to have bloom on my "sunlight" but might not need it on my table lamp in a scene. This looks amazing though.
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Posted: 29th Oct 2010 01:31
The video looks awesome.

This is much better than having the entire scene washed out which can easily happen with the stock bloom shader.

Source engine fans are going to love having a little HDR in FPSC from now on. Looking forward to the download.

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Posted: 29th Oct 2010 02:20
Awesome, can't wait!
Thumps up for ya great work bond1!!

Greetings
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Posted: 29th Oct 2010 03:32
Bloomalicious !!!

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Posted: 29th Oct 2010 03:47
Awesome.
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Posted: 29th Oct 2010 03:52 Edited at: 29th Oct 2010 03:53
With this bloom, I can make the Metro Theater more how I envisioned it : darker with more atmostphere. A nice bloom around self-illuminated light sources gives you the freedom to use weaker lights without things getting too dark, as the bloom will automatically brighten the surrounding areas with nice ghostly glow.



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Posted: 29th Oct 2010 03:55 Edited at: 29th Oct 2010 03:57
yes this is the way bloom should use. Ever time I seen someone use bloom in there game I always think ( man it would be great if lights could just glow and not the entire room). never like bloom because of that fact. make you want to make a game call (dream world in candy land). with everything looking bright fuzzy you can have care bears and rainbows. but this beats them all the best bloom shader ever made for fpsc. you have done such amazing job bond1 we need to make up some type of award for you that cant be touch.something like the Most Valued Member award or MVM. you are always on top you game and never coming down. we say it all the time (what would we do without you)? here is one on me genius pure genius.

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This reminds me of half life 2 lost coast when you would go into the dark parts and come outside, as well as fallout3 when you come out out of the vault.

Incredible, this is fantastic.

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Posted: 29th Oct 2010 09:15
Now thats what its supposed to do. Great work as always Bond1.

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Posted: 29th Oct 2010 09:49
Looks awesome


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Posted: 29th Oct 2010 12:53
<3

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Posted: 29th Oct 2010 13:45
I can't believe it...it's so great!

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Posted: 29th Oct 2010 13:51
nice nice nice...
bond you are really doing a great job with all of your shaders and its an honour to use them (and maybe combine two of them into one ).

I hope you will never stop working on all the shaders, you are one of the best.
Now there are only 2 things left I want for FPSC.

A better looking water shader and a parallax shader (please no relief ).
Than we have all we need, I'm in no need for DoF atm xD

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Posted: 29th Oct 2010 14:39
Hell this looks great!!

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Posted: 29th Oct 2010 15:59 Edited at: 29th Oct 2010 16:00
Fantastic Bond1! This really is great!
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Posted: 29th Oct 2010 17:10
Looks realy Great

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Posted: 29th Oct 2010 18:46
this is awesome cant wait

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I love it. Does this require any scripts to work or is it just shader. And did you put light outside when you showed that map. If so is it big or small scale amount.


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Posted: 29th Oct 2010 19:00 Edited at: 29th Oct 2010 19:04
Quote: "Does this require any scripts to work or is it just shader."


Everything happens in the shader, no scripts required. And yes there was a large static light outside to illuminate the ground segments.

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ok.


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Posted: 29th Oct 2010 22:11
Now you just need directional lights to give yourself some proper sunlight...

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Posted: 29th Oct 2010 23:16
that is so AWESOME thank you BOND1

Cheers


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Posted: 30th Oct 2010 00:29
Looking really good. Can't wait to utilize this with some VR graphics.

On a side note, every time I enter this particular thread my anti-virus says it's blocking access to 'militant' content, no specifics though.


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Quote: "Can't wait to utilize this with some VR graphics."


That will look fantastic - very Tron-like.

I'm just putting some meaningful UI elements in for Dark Shader, so users can tailor the overall intensity of the bloom and brightness threshold to their own needs and tastes.

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Posted: 30th Oct 2010 01:21
this shader looks awesome, although my pc needed a formatting and I lost pretty much everything including your previous shaders, I went to go and download them again and all the links are broken. Any chance of these getting fixed or re-uploaded?


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Posted: 30th Oct 2010 01:36
C'mon I cannot wait for these things!!!!

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Posted: 30th Oct 2010 02:35 Edited at: 30th Oct 2010 02:37
Quote: "C'mon I cannot wait for these things!!!!"

My feelings about the planar projected character shadows.

However, Bond is the most perfect perfectionist I know, so you'll have to wait until it is as good as it can get, and then he'll let us have at it.

I'm grateful that he takes the time to create these shaders so that we have all of those sliders in DarkShader to tweak these things.

That Metro image is the first time I have actually admired a bloom effect. (I liked the end of the tunnel thing too)
Now I finally know what all the fuss about Bloom is all about, because I have finally seen it used as best as can be.
Everything I've seen up to now just made things glow to the point of hurting my eyes, but Bond has perfected the use of bloom to the point that it makes sense to me now.
I am starting to like bloom more and more now that it is being used realistically.

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Quote: "Everything I've seen up to now just made things glow to the point of hurting my eyes"


Yes, and many AAA games are guilty of this as well, I've played games where floors are glowing, and I've even seen entire buildings that were glowing. And I thought to myself, who thinks this looks good, that doesn't even make any sense?!

Bloom should be used for only self-illuminated entities where you want to have an almost ethereal, incandescant type glow, like for the actual light source itself such as a lamp. Or to simulate the ultra bright light of outdoors as seen from indoors looking out. Othewise bloom shouldn't even be noticeable - it should be a subtle effect most of the time.

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Quote: "And I thought to myself, who thinks this looks good, that doesn't even make any sense?!"

That was my first thought as well. (exactly)
That is why I was never a bloom fan before.

Quote: "Bloom should be used for only self-illuminated entities where you want to have an almost ethereal, incandescant type glow, like for the actual light source itself such as a lamp. Or to simulate the ultra bright light of outdoors as seen from indoors looking out. Othewise bloom shouldn't even be noticeable - it should be a subtle effect most of the time."

Yes, you have shed light on the proper use of bloom, and I can now see how it can be useful realistically.
I can only hope that others will be illuminated with this info.

You're the best Bond!

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Posted: 30th Oct 2010 04:11
Quote: "My feelings about the planar projected character shadows"


Christmas is still going to come slightly early this year if it gets released early December.

This adaptive bloom is going to compliment bond1's other shaders much better than having all the specularity on textures washing out becaues everything is too bright.

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Quote: "This adaptive bloom is going to compliment bond1's other shaders much better than having all the specularity on textures washing out becaues everything is too bright."

Like the flushable toilet.
Do you guys remember that thing and the image supplied for the soiled one? lol
It is the only thing that gets washed out in my game with the new version no matter what I do to the textures.
If this fixes that then I will be thrilled even more. (I really get a kick out of that flushable toilet, and I resoil it when the player walks away)

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Posted: 30th Oct 2010 05:42
Nice shader, bond1!

I look forward to peeking into how it works. HLSL was never my favorite language.


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