View Full Version : "Post-Processing 'Bloom'"
12-15-2007, 01:08 AM
How many people actually use this? To me, it makes it look hazy as if it's some sort of "dream" effect in a movie or something. I don't like it. I didn't realize that's what was causing the hazy effect in G3.5 with my nVidia card either in night fields. I turned it off, and everything looks much cleaner.
Who all has decided to not disable the bloom effects? I'd really like to know why...
12-15-2007, 01:13 AM
I agree with you it's to bright.....it's like a "halo" effect around the aircraft. If there was / is a way to tone the bloom down it would be great. (Maybe there is a way and I don't know how) I have used it when capturing some screen shots....at the right angles the right distance away, etc. it looks fine. But overall it's too much of a good thing
Edit: I don't use it while flying in the sim
12-15-2007, 01:19 AM
The Bloom Effect is one of the visual effect developed along Shader 3.0 and directx 9.0(a,b,c) after my knowledge. I firstly saw it in games like Age of Empires 3 massively used. And meanwhile I cannot see it any longer :rolleyes: Meanwhile every game - engine makes use of it and gives the scene a very irrealistic lightning which I have never seen in nature such strong before. It "looks" nice, but after a while everything seems to be washed away :)
12-15-2007, 01:27 AM
I like it!
Why? No reason, Personal preference.
As an amateur photographer I think it adds a better look, at least to my eye.
It's not really that overdone like in Phoenix, I think it has just the right amount.
It is good forethought by KE that in can be toggled for those that are bothered by it.
While a nice look, I would welcome multiple lighting in the future, I think right now the shadows are too harsh with only that warm star as the light source.
12-15-2007, 10:02 AM
I don't like it either the way it is. Is there a way to vary the effect? If so I think it would be a usable effect. I too would like to see multiple light sources available though for better shadow rendering.
12-15-2007, 05:08 PM
You can turn down the bloom effect at each airport.
In some airports the default bloom amount is unrealistically high.
A low amount helps mimic that "snow blindness" effect you may get on a bright sunny airfield.
BTW: One day at the field I got this quite bad. It was bright out and I had to remove my sunglasses to work on my bright yellow Funtana S90.
After about 20 minutes I could not see anymore.
12-15-2007, 05:27 PM
Oh OK. I'll have to check the settings then. You are right about how unrealistically high it is on some fields. That is why I had turned it off. Good to know it can be varied.
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