by Tom Spilman
in Torque 3D Professional
05/05/2009 (7:14 pm) ·
Tom is a programmer and co-owner of Sickhead Games, LLC.
@Pete - It actually makes it run faster.
Ok... no... just kidding.
It has an impact... it has to take alot of samples for each screen pixel to get the radial effect from the sun position. This is pretty much a direct implementation of the GPU Gems 3 technique.
Like with most of these techniques the hit is gonna vary by the amount of fillrate your card can handle. I wouldn't recommend using this effect on lower end GPUs.... for sure nothing below a Geforce 8xxxx series card.