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I was wondering—will Pillars of Eternity have volumetric effects for stuff like smoke, fog, fire, lighting, weather, etc.?

 

I know they tend to be quite exacting on the hardware, but with pre-rendered backdrops and (relatively) low-poly 3D models the game would probably more than make up for that. Besides, I guess they could be made optional via the graphics menu?

 

It would be pretty darn kewl :)

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I don't know about the ones you mentioned but the first image I saw of the Project had a waterfall that was animated.


I'd say the answer to that question is kind of like the answer to "who's the sucker in this poker game?"*

 

*If you can't tell, it's you. ;)

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I'd really love weather effects and things like fog. It makes an insanely big difference in how engrossing the atmosphere is, at least to me.

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I wonder how well volumetric effects will interact with the 2D scenery? It might not look too realistic.


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Some areas presented in screenshots look pretty foggy. We also know there is some depth data for the areas, so maybe...

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Have you seen the teaser trailer? It features rain and volumetric fog. Take a close look at the cave scenes and you can see the volumetric fog, which I think looks fantastic in motion.

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To be fair, it's a 720p zoomed-in trailer.

 

Please release your next trailers/footage in 1080p, pretty please.  :bow: (Yes, this was just an excuse of mine to bring this subject up.)

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Is that close to what the fireball FX is going to be or just temp? I didn't really like the explosion look as it looks like a Nuke, but that's just me.

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Have you seen the teaser trailer? It features rain and volumetric fog. Take a close look at the cave scenes and you can see the volumetric fog, which I think looks fantastic in motion.

 

I somehow missed those last time, it does look great though.

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Have you seen the teaser trailer? It features rain and volumetric fog. Take a close look at the cave scenes and you can see the volumetric fog, which I think looks fantastic in motion.

Also if you look again, you can see that the fireball's light interacting with the volumetric fog in the cemetery scene.

Thanks, Adam!

 

I have re-watched the trailer and noticed those effects which I had missed the first few times.

 

The more I learn about this game, the happier I am to have backed it :) Keep up the great work!

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