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Penumbra with totally 3D Graphics?
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Penumbra with totally 3D Graphics?

Just throwing an idea...

Could it be possible to put an option in next Episodes that has game with entirely 3D graphics?

I mean, if you have 3D glasses, and you put them on, and put 3D setting on... It just might look great! Wink

Just few things of 3D settings and glasses:

Enemies looks like that they are really comin' closer and closer...
Crashes and splashes looks more effectively...
Everything else looks like real: rocks, barrels, books, bottles and other stuff...

Doesn't this sound good?

Or what do you Developers think of idea? Smile

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05-25-2007, 02:49 PM
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RE: Penumbra with totally 3D Graphics?

It is not impossible, but we have some cooler things on the horizon Wink
05-25-2007, 03:19 PM
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RE: Penumbra with totally 3D Graphics?

Besides, I'm not sure if that would really work...
Basically, there are three popular ways to create 3D images:
coloured glasses, shutter glasses and polarised glasses with cross-projection (best of the glasses).
(there are some "natural" 3D screens that use prismatic shapes, but they're quite expensive and rare)

Shutter glasses won't work as desired, since TFT screens are very common by now, and the way they work will most likely render the shutter glasses useless. Also, shutter glasses give me a really mean headache after a few minutes of usage.

Polarised glasses will obviously not work, since PC screens don'T emit polarised light and can't be modified to do so in a way that would allow the 3D glasses to work.

Coloured glasses. Though these are most likely to work, they would require colour-adapted rendering (obviously) which will make coloured pictures look weird.

Prism screens with vertical interlacing would work and look good, but is not suitable for home use.

Penumbra in true 3D would be awesome though Smile

Would you tell us about the cool things you'll implement, Thomas? Pleeeeeeease

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RE: Penumbra with totally 3D Graphics?

Quote:Would you tell us about the cool things you'll implement, Thomas? Pleeeeeeease

When the stars are right Wink
05-25-2007, 04:26 PM
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RE: Penumbra with totally 3D Graphics?

Thaliur Wrote:There are three popular ways to create 3D images:
coloured glasses, shutter glasses and polarised glasses with cross-projection (best of the glasses).

I meant those coloured glasses. With Red and Cyan/Green lensses. Smile
Or maybe better ones! Wink

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RE: Penumbra with totally 3D Graphics?

I just thought about this.
Could it be done by shader technology?
Only as an option, of course, the graphics engine could create two greyscale overlay frames from different points of view for each rendered picture, one tinted blue, one red, and put them on top of the "official" image.
I don't know how much programming work this would require, and it would most likely need lots of graphics ram and steal at least half your framerate (I guess), but if it's just a short srt of orders it would be nice to have this option.

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07-22-2007, 03:11 AM
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RE: Penumbra with totally 3D Graphics?

could you make the piled rocks look like rocks? They look like sand bags to me. It's how I always saw them. I can see it now, 3D rocks that look like sand bags Smile
07-22-2007, 04:28 AM
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RE: Penumbra with totally 3D Graphics?

Maybe you Developers could add this 3D option into next patch? Smile Tongue

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08-07-2007, 10:53 AM
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RE: Penumbra with totally 3D Graphics?

As long as there's still the option to play with the worst graphics ever seen. My game lags like sin on low graphics, I don't want even more lag.
08-07-2007, 05:10 PM
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RE: Penumbra with totally 3D Graphics?

just buy a video card with geforce chipset and go to http://www.nvidia.com
in the download area you'll find a driver the trasform any 3d game (programmed with directX or opengl) in a real 3d game and you can use the colored grasses or the shutter glasses as you want.
08-10-2007, 08:09 AM
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