Why is everything so damn shiny? 3 replies

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Teqila

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#1 12 years ago

One thing I noticed in most hi-def games is shiny graphics. The lighting effect makes everything have a glow. It happens mostly on Xbox 360 for me. Anyone else notice this? Another thing that's not related is if you ever noticed the black represented on screens has a white-ness to it, especially when screens are set very bright.




Shintsu

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#2 12 years ago

My guess is that shiny surfaces just look really pretty in HD and people like that.




C_los

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#3 12 years ago

Considering how a screen works, you can't just ignore part of a working monitor, that's about as dark as it's going to get. All the glow you see is overdone or emphasized on purpose to simulate how you would see light in real life. But since the light in games is not real, and there is no monitor that can emit every kind of electromagnetic radiation, in-game lighting will never look as that kind of light would look in the real world. All the light coming from the screen is visible light and will have the same effect (chemically) on your eyes. Everything is so damn shiny because that's one of the few things they can actually edit in the game lighting to make it seems more realistic to you.

Of course, I have full confidence in the advance of technology and will one day probably try to open a monitor thinking it's a window or something.




ffrookie6

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#4 12 years ago

yea i ahve noticed..its like a trick..it kinda helps da game more realistic or soemthing not sure tho @_@