Alfa Romeo Forum banner

1 - 19 of 19 Posts

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
38,311 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Behold! :D :cool:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
31,304 Posts
very nice view! :cool: I'm starting to understand why you like that game so much... ;)
 

·
Administrator
Joined
·
47,199 Posts
Is that El Capitan Ant?
If so, set in the Yosemite valley, I've theoretically driven on those roads. :D
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
31,304 Posts
Fraser said:
Nice piccie right enough - but the tree shadows should be parallel, unless the sun is only 200 yards from the earth in GT4 world ;) :D
Absolutly right, Fraser! :cool:
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
38,311 Posts
Discussion Starter · #6 ·
I don't know what you mean, but, ok... :confused:
 

·
Administrator
Joined
·
47,199 Posts
Ant, there are two trees which are casting shadows over the track.
Shadows coming from a point source of light should run a line directly opposite that point, so the shadows should point directly away from the sun.
Now, the Sun is so far away from the Earth that to all intents and purposes it's in exactly the same direction from both trees, therefore the shadows should be parallel to each other. If you imagined a light source really close to the trees, it would be in a different direction considered from each tree, therefore the shadows would point away from each other.

In a way, it's quite impressive in the game. It suggests that rather than the shadows just being painted in, they have dynamic lighting coded into it, and the shadows are generated from any light sources. It's just that they've given up on the measurements, and placed the Sun 'over there in the sky somewhere' :D
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
31,304 Posts
Talking about dinamic light... it might just be the speed of the Alfa that makes the game refresh every image as fast as possible. It might be a delay or an anticipation. ;)
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
38,311 Posts
Discussion Starter · #9 ·
You're too finicky. ;)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
31,304 Posts
James, yes. ;)
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
38,311 Posts
Discussion Starter · #11 ·
You too!! :D
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
31,304 Posts

·
Administrator
Joined
·
47,199 Posts
THROTTLEMAN said:
James, yes. ;)
Me! :eek:
I was just trying to explain to Ant what you were on about!
It was Fraser and you that were being finicky!
I almost posted a bit earlier actually, to call fraser pedantic :p
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,361 Posts
it seems to me that I have to finaly download that game for my PS2 which is getting a lot of dust these days...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
31,304 Posts
Fraser said:
Do you mean pedantic, finicky, or just a bit caught up in the detail ;) ?
Can I answer? :D
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
38,311 Posts
Discussion Starter · #18 ·
Fraser said:
Do you mean pedantic, finicky, or just a bit caught up in the detail ;) ?
Check, check and... check. :D
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
31,304 Posts
:lol:
 
1 - 19 of 19 Posts
Top