lensflares.. come on..

category: general [glöplog]
I mean... how many times in RL have you actually seen a lens flare? Stare at the sun and you'll go blind..not se a nice multilayered ring formation... :)
added on the 2003-09-17 14:20:37 by nelius nelius
haha. lamer! (^_^)
added on the 2003-09-17 14:34:07 by raymon raymon
Hehe, that's what i'm thinking when i see lens flares in games (mostly). However they appear in cameras and demos are usually emulating the view from a 'camera' not from a 'human eye'. However some FPS games also uses them mistakenly.
added on the 2003-09-17 14:34:21 by BadSector BadSector
how often have you seen shadebo(o)bs irl?
added on the 2003-09-17 14:34:43 by dalezr dalezr
or (more than 2) metaballs. ;)
added on the 2003-09-17 14:42:58 by tomaes tomaes
oh puhleezze ...

I see envmapped spikeyballs everywhere ;)
oh and BTW: you'd have to be a roll of film to see a lens flare ... check your optics 101
actually i see them often. In the office i work at, they have this special glass in the windows to prevent the sun getting too much (the office is basically a glasscube with no walls). Well it works, and on top of that we get too see both lensflares and rainbows in the glass. Quite nice actually :)
added on the 2003-09-17 15:20:23 by NoahR NoahR
Well with lensflares i guess in real life it all depends on how many mushrooms you've eaten.......Oh look there goes another one ;)
added on the 2003-09-17 15:34:35 by ravepants ravepants
Yes, hallucinogenic compounds enable lens-flares in real life. Perhaps all game characters eat tons of mushrooms? Would certainly explain the strange story in many games, but how come the main character never wears tie-dye???
added on the 2003-09-17 15:52:39 by psonice psonice
or white gloves and fluffy bra's
added on the 2003-09-17 16:25:10 by NoahR NoahR
I'm seeing lensflares on my monitor!
ARRGH! It's gonna implode!
added on the 2003-09-17 16:27:24 by Dr. Fuxor Dr. Fuxor
Hmmm, very strange. I don't recall ever seing a lens flare in a mario game, and mario lives in the mushroom kingdom itself.
added on the 2003-09-17 16:34:31 by psonice psonice
ICO on the ps2 is all flared out, beautiful game with beautiful fx
Yes ico is a real classic game. But it has realistic lens flares and glows, not stupid red + green rings :) It's a general lack of drugs (or at least something more mellow)

That's also why the character has a stick instead of a gun that would be too heavy to carry in real life. Take all the acid away from the characters in unreal tornament, and you'll just have some people wandering around in a field, muttering to themselves, and waving their shoes at each other.
added on the 2003-09-17 17:11:22 by psonice psonice
what kind of logic is that? Remove the wheels from your car and all you ahve is an expensive 4 pers. sofa. :p
added on the 2003-09-17 17:18:07 by NoahR NoahR
i guess you have never been in a car in sunny weather if you never seen lensflares..

read: i see them daily in sunny weather.
added on the 2003-09-17 19:13:22 by Hatikvah Hatikvah
psonice : Well, they had to be smoking something when they made ICO, because, other than the stick and the "restrained" flareage, I need more than beer to see those smoke-spiders and dripping "void" =P
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added on the 2003-09-17 20:51:09 by a_lee_n a_lee_n
Lensflares are cool but i don't get how the hell are there still people who think that the photoshop 35mm preset lesnflare is at all usable or that it should be imitated... I also don't understand why it's still included in photoshop;-)
added on the 2003-09-18 09:20:10 by uncle-x uncle-x
added on the 2003-09-18 09:26:45 by Pegasus Pegasus
It's still there cause the first photoshop tutorial, 'Make yourself look cool', involves taking a photo of yourself wearing sunglasses, and adding a lensflare to the sunglasses. You should read the manual uncle-x ;)
added on the 2003-09-18 10:45:31 by psonice psonice