While exploring the live Mercury with the lights off I noticed a unusual/new behaviour for the flashlight.
It seems there is some real light bounces that lights up the whole room, take the color of the surface you’re looking at…
Maybe it’s not something new, but I don’t remember seeing something like this during the PTU in my MSR or in any other situation.
Is there some sneaky changes being done ? If so, I love it :slightly_smiling_face:
Apologies for the extremely late reply! One of our talented graphics programmers implemented screen space global illumination for the torch early last year. This works by simulating 64,000 individual light sources emitting from where the torch light first reflects, but using a few clever tricks to vastly reduce the complexity and cost (clustering, temporal accumulation and de-noise).
Director of Graphics Engineering