This presentation is part of my talk at the GDC Europe 2011 in Cologne with Tiago Sousa. It introduces the lighting features of the different iterations of the CryENGINE and presents the lighting challenges encountered in Crysis 2 from both an artistic and a technical point of view.
The following article presents the new features introduced in the DirectX 11 pack for Crysis 2, from Realtime Local Reflection (RLR) to improved tonemapping as well as Screen Based Directional Occlusion (SSDO) and Realistic Shadows with Variable Penumbra.
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Official screenshots from the levels Chasm and Plaza, featured in the Decimation Pack (DLC) for Crysis 2. 100% realtime.
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The following article presents the key rendering features developed for the CryENGINE 3 and showcased in Crysis 2, from temporal SSAO to amortized MSAA, as well as Gamma-correct HDR rendering and object motion blur.
Official screenshots featuring the cataclysmic environments of Crysis 2. Full real-time lighting and postprocessing, no offline adjustment.
I captured those images for the Crysis 2 E3 demo presented to the public in June 2010. The demo features the iconic Grand Central Terminal in New York City.
All screenshots were fully rendered in real-time, without any offline adjustment.