View Full Version : New Demo: Fire and Glow

Abba Zabba
05-10-05, 12:12 AM
This demo written in OpenGL displays a string lit on fire and generates a glow effect by using a set of GLSL shaders and ARB programs.

On a configuration equipped with Geforce 6200 and up, this application will use floating point targets to achieve not only glow but also a bloom effect.

I couldn't get any decent performance while blending all fire particles in a float texture on ATi cards, therefore I did fall back to using regular fixed point textures to generate only a glow effect.

Finally, since I have a good heart :P, I did create a non-DX9.0 path for those with older cards even though neither glow nor bloom will be there.

PS: I'll be taking a break from programming until my finals are done in two weeks :thumbdwn:

EDIT: The string displayed in the demo could be changed through the modification of the title in Data/XML/WInfo.xml




Binaries (http://www.realityflux.com/abba/C++/GlowAndFire/FireText.zip)
Source (http://www.realityflux.com/abba/C++/GlowAndFire/FireTextSRC.zip)
Engine source (http://www.realityflux.com/abba/C++/SXMLEngine/SXMLEngine.zip)

05-10-05, 04:36 PM
Heh. :)

http://img71.echo.cx/img71/888/screenshot0017rb.th.jpg (http://img71.echo.cx/my.php?image=screenshot0017rb.jpg)

05-10-05, 05:16 PM
I get 270 fps at 1024x768 (no AA, no AF). :)

Abba Zabba
05-10-05, 05:26 PM
Heh. :)

http://img71.echo.cx/img71/888/screenshot0017rb.th.jpg (http://img71.echo.cx/my.php?image=screenshot0017rb.jpg)


05-11-05, 07:00 AM

05-12-05, 10:51 AM
Don't you regret not hardcoding the text now? ;)

- yet another cool demo! When do you do a humus-like collection that I can refer all my friends to? :)


Abba Zabba
05-12-05, 12:36 PM
If I can get a basic website, I'll post about the 10-12 demos that I have so far.
I have the webspace, but lack in HTML skills :thumbdwn:
Hmmm, how about 20 bucks for whoever helps me with that :D

05-12-05, 01:48 PM
Why not put all these demos together in 1 file? That would be great, because all of your programs are awesome.

Abba Zabba
05-12-05, 05:07 PM
Even cooler, I'm planning on locking them all in a castle with multiple rooms, it will look really cool :)
Wait and see :)

Acid Rain
05-12-05, 06:21 PM
Why not put all these demos together in 1 file? That would be great, because all of your programs are awesome.Agreed. It's nice to have our own Humus, in fact, ours comes with some personality.

05-14-05, 10:56 AM
HTML it's so simple ma that you can never imagine!!! I've made an offline html website for my school in only 4 days, from zero.

(snow=D) Greetings from Italy :)

05-14-05, 11:12 AM
:firedevil let's do a 3d vector based webpate