Go Back   nV News Forums > Graphics Card Forums > NVIDIA GeForce 7, 8, And 9 Series

Newegg Daily Deals

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-18-04, 09:52 PM   #241
hovz
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 201
Default Re: I Played FarCry with Pixel Shader 3.0

ok jarred, go pick up a rock, wet it and brin git outside. it WILL NOT HAVE ANY VISIBLE SPECULAR PROPERTIES
hovz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-04, 09:56 PM   #242
jAkUp
eat. sleep. overclock.
 
jAkUp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Chino, California
Posts: 17,744
Lightbulb Re: I Played FarCry with Pixel Shader 3.0

Quote:
Originally Posted by hovz
how about this. go outside, pick up a rock, bring it inside, put it under the faucet, go back otuside in the sun and see if it has specular properties
Ok... I will take you up on that offer
AHHH!!! Too bright!!! Luckily I brought my non SM3.0 ATI hat.. hopefully it will reflect all the light:


For our experiment, we will take an everyday beach rock, and submerge it in water. We shall see how, and if it reflects light. Here is the beach rock, yes, it is on my mailbox:


Lets dunk it in water! Its kinda dark outside, so lets take it in the bathroom light: (Bonus game, spot the hidden A64 logo!!)


I see a small sparkle there!! Luckiley my ATI shirt had no reflections, as to not distract me from the rock. Lets take the rock back outside:


No shine?!?!??! I think we need to conduct this experiment when it is more light outside.. until next time... Unfortunately my experiment was non-conclusive.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	M0000001.jpg
Views:	437
Size:	29.5 KB
ID:	5919  Click image for larger version

Name:	M0000002.jpg
Views:	405
Size:	31.6 KB
ID:	5920  Click image for larger version

Name:	M0000003.jpg
Views:	445
Size:	35.0 KB
ID:	5921  Click image for larger version

Name:	M0000004.jpg
Views:	422
Size:	34.9 KB
ID:	5922  
__________________
965xe || evga x58 classified || 3x evga gtx 480 || 6gb g.skill || win7 x64
jAkUp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-04, 09:59 PM   #243
hovz
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 201
Default Re: I Played FarCry with Pixel Shader 3.0

... lol ill give u points for ur humor, but seriously that is not the type of rock i was referring to. if olnly we were so lucky to have beaches littered with mechanicly smoothed and polished kitten rocks.
hovz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-04, 10:17 PM   #244
Clay
Registered User
 
Clay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 4,993
Default Re: I Played FarCry with Pixel Shader 3.0

Oh well, I became bored... Nothing like Googling around for high school physics that I'm foggy on to say the least. Anyway, specular reflection can occur with most any surface, given that it is either naturally "smooth enough" or if something (water) fills in the otherwise rough surface. Heck, paper exhibits some specular properties, as anyone who has tried to read with a high intensity lamp can attest. Below is a good link for more information and this quote which goes along with what I just said.
Quote:
There are several interesting applications of this distinction between specular and diffuse reflection. One application pertains to the relative difficulty of night driving on a dry asphalt roadway compared to a wet asphalt roadway. Most drivers are aware of the fact that driving at night on a wet roadway results in an annoying glare from oncoming headlights. The glare is the result of the specular reflection of the beam of light from an oncoming car. Normally a roadway would cause diffuse reflection due to its rough surface. But if the surface is rough, water can fill in the crevices and smooth out the surface. Rays of light from the beam of an oncoming car hit this smooth surface, undergo specular reflection and remain concentrated in a beam.
http://www.glenbrook.k12.il.us/gbssc...ln/u13l1d.html

Back to that FarCry beach. The rocks could be wet...I mean it is a beach, right? Even if the rocks are not wet...why be so hellbent about the likelihood of that being a hemitite covered beach or not? What's the big deal? The last time I checked there are countless liberties with physics, visual properties, physiology, etc, etc, etc that game developers take...they are games afterall.
Clay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-04, 10:23 PM   #245
ClosetFanBoy
Thorazine shuffle
 
ClosetFanBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Elk Grove Ca.
Posts: 829
Default Re: I Played FarCry with Pixel Shader 3.0

allright. now you got the man outside wetting rocks down, and I applaud his effort. - the world is full of rocks, some shine when wet, some dont, apparently the beaches of farcry shine! weeeeeeeeee!!
__________________
In order to find his equal a man is forced to converse with God.

iPhone junkie...
ClosetFanBoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-04, 10:29 PM   #246
Jarred
OUTCAST
 
Jarred's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: south cali
Posts: 1,033
Default Re: I Played FarCry with Pixel Shader 3.0

Quote:
Originally Posted by hovz
ok jarred, go pick up a rock, wet it and brin git outside. it WILL NOT HAVE ANY VISIBLE SPECULAR PROPERTIES
alright dude, you forced me to do this!

just wait one minute!
__________________
3d Artist
http://www.industryoutcast.com

"I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones."
Albert Einstein
Jarred is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-04, 10:38 PM   #247
Jarred
OUTCAST
 
Jarred's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: south cali
Posts: 1,033
Default Re: I Played FarCry with Pixel Shader 3.0

ok, so since it's Dark here, I opted for using normal kitchen light, heck why not? the sun is WAY brighter than anything I have in my house...

so, as you can SEE (the red arrow) there is in fact specular properties to this wet rock.

and if you still don't think so, then...maybe your thinking of something else?

btw Thanx for tying Jakup,
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Rock.jpg
Views:	165
Size:	88.9 KB
ID:	5923  
__________________
3d Artist
http://www.industryoutcast.com

"I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones."
Albert Einstein
Jarred is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-04, 10:41 PM   #248
Clay
Registered User
 
Clay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 4,993
Default Re: I Played FarCry with Pixel Shader 3.0

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jarred
ok, so since it's Dark here, I opted for using normal kitchen light, heck why not? the sun is WAY brighter than anything I have in my house...

so, as you can SEE (the red arrow) there is in fact specular properties to this wet rock.

and if you still don't think so, then...maybe your thinking of something else?

btw Thanx for tying Jakup,
Oh nooooose! Jarred took a picture of some massive terd!

Ewwwww....you gross man.
Clay is offline   Reply With Quote

Old 05-18-04, 10:41 PM   #249
Jarred
OUTCAST
 
Jarred's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: south cali
Posts: 1,033
Default Re: I Played FarCry with Pixel Shader 3.0

WOW ! Jakup your a walking ATI ad!
__________________
3d Artist
http://www.industryoutcast.com

"I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones."
Albert Einstein
Jarred is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-04, 10:45 PM   #250
ClosetFanBoy
Thorazine shuffle
 
ClosetFanBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Elk Grove Ca.
Posts: 829
Default Re: I Played FarCry with Pixel Shader 3.0

nope. jarred you cheated, you dunked yours in the oiled down forceware 68.00 drivers.
__________________
In order to find his equal a man is forced to converse with God.

iPhone junkie...
ClosetFanBoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-04, 10:49 PM   #251
Jarred
OUTCAST
 
Jarred's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: south cali
Posts: 1,033
Default Re: I Played FarCry with Pixel Shader 3.0

and since jakup posted his mug I'll post mine...

yeah thats right I don't look like

<-----------------
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	mug_01.jpg
Views:	158
Size:	75.7 KB
ID:	5924  
__________________
3d Artist
http://www.industryoutcast.com

"I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones."
Albert Einstein
Jarred is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-04, 10:51 PM   #252
Jarred
OUTCAST
 
Jarred's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: south cali
Posts: 1,033
Default Re: I Played FarCry with Pixel Shader 3.0

Quote:
Originally Posted by ClosetFanBoy
nope. jarred you cheated, you dunked yours in the oiled down forceware 68.00 drivers.
LOL, na I think it was only requesting true trilinear specular when color maps were used...
__________________
3d Artist
http://www.industryoutcast.com

"I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones."
Albert Einstein
Jarred is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pixel shader version 1.4 supported? JohnsonLKD NVIDIA GeForce 7, 8, And 9 Series 19 08-20-02 04:04 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:46 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 1998 - 2014, nV News.