View Full Version : Post effects (2.5D) and Z-buffer

03-14-2013, 02:12 PM
What I have in mind is a few additional sliders and buttons in preview window displayed after image is rendered. Few simple effects like z-buffer based fog, DOF and others. It can be almost real-time from what I see in games now. Same thing as this in "image processing" plugins but with realtime control and WYSIWYG effect. Next step will be color correction and development options. Maybe even combined with some new class of plugins for post that can be controlled by envelopes ? Did I ask too much ? Is it hard to program ? I think that this will be helpful. Especially DOF, bloom and glow.
Technology is already there, I just ask for better control.

So ... who wants to see a DOF sliders in preview window after F9 is done ?

03-16-2013, 10:05 PM
One main problem here is that DoF in post is always inferior to DoF created during renders- which can be easily verified with a compositing package.

Which, I suppose, brings me to the second part. Essentially what you request would be compositing functionality. Nothing against that... but I don't think it's much of a priority at the moment.