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|Session Name:||Lighting and Simplifying Saints Row: The Third|
|Company Name(s):||Volition, Inc.|
|Track / Format:||Programming|
Describes some of the key rendering technologies behind Saints Row: The Third. Main topics will be an update on Volition's inferred lighting technology and our new automated LOD generation system. Neither of these systems existed in Saints Row 2. In particular, this talk will cover new rendering features enabled or enhanced by inferred lighting: Lit rain (each rain drop can receive light and shadows from any and all lights), object-specifc screen space decals, and radial ambient oclusion (a simple splat based ambient occlusion method). It will also give a brief overview of mesh simplfication and then focus on some of the practical issues that arose in implementing automatic mesh LODs for Saints Row: The Third.