Oh, I am not saying he shouldn't raise the point. I am trying to get him to reveal a bit more about himself. He generally only talks about other projects, and while I have heard a good deal about the projects of other members, he remains elusive. Now that I think about it, the same goes for you baldurk. What do you do? [snapback]14216[/snapback]
heh. Unfortunately, I'm still pretty much a newbie to graphics programming. The best things that I've done are probably my entries to the contests on this site :/.
Well I'd rather not start talking about the specifics of my work, to be honest. Reason being that this name tag I've lumbered myself with has been involved in some pretty nasty 'debates' over the years on various forums, and the casual observer would see my posts (taken out of context) as being venomous and nasty, and completely miss the positive contributions. With this in mind, I don't want to give anybody any clues as to my true identity (I'm not saying I'm in anyway famous - just in the business we call 'graphics'). So, I'm a successful graphics programmer - not a genius, just someone who's done some pretty stuff over many years.
If I can help, I will. But time is not on my side at the moment, though you'd never know it considering the amount of crap I've been spouting on the forums recently....my rebuild-all times are huge is all I can say.
I could potentially do some simple tutorials on the following:-
Cheap image based effects such as fake HDR, bloom, depth-of-field, cheap soft shadows, full scene reflection/refraction (pervertex/perpixel), volumetric fog effects, fft water rendering. I know these things have been covered before, but all the tutorials I've seen have been very accademic and elitist...bit overwhelming for someone who just wants the effect and doesn't have an interest in how it was conceived, and how it can be taken forward. From personal experience, deadlines make it imperitive to get down to the gritty details as soon as possible, something accademics don't seem to appreciate.
So, you should have a section called "Show me how to...." followed by a series of links to these articles...if no article has been written, you simply leave an email link for so someone can submit one. I may drop one in there if it were that simple. [snapback]14234[/snapback]
It's a kind of viscious cycle with most articles above intermediate level - they assume in depth knowledge of X, which assumes knowledge of Y, which assumes knowledge of Z, which assumes knowledge of X. Unless you can somehow break in, or you have some sort of extra boost, you can't get into the circle.