360haven works best with JavaScript enabled
A peek into the technology behind Dragon Age 2
Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    VIP Member

    jkipp82 is offline
    Join Date : Dec 2010
    Location : Somewhere on the outskirts of Hell.
    Age : 34
    Posts : 1,940

    A peek into the technology behind Dragon Age 2

    BioWare's been talking up a storm on Dragon Age 2's graphical enhancements. A post over on the BioWare blog offers a bit more insight into the technical wizardry responsible for summoning up these new visuals: the Lycium engine, an upgraded version of the Eclipse engine that powered Dragon Age: Origins. The lighting and environments hog the spotlight in this first of a promised series of posts dealing with the sequel's tech.

    The image above showcases the new lighting, which employs global illumination to help "scatter light around the level for a more clean and realistic lighting overall." The new tech benefits not only cave environments, as BioWare points out that the sequel's sporting some new sky editing tools and water rendering technology which will illuminate and reflect the new lighting to hopefully create more dynamic, realistic scenes.
    Downloads : 7 || Uploads : 0 || Rep Power : 4220 || Posts : 1,940 || Thanks : 96 || Thanked 561 Times in 316 Posts

  2. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to jkipp82 For This Useful Post:

  3. #2
    Haven Donator

    Paprika is offline
    Join Date : Dec 2010
    Location : Tasmania, Aust
    Age : 27
    Posts : 714
    The lighting does look really nice. It's quite hard to make good looking and effective lighting, and global illuminating is harder.
    Downloads : 8 || Uploads : 0 || Rep Power : 2863 || Posts : 714 || Thanks : 107 || Thanked 78 Times in 52 Posts



Similar Threads

  1. Dragon Age: Inquisition - Discover the Dragon Age
    By THUMBS in forum Youtube Famous
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-07-2014, 01:19 AM
  2. Dragon Age: Origins / Dragon Age II
    By Sundowning in forum Xbox 360 Modding Discussion
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 03-01-2011, 06:30 PM
  3. Dragon Age II: Everything You Need to Know
    By jkipp82 in forum Xbox 360 Game News
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 01-14-2011, 04:21 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

About 360haven

    360haven is an Forum Devoted To Game modding Fans from all over the world.

    An Awesome Community of Xbox 360 Gamers, Modders and Developers who Create & Share Tutorials, Applications, Gfx, Trainers and Gamesaves.

    A haven for the l33t.
    A scarce paradise for modders.

Like this page