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malcolm
09-07-2011, 03:14 PM
I can't for the life of me think of what game has this. You know the long exposure in a racing game effect where the light sources streak like the tail lights of the bikes in Akira.

warby
09-07-2011, 03:17 PM
gta san andreas had this on the tail lights ( i played it on pc )

/edit trying to find some youtube reference video that shows this but either i am crazy or this only happens when its foggy or raining or something

AlecMoody
09-07-2011, 03:28 PM
Are you just looking for photo reference?
http://www.google.com/search?q=long+exposure+city&hl=en&safe=off&client=firefox-a&hs=pZR&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&biw=2560&bih=1453&tbm=isch&prmd=ivns&source=lnms&ei=2u9nTvOAC-HW0QGM8LnICw&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CCYQ_AUoAQ#hl=en&safe=off&client=firefox-a&hs=bv6&rls=org.mozilla:en-US%3Aofficial&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=long+exposure+car&pbx=1&oq=long+exposure+car&aq=f&aqi=g2&aql=&gs_sm=e&gs_upl=4658l4978l0l5518l4l4l0l1l1l1l201l364l2.0.1l 3l0&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&fp=a2c6142bed03ca5&biw=2560&bih=1453

malcolm
09-07-2011, 04:40 PM
No I'd like to see it in motion, ideally in a game, but I couldn't even find any good real life reference. It was all choppy and time lapsed.

Swizzle
09-07-2011, 04:51 PM
You'll probably want to look for infrared and/or night vision video. You generally don't get those kinds of streaks in motion unless you have a CCD that gets a lot of light bleeding or burn-in.

pior
09-07-2011, 07:08 PM
Ridge Racer R4 had a very beautiful version of this - not only trailing behind but also "shifting" depending on the relative speed of the other car compared to yours. Gorgeous when passing an opponent car and during the replays.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTiszKkz3vg&feature=related

Metal Gear Solid 1 had it on the Ninja mask too...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFA5Zm3Ltqw&feature=related

ScottJ
09-07-2011, 08:15 PM
some cars and tracks on trackmania have this

Sandro
09-07-2011, 11:30 PM
I think it's pretty much a simple vertex shader and lots of games have it. Effect is kind of subtle for youtube videos to capture (unless they are dedicated to that effect)

Easiest thing I can think of is installing Team Fortress and shooting bunch of grenades with demoman :D


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ntu9aIsGEkk

malcolm
09-07-2011, 11:34 PM
Thanks for the links Pior, closest video I've found was the street lights on NFS underground 2, I was hoping the effect was more prominent though.

pior
09-08-2011, 01:09 AM
Sandro, Im not sure this is what Malcom is looking for - these grenades look more like a glowing trail (think "energy glow") as opposed to a light trail ...

M : happy to help!

Sandro
09-08-2011, 02:25 AM
Ahh, I see. Light trails are camera-dependent.