Its Called a LENS Flare For a Reason. You Should Only See Refracted Light When Viewing Through Rifle Scopes, Binoculars, Windshields, Pane Glass Windo

Friday 26th of November 2021

Its Called a LENS Flare For a Reason. You Should Only See Refracted Light When Viewing Through Rifle Scopes, Binoculars, Windshields, Pane Glass Windows Etc.

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I would hope one of the most expensive and sophisticated enhanced exoskeleton military powered armor 500 years in the future could filter pesky things like lens flares through his visor.

..or Killzone Shadowfall the game in the image. The first time this meme came around it was my first thought.

Doom Slayer is a god he doesn't get blinded by such a weak things.

You are right.

You just made me think of a concept for a ridiculous low-budget action game. You play as a character with terrible eyesight. The villain steals their glasses, and the entire game is a violent quest to get them back, because they're expensive. You have to shoot enemies while barely able to see. I call it "Blind Fury". Edit: I made a quick cover mock-up.

Preach, life is a lense flair.

Huh... I never really understood why people bitched about lens flare so much. That must be it: all the these perfect sighted people don't have to deal with it in real life and so complain when they have to deal with it in films/games. I guess to all us poor blind people... the lens flare kinda ADDS realism to the game rather than subtracts from it.

Astigmatism and a car windshield with wipe blade scratching. Makes driving a night real fun.

Wait until OP finds out about the *]crystalline lens]((anatomy))* in the human eye.

Yeah driving at night without glasses is . Difficult . Cant tell which lane people are in or how far they are cause the light is so damn bright and everywhere.

Yeah with things like stars or christmas lights or street lamps there are still sorts of lens flares to varying extents depending on who you ask. Wish more visual media included those but I guess that sort of thing is hard to depict since it's one of the few things you can't just reference a picture for.

Astigmatism and cataracts right in the centre and rp around the edges Shit be shiny for real for real.

Agreed, I wear dark sunglasses until the sun is fully down, then at night I wear tinted "computer" glasses even outside.

-5.00 in left -5.5 in right, without my lenses everything is made of 4 god damn blobs.

Its a real pain trying to catch a ball in the afternoon sun.

Wait. It's not like that for everyone?


Yah driving at night isnt fun.

Never actually related to a comment more specifically ever.

Just looking towards the sun is gonna fuck you up regardless. I'm wondering how you could replicate that without going down the easier road of just doing lens flare.

100% thinking this.

Came here to say the same thing. Don't even let myself drive at night because I legit cannot see past oncoming traffic's headlights.

Came here for this... my eyes do have lens flare.

Remind me not to play you in a videogame.

It's gonna get worse?!

Are people with that condition allowed in the military for on the ground combat?

Tactical Combat glasses.

Wait till OP wears a pair of contacts for more than 6 hours.

Or straight up doesn't have eyes. Lens flare gets exaggerated in cameras, but we absolutely experience the general 'lens flare' effect in real life, too.

Or have corneas?

What shit glasses do you wear that give you lens flares?

You are right man.

Found the guy that thinks glasses cause lens flair???

I wear glasses but I see this without them on?

My girlfriend and I were driving at night time. She pointed out some Christmas trees for me to look at. They were right next to a bunch of lights. I couldnt see the trees at all. Ive come to realize that if you truly want to hide from me just wait until nighttime and hide right next to lights. All I will see is just a bunch of smeared light.

Another fellow person who can see "light lines".

I went like 26 years of life before I found out not everyone sees those lines.

I'm going to get my eyeballs polarized.

This comment explains a lot for me.

A whole thread with people talking about how much they would hate to be you. But this time it isn't for something you can help.

Not even technically. Practically. It is technically a camera though.

Right? Eyeballs have lenses. Eyeballs are not immune to light scattering from bright sources.

Yeah, but the kind of lens flare that is shown in the image above, and in many games, is an artifact of _multiple_ lenses in a row (like in a camera lens), and would not look like that with bare eyes.

Do you get those fancy reflective circles in your vision?

AChUaLlY.your butthole is a hole.

Photophobia. I have the exact same condition. My optometrist straight up recommended sunglasses with at least a 60% tint even for indoors Edit: you people need to learn difference between photophobia and astigmatism.

Ironically, the game OP is using for his example does indeed have such an option.

There are such options in games.

Motion blur it's first thing I turn off. I don't want the world look like I had few short of bourbon.

Motion blur should never be hard-coded in... Like why waste time and energy on a terrible "feature" like that.

Link takes pictures of himself with the sheika slate, but when he does, the slate is still on him (at the hip).

I find it funny that his comments in response to your point about 3rd person were getting such a negative response he just flat out deleted them.

Hey devs, stop using monsters Monsters don't exist.

Ikr? What is the point of this post? The lens flares are there because 1. A lot of people think they look cool (this is most of it) and 2. It tends to make whatever you're watching feel more grounded since *most visual things we watch are filmed through a lens* and we sort of expect to see them subconsciously. Whether or not the lens flares are "authentic" or make sense has absolutely nothing to do with it.

I can't remember which racing sim forum it was but I do remember once seeing a bunch of tryhards trying to argue that to 'balance' different camera angles to be fair when compared to in-cockpit cam that the centre of gravity of the car should be calculated depending on what camera is being used. In-cockpit camera? Then the CoG is normal. Front nose camera? Then the CoG is as if the driver is literally sitting on the front of the car. 3rd Person camera? Then the CoG is as if there is a boom arm holding you up in air from the rear of the car.

Take enough drugs and you will see yourself in third person.

Yah this post reeks of well AKSHULLY. You mean this detail isnt technically correct and sometimes game developers forgo realism in favour of stylistic choices that might make the game more fun?

The difference is that a third person view is useful while a lens flare is neither useful nor does it make any sense.

Yep. It's called "photorealism" not "eyeball realism".

It do.

Ok JJ Abrams.

It can. Sometimes it's just stupid though.

Especially because most games have an option to turn off lens flare lol.

Welcome to the Internet.

Because they are dumb.

Don't question things just buy product and then get excited for new product.

This one cracked the code!

Killzone: Shadowfall.

Yo hold tf up, is sunlight not blinding at certain times for most people?

Nah. Lens flare is an unwanted artifact when you're doing photography or whatever. Why would you purposefully add it? It just looks bad to me.

Yes, this very image of Killzone Shadow Fall is using one.. You can even see the border on the bottom corners.

Its become a popular thing to hate on. Being a contrarian makes people feel smart. Personally, I like it when its done correctly. The point is to make the game feel cinematic, like youre playing a movie. No one complains about the absolutely ridiculous things you see in some action games and shooters, but when it comes to lens flare suddenly its mUh rEaLiSm!

How does this effect make anything look pretty? It blocks your vision. Go look at the sun, I bet you don't see a lens flare, sure you'll go blind, but there won't be a lens flare.

I think people here miss what I'm guessing is this person's point. For competitive play, you want to turn off as much flashy effects as you can, and having one that doesn't make sense from a technical side is just fun to poke at. I like cinematic effects but not in all cases.

Thats only because of the corrective lenses though, at least for myself. Without corrective cintacts/glasses I dont see that effect.

Motion blur is the quintessential example of just because you can, doesnt mean you should. I have never ever encountered a video game that was improved by having motion blur.

I hate the bloom and blur effects in games, always turn those off together with motion blur. I know its subjective but I always think how will I see things if I was there.

Yes they do.

Do fully functioning eyeballs not exist?

Does your vision go black when you look at the sun?

Oh. An after image for like 10 seconds of anything bright? Can't see shit until your eyes adjust if you run in doors after being outside in a bright area. Fuck it. Let's add allergies!! Fuzzy goopy vision while you rub your eyes and drop your weapon.

Scope glints at least serve a gameplay purpose. Without them, you will be killed by a sniper before you notice them 9/10.

Scope glint when the fucking sun is directly behind you. Fucking hated that shit.

Came here to say the same I like the lens flare.

Youre being rude to peoples professions, darling.

You care enough to comment.

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