New CG lighting technology illuminates games potential

If there is no light to illuminate a chair, does the chair cease to exist? Who cares?! Questions like this hold no weight for lighting experts Geomerics (opens in new tab), and as their brand new video demo shows, for them there's always light!

This Monday the UK-based company, who has brought light to gaming blockbusters like Battlefield 3, released a video featuring real time footage of their Global Illumination technology, implemented in Unreal Engine 4.

Geomerics and Epic Games created the video to highlight the latest physically-based lighting techniques in games. The video explores how Unreal's dynamic light types interact with Enlighten's global illumination technology to create stunning dynamic lighting for game environments.

New CG lighting illuminates games potential

The film highlights the subtle changes in lighting that can be achieved in real time

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Beren Neale
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Beren has worked on creative tech magazines and websites at Future Publishing for 13 years. He started this journey as Staff Writer on the digital art magazine ImagineFX, and in 2012 found himself bridging the magazine/website divide as Commissioning Editor on the newly launched Creative Bloq. Since then he took the editor role on ImagineFX, was Launch Editor of the fine art magazine Paint & Draw, moved to Canon Pro Europe website as Deputy Editor, and then edited the graphic design magazine Computer Arts. In 2020 he moved back to Creative Bloq, the biggest global art and design website, and as Deals Editor has applied his expertise in creative tech to help digital creatives get the best deals on the kit that they need and love. Outside of work, Beren likes nothing better than to climb himself a bit of rock.