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Playstation.Blog has posted another MLB 09 The Show blog. This one talks about the lighting in the game.

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"Lighting was a major focus for us this year, and we implemented a Global Lighting model. What does that mean? It means that objects are lit by their surroundings. It means that when players are in shadow, they can still get light from the sunlight hitting the dirt just beyond the shadow’s edge, or a bright wall behind them. It means that in stadiums, red floors cast red light on neighboring objects. It is another step towards that realism we all want in our baseball game.

How do we do all this? Well, I can’t give away our secrets, but I can give you an overview of our lighting model. There are several steps we take to make each image, and we make 60 of these images every second."

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# 1 green94 @ 02/19/09 06:49 PM
YES!
 
# 2 green94 @ 02/19/09 06:51 PM
Well not much info there, specifically about day games.
 
# 3 Knight165 @ 02/19/09 06:55 PM
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Originally Posted by green94
Well not much info there, specifically about day games.
Heh...that was quick.

M.K.
Knight165
 
# 4 The Bimmer @ 02/19/09 06:55 PM
That is freak'in awesome man!! Those final shots look amazing.
 
# 5 Blzer @ 02/19/09 06:56 PM
That was all pretty epic! It just shows how much is really put into this game, and the little things certainly count for something!

This is the blog though, right? As in, they weren't about to answer (with crystal clarity) the question about day games, as to some it's still fuzzy.
 
# 6 Knight165 @ 02/19/09 06:57 PM
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Originally Posted by The Bimmer
That is freak'in awesome man!! Those final shots look amazing.
I'll tell you what.
When we were there.....he showed us on his workstation and it really was amazing.
It's incredible how much goes into just lighting the stadium....let alone "building" them...creating them...

These guys are excellent at what they do.

M.K.
Knight165
 
# 7 Blzer @ 02/19/09 06:59 PM
I think I was most impressed at seeing the liveliness of the stadium. Nobody has really captured AT&T Park the way that it's actually built. Here's to hoping that this game has nailed it, even down to how right field is supposed to be accurately depicted.

These guys are doing nothing short of spectacular!

I hope they can get bleachers in future version of this game, though. I wonder if that's a more difficult thing to program.
 
# 8 btown12 @ 02/19/09 07:02 PM
That final shot of Nationals Park is amazing!!!
 
# 9 countryboy @ 02/19/09 07:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Knight165
Heh...that was quick.

M.K.
Knight165
thats what she said.
 
# 10 The Bimmer @ 02/19/09 07:22 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Knight165
I'll tell you what.
When we were there.....he showed us on his workstation and it really was amazing.
It's incredible how much goes into just lighting the stadium....let alone "building" them...creating them...

These guys are excellent at what they do.




M.K.
Knight165

I'll bet it is and these guys definitely are. I could see myself hanging around for a couple of hours watching these guys work.
 
# 11 ericjwm @ 02/19/09 07:48 PM
Amazing how much work goes into getting that perfect lighting effect.
Sure looks impressive in this yrs game!

Just wondering why theres not actually a virtual sun present in the sky? I've loved seeing a bright glaring sun effect ever since the first Madden on PS2. Maybe even some brilliantly colorful sunset skies, with the moon coming into sight as it gets darker.

Might this be something added in a later version as the progressive lighting continues to improve?
 
# 12 ty5oke @ 02/19/09 07:58 PM
The lighting looks phenomenal. I can only imagine how difficult it is to program so that the light hits every little detail in the stadium. A lot of attention to detail can be seen in those images.
 
# 13 theaub @ 02/19/09 08:05 PM
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Originally Posted by backbreaker
More pictures, Boooooo.
lol

That convinced me to take Washington for my fantasy draft online league. Stadium looks siiiiiick
 
# 14 nemesis04 @ 02/19/09 08:07 PM
The detail in the lighting is amazing guys. Just wait until you see it in action! You see each stadium in a whole new light. LOL No pun intended.
 
# 15 Shinyhubcaps @ 02/19/09 08:55 PM
Those pictures are incredible. The lighting looks nice, but it seems there should be more contrast? Like for the fans sitting in the darker area of the stadium, for instance.

Nationals Park looks amazing.
 
# 16 EnigmaNemesis @ 02/19/09 09:17 PM
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Originally Posted by backbreaker
More pictures, Boooooo.
 
# 17 EnigmaNemesis @ 02/19/09 09:18 PM
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Originally Posted by nemesis04
The detail in the lighting is amazing guys. Just wait until you see it in action! You see each stadium in a whole new light. LOL No pun intended.

I see what you did thar!
 
# 18 EnigmaNemesis @ 02/19/09 09:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Scottdau
What is wrong with more pictures. I say more Pics and Vids!!!!! Please.
I say nothing wrong, apparently he doesn't like more pics.
 
# 19 CMH @ 02/19/09 09:52 PM
Amazing.
 
# 20 SoxFan01605 @ 02/19/09 10:46 PM
Almost missed this. It's really incredible how much detailed work they put into making this game look and feel so awesome
 

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