Hi ! I’m doing a lot of image processing at work since a few weeks, and there a lots of things I wanna try, from post processes to dynamic geometry, but I would need another life for that. After having watched some (really nice) super cars videos (just check at the first one showing the Corvette to see what I mean), I’ve been talking with Nico about the Cross Processing effect, also called xpro, used in photography, and probably in the Corvette video.
After a quick talk (thanks) I made a simple pixel shader that post process a given scene with this nice effect 🙂
I followed this Photoshop tutorial to make it, here are the steps to work with the shader:
- Make a black-to-white gradient
- Add a New fill or adjustment layer, select Curves, and set the curves just like in the tutorial
- Save the 1D image, it’ll be used in the pixel shader just like a curve modifier
- Modify the final color of your pixels with this (GLSL) code:
curvesColor.r = texture1D(curveTex, pixelColor.r ).r;
curvesColor.g = texture1D(curveTex, pixelColor.g).g;
curvesColor.b = texture1D(curveTex, pixelColor.b).b;
gl_FragColor.rgb = curvesColor;
And voila ! Here are some screenshots I took in Reverse (my end of studies project [team of 6 students]), maybe not the best example for this kind of effect but anyway:
In fact it makes me think about color temperature again, but this time the color is modifyed per channel and is dependent to the color components themselves instead of the luminance component of the pixel.
One more screen with all the effects combined during turbo (dolly zoom, desaturation, radial motion blur):
Well, I guess these are the first public screenshots of the final version of the game 🙂
Oh and by the way …