|Session Name||Lighting the City of Glass - Rendering 'Mirror's Edge: Catalyst'|
|Company Name(s)||EA DICE|
|Track / Format||Visual Arts|
Designing a big city that players can explore by day and by night while improving on the unique visual from the first Mirror's Edge game isn't an easy task.
In this talk, the tools and technology used to render Mirror's Edge: Catalyst will be discussed. From the physical sky to the reflection tech, the speakers will show how they tamed the new Frostbite 3 PBR engine to deliver realistic images with stylized visuals.
They will talk about the artistic and technical challenges they faced and how they tried to overcome them, from the simple light settings and Enlighten workflow to character shading and color grading.