Draw Distance Visibility Weirdness

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SamVision
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Draw Distance Visibility Weirdness

Post by SamVision » Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:36 pm

I am using the stable December build and the draw distance without mods behaves strangely. When it comes to large stretches, things look fine straight ahead what with the distance fog, but when I move the camera the fog disappears at the sides of the view. It looks incredibly awkward and I am wondering if this is how its currently supposed to look.

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Re: Draw Distance Visibility Weirdness

Post by Nystul » Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:23 pm

this should be fixed in newer versions - fog implementation was improved

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Re: Draw Distance Visibility Weirdness

Post by SamVision » Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:31 am

Okay now that I've finally managed to get the latest version running, this issue still persists.

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Re: Draw Distance Visibility Weirdness

Post by Jay_H » Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:38 am

Perhaps it's unrelated then. Could you provide some screenshots of how it looks?
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Re: Draw Distance Visibility Weirdness

Post by Interkarma » Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:09 am

I'm not sure if this is what SamVision is referring to, but the edges of display area will appear closer (less foggy) than the centre. Does that sound like what you're seeing?

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Re: Draw Distance Visibility Weirdness

Post by King of Worms » Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:39 am

I think what the OP is reffering to is that the view distance frontier is not radial.

So lets say there is a mountain peak in front of you, and it is 10m beyond your view distance - so you CANT see it.

Now u turn left by 45 degrees and now this mountain peak will be visible at the right side of your monitor.

I can just guess this has to do something with the linear plane in fron of you diciding what u see and what u dont. Its not radial.

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Re: Draw Distance Visibility Weirdness

Post by jayhova » Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:33 pm

I have noticed that fog tends to be white instead of reflecting the ambient light. This means on overcast days fog tends to present as a white band at the horizon. Since I have the ambient light at night turned down at night I get the same sort of band where mountains in the distance are brighter than features closer up.
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Re: Draw Distance Visibility Weirdness

Post by SamVision » Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:26 pm

King of Worms wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:39 am
I think what the OP is reffering to is that the view distance frontier is not radial.

So lets say there is a mountain peak in front of you, and it is 10m beyond your view distance - so you CANT see it.

Now u turn left by 45 degrees and now this mountain peak will be visible at the right side of your monitor.

I can just guess this has to do something with the linear plane in fron of you diciding what u see and what u dont. Its not radial.
This exactly. I dont think its a bug or anything, but it is very distracting. Weirdly enough I dont see this happening in any of the videos I've seen.

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