Reality Check - Yet More PC GFX Explained! Motion Blur, HDR, Physx, and More

Cam takes on the final chapter of his quest to solve the mysteries of PC graphics terms. Find out about Post Processing, Motion Blur, HDR and Physx on this week's Reality Check.

Discussion

79 comments
Kefka-
Kefka-

Boy do I hate motion blur I always turn it off and it baffles me when people mod it in. I always see it in "super graphic" mods and to me it always makes the game look worse not better.

Ripper_TV
Ripper_TV

Those episodes are super lame, because they explain nothing.

Wensea10
Wensea10

I already knew this would be a memorable episode.

scarred_fox
scarred_fox

thanks for the last installment Cam. much appreciated

meedokicky
meedokicky

Oh I never tried shooting cloth in Mirror's Edge :o that looked cool.


Auf Weidersehen ;D

55584623
55584623

Aside from the "dark to bright area" effect i never liked bloom.

It feels like a cheap way to hide flaws in the graphics, some games uses it way too much.

Great video as always Cam!

PCsama
PCsama

wonderful video thanks a lot

nl_skipper
nl_skipper

Another entertaining video, thanks!


Tress FX is such a goofy technology though... it looks good in a few circumstances but in general it seems to cause hair to stutter and fly all over the place as though it's way too statically charged.  I've heard the effect looks better on AMD cards though, so maybe my Nvidia 660 Ti was to blame...?

gameofthering
gameofthering

I love seeing those fake adverts for hair products lol

hammerfall22
hammerfall22

These Reality Checks were very good! Good work.

Nikolajj
Nikolajj

I don't get why motion blur is used to simulate how human eyes gathers information. My eyes can do that by themselves! Adding that to the game, just doubles up the effect, making it seem annoying to me.

Monsterkillah
Monsterkillah

Someday im gona have a super powered super vegito level PC that no one can handle it with unlimited tectures and graphics no oher pc can handle

Im a super pc dude with hyper technological gaming set up

Tranula
Tranula

Way to give P.C. some love.  This is wonderful.  Even though I already know all these things, I still like reading the articles.  Keep up the good work guys.

Branmuffin316
Branmuffin316

The only thing you need to know about motion blur is how to turn it off.

Zombie97
Zombie97

This series was very interesting and informative, however I think I'll stick to console gaming. Keep up the good work Cam, I love Reality Check :)

polishfish
polishfish

a series(!!!@!!!) that follows juuuuust this topic, but in much greater depth would be pretty sweet!!!!!


(it would give you direction for several episodes as well)

ExtremePhobia
ExtremePhobia

TressFX Max Graphics. Looks like a promising product, though I understand it will only improve my look in video and not in freeze frames. Is this true?

Duckynevada
Duckynevada

Just a minor complaint Cam, Max Payne doesnt use Ragdoll effects it uses Euphoria.  

Banyek
Banyek

I've been waiting for this.... thanks CAM!!

4kgamer_lmxxx
4kgamer_lmxxx

Here's the best settings to use.... Max it the f*** out like me! :D

bjornborgue
bjornborgue

This was great, especially that ending! I for one have yet to understand why a game running at 60fps or even MORE still doesn't look as smooth as 60fps should (as compared to a video). I've heard people offer unconvincing arguments of "variable framerates" when I had 10-year-old games never dipping below 100fps on the likes of a 580 gtx or a 7970 on a 120hz monitor and STILL didn't look that smooth (i.e. as a video @60fps).

Pelezinho777
Pelezinho777

Tomb Raider looks better without tressfx anyways...

SoulScribe
SoulScribe

I hate motion blur. Give's me motion sickness.

Kefka-
Kefka-

@Nikolajj  This so much. It makes no sense. Same with lens flare and rain drops on screen when its suppose to just be a human looking at stuff(no window).

hammerfall22
hammerfall22

@Nikolajj I agree. Specially if you talk about distant objects / scenes. But... in motions I think if you have a low fps, the blur make it less noticeable in fast movement. I usually don`t like either.

hammerfall22
hammerfall22

@Zombie97 Theses effects is used on consoles too... the different is that on PC you can turn them on or off (change the resolution, and everything else). On console its is chosen by the develop.

XBlade1X
XBlade1X

@Duckynevada Exactly. If you want to give an example of ragdoll effects, compare Max Payne 3 and GTA IV/V with Saints Row or TES IV or V.

Good video though, but yeah it would have been nice to have a little nod towards the Euphoria Physics system and how much better it is over your typical ragdoll effect.