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 Post subject: Best way to create GI?
 Post Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 11:36 pm 
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I was just wondering what the best way to make GI is. I've tried just using bulbs, but that just washes everything out too much, rather than just lighting up the surroundings. Flashers also look kind of weird, but are better. I'd like something that looks good with and without BAM, if possible. So, what are your favorite ways to create GI? Thanks for any help!

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 Post subject: Re: Best way to create GI?
 Post Posted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 5:32 am 
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What is GI?


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 Post subject: Re: Best way to create GI?
 Post Posted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:49 am 
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GI stands for General Illumination. It's the lights that light up the whole game. If the GI turns off it allows the inserts to put on a more impressive light show, especially if you're playing in a dark room.

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 Post subject: Re: Best way to create GI?
 Post Posted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 4:04 pm 
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The guys that build tables tend to use "playfield color" as general illumination. Just read steps 21 and 22 of my guide here:

viewtopic.php?f=84&t=6054

Of course you can adjust light and dark with BAM post processing.

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 Post subject: Re: Best way to create GI?
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Global illumination ;)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_illumination

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 Post subject: Re: Best way to create GI?
 Post Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:54 pm 
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I was hoping for a realtime solution, where I can turn it on or off at any time to drastically change the brightness, rather than just having night and day versions. Has anyone managed to use flashers to effectively create GI effects? Thanks for the tips so far!

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