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Flashbang Effect

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A quad drawn last over the entire screen?

(Note: I've never played Raven Shield, I'm assuming its just a white blinding flash)

[edited by - GroZZleR on May 25, 2004 1:54:47 AM]

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You would need to capture an image of the screen just as the flash went off... that image is then burned into the retinas after the bright flash has subsided, so you will want that screenshot displayed (textured quad would be good) as the only thing the player can see at first (with a little "washed-out" look). You will have it fade away slowly to reveal whatever it is that the player is actually looking at as the effect wears off (alpha blending).

I believe R6RS also uses some motion blur in the immediate aftermath of the flash, as the new and old images are sorting themselves out. And of course the ear-ringing sound drowning out everything else is a nice necessity.

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