Special Topics

Awakening provides a powerful set of features that you can use to increase the realistic appearance of a 3-D scene. This section presents information on common special effects that can be produced with Awakening, but the range of possible effects is not limited to those presented here. The discussion in this section is organized into the following topics:

Special Lightmap Lighting:


HDR Lighting

DotProduct3 Lighting

Parallax Mapping

Subsurface Scattering

Two-sided & Translucent Effect




Video Texture

Environment Mapping

Render To Texture

Water Rendering

Atmosphere Rendering

Skinning Mesh

Bump Mapping

Particle System


Visibility Culling


Rendering Order

Performance Optimizations