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replaying okami [Feb. 22nd, 2009|11:14 am]
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So I decided to finally try beating Okami, I ran out of steam last time. I think I figured out a big chunk of the fancy cel-shading technique they used: I think there's a lower-poly model around each object with inward-pointing normals, and a shader on those polys that contributes to the ink-filter. This is pretty clearly what's going on on most of the landscape, and SOME of the characters. I'm so smart.
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[User Picture]From: mcpatti
2009-02-22 05:51 pm (UTC)

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I love Okami. I haven't beaten it, either, though. I remember killing that like 10 headed thing once, and going to some city, but then it's fuzzy. I should pick it up again.
[User Picture]From: chmmr
2009-02-22 06:31 pm (UTC)

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The "shell with inverted normals" is the classic cel-shading trick, but Okami's going one step more fancy than that because the line weights seem to vary across the shape of objects in a way that doesn't seem like simple non-uniform scaling. Also they use some wacky PS2 framebuffer effect that makes everything kind of bleedy and blurry. It's a lot of tricks happening at once. If I could pore over the source code of any PS2 game, it'd probably be Okami.

Pretty good game too.
[User Picture]From: mambolica
2009-02-23 05:53 am (UTC)

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You're so smart YOU MISSED MY AWESOME PANCAKE PARTY. Jerk.
[User Picture]From: diaryarena
2009-02-23 06:03 am (UTC)

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I quite literally did not have the money to ride the TTC.