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Is there any way to increase the DFAO's view distance?


The title says everything. I looked everywhere but couldn't find a way to increase the DFAO's visibility distance that I find very short. Also looking at Fortnite it seems that they have higher distance settings. I hope it isn't impossible to change this. :)

Thanks, Fisher

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asked May 19 '15 at 02:02 PM in Rendering

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Hi Fisher,

I can't speak for Fortnite specifically as I don't have access to this project or work on that team, but you do have the ability to adjust the AO distance.

You can adjust this via the Skylight By adjusting Occlusion Max Distance under the tab for "Distance Field Ambient Occlusion".

The default distance is 1000 but you can adjust this to be higher along with setting the contrast and min occlusion values.

I hope this helps.


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answered May 19 '15 at 04:11 PM

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avatar image Fisher007 May 19 '15 at 04:35 PM

Hi Tim,

Thanks for the answer. Unfortunately that doesn't help as it only changes from how far objects interact with each other not the visibility distance of the whole DFAO effect.


avatar image Tim Hobson ♦♦ STAFF May 21 '15 at 02:21 PM

There isn't a draw distance that you can set for the DFAO. However, there was an email yesterday with some significant improvements in quality. This also helps with distance as well,

Here is an example: https://www.dropbox.com/s/tq275dzz3iro1lr/DFAO%20distance.mp4?dl=0

Just to clarify, these changes will not be available with 4.8.

avatar image Fisher007 May 21 '15 at 11:46 PM

Ohh that looks really awsome. Too bad it won't arrive this month, hopefully 4.9 it is then. :) Thanks for the heads up, Tim!

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