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NPC eye problems, diffuse and specular requiring fixes

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NPC eye problems, diffuse and specular requiring fixes

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Product: Mass Effect Andromeda
Platform:PC
What edition do you have? Deluxe Edition
Physical Disc or Digital version? Digital Based Install
Summarize your bug Really Opaque white looking eyes
How often does the bug occur? Every time (100%)
How long has this issue been happening? Always Happens
Please select your region North America
Run the www.speedtest.net network benchmark and post your upload and download speeds. 15mb down/ 5mb up
What company provides your internet service? ATT
Steps: How can we find the bug ourselves? Just play the game
What is the AMD or Nvidia Model Number of your graphics card? AMD R9 390
Please enter memory size in GB. 8gb GDDR5 and 16gb DDR3

One of the things that have really made part of the immersion taken away is how bright all the npcs eyes are. They really are lacking that natural shading on human and asari eyes. I've made a few edits to help showcase the issue with the original character and the edits I made. Most of that should be pretty easy with a texture edit of the dIffuse material of the eyes and some fixing of the specular material.

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After going through some of the game with the new patch, I can say the new eyes look MUCH BETTER! The characters don't look dead plastic as they did before! Put together a quick comparison, much much much better! I even noticed some new animations regarding addison when she says 'her face is tired' she actually puts her hand up to her face as if stressed. All I can say is great work Bioware and I can't wait to see more fixes in the upcoming months! Standard smile

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Agreed, this across all human characters. PC or NPC.
I'm guessing that fixing this would also help towards making some of the facial animations look less awkward.

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To add extra merit to the idea, here are some comparison images for darker skinned characters, where the contrast is greater and the problem is even more apparent.

 

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Congratulations ! What an improvement ! Bioware should follow your advice...

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Those edits look so much better. Well done!

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I know a lot of people complain about graphics and such, and as much as I love this game I did find the flat eyes to be a little disconcerting even on Xbox. Adding a sheen to them so they looked better such as in your examples would definitely make it much better. I don't think adding this effect to the eyes would take too long. Something they could likely fix in a future patch. The game does drop officially as of tomorrow night/Tuesday morning so such a fix is likely not going to be in the day 1 patch. But if they can concoct a fix like this for a patch beyond the day 1, I will be happy.

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Agreed. I find the flatness quite distracting.

 

Also previous footage I've seen doesn't seem to have this issue with the eyes. Puzzling.

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@AN6314

Console or PC footage, do you remember?

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For completions sake:

 

Product: Mass Effect Andromeda
Platform: PC
What edition do you have? Deluxe Edition
Physical Disc or Digital version? Digital version
Summarize your bug: Really flat eye textures and large pupils
How often does the bug occur? Every time (100%)
How long has this issue been happening? This shows in the trial version, some promotional materials have smaller pupils, but the eye whites are flat on any material I've seen.
Please select your region: Europe
Run the www.speedtest.net network benchmark and post your upload and download speeds
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What company provides your internet service? Ziggo
Steps: How can we find the bug ourselves? Present on all PC and NPC characters
What is the AMD or Nvidia Model Number of your graphics card? R9 290
Please enter memory size in GB: 16

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@Ottemis

 

PC I'm assuming. I'm talking about official pre-release footage, trailers and screenshots. Ignoring the fact that they probably had to downgrade for release (like a lot of other games) - the eyes are markedly different to me. The size of the pupils for one is completely changed.

 

http://imgur.com/a/9VaTi

 

 

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