Advanced Post-Processing in MX Simulator

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Re: Advanced Post-Processing in MX Simulator

Postby DHelton654 » Sun Apr 24, 2016 3:35 pm

im having problems when i start my game it has the background blur for like 30 seconds and then it goes away and just says loading effect in the top left. any solutions?
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Re: Advanced Post-Processing in MX Simulator

Postby broland278 » Wed Dec 14, 2016 4:09 pm

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kawasakirider616 wrote:I have a i7 5820k and a 980ti and i'm having the same issues as Nate.

I figured it out, I went into windowed mode so I could quickly edit and save the master effect file to turn off stuff one by one to see if it was something specific. Eventually I got normal fps, it turned out to be the AO and the LENZFLARE settings. The AO doesn't surprise me much since it's a very intensive effect, and I know from personal experience in Skyrim ENBs with how it kills performance. The thing is it was disabled on the Best Optimization config, but the LENZFLARE (I have to laugh at the use of a z) wasn't. That actually gave a larger hit on fps than the AO (out the the two settings, AO only on I get 16 fps sitting at the gate on A2, LENZFLARE on only I get 12 sitting on the gate) which explains why I was always getting low fps before no matter which config I used. The lenzflare was enabled in all of them. Also I tried different AO settings but I couldn't get any of the other methods to look good compared to HBAO.

Although it doesn't make much sense to me why the LENZFLARE gives a fps hit if it isn't actually being shown. On A2 at least there is no lens flare because the LENZDEPTHCHECK is enabled. If you turn that off all white objects (the jumbo tron and the scoring tower by the finish for example) will have a lens flare. But disabling that DIDN'T net higher fps (I would have assumed checking each pixel for a depth of 1 rather than just color might have taken longer, but enabling the "USE_DEPTHBUFFER_OUTPUT" didn't cause lag judging by camera movement). I tested this on Millville since I know it has a lense flare, although the whole sky looked like it had a value of 1 so I couldn't tell where the actual sun vector was. The normal game lens flares needs a pure white pixel to work, how ever jlv has it setup for the normal lens flare to work must make the bit depth 1 and this shader can see that, I'm guessing the only way the post processing lens flare will work is if the track has a normal game lens flare.

Anyway, how ever the lenZflare checks for usability must be very inefficient since the actual lens flare being drawn doesn't seem to affect frame rate (at least NO WHERE near the background calculations for checking take).

On a side note I noticed using the in game lens flares, if a flare is on screen the depth of field doesn't work since the image is right in front of the camera. So if you want lens flares with dof you HAVE to use the shader one, which kills fps. I know you (Lars) figured this out since you recommended to turn it off.

Also turned off SMAA and my normal AA settings work now, it must override the driver AA.

Messed around with the lens dirt some and it's a pretty cool effect to play with. Just using the included texture I made it look like the death animation in 007 GoldenEye :lol:
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Was thinking you could use it to simulate goggle dirt but the way the blending modes work you can't really do it, unless a plain image overlay can be added somehow.

I think right now I'm using the Lars Config Beta 0.2 config with my own subtle LUT, (and therefore all other cc stuff is disabled), custom lens dirt settings, then AO, LENZFLARE, SMAA, and sharpening disabled, plus the nvidia driver settings I've always used for mxs.

Things like this is why I would like to see SLI for mxs, if more of this post processing could be done using my 2 other 670's I'd be getting pretty good fps I'd think.

Also I recommend trying out the LED Shader :lol:.

Here's some shots I took with my current settings. The edge detection for dof is pretty damn good, but still not as clean as manually doing it. Little harder to see the noise effects and whatnot than on the full res images.
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As a side note this new monitor I have seems to be brighter and have higher contrast and displays colors more accurately, directly comparing it to my old monitor next to which seems the whites have a yellow hue almost (stock settings on both). With that said the different settings people use for colors and LUT images will definitely look different depending on their monitor and it's color calibration. I didn't realize there was such a huge difference until I put mxs in windowed mode and stretched it between the two monitors.


how come your reds look really good with this on? mine always turn out uper bright and oddly contrasted/effected
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Re: Advanced Post-Processing in MX Simulator

Postby SKlein » Sun Jan 01, 2017 6:12 pm

broland278 wrote:
yzmxer608 wrote:
kawasakirider616 wrote:Here's some shots I took with my current settings. The edge detection for dof is pretty damn good, but still not as clean as manually doing it. Little harder to see the noise effects and whatnot than on the full res images.
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how come your reds look really good with this on? mine always turn out uper bright and oddly contrasted/effected

I've wondered the same thing. Still haven't figured out what is causing it.

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Re: Advanced Post-Processing in MX Simulator

Postby AHeckman2 » Sun Jan 01, 2017 6:30 pm

SKlein wrote:
broland278 wrote:
yzmxer608 wrote:
how come your reds look really good with this on? mine always turn out uper bright and oddly contrasted/effected

I've wondered the same thing. Still haven't figured out what is causing it.

Pretty sure it has to do with the LUD that's in the masterffect folder. There's another download link in the post somewhere for other LUDs depending on the environment, I think that might fix it.
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Re: Advanced Post-Processing in MX Simulator

Postby DonaldH » Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:23 pm

does anyone else have an issue where this only actually launches whenever it feels like it?
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Re: Advanced Post-Processing in MX Simulator

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Re: Advanced Post-Processing in MX Simulator

Postby broland278 » Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:31 am

anyone figure out why the reds always look contrasted oddly?
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Re: Advanced Post-Processing in MX Simulator

Postby AHeckman2 » Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:35 am

broland278 wrote:anyone figure out why the reds always look contrasted oddly?
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Either try switching the LUD or just turn off the technicolor setting if the LUD doesn't fix it.
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Re: Advanced Post-Processing in MX Simulator

Postby broland278 » Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:42 am

AHeckman2 wrote:
broland278 wrote:anyone figure out why the reds always look contrasted oddly?

Either try switching the LUD or just turn off the technicolor setting if the LUD doesn't fix it.


yeah im using the sx one, i will try and turn off the techni color
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Re: Advanced Post-Processing in MX Simulator

Postby Flo#114 » Wed May 03, 2017 7:30 am

Anyone know why the anti-aliasing doesn't work with this program?
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Re: Advanced Post-Processing in MX Simulator

Postby MxTracksScotland » Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:20 pm

any ideas why this happening ? never used do this.
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Re: Advanced Post-Processing in MX Simulator

Postby AHeckman2 » Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:34 pm

MxTracksScotland wrote:any ideas why this happening ? never used do this.
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You might've accidentally enabled one of the presets, check it with notepad++, I can't check right now but I think that's probably it.
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Re: Advanced Post-Processing in MX Simulator

Postby MxTracksScotland » Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:13 pm

AHeckman2 wrote:
MxTracksScotland wrote:any ideas why this happening ? never used do this.
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You might've accidentally enabled one of the presets, check it with notepad++, I can't check right now but I think that's probably it.

yes m8 , wasn't sure what i done,Just re-downloaded it all, and worked lol.
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Re: Advanced Post-Processing in MX Simulator

Postby MxTracksScotland » Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:56 pm

MxTracksScotland wrote:any ideas why this happening ? never used do this.
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I downloaded both Lar's 2.0 and High end version and both do this. medium and low don't.!!! Anyone any idea's what could be causing this??
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