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With the new lighting system and visual enchancements, the lack of sunrays at morning or through the dust and smoke, or lack of headlight beams is apparent. I've noticed, that a lighthouse has some kind of lightray effect, but it appears to be made with a different technique.

I understand that this is still Alpha release and certain things aren't here yet, but this is a feature, I'd really like to be implemented sooner or later. {F18945}

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Legacy ID
272108775
Severity
Minor
Resolution
Open
Reproducibility
N/A
Category
Feature Request

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armapirx edited Steps To Reproduce. (Show Details)Apr 17 2013, 4:09 PM
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armapirx set Legacy ID to 272108775.May 7 2016, 1:41 PM

I've added an unmodified screenshot from Dev build 0.57.105210. The feature isn't completed yet, but nevertheless it looks very promising!

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Example here with Crysis 1 :
http://www.codermind.com/files/crysis-view-mountains-sun-fog.jpg
http://www.thefs.net/images/crysis-pc_tree-sun-rays.jpg
http://www.3ona51.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/crysis2wallpaper12.jpg

Crysis 2 :
http://international.download.nvidia.com/webassets/en_US/shared/images/articles/600-crysis-2-computer/crysis2-screen2.jpg
A good one here : http://gameonly.pl/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/crysis-2-screenshots-gdc-2010__6_.jpg
Sunset : http://public.dm1.livefilestore.com/y2pieo56fnkksQvTulg5AKrsgtjrlb5i6Oo08o_anod8el6984JGXFAgMk3zhlGQ8Pi5gPwbt7LNJqXvY9hu3_NosoYAuNp0VbSvY_U8wJVaGE/Crysis2%202011-03-22%2022-02-03-94.jpg

Far Cry 2 :
http://www.blogcdn.com/www.joystiq.com/media/2008/05/ubidays-08-sunset_gazelle.jpg

Far Cry 3 :
http://yuiphone.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Far-Cry-3-Wallpaper-yuiphone-Forest-Green-1920x1080.jpg (not sure if it is in game screenshot or art screenshot)

Skyrim :
http://static.skyrim.nexusmods.com/images/939721-1354482174.jpg
http://static.skyrim.nexusmods.com/images/4248220-1342696990.jpg
(not sure if it is vanilla or mods light occlusion and other visual stuff)

Guild Wars 1 :
https://dviw3bl0enbyw.cloudfront.net/uploads/forum_attachment/file/21941/55621fb3-9810-48f1-bf9a-e2940899264a.jpg

The Last of Us :
http://www.gamesandgeeks.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/bmUploads_2013-05-14_2385_church-light-rays.png

Real life :

In forest :
https://i3.sndcdn.com/artworks-000044212444-r6ujfz-t500x500.jpg?cc07a88
http://images.fineartamerica.com/images-medium/rainbow-sunray-wendy-lippard.jpg
http://www.wallpaperpimper.com/wallpaper/Landscape/Tree/Sunray-Thru-Woods-1-FU9J0MSPHF-1600x1200.jpg
http://images.fineartamerica.com/images-medium-large/sunray-through-trees-and-fog-craig-tuttle.jpg
http://www.scenicreflections.com/files/Sunray_in_wood_Wallpaper_aw1ka.jpg
http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2010/293/a/b/nature___sunray_in_the_forest2_by_cbdphotography-d314k6t.jpg
http://www.andrewperkins.co.uk/gallaries/Landscape/slides/Forest-Light.jpg
http://khongthe.com/wallpapers/nature/light-of-the-forest-100142.jpg
http://www.zastavki.com/pictures/1920x1200/2010/Nature_Forest_Light_makes_his_way_in_the_woods_024527_.jpg

The famous horse sunray :
http://loadpaper.com/large/Horses_wallpapers_290.jpg
http://data.whicdn.com/images/10684315/horse-in-sunlight-99191-530-354_large.jpg
http://cdn.doandroidsdance.com/assets/2013/03/horse-sunlight.jpg
http://www.horseandcountry.tv/sites/default/files/imagecache/640x360/LucyCummings-atmos-catwinner.JPG
http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lyhdupB0ty1r0apjao1_500.jpg

In city (sorry i don't find a lot if them) :
Not really a sunray from object but dirrectly form the sun : http://www.slabofsound.com/pics/websize/25-sunset-city_web.jpg
http://farm9.static.flickr.com/8020/7187018743_8238a7ccff.jpg
http://www.wallpapersdb.org/wallpapers/world/sunset_over_the_city_2048x1152.jpg
http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mbcqbmVlAe1rp7oqfo1_500.jpg
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3828/9204916412_22527687ff_o.jpg

Inside :
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8456/7930733564_42ea107ced_o.jpg
http://us.123rf.com/400wm/400/400/raikhel/raikhel1011/raikhel101100066/8340941-sunray-inside-church-through-the-window.jpg
https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/p480x480/971156_10151596295121668_631647002_n.jpg
Sorry image under licence for full resolution :
http://us.123rf.com/400wm/400/400/orcearo/orcearo1104/orcearo110400776/9303641-rayon-de-lumiere-trugh-une-ancienne-fenetre-eglise.jpg
http://us.123rf.com/400wm/400/400/kyolshin/kyolshin1007/kyolshin100700172/7348062-rayons-de-soleil-transmission-par-infrarouge-a-travers-la-fenetre-de-prison-dans-la-cellule.jpg
http://us.123rf.com/400wm/400/400/iofoto/iofoto0710/iofoto071000930/1832285-dark-salle-vide-abandonnee-avec-rayons-de-soleil-qui-s-39-etend-sur-mur-de-la-fenetre-d-39-angle.jpg
Nice one but sadly a little too small :
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_YLlU46QRMNY/TTXHjkC1yJI/AAAAAAAAAKs/mzXE9BXM0cw/s320/PC160169-1.JPG
https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/486283_559711337378139_2111389239_n.jpg

From clouds :
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/01/Sunray_clouds_amk.jpg
http://raisedcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/BastropSunray-1024x768.jpg (a huge one)
http://mw2.google.com/mw-panoramio/photos/medium/6246870.jpg
http://www.goodwp.com/images/201306/goodwp.com_28859.jpg
Don't forget clouds shadow :
http://www.fond-ecran-image.fr/galerie-membre/etats-unis-san-francisco/dernier-rayon-de-soleil-sur-san-francisco.jpg
http://feedback.arma3.com/view.php?id=4114

And finally important thing now that we have scuba, sunray underwater :
http://images.fineartamerica.com/images-medium-large/sunrays-penetrating-waters-surface-underwater-view-sami-sarkis.jpg
http://ak0.picdn.net/shutterstock/videos/21217/preview/stock-footage-an-underwater-scene-with-sunrays-shining-through-the-water-s-glittering-and-moving-surface.jpg
http://www.oceanwideimages.com/images/19505/large/underwater-sunrays-on-sand-24M2455-52D.jpg
http://images.fineartamerica.com/images-medium-large/sunrays-penetrating-underwater-cave-sami-sarkis.jpg
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-HOnHPEzdsSI/SRccamUUOZI/AAAAAAAAAo4/9JoHVHx1eJ4/s912/Sipadan2008-11-068798%20-%20Version%202.jpg
http://wetpixel.com/forums/uploads/monthly_11_2008/post-5478-1226780188.jpg
http://www.visualphotos.com/photo/1x5056275/california_underwater_giant_sea_kelp_forest_brown_algae_macrocystis_sunburst_d1843_10775-31253-78.jpg
http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs14/f/2007/047/2/6/Underwater_Ocean_Floor_Light_by_Della_Stock.jpg
And the final best one (winner of a contest)
http://www.rsmas.miami.edu/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/w144-overall-Kyle-McBurnie.jpg

And a mountain one :
http://th01.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/f/2010/035/e/f/Sunray_thru_Bistra_by_dejz0r.jpg

I really hope to see all effect, different kind of lightray and sunray.
The correct dark shadow and also the soft one perfect and beautiful example here :
http://0.tqn.com/d/create/1/0/K/M/5/-/IMG-0023-3442shadow1.jpg
And
http://pl887.pairlitesite.com/teach/cs384g-04-fall/projects/ray/ray_examples/soft_shadows.jpg
And all other beautiful effect that the sun can do !

Sorry for the wall of link, but i hope you will really enjoy the images ! =)

Light shafts are very nice! I hope this technology will be applied to other light sources as well, f.e. flashlights.