One of the things on my to do list is to add several LUT files to Totan, since the day night slider has not much (or the desired) effect on Totan. This is due to the heavy use of prerendered textures. You all could help me by creating your favorite LUT. For those of you who do not know what a LUT does, this is the short version:
After everything is rendered in VPX, the LUT file is used to transform the rendered color of every pixel into a another color, depending on a look-up table (which is the LUT file). If the look-up table is neutral, every color will be transformed from one RGB value to the exact same RGB value. In the default table of VPX there is such a file called "ColorGradeLUT256x16_1to1.png". If extra contrast is applied on this LUT file (for instance in photoshop), and the resulting file is used in VPX, then the output on the screen of VPX will also have more contrast.
So, how is here you can help me:
1. Download these three images:
(last one is the same as the file in the VPX default table)
2. Open the cabinet and/or the desktop screenshot file in your favorite photo editing program (like photoshop or GIMP). Experiment with changing brightness, contrast, saturation and so on on these images, until it looks like you want it on either your desktop screen and/or your cabinet. In photoshop you can do this by adding layers with effects on top of the image. It is important to know which changes you have done. Also be aware that what looks good during the day, can look strange in the evening/night.
3. When you are happy with these changes on the screenshots, apply the exact same changes on the LUT file (the png one). So if you have added a layer which increases the contrast on the screenshot, apply the exact same contrast change on the png file. Save this png file to a new name and post the new png in this thread with the following information:
- desktop or cabinet
- brand and type of screen (like samsung and its type number, diameter)
- for daytime or nighttime
- a short summary what type of changes you applied on the LUT
Depending on how many of you create new LUT's, I will include some or all of them in the final release.