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The Springer has cataracts.

As per the picture, the springers eyeballs has a white dot inside them. Im guessing they are supposed to emulate the light reflecting, which they in my opinion dont do a good job off. They do however do a damned great job at looking like cataracts, compared to the right picture, which is an actual rabbit with cataracts. The white splotches do not adjust to lightsources and are just painted onto the eyeball. No other mount, creature or even npc has this property, making the springer stand out a lot. The large eyes do not help this matter. The springers eyes actually already have the "proper" eye reflections on top of the white spot, which only helps highlight how out of place it is.

Can the spot be removed? Cant help but feel sorry for the poor thing.

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  • This is actually hilarious! If it's legit, I guess it can be removed. If it's a joke, well I got a laugh out of it :+1:

  • Hey I support the change, I keep rabbits as pets, I hope they never get cataracts, but I sure as heck hope my springer (including the mini and backpack) aren't suffering from cataracts :sweat:

  • Curunen.8729Curunen.8729 Member ✭✭✭✭

    It's a magical bunny - its eyes are glistening with magic! :D

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  • @Curunen.8729 said:
    It's a magical bunny - its eyes are glistening with magic! :D

    So the springer has magical cataracts.
    Can it see into the void?
    :x

  • Curunen.8729Curunen.8729 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Animism.7530 said:

    @Curunen.8729 said:
    It's a magical bunny - its eyes are glistening with magic! :D

    So the springer has magical cataracts.
    Can it see into the void?
    :x

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  • Swagger.1459Swagger.1459 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited September 27, 2018

    @Penguin.1345 said:

    As per the picture, the springers eyeballs has a white dot inside them. Im guessing they are supposed to emulate the light reflecting, which they in my opinion dont do a good job off. They do however do a damned great job at looking like cataracts, compared to the right picture, which is an actual rabbit with cataracts. The white splotches do not adjust to lightsources and are just painted onto the eyeball. No other mount, creature or even npc has this property, making the springer stand out a lot. The large eyes do not help this matter. The springers eyes actually already have the "proper" eye reflections on top of the white spot, which only helps highlight how out of place it is.

    Can the spot be removed? Cant help but feel sorry for the poor thing.

    That spot represents a light source reflection...

    Long version...

    Sped up version...

  • Joraan Adenard.2061Joraan Adenard.2061 Member ✭✭✭
    edited September 27, 2018

    Cataracts are generally not perfectly round-shaped with super defined borders (they can be categorised following their shapes which can be sometimes pretty complex) and are absolutely NEVER over the iris (the lens, which is where the cataracts develop, is behind the iris and therefore cannot be seen through it). In your picture, most of the white spot is located over the iris and has a convenient round spot. Meanwhile, the lens looks completely clear. Therefore, it looks much more like light reflection than cataracts.

    This is good news because you dont want a near-blind springer ;)

  • Swagger.1459Swagger.1459 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Penguin.1345 said:

    @Swagger.1459 said:
    That spot represents a light source reflection...

    Did you read my post?

    You said “I’m guessing” so I wanted to clarify for ya... Also, now you know how to draw an eye too!

    GL

  • Ashen.2907Ashen.2907 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Those are not cateracts. Those are distortions from where the eye lasers (new mastery in the next LS chapter) emit.

  • Bunny also needs a helmet for all the times I jump him into cliffs and overhangs.

  • Ardid.7203Ardid.7203 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I don't see any problem with the Springer having cataracts. Only top notch, young and perfectly healthy rabbits can work with us? What next, are we going to fire Taimi because she has a limp?

  • For comparison, here is the Desert Fox from Suns Refuge. It has the proper "glinting eyes" as they are pseudo reflecting the light around it. The glints are not painted onto the eyeball. This is how all non-springer creatures are, making the springers grey splotch stand out in a negative way.

  • Malediktus.9250Malediktus.9250 Member ✭✭✭✭

    should have worn sun glasses in the desert

  • I don't see an issue. What difference does it make if a mount used for jumping has cataracts?

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  • @Turkeyspit.3965 said:
    So that is why I keep missing the jumps on my Springer? Someone hand my mount some eyeglasses and moar carrots!!!

    I think it's because the springer keeps hitting their head against ledges and ceilings and ornamental accoutrements. Surprised they don't go the wrong direction every time due to multiple concussions.

    "Face the facts. Then act on them. It's ...the only doctrine I have to offer you, & it's harder than you'd think, because I swear humans seem hardwired to do anything but. Face the facts. Don't pray, don't wish, ...FACE THE FACTS. THEN act." — Quellcrist Falconer

  • @Ardid.7203 said:
    I don't see any problem with the Springer having cataracts. Only top notch, young and perfectly healthy rabbits can work with us? What next, are we going to fire Taimi because she has a limp?

    Now that you mention it... :P

  • Trise.2865Trise.2865 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Turkeyspit.3965 said:
    So that is why I keep missing the jumps on my Springer? Someone hand my mount some eyeglasses and moar carrots!!!

    I suspect it might be the other way around. Bashing its head against those things at high velocity can't be good for it's head and eyes...

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  • Gehenna.3625Gehenna.3625 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I guess I've never looked my mounts deeply into their eyes. They are useful but I'm not that intimate with them.

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  • @Penguin.1345 said:

    As per the picture, the springers eyeballs has a white dot inside them. Im guessing they are supposed to emulate the light reflecting, which they in my opinion dont do a good job off. They do however do a damned great job at looking like cataracts, compared to the right picture, which is an actual rabbit with cataracts. The white splotches do not adjust to lightsources and are just painted onto the eyeball. No other mount, creature or even npc has this property, making the springer stand out a lot. The large eyes do not help this matter. The springers eyes actually already have the "proper" eye reflections on top of the white spot, which only helps highlight how out of place it is.

    Can the spot be removed? Cant help but feel sorry for the poor thing.

    isn't that just a reflection of the primary light source?

  • @jbrother.1340 said:

    isn't that just a reflection of the primary light source?

    I get its supposed to look like the light reflecting off the eyeball, but due to its low resolution, static placement and color, it just looks like a white cataract. No other mount, player or npc has this method of imitating light, which highlights how bad the springer looks. I hope for a change, where the springers eyes are normalized. As they are now, i cant help but cringe as it really just looks like a cataract, some big fluffball, paint or what have you, stuck on its eye.

  • Looks exactly like a light reflection to me. And I would not have noticed my springer even had colored eyes if not for this post. The detail is pretty amazing.

  • GDchiaScrub.3241GDchiaScrub.3241 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited September 29, 2018

    If you are using lower settings then it makes sense for the texture to have fake highlights in the eyeball. If you are using high settings the glint from the light is still small, so I guess they wanted to have a high contrast white spot for "cuteness" instead of adjusting the specularity on the eyeball.

    Now I don't know which is more cute but we can simulate here (the texture of the iris is actually kind of blurry).

    D:

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  • I guess this was done by the artist out of habit more than anything else. If you're from art school and move to texturing, you're suddenly confronted with things like 'materials', 'shaders' of multiple kinds, reflection and lighting don't have to be drawn due to dynamic lighting etc. (Unless your engine cannot create reflection, like old Source, which had a number of workarounds.)
    Likewise coming from graphics and attempting to draw a concept has produced an untold number of stickmen.
    All things considered, it's not bad, plus cataracts can be surgically removed.

  • "What do they need such good eyesight for anyway? Bunnies! Bunnies! It must be bunnies!"

    -Anya

  • jbrother.1340jbrother.1340 Member ✭✭✭

    @Sonoroho.5093 said:
    "What do they need such good eyesight for anyway? Bunnies! Bunnies! It must be bunnies!"

    -Anya

    If you can jump 3 stories into the air you might want to spot your landing :)

  • Hah...very true. My poor Springer needs head protection though.

  • Eloc Freidon.5692Eloc Freidon.5692 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Considering that light reflections are a thing, its amusing seeing someone draw it into an art asset despite the engine supporting the actual effect. Its like someone putting a lens flare in a shot even though they don't occur naturally and the camera was designed specifically to remove it.

  • You're worried about that?

    How about asking for a kitten to be added to them?

    Seriously, though, it is glare and not cataracts (you made me laugh).

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