March 22nd: Light

Did a rough take on a basic lighting system today. It’s not perfect — the biggest disappointment is that it’s kind of hard to get both gradients and bitmaps working on the same light source, so I may not do that. Also, I would love to have some kind of bloom effect for when lights exceed the max value of a pixel, but that’s the sort of thing I’ll really have to do in a shader. Well, what I have now is enough to, once I get it integrated, at least make a level dark and make entities cast light, so that’s the most important thing. Nice-to-haves can wait.

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