Luminous engine demo shows off on-the-fly tweaking

Tuesday, 27 November 2012 23:20 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Square Enix has released a new demo for its Luminous engine, showing off the tech’s boast-worthy rendering capacities, which allow developers to change parameters and see results in real time.

In the video below you’ll see the action pause as someone fiddles with a menu; with just a few clicks, things like lighting effects, hair length and number of objects on screen are changed, and then immediately visualised in the cinematic. This is pretty amazing.

The original demo itself is still well worth a look, too. Square Enix has at least one game on the go in Luminous but as the engine isn’t complete the new title hasn’t gone into full production and has not been announced.

Thanks, Siliconera.