This version of Aura is only for GameMaker Studio 2. For GM:S 1.4, please see here.
Aura is a lightweight, simple to use lighting engine for your 2D games. It's main feature is that it is simple to use and a no-fuss solution to the problem of creating lights and shadows in GameMaker.
Version 2.0 offers numerous improvements over the original, and makes the most of the new GMS2 capabilities, making it more feature rich than ever!
Cross platform! Tested on UWP, Desktop, and Mobile
Instance based lights that you can scale, rotate, colour and fade easily
Static or dynamic lighting - static lights are blindingly fast, even in large numbers, and can even be temporarily turned into dynamic lights so that you can control the performance of your game at all times
Dynamic lights create realistic shadows, with multiple lights casting multiple shadows
Shadows can be defined as box, circle or polygon shapes. Polygon shadows can be created easily through a points list method and can be convex or concave.
You can create a shadow mesh from a tilemap layer too!
Option to have "soft" shadows
Huge number of "convenience" scripts included to make using the engine a breeze
Lighting created with "Multiply" blending rather than "Additive" blending, giving super-natural effects, without any of the brightness and saturation associated with other lighting engines.
Three demo rooms included for Dynamic Lights, Static Lights, and a General demo room where you can see how all the features work together.
Every single script is commented in detail, explaining exactly how it works, typical uses, return values and suggestions for edits or changes
Version 2.0.1. Published March 30, 2017
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Waste 1month writing a lighting engine or use this
Great examples provided, excellent documentation (comments), and easy to integrate into an existing project. It's also super fast.
Lights well, and lower priced then other guys featuring about the same feature list. My only complaint at this point with the pack is making a direction spot light with it and the first two sample levels come out extremely dark, which I do not know why. Outside of that it is a great product
best light engine out there imo for game maker studio 2
Easy to set up, well documented, works well
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