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Offline ShadowWolf_IH

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Here's a couple shots from the demo:



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The skybox seems a little... loud. It should be the backdrop, and fade into the background accordingly. As it is though, I reckon it'd be enormously distracting ingame.
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If I have to be honest, I'll say that even if it's going to be a painful truth :P

I don't like the backgrounds, they don't look convincing and realistic enough for me. They're beautiful as a separate picture, but not as a FS background. If I were you I'd use lightspeed's nebulae that is already available in mediavps.
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The irony of that is that with the exception of the planet they are 100% real.  It's my first skybox attempt, but i'm not married to it.
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The irony of that is that with the exception of the planet they are 100% real.  It's my first skybox attempt, but i'm not married to it.
Another irony is that they are taken through a telescope on high magnification. You don't just see stuff like this in space.

 

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The irony of that is that with the exception of the planet they are 100% real.  It's my first skybox attempt, but i'm not married to it.
Another irony is that they are taken through a telescope on high magnification. You don't just see stuff like this in space.
I wanted to point that out too, but somehow I forgot ;)
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This whole thing is a work in progress.

better?



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It still doesn't convince me and I don't think they're pretty at all :(
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Realism doesn't belong in FreeSpace, even if it's remotely realistic :p

Go do some backgrounds like the ones in Earth Defense? They've got them done pretty well, fitting for FSO and all.

 

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This whole thing is a work in progress.

better?

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Yeah, much better. Maybe you could blur the edges of the nubula in the third pic a tad bit.
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This whole thing is a work in progress.

better?

Better? Yeah. But to be brutal it's still not a good look IMO. The starfield, well, I'm neither here nor there. TBH I've never been  fan of varicoloured starfields, but I know some people like the, so that's not an issue. What I really don't like though is the way you've stuck these nebulae on there like stickers. Ironically, while it may be far more realistic than anything we've seen in FS, it looks faker. I think it might be some sort of variation on uncanny valley - people don't care how it looks when you've got blue and green nebulae covering half of what should be black space because it looks pretty and is obviously not meant to be realistic. You take some fairly well known NASA images and plaster them over a starfield and it just looks wrong. These sorts of images might work if they took up a huge portion of the BG, as really high detail, major parts of the BG, but used as decals like this, they don't work for me.
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Now it just looks worse.

 

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I don't like the green-orange one in the last pic. The others are fine to my eyes.
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They're just too big. Especially the stars... consider that real NASA images are incredibly-high-zoom views... the stars shouldn't be nearly that big. Even if you were closer to the nebulae, the average distance to 'background' stars (other than those in the nebulae) shouldn't be much affected.

 

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Also just sticking clearly isolated nebulae right next to each other looks horribly artificial.

 

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The criticisms are fine with me, so long as there is solid reasoning behind it, and I know WHY people are saying they don't like it.  This is much better that "Looks like crap" with no where to go to make it better.  At the very least, you guys are telling me WHY.  Which is cool.
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The criticisms are fine with me, so long as there is solid reasoning behind it, and I know WHY people are saying they don't like it.  This is much better that "Looks like crap" with no where to go to make it better.  At the very least, you guys are telling me WHY.  Which is cool.
Now listen to us and use Lightspeed's nebulae ;)
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