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Offline Snail

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Here is the satellite, Lava1:



If this looks like a good substitute, I'll provide a link to the TGA in the other thread.


Holy crap. That's beautiful.

 

Offline Admiral Nelson

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Yes, very good indeed!  :yes:
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Re: Celestial Objects Thread
Thanks, :).

Turnsky, your planets are beautiful. Do you use GIMP?

Here's my take at another world, this time with rings:



I used GIMP on this planet, as well. Could this be used in Warzone?

« Last Edit: April 16, 2007, 09:44:51 am by m2258734a »

 

Offline Snail

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Pretty. :)

Nice rings!

 

Offline Admiral Nelson

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This is great stuff.  We'll want to inventory the different systems found in Warzone and see how many of what kind of planets we can use.  This planet is certainly better than any of the standard stock planets.

For the lava world, what do you think about altering it to be only half lit.  The dark side would then be lit only by the glowing lava,which would make for quite an interesting effect.
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BUT THE LAVA PLANET IS SW33T!!!1!!!!!1!!!!!1!!1111one1!!11one1one1oneleventy

 

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Sure it is.  I bet it might look sweeter when half lit.... :)
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Offline Polpolion

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*snip*

no 3d rendering whatsoever.

It looks really nice, but could stand some touch-ups.

 
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Thanks for the compliments.

>thesizzler
As you can tell I experimented with the rings using GIMP. If you would like, assuming you use GIMP, I could explain step-by-step how I produced the ring system for my blue planet.

>Adm. Nelson
Sure, I'll make the lava planet half lit. Do you want the illumination to divide the planet in half completely, or do you want there to be some waning or waxing? Also, when should we start looking through the systems in Warzone for the number and types of planets we can use?

 

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Well, I think that there should be enough unlit to make the lava stand out, so roughly half is probably good.

I'll go thru the missions and see which stock and custom planets were used where to see what we can use.
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Offline Herra Tohtori

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Aye, the lava planet looks good, but the lava must be really bright to be clearly visible under daylight area.

Might be wort experimenting what it would look like if you made just a shallow crescent of the planet lit by direct sunlight, and make the lava emission spread onto the atmosphere and dimly lit the shadow side with both the atmo and the lava glow.

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Also, practically everything put here lately looks rather fine. :) I've been experimenting with methods of making a texture with craters so that they appear round all the way to the poles. Found a way, too, but haven't had the chance to actually use it to make crater-filled planet surfaces... it involves making differently sized round brushmarks on the texture at more or less random intervals, then using an edge filter of choice to make out the round edge mountains of the craters, then apply polar distortion filter to spherize the texture... it results in practically zero (or damn close to it) polar distortion when the image is wrapped on a sphere later, but it means you'll likely need to clean up the equator a bit to make the two halves fit together - that can be pretty nasty sometimes.
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Ugh, I need to look at the places I post in more regularly. Anahoo.

M22, you asked me how I do my nebulae, and to be quite honest its rediculously simple in theory but a bit tedious in practice.

I start with a black BG and a lense flare for a light source, then I take a random oval, and wave filter filter it a couple times, randomizing it untill it looks somewhat natural. I then duplicate the layer for future referance, and give it a white outline. This outline gets darkened later for colouring, and potetially has peices erased if something overlaps. I continue to repeat this process untill I have something I like, then I go onto the colouring and lighting.  Then I may or may not add a star field and some other optional eye candy, and finally, I attack it with the dodge, burn, and smudge tools to atain fancy looking details.

And for some more stuff for you too look at.


 

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Thanks, :).

Turnsky, your planets are beautiful. Do you use GIMP?


photoshop, pure and simple, the only thing flaming pear used was the neb and the two moons, i made the texture myself.
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Huzzah for flaming pear. :P Anyway, what was the resolution on the origonal Turnsky?

 

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Hey Mad cat, that there nebula is sweet! Wouldn't mind seeing that in game!  :yes:
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Offline Mad cat

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Why thank-you. :D I'll want to remove some of the star field before I let it go ingame though.

 

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is it avalible for ingame use yet?
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MUST...HAVE...THIS... :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek2: :eek2:

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Offline Polpolion

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Considerably better than previous attempts.

 
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can you say
:necro:?

Anyways, nice planets. and thats a good start, sizzler :nod:
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