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Offline Singh

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Ok, now that the new nebulas are publicly available [check milliways!], and that a significant block of free time will be coming soon (ROD LOH!), it might be a good time to start this off. Although I couldn't help out in their original creation project much, I feel that at least I can do something here.

Once a week, or if time restrictions apply, once in two weeks, I'll release a background set using the new nebulas that will be free for public use by anyone, or any mod.

I'm currently working on the first one, so pictures and the necessary data will be up soon.

As I intend this to be hopefully a permanent thing, I hope the admins can help to sticky it if possible.


Thanks, and hope these help.
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I'd like to add my backing and stuff.

Also - I'm currently working on new Derelict nebulae for the restoration project, so, um, I've got a potential Tau Sigma, Tania Australis, Deneb and Altair as well as Sirius and Vega and ideas for Phi Eridani, Tegmen and Delphi... so, er, just thought I'd mention that. In case you have any stuff or ideas you can send me or would like to avoid redundant systems or whatever, your call.

 

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hmm....thing is, I'm not doing system-specific stuff, just backgrounds. They can be used whereever, whenever, as opposed to being 'tagged' onto a certain system, per se.

However, feel free to add any backgrounds you wish to share. A collective resource would do many a FREDder goodness, I'd think :yes: :nod:
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Offline Blaise Russel

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Oh, okay, I see.

Well, I'll think about it, wait until you've got everything set up and all. Contribute when a variety has been established so that there isn't, like, a situation with four similar nebulae released in a week or whatever.

But yes, stickify please. This'll be very handy, I reckon.

 

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It'd be great to see someone come up with some really great, realistic Star Field backgrounds, free of large Nebulae and such saturating many of the space backgrounds we see in games these days. I understand that with the whole start blurry effect thing, having about 400% more stars in a background might not be feasable, but what are the chances of that happening...?

 

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It's already done. Check Lt. CannonFodder's post in the screenshots thread of the TBP forum.

As for system specific backgrounds I finally have some time free this week so I'll be making some of my own.
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Ok, the first background release is done. Following is the data you'll need to input for the thing.

I've entitiled 'War of attrition'

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Offline Singh

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As always, screenies.








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Offline TopAce

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You have scaled the nebula bitmaps too much.
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Offline NGTM-1R

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Looks good to me, actually...
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Offline StratComm

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I still say that Lightspeed's nebulas should only be used one set at a time.  The blend here isn't terrible (but good lord, 68 background nebulas?  Might as well make it a full nebula!) but in general a unified color will look better than a split.
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Offline Singh

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Quote
Originally posted by StratComm
I still say that Lightspeed's nebulas should only be used one set at a time.  The blend here isn't terrible (but good lord, 68 background nebulas?  Might as well make it a full nebula!) but in general a unified color will look better than a split.


I would have used more (and hence scaled the things down more as well) if wasn't so afraid of hitting the limit and having FRED crash on me, screwing up everything :nervous:
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Offline TopAce

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The limit is 80, by the way. I hit it once.
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Singh, I love you (as a friend). Whenever I try to FRED, the one thing that stops me 99.9% of the time is that I CAN'T figure out hte Nebula/Sun placement thingy.
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Offline DaBrain

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Looks nice, but you could just add all of them into a skysphere.

The blending will look better, and the performance should be also way better.

But than again, you would have to compose everything again. :nervous:
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Offline Setekh

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Wow, dude... you make them look good. Even better than they did on their own. :yes:
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what's that whiibly woobly swirly thing in the first three shots ?

 

Offline karajorma

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Basically another type of nebula :)
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Offline Setekh

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Oh, and newsified. :yes:
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