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by Commander_X
Fri Aug 14, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5583
Views: 697750

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

ffutures wrote:
Thu Aug 13, 2020 6:37 pm
How about Ego, the living planet, in the Marvel universe - played a big part in Guardians of the Galaxy II [...]
#4 it is.
by Commander_X
Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5583
Views: 697750

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

ffutures wrote:
Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:00 pm
OK, this one is a little iffy [...]
Iffy it is, but unfortunately on the downside -- an "artificially moving" planet is not "artificial", sorry!

I have two more examples in mind, none of them in the literature, but each in a different genre of entertainment.
by Commander_X
Sun Aug 09, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5583
Views: 697750

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

ffutures wrote:
Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:44 am
Zanak, the hollow "Pirate Planet" [...]
That's #3.
by Commander_X
Sun Aug 09, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5583
Views: 697750

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Would the Oskendari Airsphere - an enormous free-floating membrane, containing an atmosphere along with multiple internal artificial suns providing heat and light - count? From Iain M. Banks's Look to Windward , it's at least planet-sized … <sighs> It checks #1, although Culture had a better exampl...
by Commander_X
Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5583
Views: 697750

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

[...] the win with Maccas...lol ... always a "safe" choice :) Ok, let's see 5 examples of "artificial" planets, i.e. sort of Dyson Spheres, but planet size, without the star in the middle, and sphere like, no bands/cylinders or the sorts. They should have an "ecosphere" at least, thus, e.g. Death S...
by Commander_X
Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5583
Views: 697750

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

The Fifth Element (food, also showing couple of seconds later CocaCola :) )
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by Commander_X
Thu Aug 06, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5583
Views: 697750

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

<sighs>
Here's wondering how did 2012 make it, but not The Day After Tomorrow?!

... good catch with Dune, though!
by Commander_X
Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: BPlanets
Replies: 36
Views: 1567

Re: BPlanets

[...] Although for "renders" there is real blur, baking and material shaders only have this noisy/grainy option. [...] ... but the looks of this option can be improved. Another "direct" render of the previous noisy version: https://i.postimg.cc/rs6MhGR8/gg-proc-var-new-scaled.png ... and the in-gam...
by Commander_X
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:27 am
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: BPlanets
Replies: 36
Views: 1567

Re: BPlanets

Yes, _all_ the storms _are_ superimposed over the "atmosphere" -- that's the reason they have a different presence than the initial presentation, where the upper-left one was being (almost) half-half rendered with in-between banding colours (also captured by cbr in his mock-up). [...] As for the lat...
by Commander_X
Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: BPlanets
Replies: 36
Views: 1567

Re: BPlanets

The last image in your previous post (OVERLAY DARKENONLY 55%) [...] cbr != Commander_X :-D Well, not with the octagonal rigor of Jupiter's, but this is the "stormy" pole of the texture[*]: https://i.postimg.cc/NfXk9ZpZ/poles.png ... and another colouring scheme for the previous "star" like render: ...
by Commander_X
Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: BPlanets
Replies: 36
Views: 1567

Re: BPlanets

The first three images in my previous post are the same texture seen from different positions, with the major difference of reduced brightness for the last two. The third image snapshot is taken "earlier" (in the planet's day) than the first one (where a third storm can be seen). This is what it wou...
by Commander_X
Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: BPlanets
Replies: 36
Views: 1567

Re: BPlanets

The same first one with procedural storms (storms that might make it in the Earth-like maps at some point): https://i.postimg.cc/k4bTLpWK/wip-gg-01.png The same texture from two different angles, with lowered brightness (to compensate for the new lighting in shaders -- you might notice the screensho...
by Commander_X
Fri Jul 24, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: BPlanets
Replies: 36
Views: 1567

Re: BPlanets

On the other side of the planet the "storms" might look a bit more appealing, I hope :-D

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by Commander_X
Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: BPlanets
Replies: 36
Views: 1567

Re: BPlanets

All work, and no show, How's it now, I want to know. :) https://i.postimg.cc/3rprf8SZ/wip-gg-1-3.png On a more serious note, though, after more research about procedural gas giants, the techniques suggested by some more dedicated people are quite difficult to implement for me at this time. Plus, Ju...
by Commander_X
Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5583
Views: 697750

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

You should've used these for answers, not publish them :evil:
Now they'll be used by others!