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Offline dandelO

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Night Sky Toggle - v3 - 2014
« on: December 07, 2014, 04:49:36 AM »
Here's a new version of a night sky toggle background node because the last multicoloured star version I made was a bit of a clunky mess.

Much simpler here, it just uses one fractal now and has lots more editable controls like; Near Horizon Fade(distance based), Star Colouring, Saturation control, Colour Rotation and one click Random Seed.

Two pairs of screenshots; At the default star saturation level = 0.25. And the ones below at Saturation level = 1 for comparison.







Colours can be inverted, rotated, scaled etc. via a transform shader, independently from the star positions.
Stars can be seeded, increased, decreased etc. all through one fractal now.
Insert it as a clipfile then, delete the default background node.

Pretty much an infinite amount of digital zodiac there to play with anyway.

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Re: Night Sky Toggle - v3 - 2014
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2014, 04:53:13 AM »
* Moon and atmosphere not included, just my replacement background node.*

Cheers! :)

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Re: Night Sky Toggle - v3 - 2014
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2014, 05:39:24 AM »
This is a very good looking addition. Thank you kindly.

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Re: Night Sky Toggle - v3 - 2014
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2014, 06:28:03 AM »

Thanks Martin :)

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Re: Night Sky Toggle - v3 - 2014
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2014, 06:28:18 AM »
Hey Martin, good to see some work of you. Looks really good.

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Re: Night Sky Toggle - v3 - 2014
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2014, 09:12:23 AM »
Great!! Thanks Martin!

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Re: Night Sky Toggle - v3 - 2014
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2014, 03:47:51 PM »
Very nice! Thx a bunch for the file :)

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Re: Night Sky Toggle - v3 - 2014
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2014, 04:03:57 PM »
I don't know if this might be useful for planet/moon designers, but maybe we can use it as textures for our projects?

http://laps.noaa.gov/albers/sos/sos.html

HTH

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Re: Night Sky Toggle - v3 - 2014
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2014, 07:01:20 PM »
Thks Martin

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Re: Night Sky Toggle - v3 - 2014
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2014, 09:08:50 PM »
Yuk! Those .jpg images are dreadfully banded now that I see them posted, should've used the png.
No matter now, they're simply to show the colouring and saturation of the stars here.

Thanks! :)

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Re: Night Sky Toggle - v3 - 2014
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2014, 01:39:51 AM »
Thanks you very much Martin, an awesome update....
something borrowed,
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Ring out the Old.
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Re: Night Sky Toggle - v3 - 2014
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2014, 05:23:11 AM »
And here I was playing around with your v1 for colors. :P

However, i am interested in the moons glow effect. I'm not sure I have seen this. Is this in the atmosphere with a stronger surface lighting?
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Re: Night Sky Toggle - v3 - 2014
« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2014, 05:25:03 PM »
Thank you Martin, missed seeing you here.

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Re: Night Sky Toggle - v3 - 2014
« Reply #13 on: December 09, 2014, 08:52:28 PM »
Cheers, all!

And here I was playing around with your v1 for colors. :P

However, i am interested in the moons glow effect. I'm not sure I have seen this. Is this in the atmosphere with a stronger surface lighting?

For the Moon, have a look here: www.planetside.co.uk/forums/index.php/topic,15027.msg146267.html#msg146267

Although, the settings are different(I think the Fake Dark Power is at '1' or '2' in these images here), it's pretty much the same idea. :)

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Re: Night Sky Toggle - v3 - 2014
« Reply #14 on: December 11, 2014, 12:07:18 AM »
Cheers, all!

And here I was playing around with your v1 for colors. :P

However, i am interested in the moons glow effect. I'm not sure I have seen this. Is this in the atmosphere with a stronger surface lighting?

For the Moon, have a look here: www.planetside.co.uk/forums/index.php/topic,15027.msg146267.html#msg146267

Although, the settings are different(I think the Fake Dark Power is at '1' or '2' in these images here), it's pretty much the same idea. :)

Oh hey thanks DandelO, or Martin as you seem to be called. Not sure which ones appropriate. Much appreciated.
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