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Sky Panorama generator.

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fredborg(Posted 2004) [#1]
Hi,

Just a small thingie to create sky panoramas (for sky spheres)...

> Downloadio <



Thanks to Eddy!


Doggie(Posted 2004) [#2]
Awesome. Thanks!


JoshK(Posted 2004) [#3]
Pretty cool. How about a high-res version without the sun?

Thanks dude.


Red(Posted 2004) [#4]
No problemo :)

Thanks for your GI sky. LOL




mrtricks(Posted 2004) [#5]
Brilliant! Could make a nice little app out of this - some sliders for sky colour, cloud intensity, sun size (sun quantity even!)

Isn't it always typical - release a nice little app and people always want more... :)


slenkar(Posted 2004) [#6]
and support for spacescapes


fredborg(Posted 2004) [#7]
Click image to download a demo version :)



This one can have any number of planets and suns :) And both day and night... Now if only I had time to finish it :)


JoshK(Posted 2004) [#8]
You need to make it high-res if you want to sell it. That's only 256 pixels tall.

Looks nice though.


9572AD(Posted 2004) [#9]
That's pretty sweet, but I need a "spacedust"/"plasma" or whatever it is that makes those swirly colors in space generator. :)


fredborg(Posted 2004) [#10]
Halo: It can render any resolution.

Rob: Are you running 16 bit perhaps?

Or maybe it's your graphics card that sorts something in a different order...Which card do you have?


fredborg(Posted 2004) [#11]
Space?

> Click image to download <



jhocking(Posted 2004) [#12]
Nice little app. Skyboxes are my preferred approach but this is good to have in my bag of tricks.


fredborg(Posted 2004) [#13]
It actually renders a skybox first :)


Red(Posted 2004) [#14]
Strange result ...


fredborg(Posted 2004) [#15]
Nebula :)


jhocking(Posted 2004) [#16]
"It actually renders a skybox first"

Really? In that case can you make an option to save out skybox images instead of a skysphere image? At the moment Terragen is working out great for rendering skybox images, but it can't do space images with all the stars.


mrtricks(Posted 2004) [#17]
How do you change settings, resolution etc?


fredborg(Posted 2004) [#18]
You can't...I have a sneaking suspision 'Ed From Mars' is doing a version with an interface :)


Red(Posted 2004) [#19]
Nebula not cloud
LOL i'm idiot :)


Mustang(Posted 2004) [#20]
Nice... like the spacey thingy!


c5ven(Posted 2004) [#21]
agree. nice.


Rimmsy(Posted 2008) [#22]
Hey, hey, Freddy. Got this still? You know you do.


plash(Posted 2008) [#23]
You know you do.
You know you want him to know he does. I'd like to see this again too!


John Blackledge(Posted 2008) [#24]
I missed ths one!
Yes please Fred - can you post it again?


fredborg(Posted 2008) [#25]
4 more years!

Erhm, I'll see if I can find it...


Damien Sturdy(Posted 2008) [#26]
Ooh, man, funny- I was thinking of doing something like this recently when i did my planetgen. :-)


fredborg(Posted 2008) [#27]
Alright, here it is again:
http://www.frecle.net/cloud/skypanorama.zip

Have fun!


andy_mc(Posted 2008) [#28]
excellent, thanks!


Rimmsy(Posted 2008) [#29]
Freddy, freddy, freddy. What would we do without you? Cheers dude!


Mortiis(Posted 2008) [#30]
I didn't see this. Lovely indeed! Having a skybox option would be way cooler IMO.


boomboom(Posted 2008) [#31]
Thats fantastic, do you have any other tools lying around Fredborg?


Rimmsy(Posted 2008) [#32]
You know, I'd happily pay for a slightly more customisable spacey version of this:

number of stars
sun size/location
background colours
planet/no planet
resolution change.
maybe something like this: http://www.gamedev.net/community/forums/topic.asp?topic_id=410954

You got any spare time, Freddy?


fredborg(Posted 2008) [#33]
You got any spare time, Freddy?
Yes, I've got a free hour around November 2012 :)


Rimmsy(Posted 2008) [#34]
Haha, I'll pencil it in my google calendar!


maximo(Posted 2008) [#35]
amazing work!


M2PLAY(Posted 2008) [#36]
Thanks, thanks !!!


Chroma(Posted 2008) [#37]
Fred, this is great stuff. I'm now using this for sky globes in my flight sim. What I did was create a panorama and export it, create a sphere(32) and resize to 50000 and do a flipmesh and entityfx 8 on it. Then Position the texure at 0,-.002 to get rid of the tiny grey dot at the top of the sky. AWESOME!

I am getting some ugly artifacts on the nighttime sky generation though. Might be my ATI card.


Mustang(Posted 2008) [#38]
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resize to 50000
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Hmmmm... Usually skyboxes/spheres are only like 1m squares or cubes, just draw them first (entity order) - and parented to the camera of course.

Reason for this is keeping the far clip range as close (minimum range) as possible if you don't need whole range for viewing (in flight sim you might). No need to waste z-accuracy and get z-fight if you can avoid it.


Pete Carter(Posted 2008) [#39]
cool not sure how i missed this?


Chroma(Posted 2008) [#40]
Mustang, that's like the best trick I've seen in years. So simple and it really solves a lot of problems I was having. Many thanks.

Edit: Yeah that rocks. I set the skydome at 999999 and the ground at 999998. Perfect. Eliminates all my clipping problems. Thanks again.


mtnhome3d(Posted 2008) [#41]
nice indeed. is there any way we can get the source so as to add gui and such?


grindalf(Posted 2015) [#42]
Anybody still have this as the links are no longer valid.
I recently lost my computer while traveling and lost all my files. Im just hunting down some things I use to use every now and then


BlitzSupport(Posted 2015) [#43]
Ta-da!

https://web.archive.org/web/20120527161936/http://www.frecle.net/cloud/skypanorama.zip


grindalf(Posted 2015) [#44]
Thanks BlitzSupport :)