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PhoenixDate: Monday, 19.11.2012, 17:40 | Message # 856
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smjjamesDate: Monday, 19.11.2012, 18:14 | Message # 857
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How is the change small? The difference between LOD 1 and LOD 2 is huge, much bigger than the difference between LOD 0 and LOD 1. But it does take a long time to load, especially if you don't have high end hardware, so I would agree that it's usually not worth bothering with.

I usually play on LOD2 or LOD1 if I want it to load faster. Depending on the planet LOD2 can load in under 10 seconds which makes it worth it.


Yeah well, it takes way longer than 10 seconds for most planets to fully load terrain on landing (I mean fully as in it stops showing the loading bar) for LOD 1, longer for LOD 2 and LOD 2 makes SE give a bit of a fit.

I have a NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT, 2 GB memory, a dual core proccessor and it's 4 years old, going on 5. The multithreading that's in the next update will probably help some as far as rendering speed goes.





 
WatsisnameDate: Tuesday, 20.11.2012, 02:25 | Message # 858
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What a pretty night sky. happy


I would love to see how this would look in the update, where illumination by planets/moons factors in their color as well.





 
PhoenixDate: Tuesday, 20.11.2012, 02:54 | Message # 859
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WatsisnameDate: Tuesday, 20.11.2012, 11:06 | Message # 860
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Phoenix, I think I just found something you might like to try -- the 'Little Planet' projection method, using this tutorial. I managed it with 21 screenshots at ~70° FOV and got this:



Fairly neat effect methinks. happy





 
BatbombDate: Tuesday, 20.11.2012, 17:17 | Message # 861
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Has an interesting touch on it.
Looks like a planet from Spore biggrin
 
smjjamesDate: Tuesday, 20.11.2012, 21:05 | Message # 862
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Here's a few (or two, heh).



Eclipse at sunset.


I've noticed that when conditions are right, SE does the 'lunar pearl' effect (is there an astronomical term for it?) very well during an eclipse, or at least that's what looks like is happening. The moon in this case is a desert planet moon that is half the size of the planet that I am on and at a 33 day orbit.

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WatsisnameDate: Tuesday, 20.11.2012, 21:46 | Message # 863
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I've noticed that when conditions are right, SE does the 'lunar pearl' effect (is there an astronomical term for it?) very well during an eclipse, or at least that's what looks like is happening.


Yep, that's the star's atmosphere, or corona, one of the most rare and beautiful sights in the universe. I can't wait to see the real thing in person. smile

ed: In your first shot, is the big orange star a binary? It looks like one giant star but with two separate lens flares. Contact binary, perhaps?







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PhoenixDate: Wednesday, 21.11.2012, 18:29 | Message # 864
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WatsisnameDate: Wednesday, 21.11.2012, 21:59 | Message # 865
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It's a portal to another dimension! surprised




 
smjjamesDate: Wednesday, 21.11.2012, 22:22 | Message # 866
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ed: In your first shot, is the big orange star a binary? It looks like one giant star but with two separate lens flares. Contact binary, perhaps?


No, it's just a K type star (or maybe a red dwarf) that the planet I'm on is close to.

Not sure how close (in terms of hours) a binary would have to be in order to be classified as a contact binary.





 
PhoenixDate: Wednesday, 21.11.2012, 22:25 | Message # 867
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One of the more interesting landscapes in my travels. Really like the ice fields in the central crater. 4 segment mosaic.



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PhoenixDate: Wednesday, 21.11.2012, 23:32 | Message # 868
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PhoenixDate: Thursday, 22.11.2012, 05:23 | Message # 869
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Decent into the ice fields

 
WatsisnameDate: Thursday, 22.11.2012, 05:23 | Message # 870
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Simply stunning. There is so much detail I could swear it was a photo from a real space mission.

Today I've been making snapshots of the night sky from various locations in a galaxy, starting from outside the disk, and moving progressively inward toward the central star cluster.






Finaly, we come to a terra with life, with blue seas and lush green hills, located just a couple parsecs from the galactic center. Here the density and intensity of stars is so great that they shine even in the day.







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