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Distant Star Texture Version 1.0 (On-going project)
MartekDate: Friday, 12.10.2012, 10:14 | Message # 1
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Hello and greetings! I have been playing the program a lot, its very good. I noticed a few things wrong btu the main one I really noticed was the stars were way too big and not enough depth when next to each other. So, because of that, I have decided to create a NEW star Texture that you can save over the older one (star_part.png) so you can have a realistic looking universe. This version is the first and I will be making more.

I'd like to make this an official thread to this project. SpaceEngineer, i'd like to ask you a question that hopefully I can work on. I will be seeing about star motion and twinkle. Although i'm not precise on the coding, one thing I noticed is that if I was in the atmosphere, the stars could twinkle but in the current version they do not. I'd love to see this as a future addon.

Now, this is the current PNG and you guys can grab the current NEW star texture PNG attached here.

To install, just simply go to your Space Engine folder < data folder < textures folder < common folder


Drop star_part.png inside the"common" folder to replace the star texture file. Please take out the original star_part.png BEFORE replacing it and save it just in case you want to go back to the original!

I will be adding more to this project, I have here a main texture that I think you guys will like. What I did was reduce the bright center so it looks more dense in the pit and flares out light from the outside.

You'll notice a nice difference straight away! Please tell me what you think, and what you'd like to see get done with this small but promising project!

Right click and save the image as, and enjoy some depth on your eyes! Sirius is AMAZING from our Sun! biggrin
(WARP SPEED CREATES A PERFECT BLUR EFFECT WITH THIS TEXTURE! IT LOOKS REAL!)

(REMEMBER, STARS ARE POINTS OF LIGHT, Not big big visible spheres)

ENJOY! biggrin

-Martek

BEFORE


AFTER

Attachments: 5392791.png(16Kb)





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Edited by Martek - Friday, 12.10.2012, 11:17
 
MartekDate: Friday, 12.10.2012, 10:56 | Message # 2
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Check out the DEPTH on the Globular Clusters with this texture! FINALLY it looks 3D

FAR SHOT BEFORE


FAR SHOT AFTER


THIS IS AN ACTUAL PHOTO OF THE SAME CLUSTER!


UP CLOSE BEFORE (NO DEPTH)


UP CLOSE AFTER (DEPTH AND COLORS OF STARS PRESENT)


TRAVELLING THE GALAXY!

BEFORE NEW TEXTURE WARP (Note the solid White and bright colors of the stars (too bright not enough depth)


AFTER NEW TEXTURE WARP (Note the Meteor shower looking effect, and depth of stars and streaks)


BEFORE TEXTURE (STARS TOO BIG and BRIGHT - NO DEPTH)


AFTER TEXTURE (STARS BLEND WITH DEPTH!)





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Edited by Martek - Friday, 12.10.2012, 11:56
 
MartekDate: Friday, 12.10.2012, 11:27 | Message # 3
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LETS TALK PLANETARY!

You can Literally see the depth of this Nebula with my new texture for the stars. Although the stars look dimmer, they really show the true appearance if you were really there.

BEFORE TEXTURE


AFTER TEXTURE (Note the bright stars on the right and left of the planet show depth! The one left of planet is in FRONT of the nebula and the one on the right is behind the Nebula. This was not noticed in the BEFORE image


SKYLINE EVENING!

BEFORE (Stars too big and bright, no depth to distant nebula)


AFTER (Stars are points of light, nebula has depth, so does everything else)


REALISTIC ORBITAL STARS AND DEPTH (LENSE FLARE IS NOT PART OF THIS PROJECT)

BEFORE (Note the stars are too big and no depth even on the planets)


AFTER (Note the stars are now showing depth as well as the planet near the main star)





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Edited by Martek - Friday, 12.10.2012, 11:49
 
SalvoDate: Friday, 12.10.2012, 11:48 | Message # 4
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Good job bro biggrin




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MartekDate: Friday, 12.10.2012, 11:51 | Message # 5
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Good job bro


Thank you! I'm totally updating this thread with pictures right now to prove that a little tweek can create a massive 3D depth difference on this program. It's absolutely phenomenal how this texture is working! You'll love it. The stars are a LOT smaller but appear to be actual brightness and apparent size. You're welcome! smile





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SpaceEngineerDate: Friday, 12.10.2012, 11:58 | Message # 6
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Martek, did you play with Star Scale, Star Style and Star Overbright parameters before making this texture? (They can be found in F4 and F7 menu). You may obtain the same effects without changing textures, just adjusting the settings. Just set Star Overbright to zero first.




 
MartekDate: Friday, 12.10.2012, 12:02 | Message # 7
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Martek, did you play with Star Scale, Star Style and Star Overbright parameters before making this texture? (They can be found in F4 and F7 menu). You may obtain the same effects without changing textures, just adjusting the settings.


Greetings! Actually I played with those settings and they were good but the solar stars like the Sun would go much dimmer than it should so the texture change to the distant stars was the result smile What are your thoughts?





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HarbingerDawnDate: Friday, 12.10.2012, 15:32 | Message # 8
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Very good mod Martek, I like it a lot.




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smjjamesDate: Friday, 12.10.2012, 16:07 | Message # 9
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Looks awesome and I want to check it out, however, where's the link to download the mod?




 
HarbingerDawnDate: Friday, 12.10.2012, 16:24 | Message # 10
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Looks awesome and I want to check it out, however, where's the link to download the mod?

The attachment in the OP





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smjjamesDate: Friday, 12.10.2012, 16:37 | Message # 11
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Oh, I thought that was for the picture or something, nvm, heh.

Edit: Decided to pay the deep core of the Milky Way a visit with this mod smile

Looks better don't you think? smile
$IMAGE1$

Edit2: Upload fail, what the? :P

Edit3: I don't know why the forum upload isn't working, so heres the photobucket link.








Edited by smjjames - Friday, 12.10.2012, 16:59
 
MartekDate: Saturday, 13.10.2012, 00:27 | Message # 12
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Decided to pay the deep core of the Milky Way a visit with this mod

Looks better don't you think?


That looks awesome man! Great image! Glad you like it!





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MartekDate: Saturday, 13.10.2012, 00:30 | Message # 13
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Very good mod Martek, I like it a lot.


Sorry for a multi post, just saw this and thank you! I'm glad you like it! It can still be tweaked a bit but the modification looks highly impressive. I'd love to see the stars twinkle in a future update. biggrin





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anonymousgamerDate: Saturday, 13.10.2012, 00:35 | Message # 14
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Not to be condescending but...

All I see are dimmer stars.





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DoctorOfSpaceDate: Saturday, 13.10.2012, 00:58 | Message # 15
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Not to be condescending but...

All I see are dimmer stars.


In a sense thats kind of what it is, not entirely but sorta.

I think it looks nice though.





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