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4K Venus Cloud Map
HarbingerDawnDate: Saturday, 08.06.2013, 09:57 | Message # 1
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brainstorm recently released a cool Venus cloud texture on the Russian forum here. I decided to make a few edits to make it look better in SE and give it slightly more realistic colors.

Screenshot:


Installation:
Installation is very simple. Just place the file in the /textures/planets folder of your SE directory, overwriting the original file. Back up the original file first if desired.

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Enjoy (and thanks to brainstorm for the source texture)!





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VoekoevakaDate: Saturday, 08.06.2013, 09:58 | Message # 2
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It is beautiful.




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DoctorOfSpaceDate: Saturday, 08.06.2013, 11:23 | Message # 3
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Looks really nice.




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SpaceEngineerDate: Saturday, 08.06.2013, 11:35 | Message # 4
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Such big textures must be converted into cubemap. Otherwise they will make huge lag when loading, and uses memory not effectively.




 
HarbingerDawnDate: Saturday, 08.06.2013, 12:10 | Message # 5
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Otherwise they will make huge lag when loading, and uses memory not effectively.

For me it loads instantly. Also, a 4096*2048 RGB texture only takes up 24 MB of memory if I'm not mistaken. A texture like this might be an issue for people with very low-spec systems, but for most users it would not be a problem.

I will make a cubemap version if there is demand for it.





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SpaceEngineerDate: Saturday, 08.06.2013, 12:19 | Message # 6
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In next version (probably 0.98) I will remove support of non-cubemap textures. Texture cache will be optimized to store a lot of tiles with the same dimensions, say 256*256.




 
brainstormDate: Monday, 10.06.2013, 15:16 | Message # 7
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HarbingerDawn, thank you for correcting this texture smile It's really much better. Can you upload this in losseless (png) format?




 
HarbingerDawnDate: Monday, 10.06.2013, 17:41 | Message # 8
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Can you upload this in losseless (png) format?

I used very good quality jpeg compression so there should be no noticeable compression artifacts at all. Because of this I did not make a png version, sorry sad





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jjliangDate: Friday, 16.10.2015, 00:21 | Message # 9
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This texture of Venus' clouds looks much better than the current default texture. Makes a good potential default texture in future versions of Space Engine.
 
n0b0dyDate: Friday, 25.11.2016, 08:04 | Message # 10
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Does anyone know if we can still use this texture in current version SE 0.980? Or must it be converted to cubemap tiles first?

I tend to agree with jjliang's statement that it looks more interesting as it has more variations compared to the default one.
 
MosfetDate: Friday, 25.11.2016, 17:59 | Message # 11
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Very nice!
It can be used but there's a little seam. I tried to remove it and I converted it into cubemap just to try the cubemap utility.
It's the first time I used it so try it "as it is" smile

Place the .pak file into addons directory.

Attachments: Venus-clouds-4k.pak(530Kb) · 1713492.jpg(76Kb)





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Edited by Mosfet - Friday, 25.11.2016, 20:33
 
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