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Planet landscape
RodrigoDate: Saturday, 06.08.2011, 14:13 | Message # 1
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I found that desert and terra planets lack of landscape features on most of its surface, with small mountains ridges. For example, most of the surface look like this:


Selena and ice worls, however, look like this on its whole surface:


I don´t know if this is a limitation of the engine, if it´s a bug or its deliberate. I guess there could be more landscape formations since it´s rare to find wide flatlands on earth.


Edited by Rodrigo - Saturday, 06.08.2011, 14:15
 
SpaceEngineerDate: Sunday, 07.08.2011, 01:36 | Message # 2
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I can't understand, are you reporting a bug or what? Terras and deserts are mainly flat, this is true. But you can find mountains on them too. Or can't you?

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RodrigoDate: Sunday, 07.08.2011, 03:21 | Message # 3
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Yes, I can find mountains on them. But they are scarce. Only a few mountain ridges on the entire planetary surface. I just thought its unnatural to find a completely flat surface covering most of the planet. Maybe there could be more small hills, dunes, canyons and stuff.... Is it feasible?

Added (07.08.2011, 06:21)
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More of this



Less plains. They are pretty dull... tongue

 
SpaceEngineerDate: Sunday, 07.08.2011, 23:28 | Message # 4
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Try to find another planet. There must be very mountainous planets. In the next version I will add some new noise function, like "dunes", so I'll make landscape more irregular. However, flat land is the most common landscape type on Earth. I live in Russia, and all that I see around is a flatland with very few hills. The same can be seen using Google Earth; Africa, South America, Australia...
Very irregular landscapes can be found on small planets with less gravity - Mars, Moon. Massive planets like Earth, Venus, and super -Earths are almost flat: Surface gravity limits maximum mountain height.

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RodrigoDate: Thursday, 11.08.2011, 02:07 | Message # 5
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I know. Even so, i think they should have some irregularities. Now It looks like those perfect flat surfaces in deserts, where they test rocket cars.
It would be nice if most of the surface look like this


I remembr noctis had those beautiful plains.
Just an opinion though
 
SpaceEngineerDate: Thursday, 11.08.2011, 06:08 | Message # 6
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I added some "hill" noise thet generates elongated hills of several km in width and some tens of meters in height. But I don't like how they look right now. More experimenting is needed.

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