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08 Jul 2017 12:30

Lately, I've been trying to fly over the cloudtops on gas giants. I suggest that the shader should lower the maximum bumpiness value of clouds on gas and ice giants to prevent them from becoming too spiky:
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The "vortex" noise pattern used on clouds looks OK when bumpiness is reduced, but would it be possible to add a "Jordan hills" texture at a small enough scale that it only becomes visible up close? That might make them look more like clouds.

I think every gas and ice giant should have a cloud layer at 0 height, so that there's something to see if you land on the surface. I've only found one example of a planet like that so far:
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EDIT: I've done some experimenting and it looks like SE doesn't currently allow gas giants to have more than one layer of clouds?
 
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09 Jul 2017 21:43

will it be possible to have stars look like this someday?
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09 Jul 2017 23:24

That's through a hydrogen alpha filter, which is good for picking out subtle details of the solar atmosphere, but isn't really representative of how a star appears to the eye or camera.
 
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10 Jul 2017 03:02

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That's through a hydrogen alpha filter, which is good for picking out subtle details of the solar atmosphere, but isn't really representative of how a star appears to the eye or camera.

Then how would the sun really appear then? Just a white orb with sunspots on the surface? Wouldn't some if the atmosphere be visible and appear similar to the image as well?
 
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10 Jul 2017 06:50

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Source of the post Then how would the sun really appear then? Just a white orb with sunspots on the surface? Wouldn't some if the atmosphere be visible and appear similar to the image as well?

Basically, yes. The sun would appear as a whiteish orb, darkening and reddening towards the edges. Sunspots would clearly be visible, and if you looked closely enough, you would also be able to discern granulation. Prominences and atmospheric features are MUCH dimmer than the photosphere, so you would not be able to image them unless you were able to occlude the photosphere through some means. If you go over to the astrophotography thread you can see a visible light image of the sun that I recently posted.
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10 Jul 2017 13:01

Looking at the new nebula tech, I see a use for it in gas giants. Presently, Gas Giants have a 2D cloud layer and a surface. With the current nebula tech redesigned for gas giants, we could see complex atmospheric formation cloudscapes.

Something like this.
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10 Jul 2017 20:12

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My suggestion is that spaceships have interior. Something similar to first person, but with a lot details. Current Space Engine doesn't have concept of space and time for spaceships. Like, if I would advance time, spaceships would stay there as before. I know that this is going to be fixed in future, but I just want to point it here. I also posted on spaceships threat that I often use spaceships and suggested there this. Anyway, this is my suggestion for spaceships. :D

Well, apparently you would need Star Citizen lol
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11 Jul 2017 01:00

Jackdaw wrote:
Marko S. wrote:
My suggestion is that spaceships have interior. Something similar to first person, but with a lot details. Current Space Engine doesn't have concept of space and time for spaceships. Like, if I would advance time, spaceships would stay there as before. I know that this is going to be fixed in future, but I just want to point it here. I also posted on spaceships threat that I often use spaceships and suggested there this. Anyway, this is my suggestion for spaceships. :D

Well, apparently you would need Star Citizen lol

Lol, yeah. But it will be implemented in the future. I am really looking forward for this update. When SE is finished, i think it will hold the 1st place for space games for years. :)
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11 Jul 2017 23:29

Marko S. wrote:
Jackdaw wrote:
Marko S. wrote:
My suggestion is that spaceships have interior. Something similar to first person, but with a lot details. Current Space Engine doesn't have concept of space and time for spaceships. Like, if I would advance time, spaceships would stay there as before. I know that this is going to be fixed in future, but I just want to point it here. I also posted on spaceships threat that I often use spaceships and suggested there this. Anyway, this is my suggestion for spaceships. :D

Well, apparently you would need Star Citizen lol

Lol, yeah. But it will be implemented in the future. I am really looking forward for this update. When SE is finished, i think it will hold the 1st place for space games for years. :)

And surely, I think, at that time, you might be on Tau Ceti IV and I'm on TRAPPIST-1 e when SE is finally finished lol
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12 Jul 2017 10:17

Jackdaw wrote:
Marko S. wrote:
Jackdaw wrote:
Well, apparently you would need Star Citizen lol

Lol, yeah. But it will be implemented in the future. I am really looking forward for this update. When SE is finished, i think it will hold the 1st place for space games for years. :)

And surely, I think, at that time, you might be on Tau Ceti IV and I'm on TRAPPIST-1 e when SE is finally finished lol

Yeah, lol. When it is finally finished. xD But it's better to have more features and be released later. :) 
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12 Jul 2017 14:35

Marko S. wrote:
Source of the post My suggestion is that spaceships have interior. Something similar to first person, but with a lot details. Current Space Engine doesn't have concept of space and time for spaceships. Like, if I would advance time, spaceships would stay there as before. I know that this is going to be fixed in future, but I just want to point it here. I also posted on spaceships threat that I often use spaceships and suggested there this. Anyway, this is my suggestion for spaceships.


Making ships interiors is a fun of course, but I need a company with a large funding for this. Just imagine how many artists needed to create even 10 ship interiors "with a lot details", and how many money needed to pay them.
 
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One option is to just make modular interiors, but this would still require artists. 
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12 Jul 2017 21:10

SpaceEngineer wrote:
Marko S. wrote:
Source of the post My suggestion is that spaceships have interior. Something similar to first person, but with a lot details. Current Space Engine doesn't have concept of space and time for spaceships. Like, if I would advance time, spaceships would stay there as before. I know that this is going to be fixed in future, but I just want to point it here. I also posted on spaceships threat that I often use spaceships and suggested there this. Anyway, this is my suggestion for spaceships.


Making ships interiors is a fun of course, but I need a company with a large funding for this. Just imagine how many artists needed to create even 10 ship interiors "with a lot details", and how many money needed to pay them.

There have already been some mods on this forum in which starships have interiors, but not quite "with a lot details" lol
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13 Jul 2017 01:47

SpaceEngineer wrote:
Marko S. wrote:
Source of the post My suggestion is that spaceships have interior. Something similar to first person, but with a lot details. Current Space Engine doesn't have concept of space and time for spaceships. Like, if I would advance time, spaceships would stay there as before. I know that this is going to be fixed in future, but I just want to point it here. I also posted on spaceships threat that I often use spaceships and suggested there this. Anyway, this is my suggestion for spaceships.


Making ships interiors is a fun of course, but I need a company with a large funding for this. Just imagine how many artists needed to create even 10 ship interiors "with a lot details", and how many money needed to pay them.

I understand that making interiors is hard and would require a lot of work and funding. But, that's why you have donations. You can use them to hire some artist. I would like to donate some money to you, but I have just 15 years. This is off-topic, but today's my birthday! xD lol
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13 Jul 2017 01:53

Jackdaw wrote:
SpaceEngineer wrote:
Marko S. wrote:
Source of the post My suggestion is that spaceships have interior. Something similar to first person, but with a lot details. Current Space Engine doesn't have concept of space and time for spaceships. Like, if I would advance time, spaceships would stay there as before. I know that this is going to be fixed in future, but I just want to point it here. I also posted on spaceships threat that I often use spaceships and suggested there this. Anyway, this is my suggestion for spaceships.


Making ships interiors is a fun of course, but I need a company with a large funding for this. Just imagine how many artists needed to create even 10 ship interiors "with a lot details", and how many money needed to pay them.

There have already been some mods on this forum in which starships have interiors, but not quite "with a lot details" lol

Yes, that is true! I am artist myself and even drawing on some software is hard if you want 'a lot of details'. I would like to help with a lot of things for SpaceEngineer and SE, but it's out of my possibilities. Well, at least I can translate the game. :) That is the only thing that I can do properly. :D lol
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