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Are my planets too bright?

Posted: 21 May 2019 22:11
by senuaafo
Seems like most planets in SE always appear washed out, a hazy white. Ex- Mars and Venus look white and hazy all the time.
Is this the way they look to everyone else?

Here is a pic of Mars....


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Are my planets too bright?

Posted: 23 May 2019 08:49
by HarbingerDawn
It looks fine to me.

Are my planets too bright?

Posted: 23 May 2019 14:44
by SpaceEngineer
Maybe you monitor is configured incorrectly?

Are my planets too bright?

Posted: 24 May 2019 05:36
by NathanKerbonaut
Is every planet like that, even procedural planets? Mars and Venus aren't great examples because they normally appear kinda hazy white.
When viewing Mars when the Sun is directly behind, for example, lots of light bounces off its surface, which causes the entire surface to appear brighter and more white. This may happen because it uses a texture for its surface instead of procedural terrain, so its reflectivity may not be accurate to real life. This can happen to some procedural planets too; I often see a glare when looking at selenas.

Are my planets too bright?

Posted: 24 May 2019 09:03
by HarbingerDawn
NathanKerbonaut wrote:
Source of the post When viewing Mars when the Sun is directly behind, for example, lots of light bounces off its surface, which causes the entire surface to appear brighter and more white. This may happen because it uses a texture for its surface instead of procedural terrain, so its reflectivity may not be accurate to real life.

It has nothing to do with using a real map, and is accurate to real life. Examples: https://www.reddit.com/r/spaceengine/co ... e/d1ppkam/

Are my planets too bright?

Posted: 24 May 2019 10:08
by NathanKerbonaut
HarbingerDawn wrote:
NathanKerbonaut wrote:
Source of the post When viewing Mars when the Sun is directly behind, for example, lots of light bounces off its surface, which causes the entire surface to appear brighter and more white. This may happen because it uses a texture for its surface instead of procedural terrain, so its reflectivity may not be accurate to real life.

It has nothing to do with using a real map, and is accurate to real life. Examples: https://www.reddit.com/r/spaceengine/co ... e/d1ppkam/

Oh cool, I didn't know that, thanks for pointing it out :)

Are my planets too bright?

Posted: 25 May 2019 06:12
by SCP-10492
I think you can set real planet brightness? It can make planets look "darker".

Are my planets too bright?

Posted: 24 Jun 2019 13:17
by Fasters
looks absolutely fine to me. but probably it can be a bit brighter

Are my planets too bright?

Posted: 22 Feb 2020 10:20
by thenginer
Mine too

Are my planets too bright?

Posted: 23 Mar 2020 06:30
by thenginer
Great planet