Ultimate space simulation software

 
A-L-E-X
Star Engineer
Star Engineer
Posts: 2169
Joined: 06 Mar 2017

Image Dump

09 Oct 2020 04:54

Thanks and yes that's what I'm trying to do with the six images of the bitmap, find software that will blend them together into a complete immersive experience.  I was told Hugin can do that so that's what I got, now I have to figure out how to use it lol.  Do you have any recommendations for a program that'd be good to assemble a single image from SE cubemaps?

Flashback is pretty reliable but wont edit videos (do people really edit SE videos?)  But OBS can edit them too, although file sizes seem to be a bit larger but still manageable.  Manageable for me is under 4 GB for one hr videos lol.
 
A-L-E-X
Star Engineer
Star Engineer
Posts: 2169
Joined: 06 Mar 2017

Image Dump

09 Oct 2020 10:56

Here are some of the cubemaps I've done ....not going to post any from the surfaces of planets since those were only 512x512. it wont write files larger than that.

But here are some 2x2 ones:

sky_neg_z.jpg


sky_pos_x.jpg
 
A-L-E-X
Star Engineer
Star Engineer
Posts: 2169
Joined: 06 Mar 2017

Image Dump

09 Oct 2020 10:59

and here are 4x4, these are probably the largest that can be done and posted here, around 800K each

sky_neg_z.jpg


sky_pos_x.jpg
 
Mr. Abner
Pioneer
Pioneer
Posts: 426
Joined: 08 Jun 2017
Location: Mississauga

Image Dump

09 Oct 2020 21:48

Nice. But I take it those are just one surface (out of six) of the "cube"?
 
A-L-E-X
Star Engineer
Star Engineer
Posts: 2169
Joined: 06 Mar 2017

Image Dump

09 Oct 2020 22:11

Mr. Abner wrote:
Nice. But I take it those are just one surface (out of six) of the "cube"?

Yes I just took some astounding ones of some rich star fields, but I dont know if they can be posted here- they are around 3 MB each?
What puzzles me is these high res cubemaps cant be taken from the surface of a planet, but only in space, you have to "go to" an object and not actually land there.  Shouldn't this also be possible to do from the surface and if so how?
By the way what is good software that I could use to make a single immersive image from these cubemaps?

edit- I tried but they're too large to post here- the 2x2 ones are 1.25 MB each and the 4x4 ones are 3 MB each.

4 megapixels and 16 megapixels respectively, just like a good digital camera in terms of resolution!

How is this done and why cant it be done on surfaces?
 
Mr. Abner
Pioneer
Pioneer
Posts: 426
Joined: 08 Jun 2017
Location: Mississauga

Image Dump

10 Oct 2020 04:02

I'm afraid I have no idea about cubemaps. But if I find out anything, I'll be sure to let you know.

Now, off to find some other postcard images to keep this thread on track... ;)
 
Mr. Abner
Pioneer
Pioneer
Posts: 426
Joined: 08 Jun 2017
Location: Mississauga

Image Dump

16 Oct 2020 03:35

scr04704.jpg

scr05747.jpg

scr05748.jpg

scr05749.jpg

scr05753.jpg
 
A-L-E-X
Star Engineer
Star Engineer
Posts: 2169
Joined: 06 Mar 2017

Image Dump

21 Oct 2020 14:06

These are some 4K by 4K cubemaps, I even got the surface of a planet on one.  It only does them on surfaces if the planet doesn't have an atmosphere.  You can click on each picture and even download them at full resolution (4096x4096).

https://supermanbatmanalexthegreatest.s ... y.com/2765
 
Mr. Abner
Pioneer
Pioneer
Posts: 426
Joined: 08 Jun 2017
Location: Mississauga

Image Dump

25 Oct 2020 20:12

scr05800.jpg

scr05803.jpg

scr05805.jpg

scr05809.jpg

scr05846.jpg

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest