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22 Jul 2018 23:42

Yes, it really IS that ugly on the surface haha!
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I've never had success creating a 16bit height map with Irfanview. I probably wasn't importing the greyscale 16bit PNG properly. I did manage to make one just today, finally, with ImageJ, a free java program that can edit and convert a 16bit PNG to RAW, then I just use CubeMap with the right input/output settings.
Does it help to use 16bit images for the surface textures too? I'm guessing the extra bits are only used for height data though.
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23 Jul 2018 00:51

I never feel the need to enhance the color, but it was easy to do on my phone.
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23 Jul 2018 08:03

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HI! I would like to say that I'm just a friendly teen who loves talking and helping people out :) Space engine is truly a wonderful program and the website is also very cool! Many great people here. I hope to make some good friends here.
 
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23 Jul 2018 08:13

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Ammonia Planet with 4 moons and a galaxy in the background.Image
 
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23 Jul 2018 23:40

The Endless
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24 Jul 2018 11:34

tRetro-Visor wrote:
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Yay
To a Galaxy billion light-years away from a Dark World.
 
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24 Jul 2018 16:42

A Journey to Saturn and Titan
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24 Jul 2018 19:20

That is out of this world supercool!
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25 Jul 2018 06:14

I like this one I found.

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26 Jul 2018 16:31

The Farthest
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28 Jul 2018 07:05

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Is it still operational?
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Enjoying my custom polar icecaps, they don't look too much like spray paint I hope.
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Custom texture? Or shader mod?
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29 Jul 2018 15:17

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Gnargenox wrote:
Enjoying my custom polar icecaps, they don't look too much like spray paint I hope.
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Custom texture? Or shader mod?

I'm not exactly sure what a shader mod is, but here are some smaller versions of the texture I started with, turning it into a horizontal cross, and finally adding snow caps.
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31 Jul 2018 00:31

I must apologize upfront. Please forgive me! I realize you probably just groaned, knowing that someday, someone would turn a planet into an eyeball. Korny, I know. However I am not just fooling around, this is for a custom system I'm recreating from a work of fiction and it specifically states one of the moons looks just like a human eyeball. So I HAD to do this. :P
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31 Jul 2018 00:59

LMAO! that looks hilarious! well done.

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