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by silikone
23 Apr 2022 14:12
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: How would Space Engine look if everything was ray traced?
Replies: 21
Views: 11631

Re: How would Space Engine look if everything was ray traced?

Is hardware ray tracing even possible under OpenGL? It's pretty pointless to push something that the underlying platform doesn't even facilitate.  But I guess a team should then be hired to convert all API calls to Vulkan, huh? As for the hypothetical question. I speak from no experience, but I beli...
by silikone
22 Apr 2022 09:40
Forum: Feedback and Suggestions
Topic: Gamma-correct star rendering
Replies: 0
Views: 5611

Gamma-correct star rendering

It seems to me that some aspects of the rendering aren't being properly handled in terms of linear and gamma spaces. There are multiple clues of this, but a prominent example is how the bloom effect of stars has a mismatch with the body color. If the in-game gamma slider is turned up to 2, this effe...
by silikone
07 Nov 2019 15:05
Forum: Space Journeys
Topic: Rendering the galaxy with nothing but stars
Replies: 0
Views: 13724

Rendering the galaxy with nothing but stars

So I decided to push my puny PC to the limits and see how many stars I could get Space Engine to show on the screen by increasing the star magnitude setting. To my surprise, I was able to get the semblance of the Milky Way whilst having the galaxy display option disabled. I had to tune and mod the g...
by silikone
03 Nov 2019 09:57
Forum: Development
Topic: Work progress 0.991
Replies: 445
Views: 190449

Work progress 0.991

Gamma correction for planet textures: parameter in catalog scripts and slider in the editor Is this only applied on an individual basis? After having played around in .990 for some time, I noticed some quirks that I suspect can be attributed to imperfect handling of gamma. For instance, constellati...
by silikone
18 Jun 2019 08:00
Forum: Development
Topic: General 0.990 Discussion
Replies: 688
Views: 303733

General 0.990 Discussion

[quote="default0.0player"]For those who don't know 0.990 no longer has "auto exposure" "real sun/planet brightness" Here's what 0.990 did in 0.980 SpaceEngine (1920x1080) 2019_6_14 21_04_06.pngSpaceEngine (1920x1080) 2019_6_14 21_03_51.png[/quote] That's not entirely tr...
by silikone
13 Jun 2019 17:40
Forum: Development
Topic: SpaceEngine 0.990 Release
Replies: 76
Views: 53177

SpaceEngine 0.990 Release

The black-body colouration option caught my interest. I assume CIE 709 corresponds with the Rec. 709 gamut, and by extension, sRGB. I wonder what plain CIE is, then?
by silikone
13 Jun 2019 11:53
Forum: Mods and Addons
Topic: Help with creating Mods and Addons
Replies: 1223
Views: 437909

Help with creating Mods and Addons

It seems like one or more of the file packages are locked away? I am prompted with a password request upon opening some of the files for modding.
by silikone
26 Apr 2019 15:31
Forum: Space Journeys
Topic: Image Dump
Replies: 3101
Views: 962719

Image Dump

Are you using a script to generate those large arrays of orbiting bodies around a star or a black hole in those orderly patterns? Doesn't look chaotic enough to have been placed manually.
by silikone
13 Apr 2019 20:23
Forum: Mods and Addons
Topic: Mods and Addons - Requests, suggestions and ideas
Replies: 459
Views: 238199

Mods and Addons - Requests, suggestions and ideas

Is there any mod that overhauls the star/universe shaders? I made my own modifications to accommodate a high render-distance, and the result can safely be called splendid in my estimation, even though it's all assembled together with metaphorical duct tape. [img]https://puu.sh/Dejth/bd446c96b2.jpg[/...
by silikone
12 Apr 2019 19:15
Forum: Development
Topic: SpaceEngine TODO
Replies: 149
Views: 197929

SpaceEngine TODO

I'm wondering how much a deferred shading pipeline will benefit Space Engine. With so much of the universe being transparent, and only a few lights illuminating celestial objects at most, I can't imagine it being a quantum leap.
by silikone
12 Mar 2019 23:40
Forum: Feedback and Suggestions
Topic: General suggestions for SpaceEngine
Replies: 1522
Views: 600528

General suggestions for SpaceEngine

I'd love to see some configurable tonemapping. The one in use has a nice balance between dynamic range and contrast, but it's a master of none.
by silikone
12 Mar 2019 23:36
Forum: Feedback and Suggestions
Topic: Luminosity of supergiant stars
Replies: 5
Views: 5327

Luminosity of supergiant stars

Speaking of supergiants, why is WOH G64 the brighest star by far? Approaching the LMC, I expected a certain Wolf-Rayet star to present itself above others instead.
by silikone
12 Mar 2019 02:42
Forum: Development
Topic: Work progress 0.990
Replies: 1451
Views: 845671

Work progress 0.990

[quote="SpaceEngineer"][quote="silikone"][post]27510[/post] s Space Engine itself even using gamma-correct rendering?[/quote] SE 0.980 is not gamma-correct, SE 0.990 is. What modifications did you add?[/quote] I square rooted the tonemap shader output, which is a reasonable appro...
by silikone
11 Mar 2019 23:28
Forum: Development
Topic: Work progress 0.990
Replies: 1451
Views: 845671

Work progress 0.990

[quote][font=Roboto, sans-serif]- [/font][font=Roboto, sans-serif]Gamma[/font][font=Roboto, sans-serif]-corrected rendering of E galaxies[/font][/quote] Is Space Engine itself even using gamma-correct rendering? I could be mistaken, but a lot of objects and effects look like they aren't being done i...