Mr. Abner wrote:Source of the post Thanks for posting here (and not just on Discord).
He never posts on Discord to begin with.
miniluv73 wrote:Source of the post Other games like Universe Sandbox have done the same thing and I feel this would make a decent solution.
miniluv73 wrote:Yes, but if you look at the height data in the US2 image, the colour of the Great Lakes in the height data on the top-right is roughly the same colour as the ocean.
Terran wrote:Just saw the rings video, amazing! Makes me wonder though, regarding the ringlets, do we have data on the average shape of the non-dust sized ringlets? Since they looked much like lumpy snowballs in the video and it made me wonder, should they be more crystalline, chunky, like a boulder of pebbles, like ravioli, rocks, snowballs, snowball with stuff sticking out, all of the above?
SpaceEngineer wrote:3D rings public beta!
- Added volumetric 3D planetary rings
- Updated exoplanet catalog (June 03, 2021)
- Support for blackbody thermal glow and temperature maps for spaceships (accurate radiator glow appearance)
- FXAA smooths alpha channel in screenshots and previews
- Alpha channel is used in Solar system browser previews again
- Separately configurable unit for star surface temperature in the interface
- Opening the map mode while a star is selected will zoom to show its planetary system
- Added support of DEG MIN SEC format for lat/lon in the Goto command
- Fixed spin-orbital resonance display for hyperbolic orbits
- Fixed bug with debris rings being very rare around gas giants
- Fixed missing asteroid belts
- Fixed molten comets bug
- Fixed non-functional interpolation of variables if the duration is zero or negative
jjliang wrote:So the next version will have volumetric rings, right? I think Jupiter, Uranus, and Neptune should have redesigned ring textures based on the ones from Celestia Origin, showing more rings and appearing slightly more visible (from the daytime side, at least. The nighttime side for Jupiter's and Uranus' rings would still look the same, Neptune, will probably have a new nighttime side ring texture, making it the only giant planet whose complete ring system is visible from all angles).