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Offline Hannes

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Planet with rings
« on: May 02, 2018, 10:19:49 AM »
Here is a file with a semi transparent planetary ring, that casts a semi transparent shadow. Actually there are two rings. One original with a glass shader setup which was one of Ulco's ideas. It's set to not "cast shadows".
The other one is "invisible" and has a greyscale map in the opacity slot, which creates the shadow.
Important: the Ray detail multiplier is set to 1, otherwise everything behind the ring would look sort of pixelated with the default setting of 0.25.

(Don't care about the cheesy planet texture. Just make your own...  ;))

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Re: Planet with rings
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2018, 07:56:14 PM »
Here is a file with a semi transparent planetary ring, that casts a semi transparent shadow. Actually there are two rings. One original with a glass shader setup which was one of Ulco's ideas. It's set to not "cast shadows".
The other one is "invisible" and has a greyscale map in the opacity slot, which creates the shadow.
Important: the Ray detail multiplier is set to 1, otherwise everything behind the ring would look sort of pixelated with the default setting of 0.25.

(Don't care about the cheesy planet texture. Just make your own...  ;))

You cheeky little bugger. I was just on a search for the old versions of these files but couldn't find them with the search feature. Thanks a lot for this, you save me time, and errors and weird stuff with old basic files I did find. Wish there was a thanks plugin installed for SMF. Haha
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Re: Planet with rings
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2018, 05:35:25 AM »

Thanks for sharing Hannes.

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Re: Planet with rings
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2018, 06:50:24 PM »
Cool!  I'll have to try combining those rings with the Gas Giant scene from the Terragen Presets Pack v1.  :)  Thanks!!!

OR, this one would work too:  https://planetside.co.uk/forums/index.php/topic,24227.msg245376.html#msg245376

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Re: Planet with rings
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2018, 08:23:59 PM »
Cool!  I'll have to try combining those rings with the Gas Giant scene from the Terragen Presets Pack v1.  :)  Thanks!!!

OR, this one would work too:  https://planetside.co.uk/forums/index.php/topic,24227.msg245376.html#msg245376

Never have I yet downloaded the preset pack. There is a gas giant? I never knew. These rings would look lovely on one, I am sure.
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Re: Planet with rings
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2018, 07:16:55 PM »
Yup, there is a Gas Giant scene by Sami Matilla in the presets pack!  ;)
https://planetside.co.uk/free-downloads/terragen-presets-pack-volume1/

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Re: Planet with rings
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2018, 03:22:49 PM »
Cool!  I'll have to try combining those rings with the Gas Giant scene from the Terragen Presets Pack v1.  :)  Thanks!!!

OR, this one would work too:  https://planetside.co.uk/forums/index.php/topic,24227.msg245376.html#msg245376

Never have I yet downloaded the preset pack. There is a gas giant? I never knew. These rings would look lovely on one, I am sure.

I can't imagine why not....I live out of the presets directory to get a start point for many things....
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Re: Planet with rings
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2018, 11:58:14 AM »
Thanks for sharing !
Paul