My way to get stars! (short version)

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WAS

Quote from: Rich2 on October 20, 2018, 01:55:33 pm
Quote from: WASasquatch on September 13, 2018, 03:23:49 pm
I also just quickly made these two generators in Photoshop. Just load the actions into your photoshop, create a new document, and generate (play) Stars A or B.

Subsequently this allows you to see every action I took broken down. :)

Feel free to use the preview JPEGs if you want as well.


I have an ancient (circa year 2000) yet still useful version of Photoshop, and I cannot find a way to open the file through a new project or applying filters.  Maybe because I have a severely outdated version?  No big deal anyway.  I can take a starfield image and jazz it up quite a bit.


Would that be Photoshop CS or 6? I own both and could try and fish them out to remake it. Know they both have guassian blur and noise filters.

RichTwo

Quote from: WASasquatch on October 20, 2018, 01:59:13 pm
Quote from: Rich2 on October 20, 2018, 01:55:33 pm
Quote from: WASasquatch on September 13, 2018, 03:23:49 pm
I also just quickly made these two generators in Photoshop. Just load the actions into your photoshop, create a new document, and generate (play) Stars A or B.

Subsequently this allows you to see every action I took broken down. :)

Feel free to use the preview JPEGs if you want as well.


I have an ancient (circa year 2000) yet still useful version of Photoshop, and I cannot find a way to open the file through a new project or applying filters.  Maybe because I have a severely outdated version?  No big deal anyway.  I can take a starfield image and jazz it up quite a bit.


Would that be Photoshop CS or 6? I own both and could try and fish them out to remake it. Know they both have guassian blur and noise filters.


Thanks for your response!  I have version 6.0.
You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows...

WAS

Quote from: Rich2 on October 20, 2018, 02:30:31 pm
Quote from: WASasquatch on October 20, 2018, 01:59:13 pm
Quote from: Rich2 on October 20, 2018, 01:55:33 pm
Quote from: WASasquatch on September 13, 2018, 03:23:49 pm
I also just quickly made these two generators in Photoshop. Just load the actions into your photoshop, create a new document, and generate (play) Stars A or B.

Subsequently this allows you to see every action I took broken down. :)

Feel free to use the preview JPEGs if you want as well.


I have an ancient (circa year 2000) yet still useful version of Photoshop, and I cannot find a way to open the file through a new project or applying filters.  Maybe because I have a severely outdated version?  No big deal anyway.  I can take a starfield image and jazz it up quite a bit.


Would that be Photoshop CS or 6? I own both and could try and fish them out to remake it. Know they both have guassian blur and noise filters.


Thanks for your response!  I have version 6.0.



Alright, I have been looking and have found my CS, which is version 7.0, it may provide a action that would work in 6.0. Though in retrospect I'm not sure if I remember actions even being part of 6.0. Still looking for my 6.0 disc. I know I had the box and a burned copy that I use for installs (back than I burned copies of everything and saved the original discs. was young and lost a lot of computers/discs so was developing habits)

WAS

October 20, 2018, 05:04:37 pm #18 Last Edit: October 20, 2018, 05:06:36 pm by WASasquatch
Here rich, try this, it was made in 7.0 and hopefully will import into 6.0.

Once imported, start a new document, blank (transparent background) and than click play on the Stars Legacy

RichTwo

It took me a little bit of finagling but I got it to work - thanks for your help!
You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows...

WAS

I'm glad it worked! That file should work through 5.0 to CC. Unfortunately the noise created in this earlier version has some issues with high resolution, but the levels seem to mask out the anomalies.

Valri

It sure would be nice if there was a shader made just for creating stars and other celestial backgrounds in Terragen, I wonder just how far one could get by using the power fractal shader inside the background shader to create stars?
Put that in your pipeline and smoke it!

WAS

Quote from: Valri on March 02, 2020, 02:59:15 pmIt sure would be nice if there was a shader made just for creating stars and other celestial backgrounds in Terragen, I wonder just how far one could get by using the power fractal shader inside the background shader to create stars?

I have several shares in this area.

https://planetside.co.uk/forums/index.php/topic,27420.0.html
https://planetside.co.uk/forums/index.php/topic,24435.msg248588/topicseen.html#msg248588

Bonus ones by DandelO
https://planetside.co.uk/forums/index.php/topic,19264.msg188542/topicseen.html#msg188542
https://planetside.co.uk/forums/index.php/topic,8995.msg200765/topicseen.html#msg200765

These should get you well on your way. The 2019 project has some specific ideas shared if you're planning animation.

Valri

Quote from: WAS on March 02, 2020, 03:50:11 pm
Quote from: Valri on March 02, 2020, 02:59:15 pmIt sure would be nice if there was a shader made just for creating stars and other celestial backgrounds in Terragen, I wonder just how far one could get by using the power fractal shader inside the background shader to create stars?

I have several shares in this area.

https://planetside.co.uk/forums/index.php/topic,27420.0.html
https://planetside.co.uk/forums/index.php/topic,24435.msg248588/topicseen.html#msg248588

Bonus ones by DandelO
https://planetside.co.uk/forums/index.php/topic,19264.msg188542/topicseen.html#msg188542
https://planetside.co.uk/forums/index.php/topic,8995.msg200765/topicseen.html#msg200765

These should get you well on your way. The 2019 project has some specific ideas shared if you're planning animation.
I'll see if these methods work for me!
Put that in your pipeline and smoke it!