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Title: Night Sky Toggle - v3 - 2014
Post by: dandelO on December 07, 2014, 04:49:36 AM
Here's a new version of a night sky toggle background node because the last multicoloured star version I made was a bit of a clunky mess.

Much simpler here, it just uses one fractal now and has lots more editable controls like; Near Horizon Fade(distance based), Star Colouring, Saturation control, Colour Rotation and one click Random Seed.

Two pairs of screenshots; At the default star saturation level = 0.25. And the ones below at Saturation level = 1 for comparison.

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Colours can be inverted, rotated, scaled etc. via a transform shader, independently from the star positions.
Stars can be seeded, increased, decreased etc. all through one fractal now.
Insert it as a clipfile then, delete the default background node.

Pretty much an infinite amount of digital zodiac there to play with anyway.

:)
Title: Re: Night Sky Toggle - v3 - 2014
Post by: dandelO on December 07, 2014, 04:53:13 AM
* Moon and atmosphere not included, just my replacement background node.*

Cheers! :)
Title: Re: Night Sky Toggle - v3 - 2014
Post by: AP on December 07, 2014, 05:39:24 AM
This is a very good looking addition. Thank you kindly.
Title: Re: Night Sky Toggle - v3 - 2014
Post by: Kadri on December 07, 2014, 06:28:03 AM

Thanks Martin :)
Title: Re: Night Sky Toggle - v3 - 2014
Post by: Dune on December 07, 2014, 06:28:18 AM
Hey Martin, good to see some work of you. Looks really good.
Title: Re: Night Sky Toggle - v3 - 2014
Post by: Hannes on December 07, 2014, 09:12:23 AM
Great!! Thanks Martin!
Title: Re: Night Sky Toggle - v3 - 2014
Post by: archonforest on December 07, 2014, 03:47:51 PM
Very nice! Thx a bunch for the file :)
Title: Re: Night Sky Toggle - v3 - 2014
Post by: Brrrt on December 07, 2014, 04:03:57 PM
I don't know if this might be useful for planet/moon designers, but maybe we can use it as textures for our projects?

http://laps.noaa.gov/albers/sos/sos.html

HTH
Title: Re: Night Sky Toggle - v3 - 2014
Post by: DannyG on December 07, 2014, 07:01:20 PM
Thks Martin
Title: Re: Night Sky Toggle - v3 - 2014
Post by: dandelO on December 07, 2014, 09:08:50 PM
Yuk! Those .jpg images are dreadfully banded now that I see them posted, should've used the png.
No matter now, they're simply to show the colouring and saturation of the stars here.

Thanks! :)
Title: Re: Night Sky Toggle - v3 - 2014
Post by: bobbystahr on December 09, 2014, 01:39:51 AM
Thanks you very much Martin, an awesome update....
Title: Re: Night Sky Toggle - v3 - 2014
Post by: WASasquatch on December 09, 2014, 05:23:11 AM
And here I was playing around with your v1 for colors. :P

However, i am interested in the moons glow effect. I'm not sure I have seen this. Is this in the atmosphere with a stronger surface lighting?
Title: Re: Night Sky Toggle - v3 - 2014
Post by: choronr on December 09, 2014, 05:25:03 PM
Thank you Martin, missed seeing you here.
Title: Re: Night Sky Toggle - v3 - 2014
Post by: dandelO on December 09, 2014, 08:52:28 PM
Cheers, all!

And here I was playing around with your v1 for colors. :P

However, i am interested in the moons glow effect. I'm not sure I have seen this. Is this in the atmosphere with a stronger surface lighting?

For the Moon, have a look here: www.planetside.co.uk/forums/index.php/topic,15027.msg146267.html#msg146267

Although, the settings are different(I think the Fake Dark Power is at '1' or '2' in these images here), it's pretty much the same idea. :)
Title: Re: Night Sky Toggle - v3 - 2014
Post by: WASasquatch on December 11, 2014, 12:07:18 AM
Cheers, all!

And here I was playing around with your v1 for colors. :P

However, i am interested in the moons glow effect. I'm not sure I have seen this. Is this in the atmosphere with a stronger surface lighting?

For the Moon, have a look here: www.planetside.co.uk/forums/index.php/topic,15027.msg146267.html#msg146267

Although, the settings are different(I think the Fake Dark Power is at '1' or '2' in these images here), it's pretty much the same idea. :)

Oh hey thanks DandelO, or Martin as you seem to be called. Not sure which ones appropriate. Much appreciated.
Title: Re: Night Sky Toggle - v3 - 2014
Post by: pclavett on December 21, 2014, 08:25:10 PM
Thank you Martin !
Paul
Title: Re: Night Sky Toggle - v3 - 2014
Post by: lat 64 on March 06, 2015, 05:18:55 AM
This sortof works for me, but I cannot get the stars to be anything different than big triangles.
I have played with all the settings, even the render settings. I think it might be in the distance setting, but I fail miserably. I just made them bigger :o
I know I'm just missing some small detail.

As you can see, stars would be nice in this shot.

Russ
Title: Re: Night Sky Toggle - v3 - 2014
Post by: lat 64 on March 09, 2015, 07:22:53 AM
My eventual success was making enviro light Ambient occlusion.
It just worked then :o

I posted the results at:

http://www.planetside.co.uk/forums/index.php/topic,19723.msg194257.html#msg194257


Fun!
Title: Re: Night Sky Toggle - v3 - 2014
Post by: WASasquatch on June 28, 2015, 07:40:56 PM
I'm having trouble getting this background to work in orbit? Any ideas on fixes?  I remember the old stars worked well in orbit.
Title: Re: Night Sky Toggle - v3 - 2014
Post by: Stranded on June 29, 2015, 10:43:39 PM
Thank you!!!
Title: Re: Night Sky Toggle - v3 - 2014
Post by: majidkaviani on November 09, 2015, 10:51:50 AM
thanks :)