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General => File Sharing => Skies, Atmo, Clouds => Topic started by: moodflow on July 08, 2008, 01:55:57 am

Title: Starfield background (with space dust)
Post by: moodflow on July 08, 2008, 01:55:57 am
You never know when the next emergency will strike! 

Just the other night, I was right in the middle of assembling my latest TG2 scene file.  Then, out of nowhere, I realized the scene must be Science-Fictionalized ASAP - or else!  Luckily, I had this clip file available and the problem was solved on the spot.  That was a close call for sure...  ;D

Many thanks to the other TG2 starfield pioneers.  You showed it was possible, so I figured I'd make one of my own, some of which was based off of previous ideas.  Its still a work in progress, but since I haven't had a chance to post or share in a while, I figured I'd go ahead and share this. 

Below is a native render featuring this clip file.  It renders quite fast.  This one took just over 2 minutes at 1024x768, quality 1.0.  TG2 is amazing yet again!

Be sure to click the image to see it fully sized.  It is a starfield after all.


Title: Re: Starfield background (with space dust)
Post by: lightning on July 08, 2008, 04:09:17 am
thnx mate!! i might make a night scene with this
Title: Re: Starfield background (with space dust)
Post by: rcallicotte on July 08, 2008, 08:56:54 am
Thanks moodflow.  Added to my collection...
Title: Re: Starfield background (with space dust)
Post by: Mahnmut on July 08, 2008, 07:20:36 pm
Thats great.
I´m feeling humble.
you made it lightyears closer to the galactic center than I did.
Just posted an image using Pachalmars´ sci-fi sky, but I´ll have to try yours also.
Best Regards, Jan
Title: Re: Starfield background (with space dust)
Post by: TheBlackHole on January 17, 2010, 12:27:12 am
Just downloaded! 8)
Title: Re: Starfield background (with space dust)
Post by: Henry Blewer on January 17, 2010, 08:43:56 am
Very well done!
Title: Re: Starfield background (with space dust)
Post by: Selzier on January 24, 2011, 08:21:55 pm
When I import this clip file and render, I get large chunks of solid black in the sky. For example, in this render you can see a solid black piece on both the left and right sides. Any ideas why it doesn't render the full sky with stars?
Title: Re: Starfield background (with space dust)
Post by: Dune on January 25, 2011, 03:27:54 am
Did you delete the native background?
Title: Re: Starfield background (with space dust)
Post by: DannyG on February 25, 2011, 07:30:36 pm
Thanks
Title: Re: Starfield background (with space dust)
Post by: rageracer on June 09, 2011, 09:52:58 pm
Thanks, downloading now.
This will be my first step to a night time scene  :)
Title: Re: Starfield background (with space dust)
Post by: Gooner on June 10, 2011, 01:54:42 am
Thanks very much Moodflow, great starfield.  ;)
Title: Re: Starfield background (with space dust)
Post by: neon22 on June 12, 2011, 06:35:04 am
"My God, it's full of stars!"
Title: Re: Starfield background (with space dust)
Post by: freelancah on July 03, 2011, 07:47:31 am
I just realized this is fully procedural. I had earlier thought it was made with image map =) Very nice job!
Title: Re: Starfield background (with space dust)
Post by: JohnRidgway on July 06, 2011, 08:57:42 am
This looks v. good. But is there a tutorial on where and how to apply it?
Title: Re: Starfield background (with space dust)
Post by: freelancah on July 06, 2011, 12:05:54 pm
"insert clipfile" from the menu and then delete the default background node so you dont have 2 overlapping eachother
Title: Re: Starfield background (with space dust)
Post by: schmeerlap on July 06, 2011, 12:15:10 pm
Just insert it using File > Insert Clip file.
Click on the Objects tab and you should see it there (Background_1) along with the Planet, and the original Background.
You can now delete the original Background.
To make the starfield more visible do things like:
Decrease Bluesky Density; Darken Bluesky horizon colour; Reduce Haze and Bluesky Expiry height; and Reduce the height of the Ceiling.

Then just play with the parameters of the various nodes of the clip file like the Space Dust Colour/Amount/Breakup. The amount of Medium and Small Star Clumps is adjusted with the Colour Offset parameter. And the Colour Adjust shader adjusts the brightness of the stars.

Hope this helps.

John
Title: Re: Starfield background (with space dust)
Post by: JohnRidgway on July 06, 2011, 03:15:17 pm
Many thanks, Freelancah and Schmeerlap. I'll use it for backgrounds on my next GN. Maybe I can do the same for you sometime.