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Rendering objects in space realistically is a big problem aesthetically. Space is black, lots and lots of black – more precisely, there’s very little light. That might surprise you when you look at nice brightly lit pictures of moons, and… Read More »
So, here we have the lens flares integrated into the Dominion game engine, and full HD capture in real-time for everyone to enjoy!
Sorry, couldn’t resist 🙂 Thanks Arthur C. Clarke for being such a visionary! Star rendering… I’ve left it alone for quite a while – as we’ve got plenty of other things to be working on at the moment – but… Read More »
I’m sure this one thing is going to kill me. I realised my intended approach is very similar to a toon-shader. I need the effect to “roll off” based on the viewing angle. So I started tinkering with one to… Read More »
So, I had a cool idea to create a shader which would make engine flares look a whole lot nicer. A volumetric effect, which would produce a nice glow inside any volume from any viewing angle. It would have many… Read More »
When we were looking at what we really like in any videogame, it’s always that narrative that you create yourself, just by playing the game. I’ve watched so many GTA cutscenes that I immediately forgot that I sometimes wonder what… Read More »
Coming right on the heels of Mak’s High Resolution Worlds I’m going to take the opportunity to talk to you about one of the coolest things you can bolt onto your vessel. The all purpose, auto-focusing, water resistant digital camera… Read More »
So – we’ve banged on about “no hyperspace, seamless this-that-and-the-other” – what do we mean? Traditionally – games have to shift in huge amounts of data (levels, textures etc.) in order to provide a larger game experience than will necessarily… Read More »
Yes, that featured image is being rendered in real-time, in Dominion 🙂 So far, I’ve been using 2048×1024 (or lower) images for the planet surfaces. For populated worlds I’ve been sticking with the Blue Marble surface maps for day and night… Read More »