Current work

All updated to the date: Changes - Label rendering for selected object is independent of distance and bright - Separate buffers for left and right pass in stereo modes - Rendering in the equirectangular spherical projection - Added quintuple star system 1SWASP J093010.78+533859.5 - Ship HUD is hiding in interstellar mode -...

Projection for 360 videos

New projection mode - equirectangular spherical projection (aka cylindrical mapping). Adding more projections is easy, just write a shader which maps cubemap into desired projection. https://youtu.be/_9cOfw8pTjg...

New landforms and bugfixes

Last few days I working on fixing some issues in the procedural landscape shaders, and added some new features. First, canyons and rivers were back! They was "flooded" by volcano lava and does not appear in 0.972. Also, I made better mountain range function, and use...

Ships update

1) WIP ray-traced jet exhause effect. 2) Ships are now visible in the interstallar space. Also, I made a smooth following of camera behind the ship when it accelerates or turns....

Texture tiling fix

A new method of fixing texture tiling on terrain. A set of screenshots for comparison: Before: no fix - tiling is clearly visible. After: the method used in 0.972 and in older versions. The detail textures are blended with themselves at a larger scale. This hides the...

Shadows on rings

Implemented the shadows on rings casted by another planet/moon. Shadow on a ringed moon casted by another moon: A ringed moon entering the parent planet (gas giant) shadow: Shadow on Saturn's rings casted by Enceladus: The shadow casted by the rings on an another planet and its rings is...

Aurora update

Added details and dynamics to aurora. [bafg id="4775"]...

Thin atmosphere model

Changed atmospheres of selena and ice worlds. They now looks like a thin haze above horizon. The "Sun" atmo model is forced for low-pressure worlds (< 1 mbar), and its brightness is reduced according to pressure. Screenshot shows a selena with 0.00005 atm pressure (Atmosphere.Brighness...

Video capture tools update

Latest updates: Window resolution could be set in the Display settings menu to the maximum resolution supported by hardware (ie it makes possible to take screenshots larger than screen) Restored old video capture mode as a set of screenshots Video files (avi) or screenshots are saved to the...