FreeOrion
http://www.freeorion.org/forum/

nebula creation
http://www.freeorion.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=2305
Page 3 of 4

Author:  Josh [ Fri Oct 10, 2008 2:52 am ]
Post subject:  Re: nebula creation

Image
This is the same as the last one, but slightly modified.... maybe you can't tell... but that's okay...

1024x1024, 24bit.jpeg, Stage1, hand-painted.
Image

First stage, Hand-painted, not quite finished, tight render. I would say only the right side is close to finished, but it's taking FOREVER because

1) I use a mouse :)
2) It's mostly hand painted, rather than stitching fractal generated clouds together.

What do you think? Better or worse than the last ones?

Author:  MrV [ Fri Oct 10, 2008 5:51 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: nebula creation

...


Holy sh....!

And you're saying you're hand-painting this. With a mouse, no less.


...wow. Just wow.

Author:  pd [ Fri Oct 10, 2008 6:20 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: nebula creation

They are epic, well done. You are definitely getting the hang of this, ha :)

Author:  Josh [ Fri Oct 10, 2008 6:45 pm ]
Post subject:  Just the guy I wanted t talk to

This one is also not finished, but finally have 3D related question:

Image

This nebula is about 4x wider than it is tall (2048x512), and is built so that it can revolve completely around the viewer in a continuous loop, such as when it's wrapped across the inside of a 3D sphere or box.
The problem is that right now, when wrapped the border glares at you, and it's quite hideous. Does anybody know how to make the left and right edges of this picture seamless? Is there a special technique I'm missing?

Author:  pd [ Fri Oct 10, 2008 7:02 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: nebula creation

For a texture to fit on a sphere is only needs to be 2 times as wide as high. To solve the seam problem you can use the offset filter(filter - other - offset) and then paint it away, perhaps using the clone brush. Your layers should be collapsed for this to work, so that you don't move just individual layers around. Alternatively you can also do this on each layer of course, if you think it's worth the effort.

Author:  Tortanick [ Sat Oct 11, 2008 9:18 am ]
Post subject:  Re: nebula creation

Sweet! Josh those are utterly amazing!

Josh wrote:
1024x1024, 24bit.jpeg, Stage1, hand-painted.

I really like the single star at the centre, it reminds me of the nebular from The Mote in Gods eye. Amazing book.

Author:  Josh [ Tue Oct 14, 2008 3:29 am ]
Post subject:  Updated

The offset function works perfectly, pd. It was a big help.

Stage 2 (3?)
Image

Not much changed here. It might be necessary to do a stage 3.

Here's a tutorial that I followed on how to make it. Nebula Tutorial
I didn't follow it verbatim, and I took a lot of liberties with the procedure.

Author:  smokedart [ Tue Oct 14, 2008 8:01 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: nebula creation

Wow, that last one is really awesome.

Author:  M4lV [ Sun Nov 23, 2008 2:17 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: nebula creation

holy molly that looks brilliant! 8)

Author:  Josh [ Fri Feb 27, 2009 8:06 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: nebula creation

Hi!

I have recently accumulated some leftover stock nebulae if anyone's interested.

Shared File

No I didn't paint them, I just removed the stars and applied noise reduction filters.

No you may not use them either. Just kidding :) go ahead, knock yourself out, take as many as you need.

Author:  Bigjoe5 [ Sat Feb 28, 2009 5:19 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: nebula creation

That last one is the sexiest nebula I've ever seen. Keep it up.

Author:  pd [ Sat Feb 28, 2009 5:29 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: nebula creation

Josh wrote:
I have recently accumulated some leftover stock nebulae if anyone's interested.


Thanks, that went right to my reference folders. Nice work.

Author:  Josh [ Tue Jul 06, 2010 9:25 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: nebula creation

Nebula 16
Image

I shrunk it. It's actually bigger when I started...

Author:  Redcap [ Tue Jul 13, 2010 5:11 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: nebula creation

That is just sick, I wish I could watch you paint...

Author:  jay [ Sun Jul 18, 2010 10:15 am ]
Post subject:  Re: nebula creation

yes, please : )
Josh, would do a screencast for us?

Page 3 of 4 All times are UTC
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
https://www.phpbb.com/