I wasn't happy with the growth pattern, so I tried a new one. It's more natural in my opinion - less fading and actually more growing.
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Here are some in game shots, showing fully a fully developed terran and inferno planet. Inferno is still a hack. I've combined the night side texture with the lights texture in photoshop. This will have to be done by code in future.
Oceans or lava are still ignored by the light texture, but might get masked out in future. I guess it depends, whether we want floating cities.
Oh, yeah I had also completed initial work on a bump map for barren planets, 2 days ago..
I'm thinking of disabling comments to keep this clean and blog like. It's not meant to get critique anyway, just to keep you updated.