Nextgen Space MMO Game - Procedural Galaxy with Billions of Stars - Seamless Planet Landing - Twitch Based, Skill Centered Gameplay - Own Ships, Buildings, Cities, Space Stations, and Even Planets - Sandbox Style Gameplay. You Decide How You Play, Not a Class System.

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(ska)Diesel Mar 18 2008 says:

Thats a cool effect.

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Betelgeuze Mar 18 2008 says:

Those are god rays(sun shafts), we are using the same technique as Crysis for this.

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grandw0lf Mar 18 2008 says:


So that's what an ****** looks like...

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Dragonlord Mar 18 2008 says:

I don't know how that technique works but right now it looks to me like a light visiblity render of the sun with a large zoom-blur ( render multiple times increasing radially each time ). How's it done?

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Betelgeuze Mar 20 2008 replied:

quote from IA "The implementation is rather easy: project the light source ( sun ) into screen-space, and perform a radial blur while accumulating and fading out samples. I improved the initial ideas a bit with all sorts of optimizations, and clipping the light source to the screen boundaries, fading with the camera-to-light angle, etc.."

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AlexCrafter Mar 19 2008 says:

Magic. Some skill too but mostly magic.

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bugmenot321 Mar 19 2008 buried:


doesn't look that great. The trees look like from a game made in 2001. God rays are overdone- doesn't look like that in real life.

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Ilsamir_Lord Mar 19 2008 replied:

bugmenot321 - I know what you mean, but this is quite an early image, illustrating capability rather than final quality.

Its a shame to post only negative comments about something which probably took a lot of work and thought to get to this stage.

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Betelgeuze Mar 20 2008 replied:

Thats why it's called "work in progress" ;)

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Whizzard Mar 2 2009 replied:

You, sir, (bugmenot321) sound like someone made in 2001

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l0d1z Mar 20 2008 says:

I dunno about you, but I have seen rays like that in real life.
no really I have several times.. we have alot of trees like that
where I live so.. well you will have take my word for it. :)

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Betelgeuze Mar 20 2008 says:

Those trees are placeholders btw, Infinity is going to have procedurally generated trees

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Iminfire Apr 13 2008 says:

We'll need to have a falcon northwest to play this game :P.

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frosty-theaussie May 11 2008 says:

the difference between it and crysis, though, is that infinity will actually have an interesting game in addition to the graphical effects

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Mavis130 Apr 3 2009 says:

wow, I think i need new pants...

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Terrain texturing, sun shafts / god rays, vegetation, etc...

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