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In the past days InfinityAdmin has been working on 'strange attractors' in order to get nice looking nebulae. Like any procedural algorithm, it's easy to code the basics, but hard as hell to find the good parameters so that "it looks good". After a lot of testing of new colors,

Posted by Betelgeuze on Aug 19th, 2006

In the past days InfinityAdmin has been working on 'strange attractors' in order to get nice looking nebulae. Like any procedural algorithm, it's easy to code the basics, but hard as hell to find the good parameters so that "it looks good". After a lot of testing of new colors, new algorithms and new variations of existing algorithms the results are starting to look very good. All the nebulae in Infinity are unique and will be fully volumetric.

the next two images are a nebulaes deformed with Perlin noise and rendered from 2 different viewpoints (work-in-progress):

Infinity55 Infinity56

By popular request, here is a 1024x768 screenshot.

We also want to thank the moddb crew for giving us the Visual Delight award, we appreciate it!

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Black_Hand
Black_Hand Aug 21 2006, 4:52am says:

is there any chance that any fly-through-nebula video will be released?

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ComradeTiki
ComradeTiki Aug 19 2006, 2:54pm says:

Oh wow... this is a first in 3D gaming history, I think.

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Zirty
Zirty Aug 19 2006, 6:19pm says:

This man is a genius.

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Docm30
Docm30 Aug 19 2006, 6:56pm says:

Looks really cool.

But the plural of Nebula is just Nebulae.

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kaiserpanda
kaiserpanda Aug 19 2006, 8:48pm says:

Showed that on IRC, and someone said "that would make a good screensaver." It would. Flying through that. :D

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rofl106
rofl106 Aug 19 2006, 10:47pm says:

i so saw this before it made the news page!

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coughsyrup
coughsyrup Aug 19 2006, 11:44pm says:

wish i had a real space ship so i could float aimlessly through your universe

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Mefusta
Mefusta Aug 20 2006, 12:57am says:

So, theoretically, a player could create something similar to that of HW1's 'Garden of Kadesh', setting up bases hidden within the nebula, and destroying all who enter the holy place...

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Shrimp
Shrimp Aug 20 2006, 3:58am says:

Looks rather like Apophysis fractals :).

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ChromeAngel
ChromeAngel Aug 20 2006, 5:38am says:

oohh pretty :D

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Leedeth
Leedeth Aug 22 2006, 4:03am says:

Amazing! Excellent.

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