Currently working on the Star System visualization. Here you’ll see the central star, in this demo a F-Type star. All done in Blitzmax+MiniB3D. It is a spherized segmented textured cube with additional glowing sprites and attached animated flares using animated textures only. Actually the flares are two single surface meshes with clever quad manipulation plus texture animation. One mesh consists of perpendicular quads aligned to the surface and the other mesh contains the outer flares, perpendicular too but rotated 90° which gives this nice flare effect.
This is a techdemo of a spherized cube looking much like a Temperate Planet. All done in Blitzmax+miniB3D. No subdividing, no shaders – just a clever use of high resolution detail textures and vertex alpha. The music is an old evergreen from Austria, Earth – a rearranged free Midi file.Read More
These older planet experiments are the ancestor of the Brush Planet algorithm based on my Planet Creator code. They have a cool space to surface transition effect with their atmospheres (if available) so don’t miss the demo and the four videos below. I don’t know which planet template is the best but my favourite is the Jupiter with its rotating clouds. Read More
This is a experimental starmap. It zooms out seamless from a single star system (1 Light Year) to the whole galaxy (100.000 Light Years). The nebulae are placed according a 8×8 pixel wide sector of the huge 2048×2048 Milkyway image. The proper placement of the nebulae creates the illusion that they are actual part of the larger Milkyway galaxy. The planet positioning code hasn’t been really implemented and looks unfinished at the lowest zoom level.Read More
I’ve been poking around my very old Blitz3D sources (back to 2005) and found a little demo showing a simple planet earth turning around with nice music I never released. Playing with textures and source I created this useless little piece of eyecandy stress relief demo which I’d like to share. Have fun and feel free to play around with the source which is included. This is my first demo written in Blitzmax.
The cool music is from the swiss music group Zeropage, CC-BY license.