[HOW] Sun & stars in the sky

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[HOW] Sun & stars in the sky

Post by u2fly » Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:51 pm

Watching linked video I think, is it a way to add sun & stars in scenery sky?
https://youtube.com/watch?v=D2gpz9iopMI
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Re: [HOW] Sun & stars in the sky

Post by Doggeh1 » Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:53 pm

I think it may be due to a light reflecting on the screen as they are using a camera not screen capture software :P
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Re: [HOW] Sun & stars in the sky

Post by Neocon » Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:55 pm

Stars have been done. They are actually very easy to make, simply using point arrays. The sun is nearly impossible to make as a ground object because of the limitations on how far a ground object will be visible. The only way to replicate the sun would be by having a lamp behind you shining a glare on the screen, as happened in that video.

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Re: [HOW] Sun & stars in the sky

Post by Vic Viper » Fri Jan 22, 2016 9:12 pm

The 49th Homebase map is a good example of star use, especially at night.
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