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Offline alti

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Re: The Galactic Library
« Reply #15 on: March 15, 2006, 06:28:43 pm »
dam Kytherean very cool "hot" nice concept and i think you pulled it off well.
its cool you changed the colours on the little geology pic too i diddnt notice at first but well done.

search rock textures, or textures on google for some awsome additions to your texture pallet,

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Re: The Galactic Library
« Reply #16 on: March 15, 2006, 09:19:26 pm »
i wont have much time to do that ( was done on my break at work :D ) until this weekend, then I'll be able to consentrate more on that :)

also I'll add my creature in a few, I'm trying to recreate it in Maya, but it doesn't want to ( I'll have to reinstall it   >:( )

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Re: The Galactic Library
« Reply #17 on: March 15, 2006, 11:15:36 pm »
Does That have anything to do with the small island off greece, Kythera?
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Re: The Galactic Library
« Reply #18 on: March 16, 2006, 12:00:27 am »
i like this, and the way the planets are presented in classes.  It reminds me of a book that i read which has the Star Trek planets in different classes..
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Re: The Galactic Library
« Reply #19 on: March 16, 2006, 12:03:49 am »
yeah alot of the classes of planets just depends on atmosphere, i looked it all up on wikki planet classes..

the startrek M calss planets is a made up term apparently, but it terribly catchy..
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Re: The Galactic Library
« Reply #20 on: March 16, 2006, 06:51:10 am »
Does That have anything to do with the small island off greece, Kythera?
My family on my Mother's side is from there.

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Re: The Galactic Library
« Reply #21 on: March 16, 2006, 07:12:34 am »
That would be pretty cool.

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Re: The Galactic Library
« Reply #22 on: March 16, 2006, 02:33:50 pm »
I wonder if you've read this tutorial judging from your noise>layer>erase method for stars:

http://gallery.artofgregmartin.com/tuts_arts/making_a_star_field.html

If you have, I hope you've also read this one:

http://gallery.artofgregmartin.com/tuts_arts/making_a_planet.html

Just to improve on your planets and such ;). That guy is amazing.
The composition looks good, although the sketch looks a tad out of place, but that perhaps could be the absence of colour there.

I would love to see a flash out of this, with dynamic content, hmm....

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Re: The Galactic Library
« Reply #23 on: March 16, 2006, 04:23:19 pm »
Those tutorials were really cool (finally, a good use for lens flares). It's funny, how you never really stop learning photoshop techniques.

Anyways, here's mine. I used the magic wand and Hue/Saturation adjustment layer to make the ocean. And also that emboss trick from the tutorial, to give it a little more definition.

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Re: The Galactic Library
« Reply #24 on: March 16, 2006, 04:32:25 pm »
 :'( It's alright for people with photoshop!

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Re: The Galactic Library
« Reply #25 on: March 16, 2006, 06:06:27 pm »
To expensive for me.. all I have is MS paint LOL
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Re: The Galactic Library
« Reply #26 on: March 16, 2006, 06:17:04 pm »
To expensive for me.. all I have is MS paint LOL

I have GIMP (its free!) but it doesn't have all the features needed to do either of the tutorials. I'll just have to admire other peoples planets/starfields :P

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Re: The Galactic Library
« Reply #27 on: March 17, 2006, 07:06:26 am »
nice planets :)

i always forgot about flare since i never use it :D

there's a 30 days trial of photoshop somewhere on the net, don't know if it's still active



If my 3d prog want to work again i'll try to make a gif animation for the planet ( or entire solar system :P ), I'll need a texture map of the planets but that should be easy for everyone to do. ( even if you don't have photoshop :D )

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Re: The Galactic Library
« Reply #28 on: March 17, 2006, 07:12:14 am »
nice planets :)

i always forgot about flare since i never use it :D

there's a 30 days trial of photoshop somewhere on the net, don't know if it's still active



If my 3d prog want to work again i'll try to make a gif animation for the planet ( or entire solar system :P ), I'll need a texture map of the planets but that should be easy for everyone to do. ( even if you don't have photoshop :D )

( I will do anything to kill some time waiting for spore :D )

Hmm, what would you recommend to be the way of easy mapping, cillindrical or...

But the problem really is, they would look a bit more crappy if you make a gif ani out of it. At least nowhere as good as they look now, I think I prefer stills that way. And then just add in some slight dynamic content with minor animation. Like blinking stars moving panels, scrolling text, shooting trough the stars quickly and then focusing at another planet, things like that.


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Re: The Galactic Library
« Reply #29 on: March 17, 2006, 07:37:30 am »
Is anyone working on some sort of template we can fill in, say with some pre-made planets in a variety of colours for those of us without photoshop.
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