View Full Version : FXWars! EARTH GO BOOM!: Sergio Santos, Commission Shot, The last days

02 February 2008, 06:11 PM
I'm in!

let's rock!

02 February 2008, 12:57 AM
seting up the scene...

02 February 2008, 02:16 PM
video, music by Klaus Badelt (Equilibrium)
(right click, save as...)

nothing is final, C&C wellcome

02 February 2008, 12:12 PM
Well, I don't really like the stars, they're probably just mapped on a sphere, am I wrong ?

It would be nice to add some depth in them (a few layers of sphere ? or particles ?)

02 February 2008, 11:30 PM
Quite nice for an initial test!

I have no problems with the stars. The camera just moves around the earth which is a tiny distance compared to the distances between stars. So the relative positions of the stars wouldn't change.
What looks wrong to me though are these two things:

1) The atmosphere seems to be way too large which makes the earth appear smaller. Here are some numbers: The radius of the earth is about 6370 km and I think a reasonable "thickness" for the atmosphere would be something like 100km. This means if your earth sphere has a radius of 1 unit then the "end" of the atmosphere should be at a radius of 1.0157.

2) When the camera is looking directly into the sun you can still see the stars and those lights (?) on the nightside of the earth. I think it would look more realistic if those low-intensity lights would be faded off. At least for me, I think, this would increase the feeling of being in a vast space where there is basically nothing but the earth and the sun (and maybe the moon if you want).

Maybe you could also put the camera closer to the earth to better capture the size of the earth.

- Matthias -

03 March 2008, 07:20 PM
Well one week until the dateline....

FXWARS Dateline Friday March 21th...Who needs more time? (

If I get at least 3 people onboard, I might give a few more days
to finish the entry.

03 March 2008, 09:47 PM
Heads up

FXWARS NEW DATELINE Monday March 31th! (


03 March 2008, 04:06 PM


04 April 2008, 09:59 PM
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