On Mon, 28 Feb 2011 14:16:02 +0200, James <vis period optima amount gmail
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> "Bruno Cabasson" <bru### [at] cabassoncom> wrote:
>> Hello crazy people who continue to read me! However I am happy you are
> Hello there. I'm new to the group but have followed your TerraPOV
> articles with
> interest. I don't know if TerraPOV is still a current project, so I
> your most recently posted code and did some test renders with different
> environments. Hopefully I'm not rediscovering the wheel.
> The attached scene was traced from the surface of the planet at 2m
> facing sunwards: heading zero and sun elevation of -1 degree. I'm unsure
> if this
> shows that TerraPOV is working or if it's a 'feature' of it. The scene
> is your
> code with a cloud sphere at 5km altitude and a textured moon (true
> scale) at a
> 15 earth radii distance.
> Test renders from satellite altitude look visually correct when compared
> NASA orbital images so your code seems quite accurate so far.
I think there might be a hole in your planet if it is a mesh or an
isosurface. It could help to put a black sphere inside your planet that is
just a little bit smaller than your planet.
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