|So I'm flying around randomly (just like a true Felysian), and found a nice pink star. Well I decided to find out what it would look like through a polarized hull, and it was pretty cool:|
|written by Serpens on Feb 02, 2007 22:56|
|It's an amazing photo! Just like the whole ship was ablaze...|
|I was flying through an uncharted system, looking for interesting planets, but didn't find any. On my way out, though, one of those uninteresting planets happened to eclipse the sun in the distance in just the right way, so I took a picture of it:|
cd/jpgs/Shadowstar/distant eclipse (61 Kb)
Next, I found a dismal little world which seemed uninteresting, until I found what appeared to be a gigantic insect mound:
cd/jpgs/Shadowstar/insect city (101 Kb)
It had the shape of a hornet's nest, but fortunately there weren't any hornets around when I parked my lander on top of it.
Later on, I came across a Felysian planet and was flying around it, when I came across a large swampy area:
cd/jpgs/Shadowstar/swampland (80 Kb)
Further along I landed in a large, tranquil forest:
cd/jpgs/Shadowstar/forestlander (140 Kb)
And when I was done, I parked near a grey star for fueling. I managed to snap a pic of the star from the roof of my polarized stardrifter:
cd/jpgs/Shadowstar/polargrey (73 Kb)
|written by Azuraun2 on Feb 03, 2007 00:57|
|Actually, since stardrifters are made of quartz, they are naturally clear. Or at least translucent. The Felysians thought quartz would make an excellent building material for the spacecraft but thought that the fact that they its clear might hold some problems, now I don't understand the science of this but supposedly when an electric current is ran through the quartz (the walls or polarized) walls it makes the walls opaque. When they're depolarized they are clear.|
(Umm.... Now why did I post this? Oh yeah!)
I REALLY like the top pic, not sure whether the competitions are still held but you could enter that in the photo competition.
|Hull polarization can make for some interesting space scenes with the way it bends light. I think the effects are more profound in CE because of the more advanced graphics routines, but even in vanilla Noctis IV you could do some neat things with polarization.|
It's almost enough to make me wonder if there are any ruins out there with the same kinds of surfaces as a polarized Stardrifter hull. That would make for some interesting planetary photos. Not to mention great discoveries...
Find yourself a quartz planet with some transparent hills....even though it is rare, it has a very similar appearance to a polarized stardrifter.
|It's almost enough to make me wonder if there are any ruins out there with the same kinds of surfaces as a polarized Stardrifter hull. That would make for some interesting planetary photos. Not to mention great discoveries...|
|I had some interesting adventures on a number of quartz planets way back in 2005. I never actually got around to posting pics of them, but they were interesting. What I would like to find though is a normal planet with a clear ruin on it. I doubt it's even possible, but the contrast of materials alone would be worth more than a couple screenshots.|