|written by Torisek on Feb 26, 2009 15:28|
|What I think you're seeing here is solid ground, and a transparent hill. The reflective top of the hill makes it look like something is floating above the ground, while you're looking through the bottom of the hill.|
|written by Torisek on Mar 07, 2009 22:57|
|no this is not... i walking throught it|
|Taco is close to being right, but the actual surface of the ground is transparent. What you see as "ground" is below the surface. The "mountain" is actually just some hilly terrain ahead of you. I've seen it before on quartz worlds and especially near the poles on Felysian worlds- where it looks like an ice hopper is flying in the air, but is just cavorting on the hill ahead. |
Either way, I find it both fascinating and spooky- spooky because of no "normal" point of reference. And because I'd hate to actually meet flying hoppers...
|written by Torisek on Mar 09, 2009 15:58|
|first. it is not moutain... second, it is more like stream[?] or spider-web on the ground, third... it is SMALLER than me.... ^^" but yeah it is spooky...|
|you can tell what it is when you are landing because of the "spider web" pattern, located just beneath the surface, like you are walking on a glass table top and looking at the carpet below.|
On second thought, just relax and enjoy the wonders. It's just colorless quartz.
|written by Torisek on Mar 17, 2009 06:13|
|This is SOMETHING and I go THROUGH not on it....|
|written by 23 on Mar 17, 2009 06:51|
|I cant seem to get the same view you've got. Plus, for some reason your compass appears backwards. That isnt some weird feature of NICE, is it?|
Anyways, I cant locate the hill, could be that light conditions are different.
Anyways, I think what you are going through is in fact the chunks of quartz that litter the place. It's clear as well, and almost impossible to see. Transparent quartz planets are a bit spooky.
On a lighter note, rather spectacular view a over the cliffs to the east.
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|written by Neuzd on Mar 17, 2009 12:18|
Itý's just the sensation you get.
|This is SOMETHING and I go THROUGH not on it....|
There are different experienced people that are telling you what situation you're finding yourself in but you, that already diplayed aren't even able to read the manual when you've been told to, still insist on your position without adding any details to let us try thinking of something else.
When you find yourself in transparent terrain think of the fact that you cannot perceive the correct distances and all the things you see are the product of (probably) the different sides of the slopes and hills interacting with light, and so the perception is obviously confusing.
|written by Serpens on Mar 17, 2009 13:58|
|Tacogeddon is right, Skinnymon is right, Neuzd is also right. Even on our Moon, astronauts were amazed by the conditions, everything was so clear and distances seemed shortened.|
I don't know if you tried NIV or NICE, but I went with the former. Currently, this sector is on the nightside. This makes for beautiful, spooky photos, and serves well to demonstrate the see-through nature of this world's surface.
cd/pngs/Serpens/ghost01 (22 Kb)
cd/pngs/Serpens/ghost02 (8 Kb)
Now, let's pick a random sector on the dayside.
cd/pngs/Serpens/ghost03 (7 Kb)
Notice the two see-through hills nearby, and a shining peak in the distance? This photo was taken when still in the capsule. Now a step forward and...
cd/pngs/Serpens/ghost04 (8 Kb)
...the whole horizon blazes. There's absolutely no reference point, not only the peak is gone, but also the rightmost hill. All that's left is a transparent terrain elevation which might seem ethereal against the white sky. But it's still no ghost.
As for the compass, I recall it was changed in NICE for some reason. No idea why.
|Actually, the high concentration of quartz generates a massive energy field, which can prevent extraplanetary objects from reaching the sphere's true surface. Over billions of years, such planets have evolved into colossal living organisms, capable of shaping their metaphysical surfaces at will. Some have shown signs of intelligence, though no known formal communication with a living planet has yet been established.|
|Cryo, quiet! The next thing you know you'll tell them about the walkin- ...never mind.|
Yes, the really unfortunate part about those worlds is trying to navigate (or take pictures) when the star is high in the sky. My suggestion is shots near the daylight side of the terminators (sunset or sunrise).
But night photos are very, very fascinating and strange, indeed.
To illustrate my comment about polar ice on Felisian worlds- fascinating yet a bit scary- I became a bit disoriented on this landing. (to continue this discussion I will use links.)
There seemed to be some kind of rolling brown semi-transparent haze along the horizon. [having lived in Los Angeles County, you would think I would be used to seeing that]
If you examine these pictures closely, you will see what was disconcerting about it. Note the compass direction and the coordinates along the top bar of the HUD. And while you are at it, pay attention to the "dirty" area of the ice below the haze.
All that I (or the camera if you prefer) am doing is moving forward ever so slowly, not enough to change the coordinates (centimeters at a time?) nor panning left or right.
Until the haze simply vanishes.
Which is spooky when it happens to something that looks like a tall hill or mountain.
Until a little hopper told me what it was. [I had to circle him on these pictures, he's a bit too hard to see.]
Here we see the little
bastard darling going up the side of this tall hill thing.
And now he descends the side- it is too bad I didn't take pictures of him following the edge of the peak.
Here he is at my level (or nearly) on the ice. Note how now the transparency of the hill is emphasized as he descends to this point.
The illusion here is this. These at close small hills and rises in elevation of the ice. They are transparent, and the reason for the coloration is that they are refracting the color of the sky.
But still it is a bit disorienting to have things suddenly appear and disappear as you move.
|written by 4616599 on Mar 18, 2009 14:37|
|Hmmm....did someone mention 'disorienting'?|
I once posted a thread containing a transparent Felisian I discovered but left out these pictures... of a transparent canyon! Which I fell into.
And perhaps even more disorienting...
And to top things off:
That's the landing capsule and a bird I caught...seemingly 'floating'.
And as a side note: a transparent island
|written by Torisek on Mar 18, 2009 20:14|
|THat's really scary O_O" and awesome thought!|
| All this transparent stuff...head spinning..getting dizzy...|
Naw, just joking. But really those are some cool pics. I've seen transparent mountions and some creatures and all of that but never a transparent canyon.