Posts by Giorgio

by Giorgio
04.05.2006, 01:10
Forum: Textures
Topic: Moon Bump map
Replies: 14
Views: 10395

Re: Moon Bump map

Thanks a lot John. Your bump map is awesome. What is your setting for elevation though? The standard 0.3 value in solarsyss makes for an almost completely flat (and dull) moon. I'm currently using 3.5.
by Giorgio
03.04.2006, 12:41
Forum: Textures
Topic: High Quality 64k NormalMap VT of Earth
Replies: 31
Views: 18760

Re: High Quality 64k NormalMap VT of Earth

Grateful as I feel for all the impressive textures and add-ons I downloaded so far, I'm really looking forward to install what feels like the ultimate "skin-set" for Earth.
by Giorgio
02.04.2006, 17:16
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: Do I need to delete 1.3.2 version before downloading 1.4.1?
Replies: 13
Views: 5863

Re: Do I need to delete 1.3.2 version before downloading 1.4.1?

Being using Celestia 1.3.2 for a yer and a couple of months, I was quite curious to try the new 1.4.1 version. Renamed my 1.3.2 installation folder, and proceeded on installing 1.4.1. Improvements looked so inviting, I decided to try to move from 1.3.2 to 1.4.1 along with Gregorio's educational acti...
by Giorgio
29.03.2006, 22:44
Forum: Textures
Topic: New Cassini Jupiter maps
Replies: 52
Views: 30991

Re: New Cassini Jupiter maps

Are you sure Fridger? I have this faint memory of high school astronomy lessons and Jupiter was said to have missed the critical mass to become a star itself, but still emitted more light than it received from the sun. Well it's just a memory and it was just high school. But, perhaps a certain lumin...
by Giorgio
24.03.2006, 00:18
Forum: Textures
Topic: Saturn(ish) higher resolution map (warning: big graphic)
Replies: 24
Views: 17922

Re: Saturn(ish) higher resolution map (warning: big graphic)

Hi Fridger, I remember the thread about your Saturn texture and specular settings. As a matter of fact, I use your "blue hat" Saturn as the high-res setting in Celestia. It looks very good (definitely better than the standard texture) when the rings cast their shadows on the northern hemisphere. But...
by Giorgio
23.03.2006, 17:45
Forum: Textures
Topic: UPDATE!! - Ultimate Terraformed Mars Texture
Replies: 195
Views: 113659

Re: UPDATE!! - Ultimate Terraformed Mars Texture

Once again a very very interesting texture that make me sorry for not going thorugh the Celestia guide thoroughly before buying my new graphic card. Haze makes such a great difference.
by Giorgio
23.03.2006, 17:36
Forum: Textures
Topic: Saturn(ish) higher resolution map (warning: big graphic)
Replies: 24
Views: 17922

Re: Saturn(ish) higher resolution map (warning: big graphic)

I don't know about realism either, but it definitely looks a lot more interesting with that kind of detail. Personally I tried to make "my" Saturn a little more interesting by adding a very faint specular effect. In part to compensate for the lack of support of the haze for ATI cards. If you want to...
by Giorgio
23.02.2006, 14:36
Forum: Textures
Topic: 64K/128K Blue Marble Next Generation VT PNG !
Replies: 60
Views: 34082

Re: 64K/128K Blue Marble Next Generation VT PNG !

By now I tryed only levels 1-2. As you can see from the pictures posted in this thread there is a darker area near the coast line, and then the sea gets slightly lighter everywhere else. It feels like the continet were clipped from another picture and pasted on a lighter background. Apart from that ...
by Giorgio
16.02.2006, 02:05
Forum: Textures
Topic: The New Mars Texture
Replies: 52
Views: 35311

Re: The New Mars Texture

Your kindness is almost extraterrestrial Don. Taking the time to make an ATI users friendly version of your cloudmap being the ultimate example.
I tried it and it's just that touch that adds up and makes Mars more real. Thank you :)
by Giorgio
16.02.2006, 02:00
Forum: Textures
Topic: UPDATE!! - Ultimate Terraformed Mars Texture
Replies: 195
Views: 113659

Re: UPDATE!! - Ultimate Terraformed Mars Texture

You really made Mars a nice place to be. And once again you made me regret not reading Celestia documentation carefully before buying the new graphic card. Look at that nice haze over there :cry:
by Giorgio
14.02.2006, 14:00
Forum: Textures
Topic: The New Mars Texture
Replies: 52
Views: 35311

Re: The New Mars Texture

Giorgio, If you are familiar at all with any image editing programs you can make a haze layer and blend it with the cloudmap. I do this for my Earth clouds. I didn't bother with the Mars clouds as they are rather hazy to begin with. I am sorry you cant get the haze setting to work on your ATI card....
by Giorgio
10.02.2006, 23:29
Forum: Textures
Topic: The New Mars Texture
Replies: 52
Views: 35311

Re: The New Mars Texture

Thanks thanks and thanks again. Mars looks even better now. I'm currently downloading both the 16k DDS texture and your most wanted and needed 4k cloud map. From the pictures you posted the results are magnificent. As usual, I'm just sorry there's no support for haze with ATI cards (I even tried Orb...
by Giorgio
31.01.2006, 01:07
Forum: Textures
Topic: hires, medres, lores?
Replies: 3
Views: 4366

Re: hires, medres, lores?

I, for example, use this trick to change between different cloud maps for the Earth, since you can't load different cloudmaps using the alternative maps string. Don Edwards map for better pictures from afar, Brady's 16k VT for closer pictures and Schmidt's 32k VT for, how should I call those, portra...
by Giorgio
31.01.2006, 00:58
Forum: Textures
Topic: Earth Maps with political boundaries
Replies: 2
Views: 3439

Re: Earth Maps with political boundaries

Apart from that great borders overlay map, which is also part of my current installation of Celestia as a VT alternative map for earth, you can also find an interesting political map with 2003 international borders and names for the countries, here: http://www.celestiaproject.net/forum/viewtopic.php...
by Giorgio
31.01.2006, 00:44
Forum: Textures
Topic: Merry Mars-mas Celestians
Replies: 60
Views: 30313

Re: Merry Mars-mas Celestians

Don, I'm really drooling over the idea of having your Mars cloudmap here on my pc making good company to your pretty mars 16k texture. Could you help me make this dream come true, or I'm really afraid I'm going to end up drowning in my own saliva, and, quite frankly, I was counting on passing away m...
by Giorgio
06.01.2006, 03:06
Forum: Textures
Topic: Merry Mars-mas Celestians
Replies: 60
Views: 30313

Re: Merry Mars-mas Celestians

That would be so very kind of you Don. I'm thankful for John's cloudmap for Mars, but yours is just a whole different level :)
by Giorgio
05.01.2006, 15:12
Forum: Textures
Topic: Merry Mars-mas Celestians
Replies: 60
Views: 30313

Re: Merry Mars-mas Celestians

Thanks again Don for your great work and your attention. I'm currently enjoying your Mars textures and will try the newer ones when (and if) you''ll release them. I'm sorry for the problems with people at Orbiter and their attitude. About the clouds for Mars. It's just that I think I saw a picture o...
by Giorgio
05.01.2006, 00:40
Forum: Textures
Topic: Merry Mars-mas Celestians
Replies: 60
Views: 30313

Re: Merry Mars-mas Celestians

So I finally downloaded the files to try them. As reference I'll say I normaly use John Van Vliet 32k VT and normal map for Mars. I may be wrong, but I still feel John's texture is somewhat more realistic from a distance. Perhaps due to some telescope pictures of Mars I've seen? Perhaps just a memor...
by Giorgio
04.01.2006, 18:46
Forum: Textures
Topic: Merry Mars-mas Celestians
Replies: 60
Views: 30313

Re: Merry Mars-mas Celestians

Static images of this new work by Don Edwards look very good. How do they look in motion? And in combination with the normal maps? Do they still look good or do they show incoherent lightings and shadows? Anyway, do you also plan to make a cloud layer for Mars? That is much needed and would add the ...
by Giorgio
22.08.2005, 17:07
Forum: Textures
Topic: Thread Renamed - New Mars Textures
Replies: 31
Views: 16399

Re: Thread Renamed - New Mars Textures

I could really use some new cloudmap for Mars. I'm currently using John VanVliet's Mars VT and, I think, what should be his cloudmap. And i think I had your previous Mars DDS as part of F.Gregorio's pack called general add-ons for celestia. Your newer version looks far better, with far less of the p...

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