Posts by Don. Edwards

by Don. Edwards
21.04.2009, 09:31
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Sarcastic and snide remarks will no longer be tolerated
Replies: 68
Views: 79283

Re: Sarcastic and snide remarks will no longer be tolerated

Selden, I will not post any kind of retraction or edit my posts. If you are so inclined you may do it yourself. The only comment that was overtly controversial was my statement that to me Celestia seemed to be headed into being a NASA Whirlwind clone. This was not directed per say at Fridger. I was ...
by Don. Edwards
21.04.2009, 09:29
Forum: Textures
Topic: Ultimate Terraformed Mars MARK V Milestone Release
Replies: 85
Views: 36690

Re: Ultimate Terraformed Mars MARK V Milestone Release

Selden, I will not post any kind of retraction or edit my posts. If you are so inclined you may do it yourself. The only comment that was overtly controversial was my statement that to me Celestia seemed to be headed into being a NASA Whirlwind clone. This was not directed per say at Fridger. I was ...
by Don. Edwards
20.04.2009, 02:26
Forum: Textures
Topic: Ultimate Terraformed Mars MARK V Milestone Release
Replies: 85
Views: 36690

Re: Ultimate Terraformed Mars MARK V Milestone Release

These are a few excerpts from a post I made about conditions here in the forum. They are my personal feelings on all things Celestia at this point. "I for one am starting to give long thoughts on whether I even want to continue as a member anymore. I truly haven't launched Celestia for any kind...
by Don. Edwards
20.04.2009, 02:13
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Sarcastic and snide remarks will no longer be tolerated
Replies: 68
Views: 79283

Re: Sarcastic and snide remarks will no longer be tolerated

Hmmmmm, I hear common themes throughout this. Its no wonder some us us have chosen to stay away for long periods of time, and to only pop in with updates to projects. I have long ago chose to stay out of the fray when it comes to certain members of the community at large. I have been a member of thi...
by Don. Edwards
03.04.2009, 04:40
Forum: Textures
Topic: Ultimate Terraformed Mars MARK V Milestone Release
Replies: 85
Views: 36690

Re: Ultimate Terraformed Mars MARK V Milestone Release

Hey Frank, Yes I have noticed it as well. These small normalmaps were made with the Photoshop Normalmap plug in. I don;t think it works right with with CS 4. I will generate a new normalmap again this weekend using the old nVidia texture tools and if that fixes the problem I will post this new one. ...
by Don. Edwards
22.03.2009, 04:47
Forum: Textures
Topic: Ultimate Terraformed Mars MARK V Milestone Release
Replies: 85
Views: 36690

Re: Ultimate Terraformed Mars MARK V Milestone Release

I saw that after posting. I don't why its there, I will have to go back and look at the bumpmap it was generated from and check it ends for an irregularity. Bare with me and I should have this fixed and replaced.

Don. Edwards
by Don. Edwards
22.03.2009, 03:05
Forum: Textures
Topic: Ultimate Terraformed Mars MARK V Milestone Release
Replies: 85
Views: 36690

Re: Ultimate Terraformed Mars MARK V Milestone Release

Hey Everyone, I am a day early but I have 2 new normalmaps for the T-Mars test. The original has a height of x1, but it seems to barely show anything. So I made two more. TMAR-NORMAPx3.png has a height setting of x3 while TMAR-NORMAPx5.png has a setting of x5. See how they work for all of you. Downl...
by Don. Edwards
19.03.2009, 07:45
Forum: Textures
Topic: Ultimate Terraformed Mars MARK V Milestone Release
Replies: 85
Views: 36690

Re: Ultimate Terraformed Mars MARK V Milestone Release

Hey Cham,

Not yet, I just started a new job and haven't had time. I should have it by Sunday night I think if not sooner.

Don. Edwards
by Don. Edwards
19.03.2009, 02:19
Forum: Textures
Topic: Ultimate Terraformed Mars MARK V Milestone Release
Replies: 85
Views: 36690

Re: Ultimate Terraformed Mars MARK V Milestone Release

ElChristou,

Have you seen my new avatar? Its the same image, done by someone on Deviant Art. Its has also been made into icons which I have as well. If you looks close this image has inspired my texture a little bit.

Don. Edwards
by Don. Edwards
16.03.2009, 09:08
Forum: Textures
Topic: Ultimate Terraformed Mars MARK V Milestone Release
Replies: 85
Views: 36690

Re: Ultimate Terraformed Mars MARK V Milestone Release

Helios_space, There is a 4k texture pack available for testing purposes, Its on the previous of this thread. You have to click the picture of T-Mars with clouds and you will start the download. Fridger, I will have to look into your tools again then. If they can help in any way it will be good, than...
by Don. Edwards
16.03.2009, 04:21
Forum: Textures
Topic: Ultimate Terraformed Mars MARK V Milestone Release
Replies: 85
Views: 36690

Re: Ultimate Terraformed Mars MARK V Milestone Release

Because at 4K, the DDS would look a bit rough. As for Fridger's Tools, they are only for RAW image data. We are talking of allot of image conversion and from what I understand of the tools they would not help in the building of my normalmaps because they have been altered and are no longer in the fo...
by Don. Edwards
15.03.2009, 22:48
Forum: Textures
Topic: Ultimate Terraformed Mars MARK V Milestone Release
Replies: 85
Views: 36690

Re: Ultimate Terraformed Mars MARK V Milestone Release

zhar2, What you are seeing is the implanting of the Specmap into the textures Alpha channel. This makes the texture look a bit strange but just load it in Celestia and you will see that it is fine. This is an old trick from years ago. It saves from having to have a separate specmap, and actually red...
by Don. Edwards
09.03.2009, 23:21
Forum: Textures
Topic: Ultimate Terraformed Mars MARK V Milestone Release
Replies: 85
Views: 36690

Re: Ultimate Terraformed Mars MARK V Milestone Release

It works well at 8k, so i think it may have lost its detail in the resizing. I will post a replacement ASAP.
by Don. Edwards
09.03.2009, 04:45
Forum: Textures
Topic: Ultimate Terraformed Mars MARK V Milestone Release
Replies: 85
Views: 36690

Re: Ultimate Terraformed Mars MARK V Milestone Release

Dean, Both versions of the texture are in the zip file. The texture named TMARS-Mark-5.1.png is the less vegetated version while the default is TMARS-Mark-5.2.png. I know that the texture can't be viewed normally because of implanting the specmap into it in the alpha channel. But it does cut back on...
by Don. Edwards
07.03.2009, 11:43
Forum: Textures
Topic: Ultimate Terraformed Mars MARK V Milestone Release
Replies: 85
Views: 36690

Re: Ultimate Terraformed Mars MARK V Milestone Release

ANDREA,

The main release will be a 16K version of this texture. I wish I had a texture of Mars at 32K but 16k is as high as I have.

Don. Edwards
by Don. Edwards
07.03.2009, 01:07
Forum: Textures
Topic: Ultimate Terraformed Mars MARK V Milestone Release
Replies: 85
Views: 36690

Re: Ultimate Terraformed Mars MARK V Milestone Release

Attention Everyone!

See Threads main first post for major update and info!

Don. Edwards
by Don. Edwards
06.03.2009, 10:50
Forum: Textures
Topic: Ultimate Terraformed Mars MARK V Milestone Release
Replies: 85
Views: 36690

Re: Ultimate Terraformed Mars MARK V Milestone Release

ElChristou, Well yes and no. Valles Marineris topographically kind of runs down hill from Noctis Labyrinthus. I guess downhill is the wrong phrasing. It not as deep at the Noctis side so you could never fill Marineris to the rim unless you increase planet wide sea levels to extreme levels. The thing...
by Don. Edwards
05.03.2009, 04:01
Forum: Textures
Topic: Ultimate Terraformed Mars MARK V Milestone Release
Replies: 85
Views: 36690

Re: Ultimate Terraformed Mars MARK III Project Reset

Just a quick line to let everyone know that things are still moving forward on this. The previous graphics glitches that cropped up in the base texture have been fixed. I have been also trying to adjust the amount of vegetation on the texture to represent what would be expected at certain elevations...
by Don. Edwards
16.02.2009, 20:30
Forum: Textures
Topic: Ultimate Terraformed Mars MARK V Milestone Release
Replies: 85
Views: 36690

Re: Ultimate Terraformed Mars MARK III Project Reset

Hey Dean, I was wrong about the magazine. It wasn't TIME it was its sister publication LIFE magazine. http://www.originallifemagazines.com/Assets/ProductImages/MagazineImages/119-105-0100.jpg The Magazine was the May 1991 issue, one of the reasons I got it was that the month I was born, lol. Here is...
by Don. Edwards
16.02.2009, 18:07
Forum: Textures
Topic: Ultimate Terraformed Mars MARK V Milestone Release
Replies: 85
Views: 36690

Re: Ultimate Terraformed Mars MARK III Project Reset

Well unfortunately I seem to have lost my copy of the Time magazine with the article. I am going to see if I can find it online. I kept the magazine for years and I am pretty sure the article ran about fifteen years ago. I unpacked all the books I have left in my colection and I thought I had it saf...

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