Mars 16K dds?

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Mars 16K dds?

Post #1by MidnightWatcher » 18.05.2003, 22:31

Anybody know where to get a Mars 16K dds ? I'm trying to see if Cydonia is visible with this resolution... tried with an 8K dds but can't find it.


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Re: Mars 16k dds

Post #3by Pixel » 19.05.2003, 15:41



these have been produced by me a year ago. They have static bumps (relief), have no specular channel, and also Earth has no polar caps on it. The original texture is from BM's 43K version. No color correction was applied by me.
But you can add a low res specular map and low res bump/normal map in Solarsys.ssc tough.

Guest

Post #4by Guest » 19.05.2003, 18:04

Pixle, How did you make the 16k Mars & earth maps ??
was it devil or dxt-tools? Ive tryed useing dxt1a & dxt1c
even with 8k x 8k and it always crashes, my pc has 512M ddr ram
& 4G virtual mem. & Win2k pro. thanks for your input & help. Mark

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Post #5by Pixel » 19.05.2003, 18:30

Anonymous wrote:Pixle, How did you make the 16k Mars & earth maps ??
was it devil or dxt-tools? Ive tryed useing dxt1a & dxt1c
even with 8k x 8k and it always crashes, my pc has 512M ddr ram
& 4G virtual mem. & Win2k pro. thanks for your input & help. Mark


As a programmer I am allways using my own tools. nvdxt tool is buggy and memory hungry. The procedure is little bit complicated, but if you are serious I can send you tools and instructions how to create even 64K dds files.

Pixel.

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Post #6by jim » 19.05.2003, 19:04

Hi Pixel,

Can you send these tools also to me?

jimpage@arcor.de

Thans Jens.

mark

Post #7by mark » 19.05.2003, 23:38

Pixel, That would be great! Please send them to me.
I have looked all over for a way to make 16k DDS textures.
my E-Mail is markreb@frontiernet.net Thanks alot. Mark

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Post #8by the guardian » 20.05.2003, 00:01

Pixel
I too am interested in these tools. Is this using the win32 or linux platforms? I prefer win32 but linux will suffice

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Post #9by Mikeydude750 » 20.05.2003, 00:14

How can I view DDS textures without having Photoshop?

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Post #10by Phule » 20.05.2003, 16:17

Pixel,

I would also like the tools you mentioned

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Post #11by Pixel » 20.05.2003, 16:33

Phule wrote:Pixel,

I would also like the tools you mentioned



Yep, the tools are there:
http://free.bol.bg/pixel/CreateBigDDS.zip

good luck
Pixel.

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Post #12by jim » 20.05.2003, 19:30

Mikeydude750 wrote:How can I view DDS textures without having Photoshop?


with Celestia ... :?

or

Paint Shop Pro,
The DDS plugin should also work with Paint Shop Pro but i have not tested this.

Bye Jens

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Post #13by jim » 21.05.2003, 15:34

Hi Pixel,

Your tool works very fine and compared with nvdxt very fast. Thank you :D.

Now I only need a program for conversion from (large) DDS to BMP or another commen picture format. Do you know such a tool ?

Bye Jens

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Re: Mars 16k dds

Post #14by MidnightWatcher » 30.05.2003, 04:16



Thanks for the Link :)

HankR

Cydonia

Post #15by HankR » 30.05.2003, 20:16

Way back at the beginning of the thread...

MidnightWatcher wrote:Anybody know where to get a Mars 16K dds ? I'm trying to see if Cydonia is visible with this resolution... tried with an 8K dds but can't find it.


At 16K, the Cydonia region is indeed visible, and you can even see the famous "Face on Mars" mesa as a fuzzy bump, but no features are visible on it.

Here's an image that might help you locate it:

http://www.msss.com/education/facepage/target_map.gif

And here's a 2m/pixel image of the "Face" taken by the Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft:

http://www.msss.com/mars_images/moc/extended_may2001/face/

- Hank

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Post #16by MidnightWatcher » 06.06.2003, 03:37

Sweet. When the left half of the face is mirrored, it looks human -- like a Pharoah or something. When the right side is mirrored, it looks like a lion. This reminds of something from Ezekiel 41:18-19 "And [it was] made with cherubims and palm trees, so that a palm tree [was] between a cherub and a cherub; and [every] cherub had two faces; So that the face of a man [was] toward the palm tree on the one side, and the face of a young lion toward the palm tree on the other side: [it was] made through all the house round about"

Are there any dds files larger than 16k? I'm curious to look at that five-sided pyramid structure bumpmapped.


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