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StarDiver gets gas giants this week. Come take a look at flowing, churning, bands of gaseous greatness.

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Playing with gas this week has been quite a bit of fun. While I have to admit I was tempted to just make a gas giant texture, smack it on a sphere and call it done, it just didn't feel right to have such a beautiful thing be so static. So on went the thinking cap on how I could make a gas giant the way they were meant to be seen -- with flowing bands of gaseous awesomeness.

The goal for StarDiver has been to create procedural systems that can be reused to make a variety of similar things. Gas Giants are no exception. We have tweaked the system to be able to kick out a mind boggling array of different looking gas behemoths.

I've included a couple of stills to see the generation system making quite different looks, but please watch the video to see the gaseous bands flow. It is mesmerizing.


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SinKing
SinKing

Any assteroids in sight?

Lovely colors there! Stoner planet N°1!

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Lightningy
Lightningy

spot on. i feel like i am look at the real deal. keep up the good work

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