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walkinginspace
03-25-2003, 03:22 PM
I've been thinking about how to make a nebula/galaxy that you can fly into and around. The look is done in the movie Contact when they fly in and out of different spots, like the Milky Way. I'm thinking maybe hypervoxels. So are there any good tuts/tips on making cloud like objects using hypervoxels out there? Thanks!

Skonk
03-25-2003, 04:40 PM
Something as simple as a Null object with one of the nebula hypervoxel presets applied to it can look quite nice, a galaxy is also quite easy to make using particles. As a starting point add a HVEmiter and a wind, set the wind to rotation(y) and set all the vectors to 0, that will give u a basic rotation effect, stick some HV's on it and tweak away.

James..

ivortheengine
03-26-2003, 05:20 AM
Bob McKain over at LWG made a great tut on this a while ago. The anim that he posted was exactly like the nebula fly-throughs that you're after.

Take a loof here...........

http://www.lwg3d.org/forums/showthread.php?s=&postid=46260#post46260

Cheers!

Ivor