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AmigaNewTek
07-23-2007, 02:35 AM
Hi all,

Does anyone know the simplest way to create a starfield in Lightwave?

Thank you

cagey5
07-23-2007, 02:42 AM
http://www.newtek.com/products/lightwave/product/highlights2.html#StarSphere

AmigaNewTek
07-23-2007, 03:35 AM
Thank you very much.

Is there something similiar to create galaxy and nebulae?

Very cool.

cagey5
07-23-2007, 08:13 AM
Ahhh if only life was that simple.. None that I know of, but I have seen one or two good tutorials in the past so a search may yield something.

JeffrySG
07-23-2007, 08:27 AM
How are people creating star fields now if they want to use the new perspective cameras? just wondering...

Limbus
07-23-2007, 09:55 AM
The best thing for stars is StarPro. Its not really cheap but the quality is superb. I would use volumetic lights for nebulas. Someone is selling a huge collection of volumetric light presets that are a great starting point for this.

Florian

danielkaiser
07-23-2007, 12:15 PM
Universe Image Creator does nebula and galaxies, very cool little program and inexpensive.

http://www.diardsoftware.com/

KorbenD
07-23-2007, 01:05 PM
Hyperstars is another nice program for starfield creation. IIRC, it works fine with perspective and advanced cameras, but I'll have to double check.

AmigaNewTek
07-24-2007, 07:32 AM
Thank you all

I've tried the Starpro and Hyperstars demo in LW 9.2 without result.
Universe is a cool program that i've already used in the past. Can this software used with lightwave?

AmigaNewTek
07-24-2007, 07:34 AM
How big should i create a sphere with the new LW tools starsphere, if i have a planet size of 139 km? There will be camera issue, i suppose.

starbase1
07-24-2007, 07:39 AM
Hyperstars is great value, and does the job very well.

On my downloads page, link below, I have an alternative object that works moderately well.

Also there are a bunch of volumetric light to look like nebulae - there was a long thread with lots of worked examples a lot of us contributed to a couple of years back called "lets build a nebula". Try a search.

Don't overlook just mapping a picture onto a polygon - it will save you a huge amount of render time!

The price for Starpro if you want anything above video resolution is absolutely ridiculous, (and it's no bargain for small images).

Nick

AmigaNewTek
07-24-2007, 08:24 AM
Wow. Starbase1, you have a cool website. It's seems that you are a guru. So i will stress you as much i can.

JK
i hope can ask you help, sometimes.

Thank you.

starbase1
07-24-2007, 09:05 AM
Wow. Starbase1, It's seems that you are a guru.


Yes, there's nothing I like better than sitting on a bed of nails, drinking my own urine, and saying "om" a lot.

danielkaiser
07-24-2007, 02:27 PM
Universe is a cool program that i've already used in the past. Can this software used with lightwave?

Yes Universe can work with Lightwave, like starbase1 said just map the resulting image on a polygon and wola!! (is that that the right spelling)
instant nebuli.

danielkaiser
07-24-2007, 02:29 PM
Yes, there's nothing I like better than sitting on a bed of nails, drinking my own urine, and saying "om" a lot.

Better than drinking someone els' urine!

sean hargreaves
07-24-2007, 02:42 PM
Guys, where are these programs? What are the websites please?

KorbenD
07-24-2007, 06:41 PM
Guys, where are these programs? What are the websites please?

Hyperstars, Hyperspace and Hyperglow are available here: http://www.ficatech.com/

starbase1
07-25-2007, 12:58 AM
If you like space stuff, I've just posted an animated comet, with the scene file here:

http://www.newtek.com/forums/showthread.php?p=572913#post572913

If anyone tinkers with it, I'd love to see the results...

Nick

AmigaNewTek
07-25-2007, 03:26 PM
Great, you rocks, dude