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Posted - 2010.07.25 18:00:00 - [1]

So I've lived here since I started. It was from where I spawned.

Duripant is a 1.0 system with a single station Federal Navy Academy School VII - M6.

Duripant has a nice looking star a Red Giant. TEMP : 3946 K AGE : 5,507,000,000 Years RADIUS : 215,500 km

The school lies in the shadow of planet VII. But the school itself is still lit as if it was being affected by the sunlight normally. It is

1 - Apply a special shadow to the school so it doesn't look as bright. (Ships would look funny if they didn't have the same thing?"
2 - Move the school so it's out of the shadow like it would sometimes be if the celestial objects were orbiting
3 - Because the school lies right next to a moon which has a lit crescent (should also be eclipsed but..) Aim the direction of the light from the crescent moon rather than the star.
4 - Let planets orbit the stars
5 - Celestial object shadows
Bonus : apply the correct color to the light in a solar system that matches the color of th star.

I like number 3.

I'm sure the technology for this control is limited.

You live here long enough it starts bugging you.

Ishina Fel
Terra Incognita
Intrepid Crossing
Posted - 2010.07.26 11:44:00 - [2]

Celestial objects can't throw shadows in the current engine, which is the cause of this odd phenomenon.


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