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A [ Voxel ] trip to Mars

I had an idea last week on how to code a voxel landscape, so a couple of nights after work later, here's my little...

Trip to Mars

( No preloader, but it's only just under 400k )

Just to caveat it, it's not the quickest routine ever and may chug if you've got a slower machine, this is more looks rather than speed.

I'm really pleased with how it turned out. It uses a real image of Mars for it's height map, so it's a lot more rocky than the usual perlin noise generated maps.

That's about it really. I was going to save it up for a demo I have in mind, but I've got no time for it for the foreseeable future, and if I do re-use it as part of a bigger production I've got some ideas to improve it anyway.


Comments (9) -

  • Vex

    9/15/2008 12:37:39 PM |

    Nice. :)

  • cavalcade

    9/15/2008 1:44:16 PM |

    Gorgeous. One definite plus it affords us it will offer a different aesthetic for a flash game. Very helpful in overcoming the monotony of flash art.

  • Richard Davey

    9/15/2008 5:49:47 PM |

    Glad you listened to my recommendation to release this lovely beast :)

  • Squize

    9/15/2008 6:31:35 PM |

    Thanks Vex you big stranger you :)

    Thank you too Cavalcade, glad you liked it mate.

    Yeah Rich I was in two minds about it, then thought sod it :)

  • Jeff

    9/16/2008 3:46:56 AM |

    Sweetness, Squize! How do you find the time...?

  • Squize

    9/16/2008 7:48:13 PM |

    Nicotine and caffeine. If I stopped having too much of either I think I'd just sleep for a month.

    Thanks for the good words mate.

  • nGFX

    9/18/2008 8:21:48 AM |

    shish! A few days out of time and space for some holyday (and still a few days to go) and you come up with somezhing that nice...


  • Troy Gilbert

    10/7/2008 4:48:49 PM |

    Reminds me of an old demo from the DOS days (Mode 13h) that did a flyover of Mars, all procedurally generated, but it was voxels (optionally smoothed at that!). Very cool...

  • Squize

    10/7/2008 7:39:27 PM |

    Cheers Troy :)

    ( I missed the whole voxel thing, Amiga owner ).

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