I normally don’t write posts about music. But this is going to change. The last months I got to know a briliantly talented and gifted person : Thanasis Lightbridge. Thanasis is a music composer, producer, keyboardist and drummer. He and his band, Dol Ammad, are trying to create a new music gender. Something that tries to bridge electronica, metal and lyric opera. Even though I must confess that I’m not really fond of metal music, I just got impressed by the latest album by Dol Ammad, Ocean Dynamics. I mean you got to listen to what an Indie music producer Read the rest of this entry »
Computer graphics, Games, Personal
The under development branch of Sylphis3D is going to support high quality terrain rendering. At the moment the terrain rendering code is in place and produces some very nice views! However the sky support was limited to skybox rendering. At first I thought I would just go for some HDR textured skybox. This was good until I reallized that it would be stupid to have an engine support realtime shadowing and lighting and have the outdoor areas with static lights, because of a static skybox. It was obvious that a dynamic sky was needed, so that day/night cycles can be simulated.
After a lot of experimentations and book studing about light scatering and stuff, we had results! Read the rest of this entry »