DevLog #6 - The Milky-Way
It has been a long time since last update. Personal life stepped in and the development was freezed for a while as I had no taste for anything. Fortunately I am slowly grabbing powers again and the StarDust project is waking up from its hibernation.
I am bringing you now some screens of the Milky-Way as it appears right now. The star-generator presented in previous dev-logs was temporarily disconnected, so there isn't many stars inside the disc.
There are still some TODOs for the Galaxy:
- the bulge needs to be made thicker
- dust and stars should respect the arms
- dust particle performance needs improvement
- a dark (light-blocking) dust should be added with the arms
The Galaxy arms are not going to be fully procedurally generated to get completely random spiral galaxy, but a Galaxy image will be used for detection of arms and their generation. It is a harder way, but is more likely to result in something recognizable as Milky-Way and not only a generic galaxy.