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Ocean Test

Posted by , 18 December 2015 - - - - - - · 3,084 views
XNA, Ocean, Procedural Planet and 1 more...

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Little Video:


So, after long work i have a tiny result, i got the Projection Grid working. (For now the Grid work only on a flat Plane, i hope i get the Spherical Version running)


I use the Ocean from Proland ( Eric Bruneton)



Engine ignition, older, wiser, i take the long journey

Posted by , 11 December 2015 - - - - - - · 1,152 views
Procedural Planet, Procedural and 2 more...

So, i'm back now, quite a long time to post in my Journal.


Back in 2012/13 i started with nothing knowledge about DirectX and little knowledge about programming.


A question first: when i developing and i have a nasty Bug, for example, i change a variable and press F5 and run that over and over again, sometimes 100 times a hour.


Am I alone in this, or is this in programmers Nature?


I have rewrite the whole Engine with better knowledge in DirectX/C#.


I begun (at back in 2012) with a Cube transformed to a Sphere (It's a common way to create a Planet).


At this time, im not using Instancing, the Cube have not a World Matrix (sure, but only a Identity Matrix)


The final Position is computed on CPU and finaly stored in the VertexBuffer!


For LOD i used the same approach as before, ChunkedLOD.


The Planet have 6 independent QuadTrees, when i move the Camera closer to the Planet, the Quadtree(35x35 Vertices) splits into 4 Child,...
So im not explain that, because every PlanetRenderer use the same pattern.


For the Heightmap, i use Improved PerlinNoise on the GPU(33x33)


For the Normalmap, i create another Heightmap with 256x256 for the normal map.


Sorry for my bad english, i rather show you some Picture that i created throug the whole developement process till now:


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It's along road to ride, one Word left to say: Back in 2012 i meet a Man called Majorbroat, Thank you! You give me the "kickstart" to do this!


Feel free to ask, and sorry my English is very bad ( im better in read English Paper/Text as to writte.


best regards, alex

The beginning

Posted by , 19 December 2013 - - - - - - · 767 views
Planet, Procedural Planet, XNA and 3 more...
The beginning This is Alex and i invite you to follow my Dev-Journal 'bout Creating a Procedural Planet.
Im 23 years old, and life in Austria (not Australia Posted Image ) And my experience in programming is 1 year. Not long i know... sorry about that pros! ;)

I use for my Prototype XNA and later when i have a good Basis i switch/port to SharpDX.

Technical Aspects
  • Like the most of the People which creat a Planet i use a Cube2Sphere Algorithm to form the Sphere.
  • I use a QuadTree/LOD System to handle the FrameRate.
  • The height data are generated on the gpu using Perlin Noise.
  • For Atmospheric Scattering I use the technique of Sean O'Neil.

So that's my first entry, sorry for my English i hope you can understand me what i mean! ;)

The Entry Image is a older Prototype from my Planet.

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