Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
  • entries
  • comments
  • views

Glowing Lights... Good or Bad.

Sign in to follow this  


I added some glowing lights to my space station. I'm not sure what I think about them yet.

Here's a screen shot:
Epoch Star Stories and Legends
Sign in to follow this  


Recommended Comments

They seem a bit out of place. They don't quite have a "purpose" on the station other than looking...glowy. I can'tthink of a reason why a space station would look like that, which is why I think it looks awkward.

Share this comment

Link to comment
Yeah, I was going for a kind of "Glowy Window" look. But the look really doesn't capture what is in my head. I'm thinking of just going back to the steel look, which I'm not crazy about either, but doesn't look quite so awkward.


Share this comment

Link to comment
I'm thinking of just going back to the steel look
I think that's a good idea. The new glows take away from the previously added ones. Which look great by-the-way.

Share this comment

Link to comment
I haven't seen it in action, but would it be better if the black was transparent?

Share this comment

Link to comment
They do look a little blurry. Maybe if you made them as bright little squares of light they would look like windows on the ship.

Share this comment

Link to comment
I think it would look better if I rendered this glow texture on top of another more solid looking texture. The only problem is my engine does't support this right now. What I did, is added a little check on all my texture files to see if the file name starts with a '-' character. If it does, I make the texture glow. What I need to be able to do, is have certain files that render to the solid surface, and then render a different texture to the glow surface... or I should possibly just scrap the glowing window idea.

Any ideas?

Share this comment

Link to comment

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Advertisement

Important Information

By using GameDev.net, you agree to our community Guidelines, Terms of Use, and Privacy Policy.

We are the game development community.

Whether you are an indie, hobbyist, AAA developer, or just trying to learn, GameDev.net is the place for you to learn, share, and connect with the games industry. Learn more About Us or sign up!

Sign me up!