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Juliean

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Hi,

I just got my atmospheric scattering to work, after studying a lot of papers & demos, and finally finding one that explained how to set up rayleigh and mie factors and so on. There is only one thing that isn't working now: The sky isn't getting whiter towards the horizon. Here is the shader code:
[code]
float3 vertex = mul(i.vPos, WorldView).xyz;

float3 viewDirection = normalize( vertex );
float distance = length( vertex )*100.0f;

//
// Angle between sun direction and view direction
//
float3 sunDirection = normalize(mul(float4(SunDir, 1.0),WorldView).xyz );

float theta = dot( sunDirection, viewDirection );

//
// Phase1 and Phase2
//

float phase1 = 1.0 + theta * theta;
float phase2 = pow( rsqrt( HGg.y - HGg.z * theta ), 3 ) * HGg.x;

//
// Extinction term
//

float3 extinction = exp( -BetaRPlusBetaM * distance );
float3 totalExtinction = extinction * Multipliers.yzw;

//
// Inscattering term
//

float3 betaRay = BetaDashR * phase1;
float3 betaMie = BetaDashM * phase2;

float3 inscatter = (betaRay + betaMie) * OneOverBetaRPlusBetaM * (1.0 - extinction);

//
// Apply inscattering contribution factors
//

inscatter *= Multipliers.x;

//
// Scale with sun color & intensity
//

inscatter *= SunColorIntensity.xyz * SunColorIntensity.w;

o.vDiff.rgb = inscatter;
o.vDiff.a = 1.0f;
return o;[/code]

It's from a demo I found [url="http://graphicsrunner.blogspot.com/2008/06/terrain-and-scattering-source.html"]here[/url]. It's pretty obvious for me why the sky isn't getting whiter towards horizon, as the slope of the sky is not taking into the calculations anywhere in that code. I have a nice sun and so, but terrain scattering looks ugly for far distances, as the terrain simply blends white into a blue sky.

[img]http://s7.directupload.net/images/110522/r82iyyj6.jpg[/img]

How can I enchance the shader to make the horizon white/bright? Thanks in advance!

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