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T-Bone_
04-09-2004, 07:47 PM
Hey Luthier,

is there any way to change the color of the Forgotten Battles sky to make it seem more tropical? The sky color in FB is washed out because in the winter in northern regions, the sun's elevation in the sky does not allow for vibrant colors to appear. However, this should no be the case for the pacific. What will the pacific terrain be like as well? Will the island of Oahu and Pearl Harbor have steep bluffs? The terrain and sky will play a big role in setting the whole mood for the campaign. Take a look at this picture for a good idea of what I am talking about:

http://www.biohazcentral.com/albums/calendars/apr_fc_1600_001.jpg



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T-Bone_
04-09-2004, 07:47 PM
Hey Luthier,

is there any way to change the color of the Forgotten Battles sky to make it seem more tropical? The sky color in FB is washed out because in the winter in northern regions, the sun's elevation in the sky does not allow for vibrant colors to appear. However, this should no be the case for the pacific. What will the pacific terrain be like as well? Will the island of Oahu and Pearl Harbor have steep bluffs? The terrain and sky will play a big role in setting the whole mood for the campaign. Take a look at this picture for a good idea of what I am talking about:

http://www.biohazcentral.com/albums/calendars/apr_fc_1600_001.jpg



T-Bone

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LEXX_Luthor
04-09-2004, 08:05 PM
Vibrant blue sky is caused by lack of water (or dust) haze.

Deep blue sky found most often in dry winter skies (when sky not cloudy). http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Sun elevation has little effect on vibrant colours as seen by eye (sunset for example)

-- er...deep blue sky seems (to me) the same if sun is directly above or
only at ~45 degree elevation.

http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif But...we agree the FB sky should be just a little more blue at the surface
but with less deepening of colour with altitude.

...can we make that big pic a link, then we
can read this
thread

Tully__
04-10-2004, 06:00 AM
My experience of tropical skies is a very pale blue colour, with other colours in the landscape being washed out. This is a result of light levels so high that my retina is suffering light saturation. When a light sensing device of any sort reaches saturation level in one colour, increasing brightness causes the other colours to increase without any perceived increase in brightness for that colour. The result is that colours begin to look paler, in extreme cases approaching white.

I (and other blue eyed, blonde, pale skinned people) am particularly prone to this from a genetic point of view. I do very well in the dark though http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

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