Post by KostaAndreadis @ 01:50pm 18/12/15 | 27 Comments
In a new video titled 'From Pupil to Planet', the highly anticipated and ambitious Star Citizen showcases its procedurally generated planet tech. And in spectacular fashion too. Starting from the pupil of a space pilot dude we get an in-engine slow pan and zoom as the cinematic camera flies through the planet's atmosphere and then finally into space.
There's also a bunch of text explaining the technology behind the scene, but that mostly just distracts from the awe-inspiring visuals. Although the following note does explain how something like this could run on a modern PC.
"Since the planet could never fit in memory, the planet surface is procedurally generated on-demand at different LODs (levels of detail) as the camera moves."
Star Citizen recently reached $100 million in crowd-funding.