Sky Boxing Day
Yet another part of Game development... the outer world!
To have our Space station float in well... the sky, we had to design a starfield with planets (such as Earth) and build a box from them.
Sky box with space-like starfields
Next is to 'fold' this box around our Space station in the Game engine (called Ogre). So we can have a look out of the station's windows and see Earth.
Click to enlarge: View from the SPACEPORT lounge (left is the docking corridor, right is planet Earth)
And on a romatic evening at the Space station SPACEPORT, its inhabitants might be singing...
"I'm wishing on a star to follow where you are
I'm wishing on a dream to follow what it means
And I wish on all the rainbows that I see
I wish on all the people who really dream
And I'm wishing on tomorrow praying it will come
And I'm wishing on all the loving we've ever done"
- Lyrics by Rose Royce