View Full Version : sky image sizes
02-26-2003, 03:31 PM
I know skybox image renders are either 512 square or 1024 square. I'm wondering, are these two the only sizes available, or can the image dimensions be any power of 2 with the same dimensions on each side?
(Unregistered Terragen won't allow 1024x1024 renders, I'm wondering if I can get away with 768x768 or if i have to go down to 512x512.)
The Truthful Liar
02-26-2003, 05:31 PM
I'm not aware of anything higher than 512x512 working as a skybox based on the Q3 engine, tried it myself and it hasn't worked.
02-26-2003, 06:44 PM
I tried 512x512 but it's very blurry most cases. 1024x1024 (the original skies of the game are mostly in this resolution) is much better but not the best. You can go up to 2048x2048 (for example in Evader's Forbidden Twilight map) and the result will be quite good. :)
With unregistered Terragen you have two options. One is to register. :D Somehow... ;)
Unregistered allows a max. of 1280x960. So you can render in 960x960 and scale it up to 1024x1024. This will be far better than 512x512.
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