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Question Rendering Spheric Biotope in Level

Discussion in 'Scripting' started by JekoClips, Nov 29, 2023.

  1. JekoClips


    Oct 27, 2018
    Hey this is my first post here,

    I really do not know how I can describe what I want to achieve - I have a world (level) and I want the Character to be able to create a Sphere - where within - the same world is rendered, but with other seasons. Like in the default world it is summer, but in the Sphere it is winter. This is not just textures, as the seasons have other ways open, so they are slightly deformed and have new/other objects. All of this in 3D - as in 2D it would be simple.

    My first thought was Render Pass or Shaders, but I guess that won't work, because I also want different objects to be seen in the sphere.

    Second thought was creating the world 4 times (each Season) and place Cameras on the same positions - I tried with Render Texture but this looks crap.

    Also I want to be able to walk out of this Biotope and when I look inside the Sphere it is Winter but out of it, there is summer.

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    Last edited: Nov 29, 2023
  2. Kurt-Dekker


    Mar 16, 2013
    Sounds tricky! Start playing with ideas, layering stuff, iterate towards what you want. It might turn out that your idea is more like a simulator than a visual effect and only you can know this as you iterate.

    I like this guy's approach:

    Imphenzia: How Did I Learn To Make Games:

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    Stop making excuses!

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  3. kdgalla


    Mar 15, 2013
    This sounds like something that can be done with a stencil buffer shader. I've never worked with these before, though, so I can't really help other than suggesting the buzzword to google.
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  4. Nad_B


    Aug 1, 2021
    Looks like you're right! I did a quick search and this video popped out:

    Looks similar to what OP's trying to do.
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  5. JekoClips


    Oct 27, 2018
    @kdgalla & @Nad_B thank you very much, that looks already stunning. I will research further in this topic - Awesome!

    @Kurt-Dekker also thanks - I will not make an excuse and try my best to deal with this Challenge, but I needed a starting point :)
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