Scattering Study

August 25, 2011 Algorithmic Art 0 Comments

Tonight I played around with planets. I just wanted to see if my 'stupid' version of fake scattering would work. Sure enough, it looks good! As you would expect, the atmosphere is a semitransparent sphere slightly larger than the planet. The math is completely fake, but it looks nice enough for me.

Red planet with blue atmosphere and color transitions:

Red planet with uniform blue atmosphere:

Red planet with green atmosphere: