June 21, 2021, 02:19:43

Author Topic: Any chance to replace the low res backgroud texture by a HD one?  (Read 4814 times)

Offline freeman

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Any chance to replace the low res backgroud texture by the HD texture?
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There's already one?

Offline The Old Dragon

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Well, at the risk of seeming to be a bit thick, what exactly is involved in turning a low-res texture into a hi-res one?

Is it just a case of changing the image size & resolution or are there any other tricks involved...?
Better to look the fool by asking, then prove them right with ignorance.

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I'm not even sure what texture we are talking about... the nebula backgrounds?

@Old Dragon:
Just increasing the image size would be rather pointless, if there's no additional detail to display. Instead of a small texture you'd now have a big blurry one. You could use some sharpen filters on it, but the results won't be all that great either... while you could enhance the features and details of the original low res texture that way, you can't improve the quality by much. It's also easy to oversharpen, introducing some ugly visual artifacts and glitches on the texture.

The only good method would be to create new replacement textures from scratch, but in a higher resolution than the originals. Or you could increase the image size of the original and then paint new details into the now blurry texture.

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I mean those asteroids backgroud textures...