Submitted by , posted on 15 January 2003
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This screenshot shows a test of my new sky code for my engine, currently
called "Sock". It uses SDL and OpenGL for window managment
The sky-engine simply generates a sky based on a few paramaters. Each cloud
plane moves independently, the sun can be positioned wherever you like,
stars and planets can be added.
Unfortunately, it's not designed to be viewed from non-orthographic angles,
and therefore isn't that useful for a terrain engine, or such; but it should
make a nice backdrop for my 2D projects.
When the system is initialized, you pass it a directory and it loads all of
the art from that directory. This makes it very simple to create alot of
spectacular skys with relatively little work.
Nothing to technically advanced (no perpixel lighting or anything), but it's
pretty to look at.
If you want to watch it move, you can download an early demo at
I'm developing my engine using Dev-CPP. My video card is an ATI Radeon 9000
Pro, and it runs at around 230 frames per second on my system.