Free high-definition skybox

Posted by on Aug 21, 2011 in Archived | 0 comments

For the latest screenshots of my FractalTerrain module I used some skybox I found some time ago. Yesterday I got a myself copy of Vue 9 (the low priced Esprit edition) and rendered a new skybox using its exceptional spectral atmosphere model. I tried to give the sky a very stylized and unique look during post-processing… And because I like the result so much, I have updated the images in my previous post (and added two additional pictures).


I’m releasing the skybox under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. The package contains the unaltered renderings as bitmaps, the Vue 9 scene file, and the final cube map as .DDS and .PSD files. Each quad of the cube has a size of 1200×1200 px. The .DDS file can be directly used in any XNA or DirectX based project.

If you like the skybox and use it in one of your personal projects, make sure to leave me a short note. :)

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