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Bug #25799

Onion, Pea, and Pomegranate turn Black on rentry

Added by klesh 17 days ago. Updated 13 days ago.

Status:
Confirmed
Severity:
Low
Assignee:
Category:
Graphics
Target version:
-
Start date:
07/17/2020
% Done:

10%

Version:
Platform:
Windows
Expansion:
Core Game, Making History
Language:
English (US)
Mod Related:
No
Votes:
Arrow u r green
Arrow d r red

Description

This could possibly be feedback of "the black looks bad", but I think there is possibly a broken re-entry charring system malfunctioning here.

Problem:
After certain conditions are met during re-entry, the 3 spherical capsules from Making History will turn a strange vantablack in one instant. It's very jarring that your craft will flip to this color in a split second, whereas the heatshields have a much better fade-in to their charring effect. The black texture has got to be a bug, I just can't see it as being intentional as its so black, its like vantablack. See screenshot.

Reproduction:
  1. Take any of the spherical capsules and give it some kind of deorbit propulsion. Remove ablator.
  2. Launch
  3. Cheat to orbit around Kerbin
  4. De-orbit
  5. Watch the capsule flip its color to black at a given point.

Solution:
The solution depends on the intentions of the developer. I feel like this is supposed to be a gradually charring effect similar to the heatshields. In that case the fade is broken and it goes immediately to 100% charred vantablack. Perhaps it should only be applying 26% (or some percent <100) of that black layer over the regular grey texture to achieve a charring look.

20200717114630_1.jpg (194 KB) 20200717114630_1.jpg This vantablack can't be intentional, can it? klesh, 07/17/2020 04:06 PM
20200717105230_1.jpg (286 KB) 20200717105230_1.jpg The de-orbit test craft showing the moment of the colorflip. klesh, 07/17/2020 04:06 PM
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History

#1 Updated by Robert.Keech 13 days ago

  • Status changed from New to Confirmed
  • Assignee set to Robert.Keech
  • % Done changed from 0 to 10

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