APOD: Persistent Saturnian Auroras (2014 Jun 22)

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Re: APOD: Persistent Saturnian Auroras (2014 Jun 22)

Post by geckzilla » Mon Jun 23, 2014 11:21 pm

Well, whatever you want, since it's on a black background it's fairly easy to do the whole ring system with alpha transparency. But then the drop shadow will begin look strange.
http://www.geckzilla.com/astro/saturn_transparent2.png
That's ten minutes... if it weren't against a black background then it would be very hard. Anyway, you get a big ol' whatever from me on this one, Chris. You won't guess motives but you'll call it lazy.
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Re: APOD: Persistent Saturnian Auroras (2014 Jun 22)

Post by Chris Peterson » Mon Jun 23, 2014 11:28 pm

geckzilla wrote:You won't guess motives but you'll call it lazy.
As I said, it wasn't a criticism. I was simply pointing out that the boundary (not a shadow, not a drop shadow) was trivial to create, unlike an accurate cutout.

Personally, I always advocate for the laziest approach that will achieve the desired end.
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Re: APOD: Persistent Saturnian Auroras (2014 Jun 22)

Post by geckzilla » Mon Jun 23, 2014 11:37 pm

Now it's just a disagreement on semantics.
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Re: APOD: Persistent Saturnian Auroras (2014 Jun 22)

Post by Beyond » Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:22 am

Sounds like Seinfeld. A disagreement about nothing.
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