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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 5:57 pm 
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If the light behaves normally, other than the fact that it comes from everywhere in the sky, it will still come in from the sides, at least some, if you can see any part of the sky. Unless it just goes straight down or something like that.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 6:02 pm 
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Thanks for the thoughts! I haven't studied light since grade school, so this is quite helpful. :) Good point about artificial light sources.

I am thinking about having the sky be like a "sheet," but I shall ponder it. I only did a rough sketch of the atmosphere and day/night cycles, so it's something I want to flesh out.

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Arien and Kingjon said what I meant, they just said it better. :rofl:

I don't think it's possible, physically, for it to come down in just a sheet. :) But yes, I know you're busy for now... glad I got your brain going (unless that's a bad thing, right now? ;)).

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Nah, not a bad thing. I'm still thinking about my world... I'm just not writing a lot of stuff out yet. Keeping a to-do list for when I have time to detail things!

Yes, but I think it's also physically impossible for the light to come from the sky without a direct source (i.e., sun). ;) Or, at least, it's way out there...

Regardless, you are probably right about shade, and I will either adjust the structure of my sky or alter my article so that it is consistent one way or the other. I would still get shade in "closed in" areas like forests and caves, even if the light was more omnipresent, which is good for atmospheric effects in scenes.

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*grins* I'm glad it got your mind going. :D

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Lady Amaris Mimetes wrote:
I don't think it's possible, physically, for it to come down in just a sheet. :)


Neither is a flat world where everythig fades as it ages :), but fortunately This Is Fantasy, where changing the physical laws of the universe is routine :). I wonder what Aristotle and Plato said about light ...

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