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Black Hole

Submitted by Fingolfin
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This was a quick model i threw together after noticing how the whirlwind texture from the blademaster kinda looks like a vortex.

It is supposed to resemble a black hole, the way they actually look. Even though a black hole in itself cannot be observed, the immense gravity causes attracted matter (usually gas) to flock in a disc-like shape around the black hole, forming a so called Accretion disc. In the area nearest the center, magnetic forces causes some of the gas to shoot out in jets perpendicular to the disc - sometimes these jets can become thousands of lightyears long!!

I based it off these references: Ref1 Ref2

This model uses only ingame textures, and should be useful for space maps. Note that the tail particles of the jet cannot be seen in magos, only ingame.

UPDATE: Made the disc more luminent/less translucent, modified the jets, and added a black dot to its centre.

UPDATE2: Added a glow layer to the disc.

Keywords:
black hole, space, gravity, nebula, galaxy, star, quasar
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15:56, 5th Mar 2014 MiniMage: Minimal Filesize, decent quality. Useful.
  1. 15:56, 5th Mar 2014
    MiniMage: Minimal Filesize, decent quality. Useful.
     
  2. Heinvers

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    Looks good in my opinion. The quasar is a plus for this model as a real black hole would have. Also the accretion disk could have been larger. Black holes tend to gather lots of matter around them, even swallowing whole stars. I like this Fingolfin. And the file size is good also.
     
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    Wow Awesome model! It looks awesome!:goblin_good_job:
     
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    the size looks a little not proportional :/
    the whirlwind is a little bit too transparent..
    and it doesn't have a lot of black hole feeling in it. IMO
    agreed about the quarsar..
     
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    Dispite it looks nothing like an actual blackhole, it's an interesting model.

    My advice is, make it's alpha (geoset animation manager) animated with 0:1 so it's color does not fade. And make an actual vortex more flashy, this could turn out a great model one day.
     
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    In reality you can't really see the singularity of the Black Hole you know. But from the distance the jests of materials that enter it beyond the event horizon cause it to glow like a star.
     
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    I think I said it because the whirlwind is a little bit too transparent and not so proportional with the centre mass.. adding more glow on the whirlwind would make it cool (based on your pictures)
     
  8. Heinvers

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    Yes and making the accretion disk larger I would say. For the rest I would listen to JesusHipster.
     
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    Needs more black.
     
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    It looks more like a quasar, a white hole. Wrong name, nice model. (4)
     
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    Read the description.

    A quasar is just a supermassive black hole constituting the centre of a galaxy. Any black hole can gain an accretion disc, and it usually occurs when it is in the process of "swallowing" a star. "White holes" are just hypothetical "reverse" black holes which have never been observed in reality. Please do your homework before you try to correct people.

    To the people who think the disc is too small - the jets are usually many times longer than the radius of the disc, and i was just trying to illustrate this. I did some changes though and made it about 20% larger, and more bright. I also added a black dot at the centre, even though it is not really accurate, it kinda better matches the way people imagine black holes i guess. Thank you all for your feedback.

    EDIT: This is how it looks ingame now:

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    I knew that Fingolfin. I'll refrain from commenting too much. The model looks ok now.
     
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    Don't worry, i actually agreed with you. Sometimes realism and aesthetics just don't combine.
     
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    Wow, it's really lovely xD
     
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    If only they were still updating Metastasis
     
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    This looks wonderful... But it's not all that useful, considering the lack of animations. Right now it could only be used as a stationary doodad in some space-themed maps and whatnot - but what if you gave it "Birth" and "Death" animations? Maybe make an alternate version, where it "floats" slightly above the ground. I think it could potentially be a really good spell SFX model.
     
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    This black hole looks cool, but looks like a quasar a bit. But looks fine, maybe make the hole bigger.
     
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    A quasar is produced by a black hole!!! Actually the black hole is tiny, the accretion disk is large not the singularity itself. As for the jets emitted by the black hole, well in reality those are spread out on thousands of light years as Fingolfin said. As for Deolrin's example, it would be interesting. Anyway great model Fingolfin:D
     
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    Jeez...