View Full Version : Sand is gray?

10-13-2005, 03:56 AM
Well you don't say.


10-13-2005, 07:01 AM
Must be a DU round.

10-13-2005, 07:16 AM
Yes ... And the oasis is ... NUCLEAR Green http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif!

10-13-2005, 12:31 PM
Originally posted by IIJG69_Kartofe:
Yes ... And the oasis is ... NUCLEAR Green http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif!

My bad...happened to pee in it......



10-13-2005, 12:48 PM
Sand is gray?

black could be gray if it would only lighten up a bit.

10-13-2005, 04:19 PM
The answer is simple. Your sand is dirty. Sweep it once in a while

10-13-2005, 11:36 PM
It's simply overmodeled and the extra friction is generating smoke.

nerf it.

10-14-2005, 12:55 AM
Originally posted by Chuck_Older:
The answer is simple. Your sand is dirty. Sweep it once in a while

Hey man thats alot of sand to sweep, i'm only 1 man.

10-14-2005, 02:08 AM
I think grey - or off white could be correct.
Something to do with visual perception, small particles and shadows.

Does anybody have photographic data to prove this one way or the other?
We'd need a small dust cloud, NOT a sandstorm.

10-14-2005, 05:09 AM
Volcanic sand is black.

Oahu beaches with the yellow sand, that stuff is shipped in as so much washes out in
winter. It's the ballast from ships come to load fruit and sugar mostly.
The yellow sand does get some into the black sand beaches regarded as pollution of a kind.

Most beach sand is broken shell bits mixed in with whatever. That yellowish stuff is rock
broken down... silicon dioxide, concrete sand.

10-14-2005, 08:28 AM
i don't care about hawaiii son. Oleg better get sand right in the med sim or else....

10-14-2005, 01:55 PM
Hawaii... Pacific islands, volcanic. There's a LOT of those out there.

OTOH the coral atolls are long dormant volcanoes weathered down and supporting coral,
those should have your basic white sand.

But the ones with the mountains, the black basalt, the sand around those gets dark.
Though sometimes it's reddish-brown rock too. Depends on what came up when.

And lastly, not all waters edge is sand. Big waves leaves only rock or coral. The
rock is volcanic, nasty stuff btw. If it wasn't for people bringing in sand, Sunset
Beach and Waiamea Bay would be grey to black and hard on the feet up to the tide line.
Why shouldn't that hold true for piles of other pacific isles back in the 40's?

10-14-2005, 02:05 PM
Actually, some sand is gray. Especially when wet.

The effect that's run afoul of your senses is obviously meant to be "dirt clods" thrown up by impacting bullets. They didn't bother to make another one, with altered color for desert.

*shrug* So sue him.

Me, I'd rather have any one of a dozen things done more accurately than dirt clods.

10-14-2005, 02:24 PM
I didn't get the pic load before and now I do.

That's probably smoke from those strikes. Tracer material?

And pdog? I discharged from the army in 78, full honorable.
You wanna call me 'son', you better be over 65.