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Q&A Black as color of magic

I am trying to create "black magic" with a visual black effect with lore backing (it is for PC game). How can I create this effect, either optically or neurologically? I am not talking about hue ...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Prahara‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Aliza‭

Question vision colors
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Q&A What would be different if a person has broader visual spectrum than normal

What would be differently perceived from a person with broader visual spectrum than normal? So I've seen this question, especially the accepted answer, and it certainly is not what I'm looking for...

2 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Hendrik Lie‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

Question society humans vision
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Q&A What does a timeflow-doubled superhero see?

I was just bitten by a radioactive stopwatch, gaining the voluntary ability to experience time at twice the usual rate. While doing so, for every second of real time, two seconds occur within my bo...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Foo Bar‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Foo Bar‭

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Q&A Feasibility of non lethal "x-ray" false-colour vision?

One of the powerful abilities of Superman is his ability to make several layers of opaque solid objects translucent to him and only him alone. What plausible future technology would allow us to see...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by user6760‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by user6760‭

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Q&A How does a creature evolve to become invisible to night vision goggles?

I am wondering if a species might evolve to deceive human technology - in particular, a set of night vision goggles. I imagine it is either cold blooded or it has thick fur - which doesn't trap air...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by user6760‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by user6760‭

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Q&A How would a person see with an adjustable cross-shaped pupil?

I know that this would, perhaps, be biologically impossible, but suppose it's possible, how would such person see? I know that cats have a vertical adjustable pupil and goats have a horizontal one...

4 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Yuuza‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Yuuza‭

Question biology vision
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Q&A Could a dichromatic animal distinguish red and green but not blue?

If a dichromatic mammal had better night vision than a human, including tapetum lucidum, could they see large (red) and medium (green) light wavelengths but not small (blue)? Would something simila...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Tanya‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Tanya‭

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Q&A Could a dichromatic animal see red?

So I'm not really sure whether I get it right or not, but apparently most mammals are dichromatic. Humans have three cones that detect light wavelengths, small for blue, medium for green, and large...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Tanya‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Tanya‭

Question biology vision colors
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Q&A Cool way to see through fog and darkness

My planet is frequently set with thick fog. What is the best way to have its residents see accurately? One species called Hell Fires fall from the sky, landing on top of prey and killing it. How...

4 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by WindWelder‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by WindWelder‭

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Q&A Why would a blind creature evolve display features?

I'm thinking of a predatory creature that lives deep inside large caves. Because this environment is so dark, the creature's eyes have disappeared through evolution since the creature relies on ech...

5 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Johnara‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Johnara‭

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Q&A How to evolve human-like eyes that can stare at the sun without protection?

Imagine a species that is very much like humans in shape, size and physiology. But they are able to stare at the sun for long periods without suffering any harm, and without needing any artificial ...

7 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Renan‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Renan‭

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Q&A How would eyes that evolved in air differ from our own?

In one of the documentaries he's featured in, Neil deGrasse Tyson talked about the evolution of the eye. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SXHMm5I-68 The part that's always intrigued me is this: ...

5 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by KernelOfChaos‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by KernelOfChaos‭

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Q&A How large would a circular wall need to be to appear straight?

How large (in terms of height and radius) would an outdoor circular wall (like a city wall on a colossal scale) need to be before a casual observer would perceive the wall as "straight"? I found "...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Caleb Brinkman‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Caleb Brinkman‭

Question architecture vision
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Q&A How to get cool night-vision without lame drawbacks?

In this scenario, I would like to focus specifically on humanoids (read: human shaped blinking eyes, protected by eye-lashes and evolved in a waterless environment and fitting human eyesockets, fro...

20 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by verity‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by verity‭

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Q&A Non-aqueous eyes?

I am trying to create an organism that can survive in space for short periods, but I realized that I can't have its eyes be similar to those of most animals and humans because they would boil in sp...

10 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Efialtes‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Efialtes‭

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Q&A What does the view outside my ship traveling at light speed look like?

World Rules: Travelers are able to move at the speed of light without disruption of their lives. Time passes "normally" for them. They think, breathe, love, cry, and steer the ship as if they w...

13 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by JBH‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by JBH‭

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Q&A Would color changing eyes affect vision?

I am writing a medieval fantasy story in which there is a race of humanoids who have multicolored eyes. Their eyes may change to bring out one color or another if they are experiencing very stressf...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Hailey H.‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Hailey H.‭

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Q&A What would be the ideal power source for a cybernetic eye?

After nearly a decade of development and public prototypes, the Mizaru company is ready to unveil the cybereye. A fully cybernetic eye that provides its user/host with high definition vision, enhan...

22 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Celestial Dragon Emperor‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Celestial Dragon Emperor‭

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Q&A Would an alien lifeform be able to achieve space travel if lacking in vision?

Think of this alien life form as something resembling earth bats, placed in a planet with Earth-like conditions. Micro-bats have small and poorly developed eyes. Similarly, this alien species is ...

14 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Liam00‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Liam00‭

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Q&A Would having larger pupils allow elves to see better in the dark?

In my setting elves can see very well in the dark. I've suggested tapetum lucidim but that would make their vision less clear so would larger pupils make it easier to see in low light areas?

2 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Jordan Williams‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Jordan Williams‭

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Q&A How is infra-vision any good?

Supposing a world like the Underdark, full of civilizations that developed and live their lives completely away from the light of the sun. In the typical D&amp;D type setting, these creatures have...

4 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by kingledion‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by kingledion‭

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Q&A How far can a human see?

I'm asking this question as a reference for use in worldbuilding when developing world size, atmospheric content, or alien optometric abilities (aka, vision). While I'm specifically asking two q...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by JBH‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by JBH‭

Question atmosphere vision
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Q&A Realistic darkvision?

This question is similar to "How would the human eye need to change in order to see in low light without any changes to physical appearance?", including the apsect of change to the human eye, only ...

3 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by ScottS‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by ScottS‭

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Q&A My protagonist can see UV light. What will she be able to see that others can't?

So in my world interdimensional travel produces UV light. However, there are obviously other things which produce UV light/reflect it and look different. Being a non-physics person, can someone exp...

8 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by System‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Vision on Titan/Early Earth and the technicalities of a creature seeing in near infrared

I am trying to develop an alien species that could live on Titan and at first I supposed it would be easy with the species being able to use yellow, red and near-infrared wavelengths of light to se...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Merlin Rowlands‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Merlin Rowlands‭

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Q&A What 3 wavelengths of IR light would be ideal for "Predator Vision"?

Alright, so I'm working on a setting with dwarves in it. I've been thinking that, to make things more interesting, certain clans would have the cone cells in their eyes see infrared light instead o...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Horik‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Horik‭

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Q&A Super Vision In the Dark

I have made this planet for my creatures and it is constantly dark, night or day. No it's not a rogue planet, it's dark because of the 1,000 feet tall autotrophs that suck up all the sunlight and...

3 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Amoeba‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Amoeba‭

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Q&A Dragonfly Goggles

Ahh insects, such fascinating creatures with fascinating traits, but sadly as I have found out most are only available to them and not us thanks to the square cubed law. Maybe the following traits...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Amoeba‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Amoeba‭

Question biology vision
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Q&A What would people with black eyes see?

Imagine if you will..a world where humans had large black pupils that covered most of their eye like the picture below The question: What would these humans see and could they see more/better/w...

9 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by totally not rick sanchez‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by totally not rick sanchez‭

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Q&A What are the implications of multiple cooperating intelligent species with different spectral ranges for vision?

Suppose you had two intelligent species that came together and built a society or whatever. For the sake of example, we'll call them species A and species B. Species A evolved to see some subset of...

4 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Beefster‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by Beefster‭

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Q&A What would the impact of 2 suns have on the development of humanoid ocular organs?

How would the human eye have developed differently on a planet with two suns? One sun will be a yellow star functionally the same as Sol and the other will be a red dwarf. The planet will be ea...

2 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by James‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by James‭

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Q&A How would computer monitors work if we could sense the frequency of light?

Human's abilities to perceive light is quite limited. Essentially, we have three type of light sensors that each give a linear signal, and if two different light sources give the same signals they ...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by PyRulez‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by PyRulez‭

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Q&A Could a land predator naturally evolve active night-vision?

By active night-vision I mean that it emits light in a wavelength other animals can't see, but it can perceive that wavelength, so it can see even in zero-light conditions. Being able to emit lig...

4 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by vsz‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by vsz‭

Question evolution vision
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Q&A How would the human eye need to change in order to see in low light without any changes to physical appearance?

In my world there are humans who have undergone a mutation from being exposed to a certain kind of magic. They have not realized they have been mutated until they start noticing that they have the ...

3 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by anwen‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by anwen‭

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Q&A Could elves realistically have tapetum lucidum?

I know that certain animals have the ability to see in darker areas but not in pitch black due to a special ability they have in their eyes which also gives them that glowing effect. Could elves ha...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by Jordan Williams‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by Jordan Williams‭

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Q&A What are alternative particles to photons that would allow vision?

I swear I saw this question elsewhere. Let me know if this is a dupe. Photons are great. They're little bundles of energy that Reflect off of nearly everything, allowing us to see faraway obj...

5 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Zxyrra‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by Zxyrra‭

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Q&A Stationary eye with moving pupil, is it possible?

I am making a sci-fi web-comic set on an alien world and I thought up an idea for an eye that works much like an eye from a mammal, but instead of moving the whole eye, only the pupil moves. This i...

3 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Jesse‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by Jesse‭

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Q&A Relationship Between Eye Color and Color of Sun

Does anyone know what the relationship is between the range of likely eye colors in animals and the color of the sun on a given alien planet? For example, on Earth we primarily see browns, greens, ...

3 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by jvaran‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by jvaran‭

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Q&A How would eyes, pupils and camouflage evolve if the sun was stationary near the horizon?

Basically I'm considering the physiology of eyes and camouflage might look like on an eyeball planet; tidally locked to the sun so the sun is stationary in the sky. At any point on the habitable tw...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by Fred the John‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by Fred the John‭

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Q&A Benefits of or reasons why a species would have only one eye?

Traditionally, a Cyclops has one eye, as well as some other aliens in fiction. My question is simple: Would there be any situations, Earth-like or otherwise, where a creature would benefit from h...

18 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Xandar The Zenon‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by Xandar The Zenon‭

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Q&A Confusing predators with reflected or refracted sunlight

Imagine a large butterfly- or moth-like creature, with a wingspan of about one meter (it's moth-like, not actually related to Earth insects). It lives its entire life high in the open sky, never to...

3 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by ApproachingDarknessFish‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by ApproachingDarknessFish‭

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Q&A How to modify the human eye to see into the ultraviolet and infrared bands?

If I'm writing a sci-fi story and I wanted to include humans with modified eyesight that see into the ultraviolet and infrared bands of the electromagnetic spectrum, what would I have to change abo...

8 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Andrew‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by Andrew‭

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Q&A Can we identify distinct "colors" beyond visible light?

Let's talk about the visible light "rainbow" In almost all depictions of the electromagnetic spectrum, visible light is shown as a rainbow, and adjacent parts of the spectrum are monotone in color...

3 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Zxyrra‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by Zxyrra‭

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Q&A What adaptations to a mammal's eyes would allow it to see large contrasts well, and what other effects would those have?

There is a nocturnal mammal, about the size of a common red fox, which has evolved (by way of some unspecified-at-this-point selective pressure) the ability to see well in situations involving larg...

2 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Canina‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by Canina‭

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Q&A Could aliens naturally evolve synesthesia?

For all who are unaware, synesthesia is a condition in the brain where two or more senses are connected; for example being able to see sound or hear color. Of course they do not actually see color ...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by Uncle Tres‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by Uncle Tres‭

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Q&A What would the science be behind a monster who can only see shades of red, black and white?

I have an idea for this crazy blood thirsty monster and the reason behind its love for killing is red is the only color it sees, but I don't know how or if that is possible a logical scientific exp...

2 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by JamesTofo‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by JamesTofo‭

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Q&A Would white pupils/irises on an animal allow it to see properly?

I'm designing creatures with naturally occurring white or pale grey irises and pupils so that it looks like their eyes are all white. What effect could this have their vision (colorblindness, light...

4 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Hawkpelt‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by Hawkpelt‭