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Missive from the Pixel Mines

September 6, 2009

by Erik Cassel

Archive News

Our interns have toiled in the Pixel Mines all summer long. They’ve helped bring out new features like Facebook Connect and they have done essential behind-the-scenes work to keep the programmers sane. Late Wednesday night we released an update with truly awesome graphics features that the interns created:

Twinkle Twinkle Little Stars

The Roblox sky got a full makeover. The sky looks beautiful, the sun and the moon are more realistic, the transitions between day and night look better, and the night-time stars twinkle! For you programmers and high-end world creators out there, notice that the Sky’s StarCount property lets you change how many stars fill the night-time sky.

Five New Materials

This is sooooo exciting! We have stunning new materials:

  • Concrete
  • Corroded Metal
  • Diamond Plate
  • Aluminum
  • Ice

Roblox Studio has a new Material toolbar – look for the little symbol of an atom.


Use the materials to spruce up your world. Imagine a concrete bunker embedded on an icy cliff with rusty pylons and diamond plated walkways guarded by men in Mylar hazmat suites. There: I managed to get all the new materials in one sentence, but you can imagine something better, I’m sure! That’s why we leave the creativity to all you great Robloxians out there.