Posts by FarGetaNik

by FarGetaNik
18.08.2020, 09:36
Forum: Add-on releases
Topic: Star textures
Replies: 27
Views: 1782

Re: Star textures

Oh those look quite epic! At first glance the colors look fine but maybe gonna experiement around a bit and adjust for spectral colors. The texture looks quite good but a minor complaint id have is the scale of features around the mid main sequence is probably too big. The sun's granules are way sma...
by FarGetaNik
16.07.2020, 17:52
Forum: Add-on releases
Topic: Comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE)
Replies: 6
Views: 877

Re: Comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE)

You cannot give the simple name of NEOWISE That's a bit bold no? Well. Feel free to change that. I have no other NEOWISE comets in my data files so there are no conflicts. First time anyone ever pointed that out to me, I have been using this naming scheme for years. Lucky you that no comet in Celes...
by FarGetaNik
13.07.2020, 07:30
Forum: Add-on releases
Topic: Comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE)
Replies: 6
Views: 877

Comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE)

I was taken by surprise comet NEOWISE evolved into a naked eye comet out of nowhere. Naturally, Celestia is a good way to check where to look for the comet, so I made this quick addon. Comets being comets have somewhat unstable orbits, so I couldn't figure out a way to make a precise ssc orbit defin...
by FarGetaNik
15.12.2019, 07:42
Forum: Ideas & News
Topic: A new Addon Repository concept (Formerly called "Should we make a new Motherlode?")
Replies: 98
Views: 8345

Re: A new Addon Repository concept (Formerly called "Should we make a new Motherlode?")

That reminds me, I need to get a list of new parameters being added in 1.7, for the Celestia Wikibooks. That's long overdo. I had to get information about some 1.7 parameters from comments on the discord. Not even the developers seem to have a complete list ready. But a bigger problem, especially f...
by FarGetaNik
14.12.2019, 21:10
Forum: Ideas & News
Topic: A new Addon Repository concept (Formerly called "Should we make a new Motherlode?")
Replies: 98
Views: 8345

Re: A new Addon Repository concept (Formerly called "Should we make a new Motherlode?")

There are also things like the LunarLambert parameter that will yield different results between 1.6 and 1.7 so a value that works for 1.6 might lead to overexposure in 1.7
by FarGetaNik
14.12.2019, 17:58
Forum: Ideas & News
Topic: A new Addon Repository concept (Formerly called "Should we make a new Motherlode?")
Replies: 98
Views: 8345

Re: A new Addon Repository concept (Formerly called "Should we make a new Motherlode?")

I think the issue with the motherlode is the lack of proper user accounts to log into and being password protected, and a convenient way to upload files. Maybe I'm just a lazy prick but I dont think requiring 3rd party tools to upload files larger than 8 MB should be a thing. My main reason to not s...
by FarGetaNik
09.12.2019, 18:13
Forum: Ideas & News
Topic: A new Addon Repository concept (Formerly called "Should we make a new Motherlode?")
Replies: 98
Views: 8345

Re: A new Addon Repository concept (Formerly called "Should we make a new Motherlode?")

Adirondack wrote:(and invent the wheel a second time)

Don't you see the issue here? That's a valid concern. Although I'm not sure if there is much of a better option at this point. Can anything from the current motherlode get carried over so we don't literally have to start from scratch?
by FarGetaNik
03.12.2019, 15:10
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: Amalthea
Replies: 16
Views: 3789

Re: Amalthea

And can anyone answer my question about Amalthea's color? I did some research for Project Echoes on the color of various celestial objects, including Amalthea. Unfortunately, I couldn't find much useable data. Amalthea certainly reflects more red than blue light... but translating that into a color...
by FarGetaNik
29.11.2019, 15:39
Forum: Ideas & News
Topic: A new Addon Repository concept (Formerly called "Should we make a new Motherlode?")
Replies: 98
Views: 8345

Re: A new Addon Repository concept (Formerly called "Should we make a new Motherlode?")

Apart from the occational seizures the motherlode seems to experience, even operational something has to be done. It's hardly even maintained, the website is not up to modern standards and it doesnt even make use of proper user account making it prone to abuse. There's also this 8 MB upload limit th...
by FarGetaNik
23.11.2019, 14:20
Forum: Petit Bistro Entropy
Topic: Forums Suggestion and Discussion: Anti-Necromancing rules and Joey P
Replies: 13
Views: 1198

Re: Forums Suggestion and Discussion: Anti-Necromancing rules and Joey P

Something clearly has to be done as all recent posts are by Joey P recently. Although I would suggest loosing rule 1 a bit, I've found myself abandoning certain threads for years until working on the subject again, see Whole Earth Views Although I might have been responsible for some necromancy myse...
by FarGetaNik
10.11.2019, 08:05
Forum: Add-on releases
Topic: Project Echoes (Celestia Content Rework) - Release 0.1
Replies: 23
Views: 3473

Re: Project Echoes (Celestia Content Rework) - Release 0.1

Oh no, thanks for letting me know! The color of Jupiter's inner satellites was one of the last things I changed before releasing this update. Hm it's in "moons-regular.scc", I will make a patch to fix this issue :think: Good old Celestia ignoring everything if it encounters unfamilar syntax.
by FarGetaNik
09.11.2019, 17:00
Forum: Add-on releases
Topic: Project Echoes (Celestia Content Rework) - Release 0.1
Replies: 23
Views: 3473

Re: Project Echoes (Celestia Content Rework) - Release 0.1

Well if you just scroll up you see why I did that. Just trying to end the debate.

Yeah as soon as I make an account there, wanted to get Project Echoes done before focusing on a new task.
by FarGetaNik
09.11.2019, 12:45
Forum: Add-on releases
Topic: Project Echoes (Celestia Content Rework) - Release 0.1
Replies: 23
Views: 3473

Project Echoes Update ver. 0.2

I updated Project Echoes to version 0.2:

Download

Changes include implementing my new texture processing standard, improved atmosphere render and some minor updates to physical parameters and shape models of asteroids imaged by sphere.
by FarGetaNik
05.11.2019, 18:43
Forum: Ideas & News
Topic: What additional data to show in infopanel (qt version)
Replies: 5
Views: 4249

Re: What additional data to show in infopanel (qt version)

The info panel can be shown by right-clicking on an object and selecting "Info". I see, thanks. I knew I had it display something before but just enabling it from View/Info Browser doesnt do anything (maybe that should be updated too). I like that idea, something like that would be neat. ...
by FarGetaNik
04.11.2019, 16:14
Forum: Ideas & News
Topic: What additional data to show in infopanel (qt version)
Replies: 5
Views: 4249

Re: What additional data to show in infopanel (qt version)

I brought this up on the discord the other day. I havent' quite figured out how to have it display anything yet, or maybe its just the latest build. But I'd love it to display non-render relevant data, like the orbital classification of minor objects (minor moon family or dynamical class of minor pl...
by FarGetaNik
03.11.2019, 09:45
Forum: Textures
Topic: Red Giant star textures
Replies: 7
Views: 1022

Re: Red Giant star textures

I made a texture for every spectral type including M stars. I mostly had main sequence stars in mind but depending on what you're after maybe you might find my texture usefull:

https://www.deviantart.com/fargetanik/art/Star-Texture-Map-4k-Spectral-Type-M-814462913
by FarGetaNik
02.11.2019, 20:34
Forum: Development
Topic: Celestia 1.7.0 Development Thread
Replies: 944
Views: 229050

Re: Celestia 1.7.0 Development Thread

Nope Alright so I don't need to worry about these properties then. Great to see another update on Celestia, keep up the good work :smoke: I don't want to bother you but I found a lot of bugs and issues in the 1.7 builds that aren't reported on github as far as I can tell. I was gonna ask if I can h...
by FarGetaNik
02.11.2019, 08:05
Forum: Development
Topic: Celestia 1.7.0 Development Thread
Replies: 944
Views: 229050

Re: Celestia 1.7.0 Development Thread

On that note, are there also any changes done to the orbit path samples and shadow/eclipse texture sizes?
by FarGetaNik
01.11.2019, 07:02
Forum: Development
Topic: Celestia 1.7.0 Development Thread
Replies: 944
Views: 229050

Re: Celestia 1.7.0 Development Thread

Looking great, can't wait for the next updated executables :clap:

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