Posts by John Van Vliet

by John Van Vliet
06.07.2020, 02:09
Forum: Help Central
Topic: Spice spacecraft rotation model not working
Replies: 3
Views: 102

Re: Spice spacecraft rotation model not working

for those that do not know the spice kernels are here
ftp://naif.jpl.nasa.gov/pub/naif/VOYAGER/kernels/
by John Van Vliet
05.07.2020, 15:33
Forum: Help Central
Topic: Spice spacecraft rotation model not working
Replies: 3
Views: 102

Re: Spice spacecraft rotation model not working

here is a copy of my ssc file "Voyager 1" "Sol" { Class "spacecraft" Mesh "Voyager.bin.cmod" MeshCenter [ 0 0 0 ] Radius 0.01 Orientation [ 0 1 0 0 ] Timeline [ ######## dec. 1980 to end { OrbitFrame { EclipticJ2000 { Center "Sol"}} BodyFrame { Equat...
by John Van Vliet
02.07.2020, 01:40
Forum: Textures
Topic: How to change this map's color into this?
Replies: 2
Views: 130

Re: How to change this map's color into this?

basically you can not

However

you can desaturate the red and yellow
add some cyan to the image

and lower the contrast

and maybe get close
by John Van Vliet
27.06.2020, 07:10
Forum: Help Central
Topic: Virtualtex taking too LONG
Replies: 3
Views: 253

Re: Virtualtex taking too LONG

Windows 10, running virtualtex on Cygwin, Version 10.0.17134 Build 17134
so you are running a linux build through CygWin


THAT RIGHT THERE WILL CAUSE ALL YOUR ISSUES

run a native install of Celestia
by John Van Vliet
25.06.2020, 02:54
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: Installation on Debian
Replies: 4
Views: 357

Re: Installation on Debian

WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! my entire post was deleted to to the FING capita levente i have a 100% debian clean build of Celestia the only thing is you have to build it https://github.com/JohnVV/MyCelestiaBuild i had a long post about installing from the debain reo...
by John Van Vliet
25.06.2020, 02:12
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: CelestialMatters News
Replies: 128
Views: 81258

re

as the most prolific poster on CM he has not offered me a BETA preview yet
--- now to be fare i have not asked ---
by John Van Vliet
21.06.2020, 02:30
Forum: Textures
Topic: Creating Realistic Gas Giant Textures
Replies: 11
Views: 2483

Re: Creating Realistic Gas Giant Textures

For GC i would use MinGW on Windows MinGW is multy threaded http://www.mingw.org/ install mingw to ( this is from memory ) C://GunWin/Msys C://GunWin/MinGW add C://GunWin/Msys/bin and C://GunWin/MinGW/bin to your windows SYSTEM PATH !!!! and C://GunWin/MinGW/library to your windows LIBRARY $PATH add...
by John Van Vliet
21.06.2020, 02:10
Forum: Textures
Topic: Random gas giant
Replies: 12
Views: 540

Re: Random gas giant

Tegmine i am guessing you are on MS Windows ? most likely Windows 10 ? here is the wiki page for installing on windows https://wiki.panotools.org/Install_Panotools-Script_on_Windows for linux use the python cpan tool and install from the comandline su - --- type in your root password ---- cpan Panot...
by John Van Vliet
19.06.2020, 02:14
Forum: Textures
Topic: Creating Realistic Gas Giant Textures
Replies: 11
Views: 2483

Re: Creating Realistic Gas Giant Textures

i would help but my help is not wanted
by John Van Vliet
15.06.2020, 02:32
Forum: Textures
Topic: Venus like exoplanet
Replies: 9
Views: 402

re

these planet maps are proceduraly generated in blender and not 100% accurate

anyway Venuses volcanoes and flatish and not really tall
more like mud volcanoes

the nice thing about proceduraly generated maps is i can make a ton of them on a variation on a theme
by John Van Vliet
14.06.2020, 01:14
Forum: Bugs
Topic: very annoying cloud bug
Replies: 17
Views: 346

Re: very annoying cloud bug

can you post a link to the thread / the zip/rar file

then i can take a look at it ( and at the ssc file )
by John Van Vliet
14.06.2020, 01:09
Forum: Modelling
Topic: why is the textures on the objects with cmod files dissapering
Replies: 12
Views: 312

Re: why is the textures on the objects with cmod files dissapering

i can not tell from the screenshot


but there is a bug that elongates the cmod and causes it to disappear , intermittently, on mouse movement
-- it is a nvidia bug --
by John Van Vliet
13.06.2020, 01:45
Forum: Textures
Topic: Venus like exoplanet
Replies: 9
Views: 402

Venus like exoplanet

as the title states this is a venus like exoplanet

Created using Blender
vl1.png

vlg1.png


and the 4k maps

VenusLike5.png


VenusLikeClouds5.png


VenusLikeNormal5.png
by John Van Vliet
13.06.2020, 01:33
Forum: Bugs
Topic: very annoying cloud bug
Replies: 17
Views: 346

re

i see a bug like this when the cloud speed is NOT set to 0 ( zero) on large cloud textures

check the ssc file and see if the cloud speed is 0 or not
by John Van Vliet
12.06.2020, 15:48
Forum: Textures
Topic: Random gas giant
Replies: 12
Views: 540

Re: Random gas giant

i use a terminal only plugin to "Hugin" called "panotools" to convert the cube maps into a simplecylindrical map https://metacpan.org/pod/distribution/Panotools-Script/bin/erect2cubic https://metacpan.org/pod/distribution/Panotools-Script/bin/cubic2erect https://github.com/gitpan...
by John Van Vliet
05.06.2020, 23:10
Forum: Textures
Topic: Random gas giant
Replies: 12
Views: 540

Re: Random gas giant

one more
Yellow1a.png


and the 4k texture
yellow1.png
by John Van Vliet
05.06.2020, 03:25
Forum: Textures
Topic: Random gas giant
Replies: 12
Views: 540

Random gas giant

as the title states this is a random generated gas giant

Blue1a.png


and the 4k texture
Blue1.png
by John Van Vliet
29.05.2020, 20:23
Forum: Textures
Topic: How to combine images in one big texture?
Replies: 5
Views: 304

Re: How to combine images in one big texture?

late to the game but i have the full res 64k map
i could upload it to my google drive for you
by John Van Vliet
02.05.2020, 00:38
Forum: Ideas & News
Topic: A new Addon Repository concept (Formerly called "Should we make a new Motherlode?")
Replies: 97
Views: 5328

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

The addon got accepted, so my point is proven: i passed it , there was only one issue with it the clouds do not map to a sphere very well , there is a lot of "pinch" at the poles and YES i know that making clouds is a pain in the rear end Then to get them looking good is tougher also but ...

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