Posts by Art Blos

by Art Blos
17.07.2019, 08:20
Forum: Add-on releases
Topic: Project "Celestia Origin", release dated April 30, 2019
Replies: 61
Views: 5764

Re: Project "Celestia Origin", release dated April 30, 2019

So what is the way forward now? The released official build for linux does not work anymore on recent version of Ubuntu. I don't use windows, linux is my daily driver. Wine is not that smooth for heavy graphics rendering, it's sluggish. Until is released the official version 1.7.0 and until we adap...
by Art Blos
17.07.2019, 06:56
Forum: Add-on releases
Topic: Project "Celestia Origin", release dated April 30, 2019
Replies: 61
Views: 5764

Re: Project "Celestia Origin", release dated April 30, 2019

anidotnet wrote:I have built it from source taken from master, didn't use any prebuilt old binary
This is root of the problem. We tested CO only on official builds.

Lafuente_Astronomy wrote:It appears it's hard to find a 64K mars surface map.
Yes exactly. :sad:
by Art Blos
16.07.2019, 20:00
Forum: Add-on releases
Topic: Project "Celestia Origin", release dated April 30, 2019
Replies: 61
Views: 5764

Re: Project "Celestia Origin", release dated April 30, 2019

The maximum quality of Mercury, Venus, Earth and Moon has been increased to a resolution 64K. Next version CO should be divided into three parts depending on the quality that user needs.
Earth-64K.png
Moon-64K.png
Venus-64K.png
Mercury-64K.png
by Art Blos
16.07.2019, 18:15
Forum: Add-on releases
Topic: Project "Celestia Origin", release dated April 30, 2019
Replies: 61
Views: 5764

Re: Project "Celestia Origin", release dated April 30, 2019

anidotnet wrote:Does Celestia Origin work on Ubuntu 19.04 64-bit?
"Celestia Origin" works correctly only under Wine. Celestia 1.5.1 for Linux devoid of many features which is in the latest version 1.6.1 for Windows.
by Art Blos
12.07.2019, 11:03
Forum: Add-on releases
Topic: Project "Celestia Origin", release dated April 30, 2019
Replies: 61
Views: 5764

Re: Project "Celestia Origin", release dated April 30, 2019

Art Blos, in case you're curious, I colorized John Van Vliet's Venus VT a while back to match the Magellan colors using a GIMP batch editor plugin. The result is very close (if not identical to) the Magellan colors. I colorized all the way down to the 64k layer (I haven't done the 128k layer yet, h...
by Art Blos
11.07.2019, 16:30
Forum: Add-on releases
Topic: Project "Celestia Origin", release dated April 30, 2019
Replies: 61
Views: 5764

Re: Project "Celestia Origin", release dated April 30, 2019

fyr02 < The gray surface is left by default for a variety of reasons: 1) The original virtual tiles were such, and physically repainting almost 3 thousand files is not a trivial task. 2) Even if the repainting was successful, we would have lost the opportunity to use the same texture in different c...
by Art Blos
10.07.2019, 19:28
Forum: Add-on releases
Topic: Project "Celestia Origin", release dated April 30, 2019
Replies: 61
Views: 5764

Re: Project "Celestia Origin", release dated April 30, 2019

Added 32K-virtual textures and normals of the Venus. Implemented two modes - gray (default) and color (alternative).
Venus colors.png
Venus old and new 1.png
Venus old and new 2.png
by Art Blos
06.07.2019, 12:22
Forum: Add-on releases
Topic: Project "Celestia Origin", release dated April 30, 2019
Replies: 61
Views: 5764

Re: Project "Celestia Origin", release dated April 30, 2019

Monolithic textures in the "lores" and "medres" folders are replaced with virtual tiles of the appropriate quality. This made it possible to improve the rendering of the polar regions and significantly increased productivity.
Earth, 8K, medres.png
Earth, 3 level, medres.png
by Art Blos
27.06.2019, 19:43
Forum: Add-on releases
Topic: Project "Celestia Origin", release dated April 30, 2019
Replies: 61
Views: 5764

Re: Project "Celestia Origin", release dated April 30, 2019

Added improved model of the "Chandra".
Chandra-old.png
Chandra-new.png
by Art Blos
27.06.2019, 19:42
Forum: Add-on releases
Topic: Project "Celestia Origin", release dated April 30, 2019
Replies: 61
Views: 5764

Re: Project "Celestia Origin", release dated April 30, 2019

Added improved model of the "Magellan".
Magellan-old.png
Magellan-new.png
by Art Blos
27.06.2019, 19:41
Forum: Add-on releases
Topic: Project "Celestia Origin", release dated April 30, 2019
Replies: 61
Views: 5764

Re: Project "Celestia Origin", release dated April 30, 2019

Added improved model of the "Compton".
Compton-old.png
Compton-new.png
by Art Blos
27.06.2019, 19:39
Forum: Add-on releases
Topic: Project "Celestia Origin", release dated April 30, 2019
Replies: 61
Views: 5764

Re: Project "Celestia Origin", release dated April 30, 2019

Added improved model of the "Sputnik 1".
Sputnik 1-old.png
Sputnik 1-new.png
by Art Blos
27.06.2019, 19:38
Forum: Add-on releases
Topic: Project "Celestia Origin", release dated April 30, 2019
Replies: 61
Views: 5764

Re: Project "Celestia Origin", release dated April 30, 2019

Added improved model of the "Gaia".
Gaia-old.png
Gaia-new.png
by Art Blos
27.06.2019, 19:37
Forum: Add-on releases
Topic: Project "Celestia Origin", release dated April 30, 2019
Replies: 61
Views: 5764

Re: Project "Celestia Origin", release dated April 30, 2019

Added improved model of the "Parker Solar Probe".
Parker-old.png
Parker-new.png
by Art Blos
14.06.2019, 15:14
Forum: Add-on releases
Topic: Project "Celestia Origin", release dated April 30, 2019
Replies: 61
Views: 5764

Re: Project "Celestia Origin", release dated April 30, 2019

Added "Mars Express" with full XYZV-trajectory around Mars.
Mars Express.png
Mars Express-Phobos.png
Mars Express-trajectory.png
by Art Blos
13.06.2019, 10:38
Forum: Add-on releases
Topic: Spacecrafts for Celestia
Replies: 1137
Views: 78220

Re: Spacecrafts for Celestia

by Art Blos
11.06.2019, 17:33
Forum: Add-on releases
Topic: Project "Celestia Origin", release dated April 30, 2019
Replies: 61
Views: 5764

Re: Project "Celestia Origin", release dated April 30, 2019

Added moon of the (31) Euphrosyne - S/2019 (31) I.
S-2019 (31) I.png
by Art Blos
07.06.2019, 14:50
Forum: Add-on releases
Topic: Project "Celestia Origin", release dated April 30, 2019
Replies: 61
Views: 5764

Re: Project "Celestia Origin", release dated April 30, 2019

Added "Venus Express" with full XYZV-trajectory.
Venus Express.png


VEX 2006.png
VEX 2010.png
VEX 2014.png
by Art Blos
05.06.2019, 09:50
Forum: Add-on releases
Topic: Spacecrafts for Celestia
Replies: 1137
Views: 78220

Re: Spacecrafts for Celestia

SpaceFanatic64 wrote:That's an interesting idea! I wonder what Art Blos will think when he sees this?
fyr02 wrote:Kind of like Russell's Teapot, don't you think?
It's possible modify our Russell Teapot in a similar way (add brilliant inscription).
But it is better to focus on real spacecrafts.

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