Posts by Jedi

by Jedi
04.01.2008, 00:54
Forum: Celestia in Education
Topic: Lua Edu Tools beta version
Replies: 283
Views: 124007

Re: Lua Edu Tools beta version

As for the RA, I've always been partial to the hours/seconds/minutes format. Either way, it's a good addition to the tools. I also particularly like the smoothlines on the distance markers. You can clearly see the difference in the two. http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/7898/celdo8.th.jpg
by Jedi
20.06.2007, 01:00
Forum: Celestia in Education
Topic: Lua Edu Tools beta version
Replies: 283
Views: 124007

Re: Lua Edu Tools beta version

Does anyone know if the GL_POINTS command in available in the lua code for celestia? Jedi, GL_POINTS is not part of the Celestia Lua OpenGL library yet. Here are the commands that are the currently available (celx.cpp, line 5492): RegisterMethod(l, "Frustum", gl_Frustum); RegisterMethod(l, "Ortho",...
by Jedi
19.06.2007, 01:12
Forum: Celestia in Education
Topic: Lua Edu Tools beta version
Replies: 283
Views: 124007

Re: Lua Edu Tools beta version

Does anyone know if the GL_POINTS command in available in the lua code for celestia?
by Jedi
17.06.2007, 15:29
Forum: Celestia in Education
Topic: Lua Edu Tools beta version
Replies: 283
Views: 124007

Re: Lua Edu Tools beta version

I am not exactly sure what you mean by this statement. Are you talking about how I use a ratio of the default FOV and the current FOV which changes from one system to another? Jedi, As an example, the more you increase/decrease the height of your Celestia window, the more you increase the gap betwe...
by Jedi
16.06.2007, 22:54
Forum: Celestia in Education
Topic: Lua Edu Tools beta version
Replies: 283
Views: 124007

Re: Lua Edu Tools beta version

Vincent I've received your file, thanks. I'm really happy to see that the Lua Tools' code is easily understood and customizable. The ability to be so customizable makes it a very useful tool. It allows anyone the option of doing so many things without having to make a customized version of celestia ...
by Jedi
16.06.2007, 15:42
Forum: Celestia in Education
Topic: Lua Edu Tools beta version
Replies: 283
Views: 124007

Re: Lua Edu Tools beta version

I think that the square distances are most meanful outside of a solar system while the circular distances on the plane is good for within the system. A good compromise to use the circular distances within a certain distance from the system and use the square distances outside of that. We could also ...
by Jedi
15.06.2007, 20:38
Forum: Celestia in Education
Topic: Lua Edu Tools beta version
Replies: 283
Views: 124007

Re: Lua Edu Tools beta version

Vincent I emailed the Lua File for the Circular distance around a selection. As you can see, the function does all of the work. It will draw a perfect circle around any object at a given distance in KM. The default is to draw it on the plane of the object. You can also input into the function values...
by Jedi
14.06.2007, 20:08
Forum: Celestia in Education
Topic: Lua Edu Tools beta version
Replies: 283
Views: 124007

Re: Lua Edu Tools beta version

I was looking at the new scale option in the lua tools. As for me, I think that if the scale was in a circular path it would be less confusing to the eye and easier to read the scale. Such as: http://img158.imageshack.us/img158/9600/10402549oj5.th.jpg I also noticed that the scale was always centere...
by Jedi
11.06.2007, 21:51
Forum: Celestia in Education
Topic: Lua Edu Tools beta version
Replies: 283
Views: 124007

Re: Lua Edu Tools beta version

I made my last post before reading all of the posts in the last few days or even knowing what the squares were going to be used for. Now that I have looked at it, the scales is a add-on that is worth it. I noticed that the square's distance stays constant at all FOVs. That is good to see. I saw that...
by Jedi
11.06.2007, 20:11
Forum: Celestia in Education
Topic: Lua Edu Tools beta version
Replies: 283
Views: 124007

Re: Lua Edu Tools beta version

Vincent First of all, I want to thank you for all the outstanding work that you have put into the tools. I have found them to be very easy to understand, adapt, and use. To be able to draw the square on the object in the center, you need an angle that is tangent to the sphere. This makes a perfect s...
by Jedi
10.11.2006, 14:40
Forum: Celestia in Education
Topic: Lua Edu Tools beta version
Replies: 283
Views: 124007

Re: Lua Edu Tools beta version

Has anyone else noticed that the time in displayed in the new box is always 1 min 5 sec ahead of the system time. Clearly the objects are placed according to the system time. Why the difference?
by Jedi
05.11.2006, 18:48
Forum: Celestia in Education
Topic: Lua Edu Tools beta version
Replies: 283
Views: 124007

Re: Lua Edu Tools beta version

Thanks for all the work that you have done on this issue. I still believe this is a great add-on that enhances the Celestia program. I have two comments I would like to address. 1. The idea of changing the "Lat - Long" measurements to "Azimuth - Elevation" is a great. However, when in Planetarium mo...
by Jedi
02.11.2006, 23:41
Forum: Celestia in Education
Topic: Lua Edu Tools beta version
Replies: 283
Views: 124007

Re: Lua Edu Tools beta version

Love what you did with the Lua Hooks. It's something that makes working with Celestia easier. I noticed that you used some functions from a script written by Harald Schmidt. One thing that I liked about it was the Azimuth and the Elevation. I was wondering if you were going to include this in a futu...

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