Posts by Wallstone

by Wallstone
30.08.2009, 14:19
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: Post your Celestia videos!
Replies: 124
Views: 37094

Re: Post your Celestia videos!

The video look good enough but i think that stars are a bit too dim and for some reason, Earth look like a watermelon. :? Excluding the stars, the video was excellent. Some things that might help: 1. Make the stars shown as scaled discs (under the Render menu, or CTRL-S to cycle) 2. Increase the Ma...
by Wallstone
27.08.2009, 18:56
Forum: Petit Bistro Entropy
Topic: Somewhere, Under A Table
Replies: 10
Views: 2884

Re: Somewhere, Under A Table

I think I made it clear enough that I am neither attacking you nor your site. I indeed like the theme and layout of your site, as well as some of its content. So you seem to be out to turning around what I was writing, unless my English is incredibly bad ;-) Thank you, and you misunderstood my inte...
by Wallstone
27.08.2009, 18:15
Forum: Petit Bistro Entropy
Topic: Somewhere, Under A Table
Replies: 10
Views: 2884

Re: Somewhere, Under A Table

sure enough, I never claimed that you tried to sell actively some books (of yours) at this shatters.net site. Or anyone elses', for that matter.... Yet, Selden currently deletes users and or bots (plenty therof!) who merely carry a link to a commercial website below their post signature. Okay, I'll...
by Wallstone
27.08.2009, 17:21
Forum: Petit Bistro Entropy
Topic: Somewhere, Under A Table
Replies: 10
Views: 2884

Re: Somewhere, Under A Table

The site in question is commercial.... I just quote this from the Users/ Forum Guidelines : ----------------------------------------------------------------- Please do not: ========= ... - 4 Post advertisements for commercial products. This includes SPAM. Did I try to sell you a book? No. Did I off...
by Wallstone
26.08.2009, 23:53
Forum: Petit Bistro Entropy
Topic: Reasons you can't trust those marketing people...
Replies: 7
Views: 3000

Re: Reasons you can't trust those marketing people...

Selden:

I was not aware of this. However, my reply was merely in response to:

Chuft-Captain wrote:You often see politicians/economists blatantly "truncate"

Misrepresentation, be it by economist, grocer, marketeer, politician, or whatever, is wrong, which was my entire point. Be well, all.

- Danny
by Wallstone
26.08.2009, 16:44
Forum: Petit Bistro Entropy
Topic: Reasons you can't trust those marketing people...
Replies: 7
Views: 3000

Re: Reasons you can't trust those marketing people...

This type of deceit reminds me of the actions of two politicians: 1. Governor Mark White of Texas, years ago, promised to "do everything in his power" to lower our utility bills. Under Texas state law, that would be to write two letters on our behalf to the Railroad Commission, who control...
by Wallstone
26.08.2009, 16:07
Forum: Petit Bistro Entropy
Topic: Somewhere, Under A Table
Replies: 10
Views: 2884

Re: Somewhere, Under A Table

Thank you for your responses, t00fri... :) I corrected the typo.... Finally, I hope your site is thoroughly NON-commercial, since NO commercial ads are allowed in this forum! At least I could not find any reference to book prices. Fridger I don't recall advertising anything at all. I wouldn't do tha...
by Wallstone
26.08.2009, 00:16
Forum: Petit Bistro Entropy
Topic: Somewhere, Under A Table
Replies: 10
Views: 2884

Somewhere, Under A Table

Some of you older folks might remember the nuclear drills they used to make elementary school students do. You know, hide under your desk so that the nuke wouldn't take you away. Some of you newer generation folks were taught that this was propaganda. I call it nonsense, myself, and did at the time ...
by Wallstone
22.08.2009, 08:08
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: Celestia at SourceForge as 2nd place of game cetegory
Replies: 3
Views: 2253

Re: Celestia at SourceForge as 2nd place of game cetegory

I had to look up most of the items on that list to verify what they were: 1. Frets on Fire - Music Game 2. Celestia - 3D Space/Astronomy Simulator 3. ScummVM - Cross-platform script handler for certain old LucasArts games 4. Tux Paint - Interactive paint program designed for very young children 5. H...
by Wallstone
19.08.2009, 22:57
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: Post your Celestia videos!
Replies: 124
Views: 37094

Re: Post your Celestia videos!

If there's a standard, norm or more, I'm happy to comply, I really do appreciate this great piece of software. I'm hardly an expert, but.... Generally, when you release something that contains or uses material not of your making, you include credit for it. If you own it (computer hardware used, sof...
by Wallstone
19.08.2009, 18:40
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: Post your Celestia videos!
Replies: 124
Views: 37094

Re: Post your Celestia videos!

I released another music video using Celestia -- Heaven's Hammer, "Space Walking". The music is slightly odd, but consistent, and the space flight is a bit jerky at times (it's called "guessing...") Still, I'm rather fond of this one, and this time I tried to include all the cred...
by Wallstone
18.08.2009, 17:41
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: New to the forum
Replies: 10
Views: 3634

Re: New to the forum

Wallstone wrote:...I'll probably set up a Credits Page to keep it simple.

I did just that: http://wallstonemedia.com/wordpress/2009/08/18/celetia-videos-additional-credits/

While the first one works, this one I can add to when needed.

- Danny
by Wallstone
17.08.2009, 15:51
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: I´m FED UP with 7zip
Replies: 7
Views: 2843

Re: I?m FED UP with 7zip

Windows are brittle. Vista is very brittle. I like to keep Vista uninstalled on all my computers. Given a choice between Vista and DOS, I'll pick DOS almost every time. As for XP, I prefer it over DOS - at least it's reasonably stable, unlike its son, Vista wish-I-was-a-working-XP-clone. Maybe it's...
by Wallstone
17.08.2009, 14:59
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: New to the forum
Replies: 10
Views: 3634

Re: New to the forum

In another thread, I told you folks about the music video I made. In the video, I use the top-3 names, ending it with "and company." But... I also direct people to my website for extended credits. To see what I'm talking about, go to http://wallstonemedia.com/wordpress/ , and select the &q...
by Wallstone
16.08.2009, 13:23
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: Post your Celestia videos!
Replies: 124
Views: 37094

Re: Post your Celestia videos!

Didn't see this thread, or would have posted Abstract Reality here instead. Still, great minds think alike, huh?

- Danny
by Wallstone
16.08.2009, 13:09
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: New Music Video (using Celstia)
Replies: 0
Views: 1708

New Music Video (using Celstia)

(This partially continues a thread I started a couple of years back, but so much has changed since then I decided to start a more direct thread.) The Mt. Vernon Synthetic Orchestra (sic) is one of three computerized "bands" that I created back in 2006. The music has come a LONG way, when c...
by Wallstone
06.12.2007, 15:09
Forum: Textures
Topic: How I make planetary textures - a short tutorial
Replies: 5
Views: 3932

Re: How I make planetary textures - a short tutorial

Well I'm certain that your contribution here oughtta be useful to plenty of people who don't live in Celestia I don't live in Celestia, but there's this village called "Continuum" that's pretty cool. That's Continuum as in the old game Subspace, not the Q Continuum, from Star Trek. Wasted away many...
by Wallstone
05.12.2007, 22:16
Forum: Textures
Topic: How I make planetary textures - a short tutorial
Replies: 5
Views: 3932

How I make planetary textures - a short tutorial

After reading quite a few posts here, I learned quite a bit. Thank all of you for your creative suggestions, and thanks also to the authors of Celestia. As my way of giving back to the community, I decided to write a short tutorial about how I make earth-like planets, out in the barren cosmos. I wel...
by Wallstone
01.12.2007, 20:15
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: Wild Copyright Status of Celestia
Replies: 1
Views: 1539

Wild Copyright Status of Celestia

Hi, folks. This is my first post here, so please bear with me... I've read through the forums, in an attempt to garner the copyright status of using Celestia for commercial use (such as backgrounds for books, etc.) Since many of the data files, textures, etc. come from a wild mix of public domain an...

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