Posts by mmarable

by mmarable
08.06.2007, 16:48
Forum: Physics and Astronomy
Topic: Alien sky colours: a numerical approach
Replies: 14
Views: 8400

Re: Alien sky colours: a numerical approach

chaos syndrome,

Just some praise to you. I took a look at the page you referenced and I could not make heads or tails of any of it. Very complicated stuff you've worked out here. Real nice work.
by mmarable
11.12.2006, 20:02
Forum: Physics and Astronomy
Topic: Mars Reconnaisance Orbiter finds/images the Viking Landers!
Replies: 2
Views: 2693

Re: Mars Reconnaisance Orbiter finds/images the Viking Landers!

What I would love to see is an up close vist by a rover to either of the Viking landers. Could you imagine Spirit or Discover rolling up and photographing a Viking lander? I'm sure that even if they made a bee line to the closest one it would take a couple of years That would be something to see tho...
by mmarable
10.01.2006, 13:33
Forum: Add-on development
Topic: Trouble with LWS models
Replies: 11
Views: 5691

Re: Trouble with LWS models

Not to rain on the parade, but did anyone get the original modellers' permissions to convert and release these? Converting and re-releasing models hits a major chord with the creators of 3D models. Most likely they agree to let you do it, but you really should get thier permission. Also, if you do r...
by mmarable
20.09.2005, 13:27
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: Barycenter Orbit a Star
Replies: 3
Views: 1807

Re: Barycenter Orbit a Star

That is perfect guys. I really appreciate the example Spaceman Spiff, it helps a lot. :D

Thanks again.
by mmarable
18.09.2005, 20:43
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: Barycenter Orbit a Star
Replies: 3
Views: 1807

Barycenter Orbit a Star

I've been hunting around the search and have not found anything about it, so I thought I'd ask. I'm trying to set up a pair of planets, orbiting a barycenter, and that barycenter orbits a star. I've found all sorts of things about defining barycenters in STC files, but nothing about using them in SS...
by mmarable
13.09.2005, 11:15
Forum: Add-on development
Topic: New Messenger model almost done
Replies: 8
Views: 3237

Re: New Messenger model almost done

Excellent work Cham. You're right, it's much better than the "crude" model I made. :lol:

Seriously though, real nice work. I can attest that there really isn't a lot of info out there on the probe to base a model from. You're best bet may be contacting the developers.
by mmarable
13.06.2005, 09:57
Forum: Physics and Astronomy
Topic: Mission New Horizons?
Replies: 8
Views: 3029

Re: Mission New Horizons?

The last that I had heard was that they were having problems getting the radioactive material for the mission. There were some issues about production not being able to meet the demand. That was quite some time ago, but it does give the impression that the mission is approved and moving forward.
by mmarable
28.03.2005, 11:55
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: Earth Centrals Final Update is Done!
Replies: 14
Views: 4009

Re: Earth Centrals Final Update is Done!

I'm getting a "file not found" error when I click the enter button.
by mmarable
05.01.2005, 17:52
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: Posting complete Celestia configurations
Replies: 12
Views: 3021

Re: Posting complete Celestia configurations

Maybe instead of posting complete zipped files, a listing of what addons they used and any tweaks they've had to make. (The files are already out there, no sense in chewing up disk space by putting them up again. If someone is using something that's not already out in the public domain, then I can't...
by mmarable
03.01.2005, 15:14
Forum: Add-on development
Topic: Release: A portrait of our Sun
Replies: 66
Views: 24989

Re: Release: A portrait of our Sun

Holly cow! Fantastic work!

Can I ask about hot the flares are done? Or can you point me to where Cham posted his method?
by mmarable
29.12.2004, 13:16
Forum: Add-on development
Topic: New full featured black holes for Celestia
Replies: 66
Views: 23411

Re: New full featured black holes for Celestia

Looks nice, Cham.

I'll have to go download it and check it out, but from the screenshots I like it already.
by mmarable
28.09.2004, 16:55
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: OK, stupid question
Replies: 2
Views: 1219

Re: OK, stupid question

Ah ha!

I thought the tab completion list was generated automatically on the fly, so when I typed HIP and came up with nothing I figured I was doing something wrong.

Thanks Selden, works like a charm.
by mmarable
28.09.2004, 16:02
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: OK, stupid question
Replies: 2
Views: 1219

OK, stupid question

How do I select a star by its HIP number, or can't I? I tried just entering it "HIP " as I would a named star like "Sol", but that doesn't work. I end up with Hind's Crimson Star. For example, HIP 49986 is listed in the Star Browser, so it's out there, but how would I key it in to select it? I tried...
by mmarable
26.09.2004, 19:27
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: windows XP SP2 problems
Replies: 14
Views: 5777

Re: windows XP SP2 problems

I would install the latest NVidia driver regardless of what your system reports. I was running SP1 with an MSI/NVidia 5200 card and Celestia worked great. I installed SP2 and even though my system reported that I was using the same drivers, Celestia was so slow it was unusable. I reinstalled my NVid...
by mmarable
16.08.2004, 14:50
Forum: Textures
Topic: Help with Texture Seams
Replies: 4
Views: 2296

Help with Texture Seams

I'm looking for some advice. I'm working on trying to create some planet textures, in particular gas giants, and don't know how I can eliminate the seam where the texture wraps around. No matter how hard I try to keep the patterns lined up on each end, when it wraps around it's very obvious that the...
by mmarable
06.08.2004, 15:31
Forum: Add-on development
Topic: Mercury Messenger 3DS Model
Replies: 10
Views: 3382

Re: Mercury Messenger 3DS Model

I fixed the link.

Sorry about that.
by mmarable
06.08.2004, 04:20
Forum: Add-on development
Topic: Mercury Messenger 3DS Model
Replies: 10
Views: 3382

Mercury Messenger 3DS Model

OK, I took a crack at making the Messenger probe for Celestia. It's very basic, I based it on directions for building a paper model of the probe. Anyway, here it is if anyone wants to play with it. This is my first model for Celestia, so let me know if I need to change anything. Thanks http://home.c...
by mmarable
26.07.2004, 18:38
Forum: Add-on development
Topic: Resource Request - Mercury Messenger Probe
Replies: 0
Views: 1107

Resource Request - Mercury Messenger Probe

I'm looking for reference material on the Mercury Messenger probe. I'm going to take a crack at modelling it, but all I've found so far has been instructions on building a paper model of it.

Anyone know of any good sites where I can find reference info on space probes in general?

Thanks
by mmarable
01.06.2004, 18:06
Forum: Add-on development
Topic: STC File Question
Replies: 2
Views: 1295

Re: STC File Question

I'm using 1.3.1 and I think I got it. If I add a hyphen it works. So, instead of O5Ia is use O5-Ia it will work.

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