Posts by ElChristou

by ElChristou
08.04.2009, 11:12
Forum: Textures
Topic: Map Projections
Replies: 37
Views: 17416

Re: Map Projections

Hi, I suppose there isn't any "political borders" file that would match NASA's blue marble images, at least I haven't found any. Would it be possible to apply Cham's political borders to a blue marble image? If you need a 2D political map, I guess there must be something somewhere. You sh...
by ElChristou
07.04.2009, 20:26
Forum: Ideas & News
Topic: New content and interactivity in next Celestia
Replies: 61
Views: 36705

Re: New content and interactivity in next Celestia

Well, you'll be disappointed because I do think that OpenGL windows (supported nicely by Qt4) and hideable controls are important steps for getting an uncluttered UI. Why disappointed? As a end user yes if you don't care about cluttering the OGL view. But at dev level it's your choice. If you say I...
by ElChristou
07.04.2009, 17:38
Forum: Ideas & News
Topic: New content and interactivity in next Celestia
Replies: 61
Views: 36705

Re: New content and interactivity in next Celestia

Idea: let's say you have on screen something that will become the pivot of the whole UI. This something must be define, may be an icon like object, with visual properties changing if mouse over or not (transparent if mouse out), etc. You can move it where you want, it's like a floating palette. Now,...
by ElChristou
07.04.2009, 01:07
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: New Improved Rings for Saturn ... anyone?
Replies: 15
Views: 5219

Re: New Improved Rings for Saturn ... anyone?

...What on Earth is complicated or more instructive beyond this simple fact? The problem is that you take a very specific feature from a specific soft and generalize it. For example I have started using PS many, many years ago and at the time they were no fancy one click options. You had to do your...
by ElChristou
06.04.2009, 23:42
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: New Improved Rings for Saturn ... anyone?
Replies: 15
Views: 5219

Re: New Improved Rings for Saturn ... anyone?

BTW, where can I find the original 4k texture?( I want to give a try but it would be cool to use the 4k alpha...) Christophe, see my post above yours. I have done it all already 1.5. years ago... ... So I cannot give a try? even for the pleasure? ... too bad... :( :wink: (Still if you or someone kn...
by ElChristou
06.04.2009, 23:40
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: New Improved Rings for Saturn ... anyone?
Replies: 15
Views: 5219

Re: New Improved Rings for Saturn ... anyone?

I don't understand why you do this complicated procedure. Both in PS and GIMP you just do a RGBA decomposition with ONE click. That's all. In GIMP there is a menu entry for this. Then you have the R,G,B and the alpha channel individually at your disposal. Because in one click you don't understand w...
by ElChristou
06.04.2009, 23:01
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: New Improved Rings for Saturn ... anyone?
Replies: 15
Views: 5219

Re: New Improved Rings for Saturn ... anyone?

BTW, where can I find the original 4k texture?( I want to give a try but it would be cool to use the 4k alpha...)
by ElChristou
06.04.2009, 22:33
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: New Improved Rings for Saturn ... anyone?
Replies: 15
Views: 5219

Re: New Improved Rings for Saturn ... anyone?

As Chris pointed, you should use the alpha channel of the default texture. Here some basic steps under PS (you should be able to do the same with Gimp): - Open default ring png, you'll find a semi transparent layer, let's say it's "layerA" - Create "layerB" - Do a selection of wh...
by ElChristou
06.04.2009, 20:49
Forum: Textures
Topic: Map Projections
Replies: 37
Views: 17416

Re: Map Projections

Hi, I started to install ISIS 3 with this command: [rsync -azv --delete isisdist.wr.usgs.gov::isis3_intel_darwin/isis .] The next step will be to install the necessary ISIS 3 data files. In order to install the F-Fex Tools for my purposes, do I have to follow the Texture Workshop on CelestialMatter...
by ElChristou
06.04.2009, 15:33
Forum: Bugs
Topic: [On Hold] Again, not really a bug but...
Replies: 5
Views: 2211

Re: Again, not really a bug but...

Do you need a feature request @ sourceforge?
by ElChristou
06.04.2009, 14:31
Forum: Bugs
Topic: [On Hold] Again, not really a bug but...
Replies: 5
Views: 2211

Re: Again, not really a bug but...

bump? :oops:
by ElChristou
06.04.2009, 11:22
Forum: Ideas & News
Topic: New content and interactivity in next Celestia
Replies: 61
Views: 36705

Re: New content and interactivity in next Celestia

As ex graphic designer, DW, Chris, there is one thing I would really like to clear out. Until now I had the impression that the main idea was to avoid cluttering the OGL windows with HUD or UI elements. Is that not true anymore or do I misunderstood the idea from the beginning? I would really like a...
by ElChristou
06.04.2009, 00:42
Forum: Add-on development
Topic: Development of Lagrange Points Tools
Replies: 63
Views: 17579

Re: Please give your feedback on enhancements to Lagrange Points

Cool addon!
Displaying Lagrange points could be a nice feature if the script could be run at contextual level... (perhaps a feature for the interactivity we need with the next UI?)
by ElChristou
05.04.2009, 18:51
Forum: Add-on development
Topic: Blake's 7
Replies: 7
Views: 3585

Re: Blake's 7

I never heard about this series at all! Now, I agree with Cham, the cruiser seems to be pretty cool...
by ElChristou
05.04.2009, 17:53
Forum: Add-on development
Topic: New Mir space station model (DOWNLOAD LINK)
Replies: 16
Views: 11090

Re: New Mir space station model (DOWNLOAD LINK)

...What I'm saying is that there's an evident lack of activities and participation on the forum (on the addons front, that is). Addons creators is a too small population on the board here. No exchanges, no new creation ideas and experiences, etc. In other words : the forum is boring, dull, ... well...
by ElChristou
05.04.2009, 17:15
Forum: Add-on development
Topic: New Mir space station model (DOWNLOAD LINK)
Replies: 16
Views: 11090

Re: New Mir space station model (DOWNLOAD LINK)

ANDREA wrote:...Have I to lose my faith about official documents?

It's why I'm always looking for a shoot in situation to confirm any diagram, description or even assembly shot...
by ElChristou
05.04.2009, 13:55
Forum: Add-on development
Topic: Two new generic satellites for Earth (DOWNLOAD LINK)
Replies: 22
Views: 9515

Re: Two new generic satellites for Earth (DOWNLOAD LINK)

...And when there are some comments, it's almost always the same : useless crittics, negativity, ego exposition and condescending comments (the previous post is a bit condescendant to me. Sorry ElC). Could you explain? I post what I think can be a way to impulse reactions and team working. But am I...
by ElChristou
05.04.2009, 13:41
Forum: Add-on development
Topic: Two new generic satellites for Earth (DOWNLOAD LINK)
Replies: 22
Views: 9515

Re: Two new generic satellites for Earth (DOWNLOAD LINK)

selden wrote:...Most people are too shy to say anything.

Humm... no on this I disagree a bit. You're natural kindness makes you say that, but perso I think people are not to shy, but too lazy... :|
by ElChristou
05.04.2009, 13:37
Forum: Add-on development
Topic: Two new generic satellites for Earth (DOWNLOAD LINK)
Replies: 22
Views: 9515

Re: Two new generic satellites for Earth (DOWNLOAD LINK)

Cross posting Selden, I agree. ...I must confess that I'm less and less motivated to show anything new on this board. I don't see the point. Or you need these models, then share them because you want to do so and it's your choice, or your don't need these models but your motivation to release them w...

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