Posts by PlutonianEmpire

by PlutonianEmpire
19.05.2013, 06:13
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: Can someone write a full tutorial on reference frames?
Replies: 0
Views: 1809

Can someone write a full tutorial on reference frames?

What the title says. :P Basically, the wikibooks page on reference frames just isn't cutting it, and neither are any of the other documentation on them on the entire internet cutting it either. I have lost count how many times I've come within nanometers of smashing my computer just because referenc...
by PlutonianEmpire
18.05.2013, 02:37
Forum: Add-on development
Topic: Boliverius Alvera Sagittarii
Replies: 61
Views: 20979

Re: Boliverius Alvera Sagittarii

The next goal that I am going to do with this addon, is to convert it over to the other 3D space simulator, Space Engine http://en.spaceengine.org/ I guess everybody here have heard about Space Engine. A remarkable space simulator, Celestia is aswell that. I hate that program with a passion, becaus...
by PlutonianEmpire
12.05.2013, 01:53
Forum: Development
Topic: QT5
Replies: 4
Views: 2663

Re: QT5

Unfortunately, Celestia development has come to a complete halt, and has been for many, many months now. Only updates are the extrasolar.stc/.ssc files, to keep up with Kepler et al.

Sorry. :(
by PlutonianEmpire
28.04.2013, 01:13
Forum: Utilities
Topic: Syntax highlighting of Celestia Catalogs in Notepad++
Replies: 33
Views: 16323

Re: Syntax highlighting of Celestia Catalogs in Notepad++

Sorry for the "necro", but would it be possible to make the Syntax highlighting case sensitive? I can think of a couple of times where the code appeared correct and was highlighted, and yet it wasn't working, because a single letter had improper capitalization and woud take hours to manual...
by PlutonianEmpire
26.04.2013, 19:26
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: I'm Back! Well, sort of....
Replies: 11
Views: 4451

Re: I'm Back! Well, sort of....

Hey, welcome back! As for the Don Edwards addons, he ragequit a long time ago (which I think you already know about), but I have some of his addons on my dropbox except the terraformed Mars, but I do have his TF Mars addon on my machine nonetheless. :) I myself won't be able to create a whole lot of...
by PlutonianEmpire
20.04.2013, 05:48
Forum: Help Central
Topic: Calculating Barycentre RA/Dec of hyper-wide Binaries?
Replies: 4
Views: 1713

Calculating Barycentre RA/Dec of hyper-wide Binaries?

I've noticed that a number of stars in Celestia containing two or more stellar components that have barycenters defined, but without orbital data; being instead placed by the traditional RA and Dec coordinates and distance. So, how does one calculate the barycenter in situations like that; and also ...
by PlutonianEmpire
16.04.2013, 01:12
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: Custom Science-Fiction Pictures from Celestia
Replies: 106
Views: 36253

Re: Custom Science-Fiction Pictures from Celestia

You forget tidal heating...and besides, this IS fiction. I rather liked it. P.E....your work has DEFINATELY come a long way! I deleted a lot of my old textures...I couldn't stand the sight of them. Very nicely done! Thanks! :) I actally intend to process it through wilbur at some point in the futur...
by PlutonianEmpire
15.04.2013, 15:36
Forum: Add-on releases
Topic: New (fictious) galaxy addon
Replies: 10
Views: 6496

Re: New (fictious) galaxy addon

W0RLDBUILDER wrote:404. :( I was going to make an addon for this galaxy now that I have a new computer; hopefully I have a copy on a flash drive or something.
He withdrew his addons from the site, as far as I can tell. Archive.org 's "wayback machine" couldn't find them either.

Sorry. :(
by PlutonianEmpire
15.04.2013, 06:43
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: Custom Science-Fiction Pictures from Celestia
Replies: 106
Views: 36253

Re: Custom Science-Fiction Pictures from Celestia

Fictitious habitable and companion exomoons around known real life exoplanet HD 23079b. http://i.imgur.com/hOq60Gsl.png Recently, I realized I still have the original, 9 year old, hand-painted map for the original form of Belle Hades, but it was unrealistically simple, containing just 3 colors, blue...
by PlutonianEmpire
09.04.2013, 06:52
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: Who wants to kill the forum?
Replies: 10
Views: 4420

Re: Who wants to kill the forum?

Totally speculating here, but this seems to have begun a little after the developer(s) shifted their attention to Cosmographia, and I suspect the nonexistent moderation here was probably to drive off the Celestia users still dedicated to Celestia. Again, pure speculation (and paranoia, admittedly :l...
by PlutonianEmpire
05.04.2013, 00:39
Forum: Help Central
Topic: how can i edit the "stars.dat"?
Replies: 4
Views: 1756

Re: how can i edit the "stars.dat"?

When you say "included", do you mean it is with the celestia directories on SVN, or is it entirely separate from Celestia and happens to be on SourceForge as well?
by PlutonianEmpire
24.03.2013, 19:10
Forum: Add-on development
Topic: AppMags of ssc objects (Lua Plug-Ins request)
Replies: 0
Views: 1445

AppMags of ssc objects (Lua Plug-Ins request)

Sounds simple, right? Wrong. :P As the arithmetic required for what I have in mind is beyond my capabilities, I'm posting this as a request. Anyways, would it be possible for someone to create a Lua plugin to display the apparent visual magnitudes (AppMag in STC lingo) for objects defined by ssc, wh...
by PlutonianEmpire
19.03.2013, 02:07
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: Regular or semi-regular reports on harmful OS Updates?
Replies: 5
Views: 3644

Re: Regular or semi-regular reports on harmful OS Updates?

Sorry for the bump, but have any of the more recent nVidia updates since the last post in this thread fixed any of the bugs John has been talking about?
by PlutonianEmpire
17.03.2013, 01:18
Forum: Add-on development
Topic: Sprites model of Orion-like nebulae (WORK IN PROGRESS)
Replies: 27
Views: 5681

Re: Sprites model of Orion-like nebulae (WORK IN PROGRESS)

Very nice! One thing I was wondering; have you considered using very dark or black sprites to use as the portions of the nebulae where the dust absorbs or blocks light? I know a lot of the dark shapes and figures seen in numerous nebulae pictures in astronomy is dust blocking light from behind it. G...
by PlutonianEmpire
28.02.2013, 17:23
Forum: Add-on development
Topic: New accretion disk method (WORK IN PROGRESS)
Replies: 158
Views: 63646

Re: New accretion disk method (WORK IN PROGRESS)

One thing I was wondering, would it be possible to use or create sprites models for use as clouds? As in, weather clouds? Not necessarily for the whole planet of course, as framerates would probably take a huge hit, but rather, for surface scenes at specific locations on a world?
by PlutonianEmpire
23.02.2013, 19:55
Forum: Add-on development
Topic: Stellar Evolution: Binaries
Replies: 3
Views: 1994

Re: Stellar Evolution: Binaries

I amended the OP again, and fixed the links. Does anyone have any comment as to how well or poorly I've attempted to depict stellar evolution models for this system so far?
by PlutonianEmpire
18.02.2013, 03:06
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: Pictures from Celestia
Replies: 178
Views: 48786

Re: Pictures from Celestia

<snip> I just realized I posed this in the wrong thread. :? Would it be possible to move this post to the custom sci-fi picture thread where it belongs? :) Thanks. :) Hi. I find your 3D nebula model very interesting, will you make it available, please? I would like to try to mix it with a bunch of ...
by PlutonianEmpire
17.02.2013, 20:55
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: Pictures from Celestia
Replies: 178
Views: 48786

Re: Pictures from Celestia

PlutonianEmpire wrote:<snip>
I just realized I posed this in the wrong thread. :?

Would it be possible to move this post to the custom sci-fi picture thread where it belongs? :)

Thanks. :)
by PlutonianEmpire
16.02.2013, 21:37
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: Pictures from Celestia
Replies: 178
Views: 48786

Re: Pictures from Celestia

A long while ago, I saw an image on deviantart that featured a user's fictional rendition of the Kepler-16 system in Celestia, and was inspired by his image to make a bunch of similar images involving Delta Tri, although admittably nowhere near as dramatic. :lol: The first three, I attempted to be r...
by PlutonianEmpire
16.02.2013, 19:30
Forum: Add-on development
Topic: Stellar Evolution: Binaries
Replies: 3
Views: 1994

Re: Stellar Evolution: Binaries

Hmm, I guess this android doesn't like forum attachments. I uploaded to my dropbox and amended the OP. :)

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