Posts by TERRIER

by TERRIER
17.09.2003, 23:13
Forum: Add-on development
Topic: Shuttle Endeavour
Replies: 20
Views: 9414

Re: Shuttle Endeavour

bh Jeam Tag has made a good point about using Endeavour to link up with the ISS instead of Discovery. It has carried out this mission on several occasions (STS 108 from 5-Dec-01 to 17-Dec-01 being one example). Instead you can use Discovery with the Canadarm deployed to launch Ulysses. A simple solu...
by TERRIER
17.09.2003, 08:06
Forum: Textures
Topic: 128k Earth virtual texture addon
Replies: 47
Views: 17758

Re: 128k Earth virtual texture addon

This just keeps on getting better and better! What a great feature VT's is.

Great work.

I've just got home from my night shift, but this'll keep me awake abit longer. Now I'm off to visit Port Stanley!

regards
TERRIER
by TERRIER
17.09.2003, 07:52
Forum: Add-on development
Topic: Shuttle Endeavour
Replies: 20
Views: 9414

Re: Shuttle Endeavour

Nice to see the grab handles being used, but they do increase the file size quite abit :(

bh / OrbiterFan / or Anyone Else!
How much do you know about the KU Band Antenna, and do you reckon this should be added to the model ?

regards,
TERRIER
by TERRIER
17.09.2003, 07:26
Forum: Add-on development
Topic: Scott in the Antarctic
Replies: 11
Views: 5697

Re: Scott in the Antarctic

Same here, I've kept Easter Island. I'm making sure I've got all the foreign places I've visited which are mostly on the standard Earth-cities list (which includes Niagara Falls!) and adding other places I've visited from around the world such as Cardiff, CORK and my hometown Huddersfield. Cheers fo...
by TERRIER
14.09.2003, 23:35
Forum: Add-on development
Topic: Shuttle Discovery
Replies: 25
Views: 10611

Re: Shuttle Discovery

Nice work OrbiterFan I've just e-mailed a slightly modified Canadarm to bh, which should allow it to be shown in its stowed or deployed position more easily. When stowed, the whole Canadarm and supports swing in by 15.7 degrees from the vertical, while in deployment the whole unit swings out by 15.7...
by TERRIER
14.09.2003, 15:44
Forum: Add-on development
Topic: Shuttle Discovery
Replies: 25
Views: 10611

Re: Shuttle Discovery

....or how about Enterprise and the 747 SCA (Shuttle Carrier Aircraft)

http://trc.dfrc.nasa.gov/Gallery/Photo/ ... 24314.html

:twisted:

regards
by TERRIER
14.09.2003, 15:31
Forum: Add-on development
Topic: Shuttle Discovery
Replies: 25
Views: 10611

Re: Shuttle Discovery

Isn't there already a Columbia shuttle model available by Jens?

http://www.angelfire.com/de3/jimpage/

I reckon Endeavour should be next!

regards
by TERRIER
12.09.2003, 21:44
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: Music With Celestia
Replies: 6
Views: 2239

Music With Celestia

Hello Everyone I use the video feature in Celestia quite alot, and like to add a musical soundtrack to the movie I've made when I'm editing it, usually something by Jean Michel Jarre - from Oxygene, Equinox and Rendez-vous especially. I guess I'm not being very original though, so I think it would b...
by TERRIER
12.09.2003, 21:24
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: Celestia User's Guide 1.3.1 now available
Replies: 27
Views: 6377

Re: Celestia User's Guide 1.3.1 now available

Yep, nice work Frank. I notice on page 30 you may soon want to change this statement... Until Part 2 is complete, you can find links to hundreds of add-ons within the Celestia forum, a chat room of over 700 users and developers of Celestia. to; "......a chat room of over 1000 users and developers of...
by TERRIER
04.09.2003, 11:50
Forum: Textures
Topic: 32k BlueMarble Virtual Earth Texture is now available
Replies: 146
Views: 50721

Re: 32k BlueMarble Virtual Earth Texture is now available

After lifting my lower jaw up off the floor, I can eventually say...AWSOME! Thank-you to everyone involved in making a 32k texture available for the likes of me with a fairly low spec computer. I can run this as an alternate texture following my shuttle model at an altitude of arouind 300 km at a wh...
by TERRIER
03.09.2003, 00:37
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: Higher resolution = better performance
Replies: 10
Views: 3523

Re: Higher resolution = better performance

Unfortunately for my humble computer, I've not been so lucky :( Using my test settings below, but with my screen display set to 1280x1024x32 instead of my usual 1024x768x32, I fell to 1 fps when in Full screen mode. Then I thought I'd try with a lower res Earth texture which is 4k DDS, but with all ...
by TERRIER
01.09.2003, 12:31
Forum: Textures
Topic: Saturn moons still mantain asteroid texture
Replies: 4
Views: 1683

Re: Saturn moons still mantain asteroid texture

I've just downloaded this and it's very good. Everything works ok for me, here's my new full ssc code in MINORMOONS; "Janus" "Sol/Saturn" { Texture "janus.jpg" Mesh "janus.3ds" Radius 88.8 EllipticalOrbit { Period 0.694590 SemiMajorAxis 151472 Eccent...
by TERRIER
30.08.2003, 13:59
Forum: Bugs
Topic: Comet Labels
Replies: 1
Views: 909

Comet Labels

Hope I'm not repeating an earlier post (I've not found anything by searching) , but I can't seem to toggle comet name labels on and off with the [w] key anymore.

Has the shortcut key changed in version 1.3.1.pre 9?
by TERRIER
29.08.2003, 22:48
Forum: Physics and Astronomy
Topic: Brazilian Rocket Disaster
Replies: 2
Views: 2697

Re: Brazilian Rocket Disaster

Some more news from space.com;

http://www.space.com/missionlaunches/br ... 30823.html

(also includes links to the Columbia shuttle accident investigation)
by TERRIER
24.08.2003, 12:16
Forum: Add-on development
Topic: New & Improved NASA logo for model makers...
Replies: 16
Views: 8540

Re: New & Improved NASA logo for model makers...

I see by adding the 10 new NASA logo's to Helios, it's put another 560 kb onto the model size. 1.529 My frame rate is down to just under 6 fps now. Heck! the model needs to come with some sort of Celestia 'health warning'. So much for my attempts to show something flying smoothly within the Earths a...
by TERRIER
24.08.2003, 12:02
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: How to see the frame rates in celestia??
Replies: 9
Views: 3361

Re: How to see the frame rates in celestia??

I must admit I've only ever had to press the [`] key.

regards
by TERRIER
23.08.2003, 01:09
Forum: Physics and Astronomy
Topic: Brazilian Rocket Disaster
Replies: 2
Views: 2697

Brazilian Rocket Disaster

I don't know how many of you have been following Brasil's efforts to get into space, but they've had yet another major setback. :-(

Here's some news from USA today;

http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2003 ... cket_x.htm

Further details will no doubt emerge over the next few days.
by TERRIER
23.08.2003, 00:26
Forum: Add-on development
Topic: Latitude/longitude grid overlays
Replies: 16
Views: 9459

Re: Latitude/longitude grid overlays

Grant
A great idea, and good use of the alternative textures feature.

fsgregs
I like your additions to the earth grid. Is it too much to ask for you to add the Arctic and Antarctic circles?

regards
TERRIER
by TERRIER
19.08.2003, 22:34
Forum: Add-on development
Topic: New & Improved NASA logo for model makers...
Replies: 16
Views: 8540

Re: New & Improved NASA logo for model makers...

Cheers Jack

Just one thing missing from your screenshot...... an FPS rate!

I'd be iteresting to see what you're getting!

Regards
by TERRIER
19.08.2003, 03:11
Forum: Physics and Astronomy
Topic: "Physics and Astronomy" ... ?
Replies: 3
Views: 3004

Re: "Physics and Astronomy" ... ?

Abburdlen wrote
How about "physics and stamp collecting".
That should about cover everything. :-)


Well just to prove a point...

http://history.nasa.gov/SP-424/ch8.htm

Sorry, I just couldn't resist!

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