Posts by bh

by bh
22.01.2003, 19:59
Forum: Development
Topic: Doug Gann's lem model
Replies: 8
Views: 2259

Doug Gann's lem model

A while ago I downloaded Doug's model from Avalon's site and was really impressed with it. It came on a lunar surface 'base' and I thought it would be difficult to get this fine model into Celestia. I managed to catch up with him just before Christmas and explained the problem and what I wanted it f...
by bh
21.01.2003, 22:58
Forum: Textures
Topic: New Earth Texuture 8k,4k,2k Take Your Pick
Replies: 17
Views: 8314

Re: New Earth Texuture 8k,4k,2k Take Your Pick

Nice work Don...

Truly outstanding.

Thank you.
by bh
18.01.2003, 02:55
Forum: Textures
Topic: Earth/ocean/shallow water
Replies: 10
Views: 5062

Re: Earth/ocean/shallow water

I've got Fridgers latest eath 4k dds and the oceans/sea texture is grey to blue. This must be wrong.. ( argue) I'll try to get some screen shots off later. Sorry to keep harping on about this one, the Earth is not 'Battleship Grey'. Or is it? I've tried all the render options in Celestia but to no a...
by bh
17.01.2003, 12:40
Forum: Textures
Topic: Earth/ocean/shallow water
Replies: 10
Views: 5062

Re: Earth/ocean/shallow water

Very nice shots Don... My card is a Ceative gforce2 32mg. This must be the root of my problem here. Thanks for taking so much trouble on this topic. I'm going to abandon this project for the time being... I'll work on some nice 4k textures and work on the oceans for my own use untill a can afford a ...
by bh
16.01.2003, 22:21
Forum: Textures
Topic: Earth/ocean/shallow water
Replies: 10
Views: 5062

Re: Earth/ocean/shallow water

I may have bitten off more than I can chew. I've reworked the Bluemarble texture and to some extent, the vegetation. The blue is lighter but I fear any more desaturation will wash it out completly... Check it out at the above link. I still think that if the oceans look blue from space, because of re...
by bh
16.01.2003, 10:34
Forum: Textures
Topic: Earth/ocean/shallow water
Replies: 10
Views: 5062

Re: Earth/ocean/shallow water

The Bluemarble texture is way too dark... I'm doing some more work on this and it should be available later today...this evening UK time. I will post the forum when it's ready. The colour of Earth's oceans in Celestia seems to be a matter of contention. I like to see blue oceans. Nasa's 'Earth From ...
by bh
15.01.2003, 17:42
Forum: Textures
Topic: I need a Hires earth cloudmap
Replies: 32
Views: 12526

Re: I need a Hires earth cloudmap

alegator

If you have photoshop, open earth-clouds.png and apply the drop shadow filter. Colourise a lightish blue. save as earth-clouds2.png and update your ssc file. That should give your clouds more volume.
by bh
14.01.2003, 22:22
Forum: Textures
Topic: Earth/ocean/shallow water
Replies: 10
Views: 5062

Earth/ocean/shallow water

See this Earth/Ocean texture, it's also available for download here:

http://www.rhundley.freeserve.co.uk/earthwater.html

It might a bit on the blue side for some tastes, but give it a go. It weighs in at around 8 megs.
by bh
13.01.2003, 00:35
Forum: Development
Topic: Shrox
Replies: 0
Views: 891

Shrox

Are you still with us?

Celestia really deserves a good shuttle model.
by bh
12.01.2003, 03:11
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: Need You Assistance.
Replies: 2
Views: 1443

Re: Need You Assistance.

Black... You seeem to be having a lot of trouble over things you are not describing to our ears , stuff you look with and stuff. ( sorry I can't spell eyes). Notepad is a program you get with windows, like a word processor, only a bit more basic. You should be able to edit your celestia files ( ssc)...
by bh
11.01.2003, 18:47
Forum: Bugs
Topic: io is completly black
Replies: 5
Views: 1643

Re: io is completly black

Are you sure its not an eclipse?
by bh
11.01.2003, 18:42
Forum: Textures
Topic: SPECULAR IMAGE ON EARTH'S OCEAN...HOW TO INSTALL IT?
Replies: 10
Views: 6238

Re: SPECULAR IMAGE ON EARTH'S OCEAN...HOW TO INSTALL IT?

I'm using a jpg for the specular map:

earth4k.jpg

It's around 740k in size and works great.

Texture "earth4k.png"
NightTexture "earthnight.jpg"
SpecularTexture "earthspec4k.jpg"

Its like a sea mask with the earth/terrain black and the oceans white.
by bh
11.01.2003, 17:58
Forum: Development
Topic: Cassini Model for Download
Replies: 2
Views: 1254

Re: Cassini Model for Download

have you an ssc file or any orbital data for the cassini model?
by bh
11.01.2003, 01:03
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: VERY STRANGE.
Replies: 14
Views: 3757

Re: VERY STRANGE.

Black...

Reinstall Celestia 1.2.5.

You will get the files back and start over.

Why delete solersys.ssc?

Why not indeed. Lets go crazy!!..
by bh
10.01.2003, 22:15
Forum: Development
Topic: NGC 1999 System
Replies: 45
Views: 10907

Re: NGC 1999 System

Rassilon...

NGC 1999 is looking great, but I'm getting noticeable banding on the nebula.

If I use V380_neb.jpg it looks better, having a smooth gradation (no transparency of course).

Any ideas on a way round this one?
by bh
09.01.2003, 20:25
Forum: Bugs
Topic: new card not working?
Replies: 15
Views: 4374

Re: new card not working?

Don, I don't quite know how its happened, but its working!! I installed the latest drivers from the nvidia site and installed them, rebooted, reinstalled them, tweaked the open gl controls, rebooted, used the TweakXP graphic tweak, rebooted eh voila!... I reallydon't know how or why. Celestia runs s...
by bh
09.01.2003, 01:13
Forum: Bugs
Topic: new card not working?
Replies: 15
Views: 4374

Re: new card not working?

Don... Thanks for looking into this for me. Yes, every time I install the drivers good old microsoft has it's own 'opengl32.dll' in there. "Don't let microsoft get you down" Mike says. This time I've really got the latest NVIDIA drivers from their site (Dec 2002). Is there anyway I can get NVIDIA's ...
by bh
07.01.2003, 11:30
Forum: Bugs
Topic: new card not working?
Replies: 15
Views: 4374

Re: new card not working?

Guys, many thanks for your help so far... If it's the pci card then I'm just going to have to put up with it for now. I really can't afford to throw any more money at my computer at the moment. I will look into changing my earth textures to lower res formats (grumble)and see if that will make any di...
by bh
06.01.2003, 19:40
Forum: Bugs
Topic: new card not working?
Replies: 15
Views: 4374

Re: new card not working?

I have pixel and vertex shading, turning them both off does speed things up (a little), but that rather defeats the object.
by bh
06.01.2003, 19:34
Forum: Bugs
Topic: new card not working?
Replies: 15
Views: 4374

Re: new card not working?

Yes, it's a pci card and, yes, I've installed the latest denonator drivers. I'm running xp. Frame rate is very slow when orbiting the earth. I tend to judge this on the cloud animation at 10X speed. I can get it smoother by adjusting orientation, but it's very sticky. My earth textures are a mixture...

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