Posts by john71

by john71
06.07.2021, 07:39
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: Pictures from Celestia
Replies: 757
Views: 168857

Re: Pictures from Celestia

OGLE-2005-BLG-390L b 16k from NASA textures:

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Added after 3 hours 34 minutes:
59 Vir b 16k based on a NASA texture:

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by john71
05.07.2021, 14:23
Forum: Help Central
Topic: Celestial Matters site alive again!
Replies: 21
Views: 4380

Re: Celestial Matters site alive again!

"Due to personal reasons the project is on hold".

That would be sufficient, if it is the case. I hope that not everybody is affected by the same problem. It would be highly unlikely.
by john71
05.07.2021, 07:29
Forum: Help Central
Topic: Celestial Matters site alive again!
Replies: 21
Views: 4380

Re: Celestial Matters site alive again!

Let's be clear, no one is accusing no one. We are saying that disappearing with a publicly hyped project is not very nice. Letting down their fans is not very nice. I hope they will eventually release the software. This is the best way they can prove their good intensions. By the way, they can retra...
by john71
05.07.2021, 05:31
Forum: Help Central
Topic: Celestial Matters site alive again!
Replies: 21
Views: 4380

Re: Celestial Matters site alive again!

ajtribick wrote:I guess they had other priorities than resurrecting a low-traffic forum. The actual developer discussions took place elsewhere anyway.

Oh well then would you be so kind to tell us the address of the project's new website?

You know, to reach the free utilities?
by john71
04.07.2021, 17:25
Forum: Help Central
Topic: Celestial Matters site alive again!
Replies: 21
Views: 4380

Re: Celestial Matters site alive again!

A software project taking a lot longer than planned does not mean the initial estimates were deliberate lies. Missing a deadline is usual, but disappearing with hundreds of hours of forum threads and with a lot of emotional investment is very-very unusual. Should I say insulting? If Celestia.sci wa...
by john71
04.07.2021, 16:24
Forum: Add-on releases
Topic: Spacecrafts for Celestia
Replies: 1683
Views: 446487

Re: Spacecrafts for Celestia

viewtopic.php?f=30&t=20767

viewtopic.php?f=21&t=20750

You can use a NASA model to make a cmod version.

Perseverance and Ingenuity can be created easily.
by john71
04.07.2021, 15:06
Forum: Help Central
Topic: Celestial Matters site alive again!
Replies: 21
Views: 4380

Re: Celestial Matters site alive again!

To be honest, I don't really care about Celestia.sci anymore.

But Fridger should at least release the old utilities, which were free for years.

He could post them here.
by john71
13.06.2021, 18:41
Forum: Development
Topic: New keyword commands in Celestia 1.7
Replies: 2
Views: 506

Re: New keyword commands in Celestia 1.7

OK, no problem, but some information would be nice. After all this is the central repository of Celestia knowledge...
by john71
13.06.2021, 08:58
Forum: Development
Topic: New keyword commands in Celestia 1.7
Replies: 2
Views: 506

New keyword commands in Celestia 1.7

It would be very useful to collect the new keyword commands in Celestia 1.7.

Please share any NEW 1.7 keyword commands and the information about their usage here.
by john71
12.06.2021, 17:17
Forum: Development
Topic: Spherical Mirror Projection?
Replies: 47
Views: 13346

Re: Spherical Mirror Projection?

Thank you!
by john71
12.06.2021, 14:23
Forum: Development
Topic: Spherical Mirror Projection?
Replies: 47
Views: 13346

Re: Spherical Mirror Projection?

Just a few minutes ago @markerz merged his branch to master. Now we have support for fish eye projection and some other distortions. Some work is still to be done but the most important part is finished. I have the pre-release 1.7 version under Win 10. How can I try the fish eye projection and the ...
by john71
12.06.2021, 11:12
Forum: Development
Topic: Celestia 1.7.0 Development Thread
Replies: 1079
Views: 402276

Re: Celestia 1.7.0 Development Thread

That's OK. The installation is almost perfect. But it would be nice to know that the problem with the shadows is present in the Linux version too.

Added after 6 hours 7 minutes:
Revolution!

And Einstein WAS right. There are gravitational waves. :biggrin:

Warped Celestia.png


Added after 12 minutes 30 seconds:
Warped 2:

Warped Celestia 2.png
by john71
12.06.2021, 10:17
Forum: Development
Topic: Celestia 1.7.0 Development Thread
Replies: 1079
Views: 402276

Re: Celestia 1.7.0 Development Thread

It installs the English version, but it's OK for me. I think it is not following the language of the OS.

Otherwise there are no installation or security problems.

The add-ons are working, but there is a serious glitch (?) in the graphic representation of planets.

Like this:

Shadow problem.png
by john71
11.06.2021, 19:42
Forum: Development
Topic: Celestia 1.7.0 Development Thread
Replies: 1079
Views: 402276

Re: Celestia 1.7.0 Development Thread

Well, it works. There are no security related or installation problems. Virustotal says it is 100% clean.

But where is the extras folder?

Where can I put my add-ons?

And where are the new functions?

Added after 4 minutes 33 seconds:
Whoa, partial trajectories!
by john71
11.06.2021, 16:15
Forum: Development
Topic: Celestia 1.7.0 Development Thread
Replies: 1079
Views: 402276

Re: Celestia 1.7.0 Development Thread

Thanx for at least trying! :clap:

But I think you are pretty close to solving the problem... :pray:
by john71
09.06.2021, 17:41
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Celestia Matters forum archived
Replies: 2
Views: 603

Re: Celestia Matters forum archived

You have to find the archived version manually. There are a lot of saved versions. Please share the link, if you find it.
by john71
09.06.2021, 16:43
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Celestia Matters forum archived
Replies: 2
Views: 603

Celestia Matters forum archived

You can find here the now defunct Celestia Matters forum (as an archived site): https://web.archive.org/web/20190328124518/http://forum.celestialmatters.org/ Downloads (just the page): https://web.archive.org/web/20160824230928/http://forum.celestialmatters.org/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=44&sid=107...
by john71
09.06.2021, 16:29
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: Pictures from Celestia
Replies: 757
Views: 168857

Re: Pictures from Celestia

Eric Nelson wrote:almost like you're there except it's all an illusion from lighting.

At this resolution (256k texture) using a "flat" sphere is clearly not enough.

These are mountains projected on a sphere and no amount of light effects can hide that.
by john71
09.06.2021, 10:52
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: Pictures from Celestia
Replies: 757
Views: 168857

Re: Pictures from Celestia

Mars with new 64k normal map:

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