minormoons.ssc: radii missing for some moons

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minormoons.ssc: radii missing for some moons

Post #1by d.m.falk » 26.04.2008, 04:01

After about a year and a half (and a switch from a Windows laptop to an older PPC Mac of the same power back in Jan '07), I decided to instal and update Celestia, including making sure I had the latest versions of the /data and /extras files by downloading and adding them manually, I noticed something as I decided to go to Jupiter....

Thebe, Metis and Adrastea all displayed as HUGE moons.... I mean, with the displayed radius of 10,000 km. I looked into /extras/minormoons.ssc- The radius entries for these moons are missing. :( I didn't check the Saturnian or other moons in the file... This is from the current version in the SVN directory on Sourceforge.

Just a heads-up....

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Re: minormoons.ssc: radii missing for some moons

Post #2by cartrite » 26.04.2008, 10:22

Is this what you see?
viewtopic.php?p=102805#p102805

You are probably experiencing what I did when I tried to use the newer minormoons.ssc and numberedmoons with 1.5.0 or 1.5.1. The newer ssc files are not compatible with 1.5.0 or 1.5.1. They only work with the SVN builds.
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Re: minormoons.ssc: radii missing for some moons

Post #3by ajtribick » 26.04.2008, 11:17

Presumably because these moons are defined as triaxial ellipsoids using the SemiAxes property which isn't supported except in SVN builds.

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Re: minormoons.ssc: radii missing for some moons

Post #4by d.m.falk » 26.04.2008, 13:20

Yeah, I reverted back to the files that came with 1.5.0 off the main download page, except the extrasolar files, which I needed.

Apologies for the mess. :P

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Re: minormoons.ssc: radii missing for some moons

Post #5by cartrite » 26.04.2008, 13:26

d.m.falk wrote:Yeah, I reverted back to the files that came with 1.5.0 off the main download page, except the extrasolar files, which I needed.

Apologies for the mess. :P

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You can use the newer data / extra files if you use them with...............
viewtopic.php?p=101539#p101539
I'm sure someone is also building a MAC version but I'm not sure who or where.
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Re: minormoons.ssc: radii missing for some moons

Post #6by cartrite » 26.04.2008, 13:32

ajtribick wrote:Presumably because these moons are defined as triaxial ellipsoids using the SemiAxes property which isn't supported except in SVN builds.
I new that the ssc files I altered to include the diffuse class didn't work. I never tried the newer ssc files with the 1.5.0 or 1.5.1. But yeah that makes more sense now. I thought it was the diffuse class line screwing things up. Learned something new today. :wink:
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Re: minormoons.ssc: radii missing for some moons

Post #7by d.m.falk » 26.04.2008, 13:42

But note it's only for SOME of the minor moon entries, notably for the four gas giants. Also noted for some of the "minor planets" like 2003 EL61.

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