is a multipurpose tool but mainly designed to make presentations without having to write any kind of script.
It is aimed mainly at demonstrations and educational purposes.
SLIDESHOW comes with
a pack of fonts for Celestia to enhance the presentations
some ready to use pictures as frames or arrows to make the presentations easier. You can change the color or the shape of these "cliparts" in real time inside the plugin.
a demonstration slideshow to discover the possibilities of the plugin and practice with it.
a comprehensive illustrated documentation in English, French and Dutch.
With SLIDESHOW you can enhance the screens of Celestia by incorporating texts and images that you can format like you want.
The principal function of the plugin is to let you make and present the slide show as efficiently and easily as possible.
A slideshow is made of a number of "slides" and each slide may contain:
as many pictures as needed
as many texts as needed
a recorded position in Celestia (cel:/URL)
a file to launch while the slide is displayed. These files may be any kind of file like
- audio, video, or pdf files
Celestia scripts (cel and celx)
Here are some interesting features of the plugin
- Manual or automatic mode to run a slideshow. In automatic mode you can adjust an overall or individual display time for each slide.
Images can be moved and resized with the mouse. Other manipulations are also possible such as :
- rotations, symmetries, deformations, recolorations, transparencies
Text can also be moved at will with the mouse.
For each text of a slide, you can adjust the size or the font. It can easily be left justified, right justified or centered by a simple mouse click. You can define precisely the margin in relation to the background.
For both text and images you can define an individual color and transparency for the foreground, the background and the border.
You have a complete control over how images and text are attached to the screen (in relation to the edges or horizontally or vertically to the center of the screen.)
With powerful tools (alignment, resizing, magnetism ...), you canplace the elements of a slide easily and accurately in relation to the others. You can also coordinate the position of elements between different slides.
It is now possible to copy a slide or cut and paste it to another place in the slideshow or even from a slideshow into another.
You jump from a slideshow to another and you can create new slideshows with no need to quit and relaunch Celestia.
As an educational tool, it is easily localizable and even the slideshows may be translated.
. At this time, it is localized for English, French, Duth, German, Italian and Spanish.
. Localization for other language is easy.
Thanks to J.L Doreste, this addon now works as well in a Windows or Linux environment.
From a technical standpoint, it is a plugin that works with lua plugins or Lua Edu Tools. Once it is installed with either of these programs, it works seamlessly with the other installed plugins.