Work in progress : horizontal layer with man scale

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Re: Work in progress : horizontal layer with man scale

Post #21by ElChristou » 19.08.2008, 20:01

t00fri wrote:Why? We live in the year 2008 ;-)

Probably because a classical masterpiece can add an another educational touch to this addon? :wink:
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Re: Work in progress : horizontal layer with man scale

Post #22by t00fri » 19.08.2008, 20:07

ElChristou wrote:
t00fri wrote:Why? We live in the year 2008 ;-)

Probably because a classical masterpiece can add an another educational touch to this addon? :wink:

That argument sounds a bit "dusty" ;-)

I think featuring women interested in Nature in educational tools is more important these days (role models etc) than displaying old "dusty" Greeks.

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Re: Work in progress : horizontal layer with man scale

Post #23by ElChristou » 19.08.2008, 20:36

t00fri wrote:...That argument sounds a bit "dusty" ;-)

You know, "dusty" stuff are often the better, particularly in Art in general... :wink:
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Re: Work in progress : horizontal layer with man scale

Post #24by t00fri » 19.08.2008, 20:47

ElChristou wrote:
t00fri wrote:...That argument sounds a bit "dusty" ;-)

You know, "dusty" stuff are often the better, particularly in Art in general... :wink:

I don't think Cham's educational add-on is meant to be a piece of art.

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Re: Work in progress : horizontal layer with man scale

Post #25by ElChristou » 19.08.2008, 21:18

t00fri wrote:I don't think Cham's educational add-on is meant to be a piece of art.

Probably but why not mixing the genres? Anyway, perso I still don't see the interest of a model in the center of the scale... :oops:
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Re: Work in progress : horizontal layer with man scale

Post #26by buggs_moran » 19.08.2008, 23:52

And, we cycle back to the androgynous form... How about a child pointing to the stars? :)

(Love the stiletto heels above, very scientific. :wink: )

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Re: Work in progress : horizontal layer with man scale

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Re: Work in progress : horizontal layer with man scale

Post #28by Cham » 20.08.2008, 13:05

Here's the local horizontal grid alone (no model included at the center, since it's too big to be posted here). Of course, the grid is currently set up at my work location, but it's really easy to edit the SSC file, if you have your own location coordinates. A simple CELX script is included (without keyboard shortcut), to toggle ON/OFF the grid.
HorizotalGrid.zip


Here's a view :
grid.jpg


You can easily edit the CMOD file, if you don't like the colors...
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Re: Work in progress : horizontal layer with man scale

Post #29by Cham » 20.08.2008, 16:01

I'm adding a Sol "bubble" to show its relative size. I'm not sure I'll keep it there, though :
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Maybe a Jupiter bubble too, and a bubble Mars next to Earth. Hmmm, layers are giving so much possibilities now ! 8)
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Re: Work in progress : horizontal layer with man scale

Post #30by Cham » 20.08.2008, 16:49

The bubble idea is terrific ! The plasma texture animation is working great on the Sol bubble, and Jupiter looks great too :
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The scale effect is very good for presentation in the classroom. I'll definitely add Mars close to Earth.

And all the bubbles can be toggle ON/OFF on the fly, thanks to the layer ! :D
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Re: Work in progress : horizontal layer with man scale

Post #31by Cham » 20.08.2008, 18:59

Spectacular views in Celestia : the Moon and Mars very close to Earth :
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Re: Work in progress : horizontal layer with man scale

Post #32by BobHegwood » 20.08.2008, 20:26

Cham wrote:Spectacular views in Celestia : the Moon and Mars very close to Earth :
Wow... :wink:

And I actually prefer this man model as opposed to the first one you used. Make out of that what you will. <shrug> :wink:
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