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NEW addons (DOWNLOAD LINKS)

Post #1by Cham » 08.03.2009, 17:30

I finally have access to a good file server (thanks to Frank). So I'll post links to new addons here. Take note that I'll update the first message of this thread from time to time with some new links, so stay tuned. Expect LOTS of addons from here ! :)

TRANSLATION NOTICE : All my addons are using some French strings (SSC, STC, DSC, and CELX files). I don't have time to translate everything to any other language, so it's the responsability of the user to edit the files by himself. Don't forget to open/save the files under the UTF-8 file format. Translation is up to you. The addons are free, so translation is a small fee to pay :wink:

All the addons published here were made with Celestia 1.6 in mind. Many of them are using the "layers" and "multi-layers" concept that I introduced some times ago, so the addons may not work properly with an older version of Celestia.

DISCLAIMER : I'm in no way responsible for any troubles you may experience on your computer, file lost, etc. Use at your own risk.

COPYRIGHT : All the addons published here are copyrighted works. You may NOT use the files from the addons for ANY commercial activities. The addons are available freely for personal uses and educational activities only.

Of course, feedback, opinions and suggestions are welcome here.

Have fun !

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Billboard presentation of the galactic center :
http://fsgregs.startlogic.com/Public_Fi ... ctique.zip (47.1 MB)

Toggle script included. Previews :
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CG2.jpg

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Solar magnetism :
http://fsgregs.startlogic.com/Public_Fi ... l_Cham.zip (13.7 MB)

Toggle script and "Live" Sun included (plasma motion on the surface). Preview :
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WMAP :
http://fsgregs.startlogic.com/Public_Fi ... m/WMAP.zip (3.1 MB)

Preview :
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SLOAN :
http://fsgregs.startlogic.com/Public_Fi ... /SLOAN.zip (2.2 MB)

Preview :
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Millennium simulation :
http://fsgregs.startlogic.com/Public_Fi ... ennium.zip (16.1 MB)

Preview :
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VIRGO simulation :
http://fsgregs.startlogic.com/Public_Fi ... /VIRGO.zip (3.2 MB)

Preview :
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Billboard presentation of the Carina nebula :
http://fsgregs.startlogic.com/Public_Fi ... Carina.zip (31.6 MB)

Preview :
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Billboard presentation of the Orion nebula :
http://fsgregs.startlogic.com/Public_Fi ... _Orion.zip (14.6 MB)

Preview :
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The galactic center and its black hole
http://fsgregs.startlogic.com/Public_Fi ... m/SgrA.zip (7.9 MB)

Preview :
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Some reference spherical and planar grids :
http://fsgregs.startlogic.com/Public_Fi ... sGrids.zip (1.6 MB)

Preview :
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Dipolar magnetic field of the planets :
http://fsgregs.startlogic.com/Public_Fi ... netism.zip (9.2 MB)
(includes several charged particles typical paths)
Preview :
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Complete ATNF Pulsars database :
http://fsgregs.startlogic.com/Public_Fi ... s_ATNF.zip (12.4 MB)
Note: This addon contains some schematical parts (jets) and some fictious planets and moons. They are easy to remove if the user doesn't like them.

Supplements (various rotating magnetic field models:
http://fsgregs.startlogic.com/Public_Fi ... _field.zip (58.1 MB)

Pulsars scripts:
http://fsgregs.startlogic.com/Public_Fi ... cripts.zip (20 KB)

Previews :
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Andromeda black hole :
http://fsgregs.startlogic.com/Public_Files/Cham/M31.zip (6.7 MB)

Preview :
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Cygnus X-1 black hole :
http://fsgregs.startlogic.com/Public_Fi ... nusX-1.zip (14.8 MB)

Preview :
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Pyramids of Egypt : (O well, I coulnd't resist !)
http://fsgregs.startlogic.com/Public_Fi ... /Egypt.zip (2.4 MB)

Preview :
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61 Cyg B black hole :
http://fsgregs.startlogic.com/Public_Fi ... 61CygB.zip (12 MB)

Preview :
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Light deviation around a Schwarzschild black hole :
http://fsgregs.startlogic.com/Public_Fi ... iation.zip (5.8 MB)

Preview :
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Hubble galactic classification layer :
http://fsgregs.startlogic.com/Public_Fi ... Hubble.zip (500 KB)

Preview :
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Habitable zone (solar system and galactic) :
http://fsgregs.startlogic.com/Public_Fi ... leZone.zip (200 KB)

Preview :
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An observer's horizontal grid : The observer's location can easily be edited in the main SSC file.
http://fsgregs.startlogic.com/Public_Fi ... alGrid.zip (14.6 MB)

Preview :
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Billboard presentation of the M31 (Andromeda) galaxy :
http://fsgregs.startlogic.com/Public_Fi ... lboard.zip (9.9 MB)

Preview :
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Klypin-Kravtsov simulation of the large scale structure of the Universe :
http://fsgregs.startlogic.com/Public_Fi ... avtsov.zip (17.4 MB)
Use the script to rotate through the animation of 10 3D frames. Each frame is using 100 thousands of sprites.
Preview :
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Klypin-Kravtsov simulation of the large scale structure of the Universe (LARGE model for z = 0) :
http://fsgregs.startlogic.com/Public_Fi ... _large.zip (17.2 MB)
WARNING ! This model is LARGE ! It's a 40.1 MB ASCII CMOD file with 1 million of sprites ! It may put your video card on its knees, so use at your own risk. Please, give some feedback here and state the performances you get on your machine (frame rate, OS version and video card model).
Preview :
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Helix nebula :
http://fsgregs.startlogic.com/Public_Fi ... Helice.zip (8.7 MB)

Preview :
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M20 nebula :
http://fsgregs.startlogic.com/Public_Fi ... trifid.zip (5.3 MB)

Preview :
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The billboard is very precisely aligned with the stars.
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IC4604 nebula :
http://fsgregs.startlogic.com/Public_Fi ... IC4604.zip (7.6 MB)

Preview :
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The billboard is very precisely aligned with the stars.
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Database of stellar mass Black Holes (the "strong" candidates) :
http://fsgregs.startlogic.com/Public_Fi ... H_List.zip (4 KB)

Black Holes complements (to be placed in the same folder as the previous pack)
http://fsgregs.startlogic.com/Public_Fi ... ements.zip (16.2 MB)

Previews :
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Earth's seashores :
http://fsgregs.startlogic.com/Public_Fi ... shores.zip (704 KB)

Preview :
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IC 2944 billboard :
http://fsgregs.startlogic.com/Public_Fi ... IC2944.zip (4.6 MB)

The billboard is very precisely adjusted to match several stars (2 stars from Celestia's database and 6 more stars included in the addon)
Preview :
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I will not publish any new addon here. The list will continue there instead :

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Last edited by Cham on 12.12.2009, 02:49, edited 50 times in total.
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Re: NEW addons (download links)

Post #2by t00fri » 08.03.2009, 18:02

Cham wrote:COPYRIGHT : All the addons published here are copyrighted works. You may NOT use the files from the addons for ANY commercial activities. The addons are available freely for personal uses and educational activities only.

How about Frank's commercial activities?? ;-) . Are you saying that he's not allowed to use your add-ons when selling his Celestia-EDU stuff? Or did you grant him a special deal in exchange of hosting your add-ons?

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Post #3by scaddenp » 10.03.2009, 23:44

t00fri wrote:How about Frank's commercial activities?? ;-) . Are you saying that he's not allowed to use your add-ons when selling his Celestia-EDU stuff? Or did you grant him a special deal in exchange of hosting your add-ons?

Fridger

As far as I can see, Frank's "commercial activities" consist of charging for posting Celestia-EDU on DVD/CD and posting it to you. Since it can be downloaded for free if you dont want that, I fail to see that Celestia-EDU in itself is a "commerical activity".

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Post #4by t00fri » 11.03.2009, 00:03

scaddenp wrote:
t00fri wrote:How about Frank's commercial activities?? ;-) . Are you saying that he's not allowed to use your add-ons when selling his Celestia-EDU stuff? Or did you grant him a special deal in exchange of hosting your add-ons?

Fridger

As far as I can see, Frank's "commercial activities" consist of charging for posting Celestia-EDU on DVD/CD and posting it to you. Since it can be downloaded for free if you dont want that, I fail to see that Celestia-EDU in itself is a "commerical activity".

Since we had this at length before, just a brief reminder about Frank's licensing scheme, including school and district-wide licenses, for example

For single use on up to five classroom
or teaching computers
: $49.00
Choose CD Set or DVD
For use in a school computer lab or server
on up to 30 computers
: $69.00
Choose CD Set or DVD
For a total school license on an unlimited
number of computers
: $89.00
Choose CD Set or DVD

For District-wide license, email for pricing at: fsgregs@comcast.net.

While this is not a lot of money, such a detailed licensing scheme clearly constitutes a commercial actiivity.

If you read my formulation well, it should become clear that I was NOT claiming that Celestia-EDU in itself is a "commerical activity".

Please note also that I have refrained from making any comments about what I think about this activity.

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Post #5by Cham » 11.03.2009, 20:05

Just to say that the first message has been edited with lots of addons. Much more to come during the following days and weeks. Expect an avalanche of addons ! :)
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Post #6by ElChristou » 11.03.2009, 20:08

Cham wrote:Just to say that the first message has been edited with lots of addons. Much more to come during the following days and weeks. Expect an avalanche of addons ! :)

Cool stuff! :D
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Post #7by Slaverstudent » 12.03.2009, 00:10

SgrA.zip is password protected. :roll:
What's the password please?

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Post #8by Cham » 12.03.2009, 01:56

Slaverstudent wrote:SgrA.zip is password protected. :roll:
What's the password please?

After downloading it myself, I don't find it asking for a password. Another one confirm this anomaly ?
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Post #9by Chuft-Captain » 12.03.2009, 08:19

Cham wrote:After downloading it myself, I don't find it asking for a password. Another one confirm this anomaly ?

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Post #10by ElChristou » 12.03.2009, 10:36

Cham wrote:
Slaverstudent wrote:SgrA.zip is password protected. :roll:
What's the password please?

After downloading it myself, I don't find it asking for a password. Another one confirm this anomaly ?

No pas here but I guess the * may cause problem on Windows...

BTW Cham, you should perhaps think in releasing textures in dds; DW's SquishDDS do the job and very well!
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Post #11by BobHegwood » 12.03.2009, 12:30

Just wanted to say Thank You for making these spectacular (and realistic) add-ons
available here Martin. :D

Much appreciated by the Brain-Dead :wink:
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7 GB RAM, 500 GB hard disk, Nvidia GeForce 7100
Nvidia nForce 630i, 1680x1050 screen, Latest SVN

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Post #12by Cham » 12.03.2009, 13:02

I've changed the SgrA.zip file, so download again, and tell if it now decompress correctly.
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Post #13by Cham » 21.03.2009, 15:36

The first message has been updated.
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Post #14by Vincent » 21.03.2009, 17:54

Cham wrote:Klypin-Kravtsov simulation of the large scale structure of the Universe (LARGE model for z = 0) :

WARNING ! This model is LARGE ! It's a 40.1 MB ASCII CMOD file with 1 million of sprites ! It may put your video card on its knees, so use at your own risk. Please, give some feedback here and state the performances you get on your machine (frame rate, OS version and video card model).

Martin,

I just tried the large version of your Klypin-Kravtsov simulation model.
It took about ten seconds to load on my system, and then, I could
easily navigate both inside and outside the model. I got nearly 20 fps.
This is a great addon ! Thanks. :D
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Post #15by t00fri » 21.03.2009, 19:07

The add-on looks OK for any rendering path EXCEPT OGL 2, where the sprites are BIG reddish squares. This must be a bug in the code (not the add-on).

For non-OGL 2 rendering, I get even 40 fps with my old machine while travelling through the cube. However there is a large amount of flickering which again should not happen.

This could be so much better done at the C++ code level...my old dream...

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Post #16by chris » 21.03.2009, 19:20

Beautiful add-on Martin! It runs at 60fps (i.e. limited by monitor refresh rate) on my GeForce 8800. We need more points :)

I'll convert it to a binary cmod so that it loads faster.

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Post #17by chris » 21.03.2009, 19:40

t00fri wrote:The add-on looks OK for any rendering path EXCEPT OGL 2, where the sprites are BIG reddish squares. This must be a bug in the code (not the add-on).

Are you running with the latest code from SVN? There was a bug with point sprites that was a result of a change I made about a week ago. The fix went in a couple days ago.

For non-OGL 2 rendering, I get even 40 fps with my old machine while travelling through the cube. However there is a large amount of flickering which again should not happen.

I see some minor flickering that's simply the result of rendering as points. Is this what you're seeing?

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Post #18by t00fri » 21.03.2009, 21:13

chris wrote:
t00fri wrote:The add-on looks OK for any rendering path EXCEPT OGL 2, where the sprites are BIG reddish squares. This must be a bug in the code (not the add-on).

Are you running with the latest code from SVN? There was a bug with point sprites that was a result of a change I made about a week ago. The fix went in a couple days ago.

For non-OGL 2 rendering, I get even 40 fps with my old machine while travelling through the cube. However there is a large amount of flickering which again should not happen.

I see some minor flickering that's simply the result of rendering as points. Is this what you're seeing?

--Chris

OK, indeed I have exceptionally not upgraded from SVN for a few days, since I was writing code ;-). Now OGL 2 is fine. The fps is down to 30 but that's understandable due to a nicer rendering. No flickering in OGL 2. Only in other modes (point particles) the flickering is still strong when I glide with 1e7 ly/s across the cube...

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Post #19by Cham » 04.04.2009, 16:20

I've updated the first message with a new link. I don't understand why the picture isn't showing, though :?
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Post #20by ElChristou » 04.04.2009, 16:51

Cham wrote:I've updated the first message with a new link. I don't understand why the picture isn't showing, though :?

If it's the helix nebulae, must be your cache or something because I do see the pict.
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