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Re: Iss high resolution release 2

Post #21by t00fri » 12.03.2011, 11:00

danielj wrote:CAP Team,you have a GORGEOUS computer.Is Celestia running much faster or with better eye candy with this configuration?
I want some sort of this configuration for me until the end of 2011.
But I can?t afford a Core i7 Sandy Bridge.I will go with a Core i5.

While CAP Team's computer sounds good, I think his RAM is way too small for a CPU with so many cores. If each unit doesn't have enough memory for acting independently at ease, I would guess that a (nominally less powerful) CPU with fewer cores does a comparably good job.

So like in case of ChrisL's machine, an i7 should be able to cooperate with 12GB of good quality RAM (instead of only 4GB)!

A powerful machine like the one of CAP Team should be devoted to specific CPU-intensive tasks, in order to be sufficiently challenged! Such tasks should definitely be more challenging than compiling Celestia at times. ;-)

Anyway, the graphics power is great and rather independent of the CPU memory issue.

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Re: Iss high resolution release 2

Post #22by danielj » 12.03.2011, 16:27

I am talking also about the GTX 460.It is one of the best video cards in the market,still today.

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Re: Iss high resolution release 2

Post #23by t00fri » 12.03.2011, 16:42

danielj wrote:I am talking also about the GTX 460.It is one of the best video cards in the market,still today.

But in your original mail you referred to the computer as a whole NOT specifically to the graphics card. There's little discussion required about the GTX 460.

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Re: Iss high resolution release 2

Post #24by danielj » 12.03.2011, 16:48

It was problem in gramatics and phrase construction.I was talking about the computer as a whole.I know that there is better video cards like the GTX 570 and 580,for example.And what about IntelXAMD?AMD is much cheaper than Intel,but it seems that the best computers here in foruma are still Intel...

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Re: Iss high resolution release 2

Post #25by CAP-Team » 12.03.2011, 21:37

Well my PC runs Celestia quite smooth with high frame rates, although I must admin that even with a SSD harddisk loading (VT) textures still slows down Celestia. Also showing orbits slows down Celestia considerably (frame rate wise), especially with spacecraft orbits enabled. Almost any solar system body uses SPICE kernels so they have to be loaded as well.

@Tootfri since Celestia is a 32 bit program, it cannot address more than 4 GB of RAM, so adding more RAM wouldn't make much difference for Celestia. I probably will upgrade the RAM to 8 GB in the course of this year (since it's quite cheap nowadays).

Ontopic: the ISS model looks great!
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Re: Iss high resolution release 2

Post #26by Fenerit » 12.03.2011, 22:11

CAP-Team wrote:...
I probably will upgrade the RAM to 8 GB in the course of this year (since it's quite cheap nowadays).

Among the other, Japan's quake seem to have damaged several semiconductors producers, so business men were speaking on TV net. Probably the things will changes. :(
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Re: Iss high resolution release 2

Post #27by t00fri » 13.03.2011, 01:33

CAP-Team wrote:@Tootfri since Celestia is a 32 bit program, it cannot address more than 4 GB of RAM, so adding more RAM wouldn't make much difference for Celestia. I probably will upgrade the RAM to 8 GB in the course of this year (since it's quite cheap nowadays).

My point was just that such a powerful i7 CPU would be an "overkill" if challenged mainly with 32 bit Celestia. Since I don't know your (professional?) needs concerning other possible CPU-intensive tasks, I can't judge. Certainly a scientist like myself has always good use for " monster number crunchers" ;-)

Note I am not talking about graphics here but about the pure CPU aspects.

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movie sts 130 cupola

Post #28by linuxm@n » 24.04.2011, 23:33

I have uploaded a movie from the STS 130 mission: Cupola installation

You can find it here in mp4
Click on the movie picture to download it

http://celestiasws.free.fr/ISS/ISS.html

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Re: Iss high resolution release 2

Post #29by linuxm@n » 25.04.2011, 11:11

bh wrote:LinuxM@n did you get my pm?

Forgive my request but I'd like a 'stand-alone' model of the shuttle.

Here's what I've managed to extract from your excellent ISS...

Can you help me?

I have to take some credit for this model.

Sorry bob and over people who send me pm, I am very busy for over a year and I made very few visits to the forum, I had big problems with my eyes that much slowed me one.

The original model comes from NASA and I have changed, the SRMS and SSRMS OBSS are independent and the cargo bay doors and radar as you can see on my video uplooaded now on youtube

http://celestiasws.free.fr/ISS/ISS.html

Or the direct link on youtube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJLzcijjTWM

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Re: Iss high resolution release 2

Post #30by linuxman » 27.05.2011, 19:18

RobinR wrote:Hello all, my first post here!

ISS Release 1 was already breath-taking for me, these pics of release 2 are really magnificent! Then I spotted this one sentence in this thread...
linuxm@n wrote:Someone might be deal when the addon will disponible
... and an idea popped up.

Long story short: the attached (zipped) SSC file should work in combination with Linuxm@n's ISS release 1 to make its solar panels sun-tracking.
Note that I made extensive use of reference frames, so I'm afraid it's only for Celestia 1.5.0 and higher - which is hopefully not a problem?


Robin

Wonderfull Thank you:
we have modified your ssc file and the solar panel will follow the sun in the future release 2 (exept atv and atv 2)

There are still many details to resolve before publication, I have to modelize the AMSS for STS-134 and make some animations with the Canadarm (airlock , node 2 jem...).

Please have a look on my iss page and select years 1998 and 2001 to see sts-98 and sts-88 movies.
http://celestiasws.free.fr/ISS/ISS.html

You can wath directly on youtube

I confirm that the vid?o card is more important than the processor this addon work fine with a nvidia gtx 460/ 1mb dedicaced ram.

I had to create a new account on this forum my old account didnt work


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Re: Iss high resolution release 2

Post #31by linuxman » 15.04.2012, 13:49

Hello, some news
I'm still working on a new version, I invite you to watch videos:

http://www.youtube.com/user/celestiasws/feed

It is time for the calculations:

docking of shuttles and Soyuz, movements of the Canadarm to install the elements.

The iss is more and more detail will require a good graphics card.

The station appears after 25 seconds of loading, once it is fluid and you can zoom and move easily

i have a nvidia gtx460 1mb

Others pictures on:
http://celestiasws.free.fr

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Re: Iss high resolution release 2

Post #32by Hungry4info » 15.04.2012, 16:59

Wow, that is amazing! 8O 8O
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Re: Iss high resolution release 2

Post #33by bh » 15.04.2012, 18:00

Fantastic vids Linuxm@n, I especially enjoyed the shuttle/canadarm animations.
regards...bh.

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Re: Iss high resolution release 2

Post #34by TERRIER » 15.04.2012, 23:50

bh wrote:Fantastic vids Linuxm@n, I especially enjoyed the shuttle/canadarm animations.

Here! Here!

The Canadarm - now that brings back some memories, eh bh - it's great to see them actually working within the Celestia environment :D

I've just watched the beautiful animation of mission STS-130, and there is one hell of a skilled robotic arm operator on show - brilliant stuff !
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Re: Iss high resolution release 2

Post #35by bh » 16.04.2012, 07:08

Terrier!... You did a fantastic job on the arm skip... good to see you back!

I need a new puter to run this model!
regards...bh.

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Re: Iss high resolution release 2

Post #36by Goofy » 16.04.2012, 23:28

linuxman wrote:Hello, some news I'm still working on a new version, I invite you to watch videos:
http://www.youtube.com/user/celestiasws/feed .......Linuxman
Hi Linuxm@n.
I was very happy of your previous ISS version, but your new videos are absolutely "perfect", both models and animations.
BTW I was delighted by the tiny astronaut, moving around in the STS-98 movie, the Cupola covers opening, and the solar panels extension.
I hope you'll share soon the final result, cannot wait to show it to my students.
Just a little request: if it is possible, could you please add the xyz files (or the cel script) necessary to show a Shuttle (any, any mission) rising from e.g. 50 miles up to the orbit, with closed doors?
And the same for the Soyuz? :oops:
Just to show the ascent of both spaceships.
Thank you very much, whatever will be your reply.
Well done, appreciated.
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Re: Iss high resolution release 2

Post #37by TERRIER » 18.04.2012, 10:57

bh wrote:
I need a new puter to run this model!


Me too, this old clunker will be 10 years old in October - then I might invest in a new one !
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Re: Iss high resolution release 2

Post #38by linuxman » 28.06.2012, 11:42

Thank you all

bh wrote:Terrier!... You did a fantastic job on the arm skip... good to see you back!

I need a new puter to run this model!

Perhaps you need only to change your graphic card My desktop computer is now 6 years old ( i work with a nvidia geforce gtx460 buyed two years ago )

-Today deployment of solar panels are finished, my friend gilles Morere my friend works on the approach of the dragon with software to create it for placing objects and making movements.

I'm searching photography about the rear of the dragon space x
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Re: Iss high resolution release 2

Post #39by bh » 28.06.2012, 13:34

Thanks Mr L... unfortunately I'm on mac, with an in-built GMA 950... what a pile of crap.

As much as i love the mac, my Celestia experience with it has been woeful.
regards...bh.


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