Addons I'm working on: Gaea, Alliance/Union, Orion's Arm

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Addons I'm working on: Gaea, Alliance/Union, Orion's Arm

Post #1by selden » 11.08.2016, 09:02

I'm currently working on several Addons.

Illustrating the Gaea trilogy by John Varley:

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Another is a collaboration with Troutweaver, showing his models of spacecraft from the Alliance/Union series by C.J. Cherryh:

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But my current project, showing some of the wormhole routes in Orion's Arm has distracted me from those two:

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Post #2by john71 » 11.08.2016, 15:22

Those wormhole routes... :clap:

I wish it would be a standard feature in Celestia...

Celestia is now like the best word processor ever but without the ability to edit the text after loading it...:insane:

Celestia could make whole stellar maps real time with the ability to save them...

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Post #3by Cham » 11.08.2016, 17:10

john71,

the analogy with a word processor is wrong.

Better comparison : Celestia is a pdf reader, and the best of its kind.
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Post #4by john71 » 11.08.2016, 19:00

OK, you are right of course, but I hope you can see what I mean: a lot of people simply don't realise the full potential of Celestia. It takes months or maybe years for some people to learn it.

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I mean creating CONTENT is the full potential of Celestia...

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Post #5by Cham » 11.08.2016, 19:15

I agree that adding new contents to Celestia (addons) isn't a very easy task. But astronomy itself isn't a very simple matter to correctly understand neither.
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Post #6by john71 » 11.08.2016, 19:26

Maybe we should really analyse the usefulness of Celestia.

For example Celestia is perfect for:

- creating photorealistic astronomy simulations
- creating educational materials
- exploring the Universe
- understanding the real scale and internal structure of the Universe
- creating sci-fi models and enviroments.

But Celestia could be used for much more...

For example:
- sharing and downloading cmod 3d models like Sketchup
- integrated online sharing of add-ons
- online add-on updates
- interactive world-building
- saving the interactive world building
- etc.

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Celestia could be a 3d "Universe-Second life" too...


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