chris wrote:...There are two problems: first of all, most planets have the color left at the default value of white (or [ 1 1 1]). But, I don't think that a black grid--which seems to be what would be derived via your method--would look good for most planets.
The second problem is more fundamental: the color specified in the ssc file is intended to be normalized so that the largest component is 1.0. This means that there's no value information present in the color at all. The actual value of the planet disc is derived from albedo, phase, distance to viewer, and distance to the illuminating star.
Mhhmm... don't follow you well... do we talk about the same? I was referring to the planetshine; how do you define the color used to illuminate orbiting object?