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Re: Custom Science-Fiction Pictures from Celestia

Post #81by John Van Vliet » 22.08.2013, 05:55

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Post #82by bh » 22.08.2013, 07:10

Stunning Earth worlds Plutonian and John!

Really fantastic... inspiring!
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Post #84by bh » 22.08.2013, 19:21

Does it matter lodgy?... really?

Sigh.
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Post #85by fungun » 22.08.2013, 20:38

Just amazing.....
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Post #86by Chuft-Captain » 24.08.2013, 12:11

Oh yeah, a planet in a completely different solar system is going to develop features in exactly the same fashion as our planet ... and of course there's no way another planet could possibly have geophysical features larger than those on Earth, is there?
Ever heard of "Valles Marineris" and "Olympus Mons" Lodgy?
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Post #87by Hungry4info » 24.08.2013, 19:39

The point is, lodgy, that his work is, like most of yours, fiction. It does not need to be 100% accurate or 100% plausible.

Grow up. :x :roll:
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Post #88by Chuft-Captain » 24.08.2013, 22:33

lodgy wrote:Sorry dude, but unlike Earth, Mars is a dead planet (nothing moves except for a few sandstorms). :(
Let me explain geologically it happens nothing. :roll:
On Earth there is a great atmosphere and lot of water for erosion and there is Wegener's continental drift which renews everything
in few millions years...
Otherwise I'm sure there would be very large geological structures (Rift, Volcanos, ...)

That's why... :)

Do not confuse the geology and hydrology :!: :lol:
Well done! You've just noted that Mars is different from Earth, and that different processes are in play (maybe we are making some progress with you) ... and yet, you still seem unable to accept that different processes are also likely to be in play on a fictional Earth-like exo-planet.

For some reason you have an expectation that John's "Earth-like" planet should be an exact clone of Earth, but why should it be? As the example of Mars (not to mention the moons of Saturn and Jupiter) demonstrates, there are many different processes, and many different outcomes (in our solar system alone). That point seems to have flown straight over your head!

You said it yourself in your reply: "unlike Earth". (Exactly)

How about passing judgement on these 2 (alike or unlike?):
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Post #90by Fenerit » 24.08.2013, 23:22

Do not feed the trolls, please.
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Post #91by PlutonianEmpire » 18.09.2013, 03:37

Bit of a back story here: Tonight, I finished a bit of an experimental world-building spree, that took months to complete (because procrastination; we've all been there sometimes :lol: ), where I made nine systems to put around the stars Cham generously provided for M 33, that combined the results from three separate random generators; donjon.bin.sh for the stars, and the Browser SSC Gen and Omega's 2013 stargen for the surrounding planets . While the first eight systems are meh (two had to be placed in M 31 instead for various reasons), the final one cranked out by stargen tonight gave me a sight to behold:

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Purely random, and as a bonus, when I checked the html page for the seed, mass, and luminosity, it was labelled as a genuine Earthlike, rather than simply habitable. Not a bad payoff. :)


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Slightly unstable, but nothing a little SSC editing can't fix. ;) :mrgreen:

Maenali was the name for the system given by donjon.bin.sh , but since I'm using my own naming system for stars as part of my sci-fi project, I gave it to the planet instead.
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Post #92by Chuft-Captain » 18.09.2013, 16:34

Plutonian,

Your image host seems a bit flakey or out of action. Try : http://imageshack.us/, or attach your images directly to your post.
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Post #93by bh » 18.09.2013, 16:41

I see em okay... bloody great!
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Post #94by Chuft-Captain » 18.09.2013, 19:40

Thanks bh,

Yes, the problem's at this end.
I've been in touch with my ISP and they are having some issues with their servers which is affecting connections to SOME websites. (Obviously PlutonianEmpire's image server is one of the currently unreachable sites (for me).

Unfortunately this is also affecting some software I am trialing (which does an on-line license authentication, which is also failing), so I hope my ISP sorts out the problem soon! ie. before my trial licence expires!!!

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Post #95by PlutonianEmpire » 18.09.2013, 20:00

Yeah, that sucks. :/

But thanks for the suggestion; I actually had been using imageshack since I joined shatters, but I switched to imgur after imageshack went against their promises and became a paysite, turning into yet another one of those stupid "freemiums", and forcing me to delete tons of vital images. :evil:
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Post #96by PlutonianEmpire » 29.09.2013, 06:42

Plutonia and Utopia upon a beautiful backdrop...

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I posted this pair in the old pics thread before it got locked. Now that I have my HDD back from the laptop I made them on before it died, I can post more new screenies of partially renewed worldbuilding efforts....

The fuzzy funky colors adorning the Milky Way are from one of Cham's sprites nebulae models; the funky-colored dots are some of Plutonia's numerous minor moons. :)

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A man-made, self-sustaining star. I came up with it during my High School years, when I was fiddling around with an old version of the Redshift astronomy software and learned I could make my own stars (whilst building up an intergalactic empire in my personal mods for the Civilization strategy games, hence my username here :lol: ). Obviously, I carried it over to Celestia when I first discovered it, and it was my very first Celestia addon. And she's stuck with me ever since. :)

The surrounding nebula is the harmless shock-wave from the nuclear hyper-bomb (which I called a "plutonium fusion bomb" :lol: ) that created it.

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Post #97by PlutonianEmpire » 07.01.2014, 08:29

Forum's back, so now it's back to work posting outrageous science fantasy and irritating hard-sci-fi fans! :mrgreen: :lol:

I was exploring some "ancient" systems that I've had with me for nearly all of my nine, ten years with Celestia, and found this little gem; a blue Jovian with two habitable moons.

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A while back, I tried teaching myself the basics of scale heights and figuring out more appropriate atmosphere hights for my worlds. As a result of that, on my favorite world, I wound up raising the MieScaleHeight from 13.5 to a little over 15.33, thanks to its composition and excessive heat and humidity in combination with the lower gravity:

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(The temperature of 0 is because the world is circumbinary, since Celestia doesn't calculate temperatures for objects attached to STC barycenters.)
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Post #98by bh » 07.01.2014, 08:55

Beautiful images PE... Forums back... Yay!
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Post #99by PlutonianEmpire » 08.01.2014, 06:34

Yes, she's hot, but is she single? :mrgreen:

:lol:

(Sorry, too funny to resist. :P :lol: )
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Post #100by PlutonianEmpire » 12.01.2014, 09:07

An Earthlike world around the sole tertiary G dwarf companion in a trinary system... Aa and Ab can be seen in the distance, over several hundreds of AU's away...
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Clouds and surface mine. System made with Stargen 2013; the Earthlike it made was replaced completely with one of my one; but with the SMA and Eccentricity carried over. 1 large moon and 4 small ones.

And a much larger Earthlike world in a circumbinary around the G and K dwarfs Aa and Ab from above. B is in the distance.
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The surface textures aren't mine on this one, but I did the clouds myself. :)Made with Stargen 2013. Sadly moonless. :(
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