Graphic interface Lua Universal Tools v5.0 beta 2 - RELEASE! (new edition 31.12.2018)

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Graphic interface Lua Universal Tools v5.0 beta 2 - RELEASE! (new edition 31.12.2018)

Post #1by Croc » 24.12.2018, 08:22

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Graphical interface Lua Universal Tools v5.0 beta 2 (LUT-5.2):

  • Application Name: Lua Universal Tools v5 beta 2 (2013-2018)
  • Characteristic: Upgraded graphical interface to Celestia 1.6.1.
  • Feature: Lua Universal Tools - intuitive interface.
  • Size Application LUT-5.2_basic - 51,6 Mb/45.6 Mb (zipped)
  • The minimum dimensions of monitor 750 x 900 pixels.
  • User age 7-70+

The authors of the upgrade v5.2: Gennady Lygin (aka Croc) and Patrick Ziegler (aka Gironde)

Sources:

  • Graphical interface - Lua Edu Tools v1.2 beta 8 by Vincent Giangiulio (aka Vincent)
  • Maneuvering tools - CockPits v3D-1, protractor - Angular separation by Joёl (aka Jogad)
  • Lagrange Points Tool v1.1 by Phil Batchelor (aka chuft-captain)
  • Space Lift by Thomas Guilpain
  • Graphical interface - Lua Universal Tools v1.0 - v4.0 (2013-2016) by Gennady Lygin (aka Croc)
  • Graphical interface - Lua Universal Tools v5.0 (2017) by Gennady Lygin(aka Croc)and Patrick Ziegler (aka Gironde)

Applications Languages: English (en), Russian (ru)

License agreement:
Use and distribution of this software is authorized according to the license Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-ND) v4.0.

Graphical interface Lua Universal Tools v5.0 beta 2 (LUT-5.2) comprises the following update:


To be continued...
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Post #2by Croc » 24.12.2018, 08:24


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Post #3by Croc » 27.12.2018, 05:10

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Get acquainted with the User Manual for working with the graphic interface Lua Universal Tools v5.0 beta 2

Format - pgf
English language:
  • Manual-LUT-5.2_en.zip = 3,510 MB
Russian language:
  • Manual-LUT-5.2_ru.zip = 3,672 MB

Get acquainted with the Appendix to the Guide.

Asterism1_en.jpg


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Post #4by Croc » 28.12.2018, 03:01

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Basic complete set of LUT-5.2:

A set of tools, services in the menu LUT-5.2 (the upper right corner of the screen is the fixed part of the LUT):

Menu_LUT-5.2_en.jpg


  • Lines 1-3. Information board Date/Time/Day of the week. Indication of the passage of time (multiplicity/pause/stop). Buttons of time management.
    Control programs (files) - menuLine1Box.lua, menuLine1_1Box.lua.
  • Line 4. Buttons: [View Options], [Set Addon].
    Control programs (files) - menuLine2Box.lua, renderBox.lua, AddsBox.lua
  • Line 5. Buttons: [Solar System Browser], [Vi.Di.Ba], [Obj.VIEW]/[Obj.HIDE].
    Control programs (files) - menuLine3Box.lua, solarSystemBox.lua, ViDiBaBox.lua.
  • Line 6. Buttons: [Guide], [>], [Help], [Lift], [Cockpit].
    Control programs (files) - menuLine4Box.lua, guidesBox.lua, helpBox.lua, liftBox.lua, cockpitsBox.lua,
  • Line 7. Buttons: [Kepler Parameters], [Langage], [Location].
    Control programs (files) - menuLine5Box.lua, KeplerParamBox.lua, LagrangeBox.lua, renderLocsBox.lua.
  • Line 8. Buttons: [H.-R. Diagram], [Protractor], [Legend].
    Control programs (files) - menuLine6Box.lua, HRBox.lua, sepAnglesBox.lua,legendBox.lua.
  • Line 9. Buttons control panel: [PULT], [1], [2], [3], [4], [5], [6], [7]
    Control programs (files) файлы - menuLine7Box.lua

The control panel (when turned on is located at the bottom of the screen):

Pult_LUT-5.2_en.jpg


  • panel1Box.lua - Space navigation
  • panel2Box.lua - Objects/Orbits/Other
  • panel3Box.lua - Coordinates. Options settings -
  • panel4Box.lua - AUTOPILOT
  • panel5Box.lua - Space flight to the stars / Space Maneuvers,
  • panel6Box.lua - Panel Exrta Control
  • panel7Box.lua - Time Machine / Regulations

Collection of additions:

  • "Realistic_Milky_Way"
  • "Asteroid_Belt" - Croc in the wording
  • "Kuiper_Belt"
  • "Space_Lift"
  • "Political_Borders"
  • "Aurora"
  • "Geomagnetic_Field"

Albums - album images_planet.

Base locations - folder Locs (100%).

Guides are not included in the basic package.

Other files:

  • celestia.cfg
  • luahookinit.lua
  • asterisms.dat
  • sans10.txf
  • sans10_ru.txf

Documentation (doc folder):

  • Manual LUT-5.2_en.pdf
  • Manual-LUT-5.2_ru.pdf
  • Adds_Frank Gregorio.txt
  • Parameters LET + LUT_en.xlsm
  • ReadMe_en.txt
  • ReadMe_ru.txt

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Post #5by Croc » 29.12.2018, 03:53

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Installing the LUT-5.2 GUI:

1. Installation instructions:


CelestiaArtBlos6_en.jpg


2. Move:

  • Create a LET subfolder in the inaktive folder new (edition of 02/12/2019)
  • celestia.cfg from folder ..\Celestia\ to folder ..\Celestia\inactive\LET\
  • luahookinit.lua from folder ..\Celestia\ to folder ..\Celestia\inactive\LET\
  • asterisms.dat from folder ..\Celestia\data\ to folder ..\Celestia\inactive\LET\

3. Unpack: lua-applications.zip. Copy folder lua-applications to folder ..\Celestia\

4. Move:

  • celestia.cfg from folder ..\Celestia\lua-applications\doc\add_files to folder ..\Celestia\
  • luahookinit.lua from folder ..\Celestia\lua-applications\doc\add_files to folder ..\Celestia\
  • asterisms.dat from folder ..\Celestia\lua-applications\doc\add_files to folder ..\Celestia\data\
  • sans10.txf from folder ..\Celestia\lua-applications\doc\add_files to folder ..\Celestia\fonts\
  • sans10_ru.txf from folder C:\Program ..\Celestia\lua-applications\doc\add_files to folder ..\Celestia\fonts\

5. Unpack: Locations.zip. Copy folder Locations to folder ..\Celestia\extras\

6. Start Celestia:

CelestiaArtBlos6+LUT-5.2_en.jpg


Note. Here and below, screenshots are made from a 1920x1080 monitor.
If your monitor resolution is less than 1920x1080, you may need to configure it (see config.lua)


7. Installation check LUT-5.2:

  • In the lower left corner of the inscription should be made in red font.
  • In the upper right corner of the menu screen LUT-5.2 should contain 9 lines without distortion.
  • If the requirements of clause 7 are not met, restart Celestia again.
  • If after restarting Celestia the requirements of clause 7 are not met, then your video card is not powerful enough for this Celestia configuration.

Note. If you return the files celestia.cfg and luahookinit.lua to their former places, the work of the Lua Edu Tools graphical interface will be restored.

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Post #6by Croc » 05.01.2019, 03:13

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In Celestia Origin v.7 add-on (12/30/2018) the file solarsys.ssc has specificity for the following objects:

  • Dione
  • Tethys
  • Rhea
  • Iapetus
  • Miranda
  • Ariel
  • Umbriel
  • Titania
  • Oberon
  • Proteus

Given this factor, the base of locations has been modified.
In addition, extra files have been removed from the database.
The modified database in archive form is called Locations_mod_05-01-2019.zip.
It is included in the attachment to the previous post instead of the file Locations.zip.
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Post #7by Croc » 14.01.2019, 18:10

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Additions to the basic complete LUT-5.2. Additional graphic and textual information.

In the basic configuration there is one album images_planet. Here is an example of additional information:

MoreInfo-2.jpg


In the screenshot, the red arrow shows the [MoreInfo.] To include additional information.

You can connect additional albums to the GUI:
  • galaxies illustration images_galaxy - 300
  • nebula illustrations images_nebula - 119
  • illustrations of clusters of stars images_cluster - 180
  • other illustrations images_other - 9

Installation Instructions:

  • Download Album (albums) and unzip
  • Move to folder .. \lua-applications\lua_universal_tools_v5\

Albums can be replenished with new illustrations.
Illustration management is provided in the infoImage.lua file, which is located in the .. \ lua-applications \ lua_universal_tools_v5 \ infos \ folder.
At the end of the infoImage.lua file is a sample code for a new illustration.

Additional text information is stored:
  • in English in the infoText.lua file in the folder .. \lua-applications\lua_universal_tools_v5\infos\
  • in Russian in the infoText_ru.lua file in the folder\lua-applications\lua_universal_tools_v5\locale\ru\
At the end of the infoText.lua file (infoText_ru.lua) is a sample code for new information.

Note. In the basic configuration, a typo was found in the infoText.lua file, due to which the "text information" panel was not included.
The attachment contains the revised and updated version of infoText.lua.

Installation Instructions:

  • Download infoText.zip and unzip
  • Move file infoText.lua to .. \lua-applications\lua_universal_tools_v5\infos\
  • Agree to replace the file.
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Post #8by Croc » 22.01.2019, 11:17

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Additions to the basic configuration LUT-5.2. Addons.

The updated config.lua file (see attachment) contains a list of 36 add-ons:
  • The first group consists of 14 add-ons for visualizing objects, object components, object boundaries, etc.
  • The second group "Education" consists of 22 add-ons, which are textbooks, etc.

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adds =
{
"Realistic_Milky_Way",
"Asteroid_Belt",
"Kuiper_Belt",
"Oort_Cloud",
"Nebulae",
"Visible_Rings",
"Propellers_of_Saturn",
"Geomagnetic_Field",
"Aurora",
"Space_Lift",
"Political_Borders",
"Tectonic_Plates",
"Plates_Motions",
"Oceans_Seas_Coasts",
------------------------------------------
-- Education:
------------------------------------------
-- "Sol_and_Planets_2013",
-- "Earth_Structure",
-- "Atmosphere_Composition", 
-- "MoonriseMoonset",
-- "SunriseSunset",
-- "Random_Motion",
-- "Earth_Launch",
-- "Mars_Tour",
-- "Shadowplay_Jupiter",
-- "Arabic_Star_Tour",
-- "Sozvez",
-- "Solar_System_by_Size",
-- "Dying_Sun",
-- "Hubble_Classification",
-- "Near_stars",
-- "Galactic_Center",
-- "Habitable_Zone",
-- "Extrasolar_Marks",
-- "Large_Scale_Universe",
-- "Microwave_Map",
-- "Microwave_Map_Q",
-- "Fiction_Objects",
}

Note. See details https://celestia.space/forum/viewtopic.php?p=141935#p141935

In the basic configuration there are add-ons of the 1st group:
  • "Realistic_Milky_Way"
  • "Asteroid_Belt"
  • "Kuiper_Belt" - update 22.01.2019
  • "Space_Lift"
  • "Political_Borders"
  • "Aurora"
  • "Geomagnetic_Field"

The 1st group should be completed with the following addons:
  • "Oort_Cloud"
  • "Nebulae"
  • "Visible_Rings"
  • "Propellers_of_Saturn"
  • "Tectonic_Plates"
  • "Plates_Motions"
  • "Oceans_Seas_Coasts"

AddonsLUT-5_en+ru.jpg


Addons group "Education" users install themselves:
  • copy the necessary addon from the folder ..\extras\Lua Edu Tools\adds в папку ..\lua-applications\lua_universal_tools_v5\Adds or
  • copy and unpack the necessary addon from the topic https://celestia.space/forum/viewtopic.php?p=141897#p141897
    to folder ..\lua-applications\lua_universal_tools_v5\Adds
  • to activate the addons of the "Education" group, you must remove two hyphens at the beginning of the corresponding lines of the config.lua file (in the "adds =" section).
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Post #9by Croc » 12.02.2019, 23:01

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Attention! The layout of the graphic interface LUT-5.2., Which was described in posts # 1-7, is a LITE version.
The following is a summary of the installation of the FULL version of the LUT-5.2 graphical interface.

Upgrade LUT-5.2. (Stage 1)

Upgrade Plan:
  • Create a folder lua-extras. Access path ..\Celestia\lua-extras\
  • Update the celestia.cfg configuration file, see attachment
  • Install upgraded databases, see attachment, including:
    • asteroid base
    • base comets
    • Dwarf planets base
    • spacecraft base
  • Complete the lua-extras folder with other bases from the extras folder.

Installation Instructions:
  • Create in the folder ..Celestia \ inactive \ subfolder LUT-LITE
  • Save the file celestia.cfg at ..Celestia \ inactive \ LUT-LITE \ (to restore the LUT-LITE version!)
  • Download and unzip the file celestia_12-02-2019.zip
  • Copy celestia.cfg to the .. \ Celestia \ folder. Agree to a replacement.
  • Download and unzip the archive lua-extras.zip.
  • Copy the lua-extras folder to the .. \ Celestia \ folder.
  • Move from .. \ Celestia \ extras \ to .. \ Celestia \ lua-extras \:
    • folder Locations
  • Copy from .. \ Celestia \ extras \ to .. \ Celestia \ lua-extras \:
    • folder Deleted stars
    • Exoplanets folder
    • Rogue planets folder
    • Stars outside the Milky Way
    • Sun flares
  • Start Celestia
  • Check the operation of the upgraded bases

Note. The screenshot below is made from a 1080p height monitor. For clarity, the panel shows the maximum number of rows. This parameter is adjustable in the config .lua section:

Code: Select all

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-- Define the number of lines displayed in the Addon and ViDiBa Visivility list.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Adds_list_nlines = 28
ViDiBa_list_nlines = 40
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

If the height of your monitor is less than 1080 pixels., reduce ViDiBa_list_nlines.

Note. Folder .. \ lua-extras \ Spacecrafts \ users complete independently.
The spacecraft collection for Lua Universal Tools v5.2 Guidebooks is located at viewtopic.php?f=33&t=18615

Check discrete bases of asteroids:

Enable buttons and check boxes:
  • in MENU LUT-5 buttons [Settings] and [Vi.Di.Ba.]
  • on the Settings panel, checkbox [Asteroids (Names)] (marked with a red oval)
  • on the "Virtual Discrete Bases" panel, check-box [01 Asteroids s.m. axis ...] (marked with a red oval)

Result:

Ast-1.jpg


Repeat the procedure for the remaining check-boxes of discrete asteroid bases.

Check comet discrete bases:

Enable buttons and check boxes:
  • in MENU LUT-5 buttons [Settings] and [Vi.Di.Ba.]
  • On the Settings panel, the checkbox [Comets (Names)] (marked with a red oval)
  • on the "Virtual Discrete Bases" panel check-box [Comet s.m. axis 0-3.5 AU] (marked with a red oval)

Result:

Com-1.jpg


Finding asteroids and comets that are not included in discrete bases (see the folder ..\ViDiBa\AllAsteroids\ and ..\ViDiBa\AllComets\) :

  • Enable checkboxes in the Settings panel, which are marked with a red oval

Result:

Ast+Com-1.jpg


Note. The above screenshots were created when the asteroids7-5.ssc and jupitertrojans5.ssc asteroids bases were activated and comets7_5.ssc comets bases (see folders ..\lua-extras\Asteroids\ and ..\lua-extras\Comets\)

If you activate asteroids7-4.ssc and jupitertrojans4.ssc asteroids and comets7_4.ssc, you can visualize all asteroids and comets in dot-dash style (asteroids - white dots, comets - orange strokes):

Ast+Com-2.jpg

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Post #10by Croc » 16.02.2019, 15:51

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Upgrade LUT-5.2. (2 stage)

Upgrade Plan:
Install travel guides, including:
  • Star Worlds series guidebooks (StarWorlds folder)
  • "Planets and the Moon" series guidebooks (PlanersMoons folder)
  • guides series "Asteroids and Comets" (folder AsteroidsComets)
  • "Spacecraft" series guidebooks (SpaceCrafts folder)
  • guides series "Other" (folder Other)

Installation Instructions:
  • download the archive guides_16-02-2019.zip, unzip it
  • place the unpacked guides archive into the folder .. \ lua-applications \ lua_universal_tools_v5 \
  • restart celestia
  • check the work of guidebooks

Menu_en-1+2+3+4.jpg


  • View # 1 - the initial state of the GUI menu
  • View # 2 - The Menu LUT-5 [>] button was pressed, buttons appeared to enable the Guides. And what do the English abbreviations on these buttons mean?
  • View # 3 - The Menu LUT-5 [Guides] button is pressed, an information panel appeared with a list of guidebooks ...
  • View # 4 - The Menu LUT-5 [Guides] button is disabled, the [AB] = Asteroids Belt button is pressed (Asteroid Belt), the "Near Earth Asteroids-1" interactive guide panel has appeared. To the left of the [AB] button a red indicator appeared in the form of a ringlet.
  • View on the screenshot below after clicking the [Ceres-1] button:

Ceres-en.jpg


  • View on the next screenshot after pressing the Menu LUT-5 [Loc] button, an interactive panel guide "Objects with locations" appeared, on which the [Moon] button is pressed. In addition, the Menu LUT-5 [Locations] button was pressed, the interactive panel "PLANETARY NOMENCLATURE..." (for Moon) appeared, on which the [AA] button was clicked (Crater type)

Moon-en.jpg
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