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by SpaceEngineer
18 Mar 2017 05:02
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Tidally locked planets
Replies: 3
Views: 142

Tidally locked planets

4661 Maybe, but then you must ask what mechanism would produce the torque to break tidal lock? Winds on Venus are sometimes considered to be responsible of its non-tidal locking rotation. They produce enough drag to spin up its rotation in retrograde direction. If Venus were has no such dense atmos...
by SpaceEngineer
17 Mar 2017 14:49
Forum: Development
Topic: SpaceEngine TODO
Replies: 25
Views: 3878

SpaceEngine TODO

4583 Updating exoplanets, comets, asteroids, satellites, ISS, etc- like the way Starry Night Pro Plus 7.5 does it would be grand! Who will do that? I believe Starry Night has a large team, they monitoring astronomical discoveries and quickly add new ones to the program's database. This cannot be do...
by SpaceEngineer
17 Mar 2017 14:43
Forum: Development
Topic: SpaceEngine TODO
Replies: 25
Views: 3878

SpaceEngine TODO

4365 For example I can't play GTA 5 longer than a month because of new updates. They weight from 500 to 2000 MBs, and the launcher has the worst optimized netcode I ever found in a software. As soon as I start downloading them, any other thing I (and my parents) wants to do on the internet becomes ...
by SpaceEngineer
16 Mar 2017 15:45
Forum: Development
Topic: Work progress - 0.9.8.1
Replies: 291
Views: 32962

Work progress - 0.9.8.1

Continue developing post-effect shaders. First, simple color enhancement. Will be configurable. scr00457.jpg scr00456.jpg Next, effect called pseudo lens flare . scr00451.jpg scr00458.jpg Flares inherits the shape of the light source. scr00459.jpg Any light source now can generate flares, even brigh...
by SpaceEngineer
16 Mar 2017 15:00
Forum: Troubleshooting and Solutions
Topic: Zero Phase Glare Question
Replies: 1
Views: 70

Zero Phase Glare Question

Only per object in the editor.
Effect does not depend on distance to light source (as in reality).
by SpaceEngineer
15 Mar 2017 02:51
Forum: Mods and Addons
Topic: COMMUNITY ADDON - Object Descriptions
Replies: 13
Views: 945

COMMUNITY ADDON - Object Descriptions

4244 if someone would use your file, he would overwrite the original file. This can not be the purpose. The wiki has an option "import" to merge db files. However, I didn't tested it during a long time, so it may be broken. Edit: yes it doesn't work. Edit2: bug fixed. Edit3: updated eng-d...
by SpaceEngineer
14 Mar 2017 07:20
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Exoplanets news thread
Replies: 0
Views: 98

Exoplanets news thread

TRAPPIST-1 discussion and addon for 0.98 is here.
by SpaceEngineer
14 Mar 2017 07:18
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: TRAPPIST-1
Replies: 64
Views: 6042

Exoplanets news thread

A new article about the TRAPPIST-1 system. The planet h is completely confirmed now - its orbital period is 18.764 days. Also, rotation period of the star is measured - 3.3 days. All data is added to the updated addon pak. The link in the opening post is updated also. TRAPPIST-1.pak Strange thing - ...
by SpaceEngineer
12 Mar 2017 17:29
Forum: Development
Topic: Work progress - 0.9.8.1
Replies: 291
Views: 32962

Work progress - 0.9.8.1

4344 is the ISS a fixed orbit spacecraft always around earth now, or does it have to be added like all the other spacecraft? if so will it be available? Yes, and yes. 4344 would the atmosphere also cast orange/red light on objects like spacecraft and the moon when passing behind or does it still ju...
by SpaceEngineer
12 Mar 2017 16:57
Forum: Development
Topic: Work progress - 0.9.8.1
Replies: 291
Views: 32962

Work progress - 0.9.8.1

4333 Is this planetary nebula being modeled as a torus seen from above? I would think they're supposed to be spherical bubbles which are opaque at the edges and transparent in the middle, so they should look the same from all angles. This depends on a star. If it is a solitary red giant, slowly los...
by SpaceEngineer
12 Mar 2017 13:32
Forum: Mods and Addons
Topic: DoctorOfSpace's Mod Emporium v0.9.8.0
Replies: 32
Views: 5387

DoctorOfSpace's Mod Emporium v0.9.8.0

4311 Avatar mod has a conflict. There is a planet Polyphemus, but Neptune also has Polyphemus the dwarf moon. Sometimes (but not always, donno why) they conjure and Neptune gets that huge avatar planet as a moon and it has all it's secondary moons. Weird thing. This is fixed in 0.9.8.1 by introduci...
by SpaceEngineer
12 Mar 2017 07:42
Forum: Development
Topic: Work progress - 0.9.8.1
Replies: 291
Views: 32962

Work progress - 0.9.8.1

4317 Also, do stars inside the nebula illuminate it? No, and it is very complex question, how to integrate stars into nebula. You have to convert them to a sdf somehow (signed distance function). 4318 SpaceEngineer, these nebulae look really great but will they have textures in the future, so we ca...
by SpaceEngineer
12 Mar 2017 06:47
Forum: Development
Topic: Work progress - 0.9.8.1
Replies: 291
Views: 32962

Work progress - 0.9.8.1

Recently I have working on a proper HDR with autoexposure, and adding a new shiny bloom effect. In process, improved quality of MSAA, and many other things. Now, finally, SE is able to display very large difference of brightmess, and true relative brightness of objects. Earth and Moon. Relative brig...
by SpaceEngineer
11 Mar 2017 07:52
Forum: Development
Topic: Work progress - 0.9.8.1
Replies: 291
Views: 32962

update post

Duke's nebula update. Still a lot of work, integration into engine, correct blending with stars...

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Something looks like spiral galaxy (or protoplanetary disk?):

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by SpaceEngineer
11 Mar 2017 06:44
Forum: Mods and Addons
Topic: Textures and less brightness for Solar System
Replies: 8
Views: 987

Solar Sytem Textures by Cirax (14 objects)

Original Venus elevation  (topography) map has fairly low resolution and many artifacts. Only Magellan spacecraft collected altimetry data so far. Other maps you can find in the Internet are some variations of radioalbedo maps, not the topography. https://astrogeology.usgs.gov/search/map/Venus/Magel...
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