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25 Nov 2017 20:33

Thanks, but the LM is just a placeholder until I can find a model for just the descent stage.
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26 Feb 2018 20:45

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[quote][size=100]Are there any satellites that anyone wants me to include?[/size][/quote]

I'd love it if we could get a model of the Himawari8 Satellite, as an Australian I really love it. Also the James Webb has a few models kicking around online. 

I know the following may not really count as satellites, but I'd love these too: Magellan, Juno, SpaceX's tesla (If possible)
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26 Feb 2018 22:55

OsoVenus wrote:
Hornblower wrote:


Are there any satellites that anyone wants me to include?


I'd love it if we could get a model of the Himawari8 Satellite, as an Australian I really love it. Also the James Webb has a few models kicking around online. 

I know the following may not really count as satellites, but I'd love these too: Magellan, Juno, SpaceX's tesla (If possible)

Magellan isn’t a ship or explorer or detroit :) ? Or seriouly here a Wikipedia link.
 
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28 Feb 2018 05:23

It might not be that, but its still cool. :( 

How about Himawari and James Webb though? Are either of those possible? What about the others. 
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28 Feb 2018 11:20

OsoVenus wrote:
It might not be that, but its still cool. :( 

How about Himawari and James Webb though? Are either of those possible? What about the others.

I would love it if Hornblower would do the James Webb Space Telescope.

Three years ago I semi-successfully converted the James Webb Space Telescope model from here: https://nasa3d.arc.nasa.gov/detail/jwst


It is a Maya model which I converted to an .FBX file with a trial of Maya 2015 which I imported into Blender to export as an .OBJ + .MTL file for use in Space Engine. I had issues with the reflective parts or materials. As you can see sections are missing or become transparent upon rotation. I am not a 3D graphics expert. I still am a newbie and this was only my 2nd attempt at converting a model to Space Engine after my first attempt at a much simpler model was successful.

Someone suggested I try again when 0.9.9.0 comes out but if Hornblower wants to do it I'll be very happy.
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28 Feb 2018 19:17

Unfortunately, I have reached a bit of a wall while developing it. If I add to many satellites, the models take longer to load for some reason. (Also, I'm not good at importing ships. The models are easy, but I can't figure out the textures)
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