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General questions about SpaceEngine

Posted: 08 Jun 2021 18:46
by jjliang
Why is Uranus' tilt incorrect in the System Chart?

General questions about SpaceEngine

Posted: 13 Jun 2021 07:51
by jjliang
Why are the giant stars (not supergiants, which are shaped like popcorn, just like in real life) blindingly white?

General questions about SpaceEngine

Posted: 14 Jun 2021 06:06
by longname
jjliang wrote:
Why are the giant stars (not supergiants, which are shaped like popcorn, just like in real life) blindingly white?

I'm confused, aren't stars supposed to be blinding, and some stars blindingly white?

General questions about SpaceEngine

Posted: 23 Jun 2021 04:31
by MattWithAHat
I think the movement of stars within their galaxy is not implemented in the game and for that reason there is also no way to see the star trajectory, other than the movement in a binary system? I know this would probably be a big thing to add to the game and it might be just too much, but are there plans to add star trajectories?


I first discovered SE a couple of days ago and had the idea to check out the suns movement in the milkyway and had to find out that this is not possible, because star movements are apparently not implemented?

I'm immensly impressed with SE and adding star movements would really just be the cherry on the cake, to make it even more impressive. Just wanted to know if something like that might be possible in the future of SE?

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Posted: 23 Jun 2021 06:48
by Mosfet
MattWithAHat wrote:
Source of the post Just wanted to know if something like that might be possible in the future of SE?

In the SpaceEngine TODO list http://forum.spaceengine.org/viewtopic.php?t=72 this feature is marked by the developer "Uncertain if possible"

General questions about SpaceEngine

Posted: 23 Jun 2021 11:58
by Deac
Is there a way to add classes of objects?
I would like to seperate a subset of asteroids so that they can have a unique orbital trace and label color and visibility can be controlled seperately from the rest of the asteroids. Inwould like to do the same thing for ships to create color coded fleets and control their visibility individually.
Is this something that is controlled in some se or sc file? If so where?
So far I have really enjoyed this program and look forward to seeing what else is possible in it.
Thanks,
Deac

General questions about SpaceEngine

Posted: 23 Jun 2021 18:19
by Deac
To clarify, I would like to create classes like:
- Asteroids-group1
or
- Ships-faction 1
and be able to filter their markers and orbits like with planets/moons/asteroids/etc in the Settings>Filter objects menu.
Is there a place in the scripts where I can define these new classes?
New classes.jpg

Once the new classes are defined, could I go into Asteroids.sc and just change "Asteroid" to "Asteroid-group1" in the Metis/9-Metis definition to switch it to the new class and color?

Thanks,
Deac

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Posted: 25 Jun 2021 21:41
by A-L-E-X
Mosfet wrote:
MattWithAHat wrote:
Source of the post Just wanted to know if something like that might be possible in the future of SE?

In the SpaceEngine TODO list http://forum.spaceengine.org/viewtopic.php?t=72 this feature is marked by the developer "Uncertain if possible"

It might be possible, at least from the view point of Earth.  With Starry Night I can go backwards and forwards in time up to one million years in either direction and see what the constellations look like in the past and future.  I guess this would be more difficult to do on SE since it has to be done from the viewpoint of anywhere in the galaxy?  Proper motion should be able to be added though, although I don't see how it could be done for procedural stars.  This would be a feature that would probably only be added for known objects.

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Posted: 26 Jun 2021 06:17
by longname
A-L-E-X wrote:
Source of the post It might be possible, at least from the view point of Earth.  With Starry Night I can go backwards and forwards in time up to one million years in either direction and see what the constellations look like in the past and future.

Starry Night only has to do this with the stars near Earth. Space Engine would have to generate these stars and their vectors, and it'd have to be able to do this on the fly for any galaxy in the Universe. If it was done for known objects, you'd have the entire local group of stars fly off with proc gen stars stationary and that obviously wouldn't work well.

General questions about SpaceEngine

Posted: 26 Jun 2021 08:31
by A-L-E-X
longname wrote:
A-L-E-X wrote:
Source of the post It might be possible, at least from the view point of Earth.  With Starry Night I can go backwards and forwards in time up to one million years in either direction and see what the constellations look like in the past and future.

Starry Night only has to do this with the stars near Earth. Space Engine would have to generate these stars and their vectors, and it'd have to be able to do this on the fly for any galaxy in the Universe. If it was done for known objects, you'd have the entire local group of stars fly off with proc gen stars stationary and that obviously wouldn't work well.

You're probably right, no way would this be possible for procedural stars so the only way I could see it happening would be with procedural stars and objects turned off.  I wonder if the Gaia catalog calculates proper motion?  If so it could be an option with that catalog.

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Posted: 28 Jun 2021 17:46
by jjliang
Would it be possible to recreate the cloud textures of Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune based on photos taken during historic encounters by various spacecraft like Mariner 10, Pioneers 10 and 11, Voyagers 1 and 2, the Hubble Space Telescope, Galileo, Cassini, New Horizons, and Juno?

General questions about SpaceEngine

Posted: 29 Jun 2021 01:27
by A-L-E-X
add Pluto to that list!  and the rings of the other planets :)

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Posted: 13 Jul 2021 17:58
by Parking__Meter
For some reason, when I created an account, I couldn't post a new post in the forums. I checked my email to see if I need to verify my account or anything, but there was no such email. This has become very frustrating to me. Why is this happening?

General questions about SpaceEngine

Posted: 14 Jul 2021 01:17
by Mosfet
Parking__Meter, you can post a new message in existing threads, you just have to find the existing topic pertaining your question or issue. Why is that and a few suggestions about existing threads it's all described in Forum Rules on the top of this page.

General questions about SpaceEngine

Posted: 14 Sep 2021 04:56
by ordovsspace
is this game going to be a full scale representation of the universe? (not like no mans sky)