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26 May 2018 19:10

SpaceEngineer wrote:
New blog post - constellations
http://spaceengine.org/blog180521/

If the user wants to make the sphere of constellation boundaries finite in size, I think the sphere needs to be big enough to enclose all of the constellation lines instead of being half as big, as shown in the video.
 
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27 May 2018 02:35

He also wrote that you can change radius value via configuration file or script commands.
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27 May 2018 17:10

Would we be able to draw our own constellation maps from other stars?
 
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27 May 2018 18:01

I remember suggesting constellations a while back, glad to see that you take ideas from the users! 
 
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27 May 2018 21:52

Constellations were always planned.
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02 Jun 2018 16:20

Sion wrote:
Would we be able to draw our own constellation maps from other stars?

Good idea!
 
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06 Jun 2018 08:14

This might be a bit silly, but are procedurally generated constellations on the table? For any given planet pick the brightest/most notable stars, create graphs using those stars as nodes (with no overlaps), figure out the bounding boxes, and give each a generic name (greek letters perhaps).
 
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06 Jun 2018 09:39

ChaosRobie wrote:
This might be a bit silly, but are procedurally generated constellations on the table? For any given planet pick the brightest/most notable stars, create graphs using those stars as nodes (with no overlaps), figure out the bounding boxes, and give each a generic name (greek letters perhaps).

I like it!
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07 Jun 2018 00:44

I think something similar (although not exactly what you are asking) is planed for the future:
From the News section:
  • Support of custom constellations for mods (for some sci-fi worlds)
 
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25 Jun 2018 10:32

SpaceEngineer wrote:


Procedural ray marched nebulas now thats what im talking about!
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25 Jun 2018 11:40

Indeed the nebulae look great!
 
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25 Jun 2018 12:12

Script command to load custom image and put it on top of screen as overlay

I hate being a buzzkill but I can think of many ways this could be horribly abused by trolls...

That said, I love the nebula randomizer. It looks like it can produce quite a lot of variety from a single nebula file, which is very nice.
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25 Jun 2018 14:23

SpaceEngineer wrote:

Nice work.
Good continuation :).
 
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25 Jun 2018 14:52

SpaceEngineer wrote:

was wondering what you've been up to! Thanks for being a legend and answering and dealing with topics unrelated to what you are intensely working on!
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