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Work progress - 0.9.8.1

29 Oct 2016 07:30

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Full changelog for 0.9.8.1 (23 Jun 2017)



Changes:
- Support of Oculus CV1 and HTC Vive with controllers
- Ability to bind a change of stereobase on keys and gamepad/joystick buttons
- Different mirror modes in VR, with ability to capture video from the main window
- Removed the "Auto velocity" button
- Planet/moon star-like particle is now rendered on the body's crescent rather than in its center
- Joystick/controller bindings are saved to its own config file
- Improvements in scenario scripting system - new commands and tags
- Parsing of SpaceEngine executable's command line parameters - ability to run a script file by double-clicking on it
- Ability to replace model of a certain galaxy or nebula with a custom shader effect using a special script
- Raymarched galaxies and nebulae (WIP)
- Hi-quality (bicubic) upsampling for rendering of volumetrics (galaxies, nebulae, comet tails, aurora)
- New hi-resolution fonts
- New main menu design, the main menu texture no more needed
- New type of object - the waypoint, used in the scripts, works with autopilot
- Built-in tutorials, based on a scenario scripts (WIP)
- Added ambient lighting to planets in the Map mode
- Automatic adjust of the amount of visible object in the Map mode
- Upgraded Solar system chart: comparison of bodies by diameter, mass, density, temperature, and a "2D system map" mode
- Added a button "Goto" to the Solar system browser
- Clouds on gas giants and emission textures on stars cannot be switched of
- Going to the saved location adds it to the journey log
- Updated loading splash window and loading screen
- Quotes on loading splash window
- Click on a planet/star disk selects it
- Improved performance of the envmap rendering
- Mouse cursor is captured in screenshots/video in "record with GUI" mode
- Mouse cursor hides itself after 2 seconds of inactive
- Mouse cursor in VR with VR controllers is only visible over GUI
- Introduced mass of a ship modules and thrust of an engine modules, recalculated total mass and thrust of all default ships
- Updated ship editor
- Updated video capture dialog
- Spline paths for scripted flybys, editor, integration to scripts and video capture system
- Updated close-up noise effect of rings
- Introduced new parameters for the planets scripts: SemiMajorAxisKm, PericenterDistKm, PeriodDays, MassKg
- Complete list of moons of all Solar system's gas giants
- Character '|' in planet name in script replaced with '/' in SpaceEngine's interface (useful for names such as "S/2006 S1")
- Character '&' in planet name in script did not printed in SpaceEngine's interface (useful to solve name conflicts with real objects)
- Opposition effect increases analytic brightness of a moon or planet, thus affects lighting
- The "rings winter" effect for Saturn and procedural planets
- New system for sharing locations: se:// url
- Updated the Locations dialog - options to copy and paste a location code or url to/from the clipboard
- The Player settings dialog has a button to register se:// protocol in your system to be able to open se:// url with SE (administrator right required!)
- Uncontrollable space ships on a pre-defined orbits
- Displaying of orbital resonances with neighbouring bodies in the planet Wiki
- Catalog planet bulk density is considered when assigning a class to it (if both mass and radius are known)
- Updated exoplanet catalog, planets with mass > 13 Mj are treated as brown dwarfs
- Some brown dwarfs in the catalog were re-classified as a planemo (rogue planets)
- Planemo could have a dwarf-like spectral class (M9.5P, L7P, etc)
- Introduced bolometric luminosity for catalog stars, this fixed temperature on known exoplanets
- Fixed discontinuities in the fish eye/cylindrical/cubemap projection
- Completed hight-dynamic range rendering with autoexposure
- Proper surface brightness of all space objects
- New bloom effect
- Tone-correct resolving of MSAA buffers (fixed MSAA on bright edges)
- Limited tidal heating of moons
- Parameter RadiusInfo added to planet scrips, similar to OblatenessInfo for objects with a global shape defined by elevation map data
- New settings menu, combining old player, magnitude, filters, graphics, display, and sound settings
- Advanced configurable post-processing effects
- Pseudo lens flare post-effect
- Optimized lens flare rendering performance
- Lens flares are disappearing smoothly below horizon or behind occluders
- New textures for Moon (Klud) and Phobos (HarbingerDawn)
- Camera clips at ocean surface if moved faster than 1 km/s, diving is possible at lower speeds
- Better controls in the Chart mode
- Reduced texture aliasing on stars
- Added asteroid and KBO types for info table and Wiki
- Ships are separated from Planetarium and moved into Single player game mode
- New locations browser, turned into load/save menu with locations previews
- Hold altitude command while landing starts takeoff sequence
- Thin dust rings around procedural planets like Saturn's E ring
- Uranus-like narrow rings around procedural planets
- Updated impostors system for galaxy/nebula rendering
- Editor for raymarched nebula
- Fully customizable shader for raymarched nebulae: config file describes parameters/uniforms, witch automatically added to the shader, editor and scripts
- When the Solar System Browser is opened and user selects a new star system and presses F2, the Solar System Browser updates the planets table instead of closing itself
- Context menu point "Browse planetary system" opens the Solar System Browser on a currently selected object's hierarchy level
- Number of eclipse shadows per planet increased to 8

Bugfixes:
- Fixed bug with not initialized user name in the user settings menu at startup
- Fixed flipped sign of declination labels on the equatorial grid
- Fixed issues in main menu in 3D modes
- Fixed back with inability to open a toolbar
- Fixed incorrect initializing of orbital point markers mode
- Fixed too bright planets/moons on a previews in the Solar System browser
- Fixed some errors in catalogs
- Fixed "blackout" bug
- Fixed disappearing of a planet when camera is in it's shadow and planet is unselected
- Fixed bug with wrong calculating of barycenter mass of Sagittarius A* and other supermassive black hole systems
- Fixed bug with cached shader caches when disabling detail textures
- Fixed bug with saving the rebuilt atlas.cfg to incorrect folder
- Fixed non-initialized object info in the Journey log
- Fixed a bug with disappearing of lens flares near a surface of a planet
- Fixed discontinuity in lighting on asteroids
- Fixed bug with lighting of a night side of tidally locked planets with opaque clouds
- Fixed z-fighting of clouds on gas giants
- Fixed redundant lines in stars motion blur
- Fixed some errors in the planet script exporting
- Fixed issues with camera rotation on a window resolutions larger than screen resolution
- Fixed inclinations of procedural outer moons of gas giants
- Fixed a crash when rendering a ship module with a detail diffuse texture, but without a main diffuse texture
- Fixed saving of a ship's cfg file into '#' folder
- If music player was stopped, it will not resume after entering the main menu or minimizing and restoring of the SE window
- Fixed incorrect orientation of a planet rotation axis defined by PoleRA/PoleDec
- Fixed incorrect rotation of the Sun
- Fixed Wiki database import function
- Fixed depth of labels in VR mode
- Fixed some bugs in the script parser
 
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Re: Work progress - 0.9.8.1

02 Nov 2016 10:21

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Re: Work progress - 0.9.8.1

02 Nov 2016 14:05

This is a copy of my post from the previous forum.
Supernovae really will expand and dissipate over time. Similarly itself in this regard will lead a catalog and procedural supernovae. Also I hope it will be possible to adapt the previous texture mods for this method. In close range nebulae looks like this: 
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Still need a lot of work to optimize and improve this method, as well as the addition of new types of space objects.
 
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Re: Work progress - 0.9.8.1

03 Nov 2016 01:37

@Duke : I'm not sure to understand, with what did you do these images ? (very nice, btw)

Second question , when you say "Supernovae really will expand and dissipate over time" it means that the universe in SE would be "living". It's not what i thought Space Engine was.
 
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Re: Work progress - 0.9.8.1

03 Nov 2016 01:40

Inarius wrote:
 it means that the universe in SE would be "living". It's not what i thought Space Engine was.

Maybe universe in SE will be living in future, and this is the first step!
There are two problems with new nebulae models. They are blury inside, and they look strange in galaxies. Nebulas do not blend in SE.
 
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Re: Work progress - 0.9.8.1

03 Nov 2016 05:35

Will the volumetric clouds(which appears on the planets) be like this?
 
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Re: Work progress - 0.9.8.1

03 Nov 2016 05:36

Yes, 3D clouds also will be implemented using raymarching.
 
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Re: Work progress - 0.9.8.1

03 Nov 2016 14:01

Inarius wrote:
I'm not sure to understand, with what did you do these images ?

This images was made with new volumetric shaders in SE (http://en.spaceengine.org/forum/21-3498 ... 1475960727).
Inarius wrote:
Second question , when you say "Supernovae really will expand and dissipate over time" it means that the universe in SE would be "living". It's not what i thought Space Engine was.

Yes, [font=Roboto, sans-serif]SE would be "living" someday.[/font]
 
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Re: Work progress - 0.9.8.1

03 Nov 2016 22:45

Duke wrote:
Inarius wrote:
I'm not sure to understand, with what did you do these images ?

This images was made with new volumetric shaders in SE (http://en.spaceengine.org/forum/21-3498 ... 1475960727).
Inarius wrote:
Second question , when you say "Supernovae really will expand and dissipate over time" it means that the universe in SE would be "living". It's not what i thought Space Engine was.

Yes, [font=Roboto, sans-serif]SE would be "living" someday.[/font]

There goes any ability to run future versions of SE on my laptop :lol:

Regardless I look forward to it and keep up the great work guys! :)
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Re: Work progress - 0.9.8.1

04 Nov 2016 08:40

SpaceEngineer wrote:
Yes, 3D clouds also will be implemented using raymarching.

I presume that there will be beautiful pictures to make :) . The weather and the 3D water will be implemented at the same time or later ?
I wish you good luck to you and good day.
 
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Re: Work progress - 0.9.8.1

04 Nov 2016 12:46

Hello guys :) greetings from germany ^^

I'm a little bit confused about the development progress. So there will be everything we can see on the screenshots from "Duke" in 0.9.8.1?
Also can we hope it will be released before holiday? That would be really awesome ^^

Thanks to all developers on this project :)
 
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Re: Work progress - 0.9.8.1

04 Nov 2016 12:54

Knochey wrote:
Hello guys :) greetings from germany ^^

I'm a little bit confused about the development progress. So there will be everything we can see on the screenshots from "Duke" in 0.9.8.1?
Also can we hope it will be released before holiday? That would be really awesome ^^

Thanks to all developers on this project :)

Yes, Duke's nebula are in 0.9.8.1! And just as an FYI, there's only really one developer: Vladimir
"Space is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist, but that's just peanuts to space." - Douglas Adams
 
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Re: Work progress - 0.9.8.1

04 Nov 2016 13:30

SpaceEngineer wrote:
[font=Roboto, sans-serif]- Raymarched galaxies and nebulae (WIP)[/font]

Is this referring to the new nebula shaders? Either way, could you show us a preview of Raymarched galaxies?
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Re: Work progress - 0.9.8.1

04 Nov 2016 13:31

Hornblower wrote:
Knochey wrote:
Hello guys :) greetings from germany ^^

I'm a little bit confused about the development progress. So there will be everything we can see on the screenshots from "Duke" in 0.9.8.1?
Also can we hope it will be released before holiday? That would be really awesome ^^

Thanks to all developers on this project :)

Yes, Duke's nebula are in 0.9.8.1! And just as an FYI, there's only really one developer: Vladimir

Thanks for the answer :)
 
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Re: Work progress - 0.9.8.1

04 Nov 2016 13:34

Hornblower wrote:
SpaceEngineer wrote:
[font=Roboto, sans-serif]- Raymarched galaxies and nebulae (WIP)[/font]

Is this referring to the new nebula shaders? Either way, could you show us a preview of Raymarched galaxies?

Raymarched galaxies are most likely in process right now. He will show them when he finish obviously.
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