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Posted: 21 May 2018 11:25
by Quarior
Nice work. When we can have to make custom constellation, we can use just system/star/galaxy scripted or also with procedural system ?

Also you talk about geographic label, planned also for procedural planet/moon (for this moment, just high and low point of elevation) ?
Good continuation and have a nice day.

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Posted: 21 May 2018 12:00
by Fireinthehole
Wow! I'd love to travel around our solar neighborhood and see how the constellations change. :)

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Posted: 21 May 2018 14:01
by Shion
[quote="SpaceEngineer"][quote="Shion"][post]20446[/post]  I think you should be paid for your work, that's simple ethics. Cheers.[/quote]
This is why I pay so many attention to the Overview project (and I also have a contract oblications). Constellations are another side work, with ESO for planetarium version (it is another market for SE). All this side work delaying release, but it must be done.[/quote]

Nice explanation!

The Man has got stolen for a while, but the day will come when he will present us an absolutely fantastic gift for the whole planetary community. Something truly divinely groundbreaking!
I feel time is ticking and more people need to discover the Cosmos more, especially through VR.
Thank you and greetings from Switzerland.

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Posted: 21 May 2018 15:18
by JKerman
If you keep adding features, the release might be ages away. Squad(makers of Kerbal Space Program) released KSC 1.0 partially incomplete, and just added a few features per update until 1.0.5, which had everything implemented for the full release. Just an idea, but it might make each feature seem bigger, because you’d be dedicating a whole update for each one. Then, you might be able to focus more on making each feature better!

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Posted: 23 May 2018 04:17
by Salvo
JKerman wrote:
If you keep adding features, the release might be ages away. Squad(makers of Kerbal Space Program) released KSC 1.0 partially incomplete, and just added a few features per update until 1.0.5, which had everything implemented for the full release. Just an idea, but it might make each feature seem bigger, because you’d be dedicating a whole update for each one. Then, you might be able to focus more on making each feature better!

Nothing changes, it is just matter of numbers.

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Posted: 26 May 2018 19:10
by Julian
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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Posted: 27 May 2018 02:35
by Mosfet
He also wrote that you can change radius value via configuration file or script commands.

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Posted: 27 May 2018 17:10
by Sion
Would we be able to draw our own constellation maps from other stars?

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Posted: 27 May 2018 18:01
by Andromeda
I remember suggesting constellations a while back, glad to see that you take ideas from the users! 

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Posted: 27 May 2018 21:52
by HarbingerDawn
Constellations were always planned.

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Posted: 02 Jun 2018 16:20
by Lujo
Sion wrote:
Would we be able to draw our own constellation maps from other stars?

Good idea!

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Posted: 06 Jun 2018 08:14
by ChaosRobie
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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Posted: 06 Jun 2018 09:39
by Dr. Kaii
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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Posted: 07 Jun 2018 00:44
by N0B0DY
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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Posted: 25 Jun 2018 10:19
by SpaceEngineer