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27 Mar 2018 06:17

Add the feature that enables us to view the planets, stars, and nebulas in the different wavelengths, for example in infrared, H-alpha, gamma rays etc.A would be a good sight to view Orion nebulae in infrared.
 
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29 Mar 2018 07:08

Is it possible to create such nebulae models and space engine as shown in the video?

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1r5G9o ... K0CaKYnINu
 
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30 Mar 2018 11:53

Chirag Mittal wrote:
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Very very impressive indeed. Here you have more from this artist.
The feel is not perfect since it looks a painting in many cases and you can see the layers that he has applied (which generate that throat-like texture in some cases). Also SE has to render this in real-time and I bet that this is not the case at all. But still amazing indeed
 
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08 Apr 2018 19:53

I've asked this before but didn't get a response. Is it possible to have that band of equatorial clouds on procedural planets?
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09 Apr 2018 17:13

A Few Ideas Around Modular Ships And Docking

These are just some thoughts that have occurred to me while playing SE docking ships and so on. Not in any sort of order:

- Undocking from a rotating mother vessel imparts no angular momentum to the undocking ship.
I know this might be something that has to wait until there is a proper physics engine in SE, but it would be nice to get flung off the docking port of a spinning mothership. I like spinning ships for centrifugal "gravity" - this would be a neat illustration of the effect.

- Is it possible to pre-define docked ships to be loaded along with the mothership in the ship file?
If so, what's the syntax? If not, that would be a nice feature.

- Probably a more long term development: different types of docking/berthing/separation ports.
Standard ports, large ship only ports, small ship only ports, Cargo/people/fuel transfer capability (much later, I know).
I think the kind of think I'm most excited about are separation ports, or something like the "separatrons" in Kerbal Space Program. On the code side, it's just a handful of variables added to the existing docking port definition - bool single_use, float separation_force and vector separation_direction, and, ideally, some way to trigger groups - stages - of separation events together.

Basically, I just want to stage realistic rocket launches and planetary missions like in Orbiter or something. I've already privately assembled space shuttle stacks, but if I could have the stack shed the boosters and external tank - that would be so cool. I'd hopefully put together models for Soyuz and Falcon 9/Heavy.

- A "Berthing" system where the module you dock to the mothership becomes part of the mothership
I'd like to build up space stations ISS style by flying up individual modules and bolting them together into a persistent space station. I suspect the engine's memory manager would be much happier if the modules were all under that ship's module list rather than spawning as separate ships. This would certainly satisfy players who like a little Minecraftian (or dare-I-say-it Space Engineers-esque?) self-expression in their undirected cosmic wandering. It would be an in-game spaceship builder complete with the test-of-skill of berthing the modules correctly and efficiently.
Judging by the popularity of KSP Let's Play videos recreating the construction of Mir or the ISS, a lot of people would appreciate that ability.

...Those are just some ideas that occurred, as I say. Thought I'd post them here. I like the idea of people building modular creations on the fly in Space Engine, saving them and sharing the SSS files - just as they already do with spaceships made in the editor. I also like the idea of being able to ship cargo and resources around a system by physically grabbing a crate of whatever and flying it to Mars for delivery or whatever.

kham132 wrote:
I've asked this before but didn't get a response. Is it possible to have that band of equatorial clouds on procedural planets?

That might be achievable by modifying the cloud shaders. You can look into the code yourself inside the pak files. Look for cloud mods on the forum to find out how. If you come up with something good, it might get integrated into the official release. Lots of people do cloud mods, so maybe try bringing it up in those threads. People like Rodrigo have gotten stuff more or less assimilated into the official releases in the past.
 
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10 Apr 2018 02:15

Would be a perfect time to add atmospheric sounds methinks
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10 Apr 2018 08:39

Chirag Mittal wrote:
Is it possible to create such nebulae models and space engine as shown in the video?

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1r5G9o ... K0CaKYnINu

Wow :o .. this is how I envision SE ver 1.xx. Or better SE ver 10.XX..
However from what I've seen in some videos of 0.990, SE does not look veery far away from this. Ok SE nebulae do look simpler but still the gap is getting smaller.
Dr. Kaii wrote:
Would be a perfect time to add atmospheric sounds methinks

Ehhm I was wondering if atmo reentry / condensation effects would/could come 1st..
Anyway what I am really looking forward after 0.990 is released is shadows both ship and planet ones. Here is my list of wishes in order of time preference:
1. Shadows (ship+celestial bodies)
2. 3d planetary rings (ala Elite Dangerous style)
3. Animation of star surfaces, solar flares and prominances (again like Elite Dangerous but I prefer the convection cells the way they are depicted in Universe Sandbox - much more realistic compared to E:D.)
4. 3d clouds on atmospheric planets & gas/ice giants
5. Reentry / condensation effects for spacecrafts.
6. Wake me up from cryosleep when all the above are implemented..
Anyway I need to wake up and go to work.. sorry for my long post..
 
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12 Apr 2018 10:12

Oh, I just thought of another docking/module feature: the ability to spawn a ship onto a docking port, already docked.

n0b0dy, we should add transparent textures to that list! I want reflective glass in my window frames.
 
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16 Apr 2018 16:45

kham132 wrote:
I've asked this before but didn't get a response. Is it possible to have that band of equatorial clouds on procedural planets?
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Ruminating on this, maybe this could be a separate cloud feature in the same manner as Cyclones? Like with their own set of parameters, like equatorCloudsWidth, equatorCloudsDensity, and/or equatorCloudsFrequency? Granted these could go into either the Surface tag or Clouds tag like cyclones do.
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