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21 May 2018 11:25

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) ?
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21 May 2018 12:00

Wow! I'd love to travel around our solar neighborhood and see how the constellations change. :)
 
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21 May 2018 14:01

[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]

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21 May 2018 15:18

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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23 May 2018 04:17

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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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).

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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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