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by jjliang
21 Jul 2021 18:36
Forum: Development
Topic: Work progress 0.991
Replies: 281
Views: 85129

Work progress 0.991

So all of the ringed planets were redesigned to have more detailed rings, complete with individual fragments buzzing around instead of being flat, paper-thin discs, right? Even the Solar System's giant planets' rings have been updated, not just with Saturn's, but also with Uranus' and Neptune's as w...
by jjliang
04 Jul 2021 16:55
Forum: Feedback and Suggestions
Topic: General suggestions for SpaceEngine
Replies: 1412
Views: 425220

General suggestions for SpaceEngine

Do you think the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram will ever be incorporated into this software? Or even a feature where we actually get to see what the planets' interiors look like?
by jjliang
04 Jul 2021 06:39
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Celestia (vanilla) vs. Space Engine vs. Celestia Origin
Replies: 5
Views: 1301

Celestia (vanilla) vs. Space Engine vs. Celestia Origin

On the other hand, vanilla Celestia depicted Jupiter without rings, and Uranus and Neptune with barely visible rings, while Celestia Origin added rings to Jupiter, and additional rings to Uranus and Neptune. Space Engine, however, had Saturn's and Uranus' rings be lit up at night, with the former sp...
by jjliang
03 Jul 2021 16:48
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Celestia (vanilla) vs. Space Engine vs. Celestia Origin
Replies: 5
Views: 1301

Celestia (vanilla) vs. Space Engine vs. Celestia Origin

How do you think Celesta (vanilla), Space Engine, and Celestia Origin are similar, and how do you think they are different?
by jjliang
03 Jul 2021 12:54
Forum: Development
Topic: Work progress 0.991
Replies: 281
Views: 85129

Work progress 0.991

Then how come Jupiter, Uranus, and Neptune have more elaborate rings in Celestia Origin?
by jjliang
03 Jul 2021 05:15
Forum: Mods and Addons
Topic: Evolution of the Solar System
Replies: 7
Views: 1972

Evolution of the Solar System

It'll be much easier to depict each of the Solar System's life stages as separate mods, such as entire collection of continental drift maps for Earth, The Earth before and after its collision with Theia, leading to the formation of the Moon, and what the entire Solar System will look like when the S...
by jjliang
02 Jul 2021 19:35
Forum: Mods and Addons
Topic: Evolution of the Solar System
Replies: 7
Views: 1972

Evolution of the Solar System

Do you think the entire evolution of the Solar System as the Sun goes through its entire life cycle from protostar to white dwarf could be made into an addon pack? The addon pack would depict the Sun as either a protostar, a main sequence star, a red giant, or a white dwarf, while the planets are bo...
by jjliang
02 Jul 2021 18:06
Forum: Development
Topic: Work progress 0.991
Replies: 281
Views: 85129

Work progress 0.991

I still think Jupiter, Uranus, and Neptune's ring textures need to be updated so that they look more elaborate and slightly more visible.
by jjliang
28 Jun 2021 17:46
Forum: Feedback and Suggestions
Topic: General questions about SpaceEngine
Replies: 660
Views: 207267

General questions about SpaceEngine

Would it be possible to recreate the cloud textures of Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune based on photos taken during historic encounters by various spacecraft like Mariner 10, Pioneers 10 and 11, Voyagers 1 and 2, the Hubble Space Telescope, Galileo, Cassini, New Horizons, and Juno?
by jjliang
28 Jun 2021 17:44
Forum: Feedback and Suggestions
Topic: General suggestions for SpaceEngine
Replies: 1412
Views: 425220

General suggestions for SpaceEngine

There should be a timelapse feature to show the full evolution of the Solar System from protostar to white dwarf, complete with continental drift on Earth.
by jjliang
19 Jun 2021 06:37
Forum: Mods and Addons
Topic: Converting Celestia Origin Content into Space Engine
Replies: 1
Views: 1557

Converting Celestia Origin Content into Space Engine

How do you convert content from Celestia Origin (such as data, models, and textures) into use for Space Engine?
by jjliang
19 Jun 2021 05:38
Forum: Feedback and Suggestions
Topic: General suggestions for SpaceEngine
Replies: 1412
Views: 425220

General suggestions for SpaceEngine

Askaniy's True Color Tools should be implemented to make all Solar System objects be recolored to have their "actual" colors.
by jjliang
15 Jun 2021 05:18
Forum: Development
Topic: Work progress 0.991
Replies: 281
Views: 85129

Work progress 0.991

In this case, Jupiter has a halo ring, a main ring, and two gossamer rings, Saturn has rings lettered A-G in order of when they were discovered, Uranus has most of its rings named after Greek letters, and Neptune has the Galle, LeVerrier, Lassel, Arago, and Adams rings. At the very least, Jupiter's ...
by jjliang
13 Jun 2021 07:51
Forum: Feedback and Suggestions
Topic: General questions about SpaceEngine
Replies: 660
Views: 207267

General questions about SpaceEngine

Why are the giant stars (not supergiants, which are shaped like popcorn, just like in real life) blindingly white?
by jjliang
13 Jun 2021 06:36
Forum: Development
Topic: Work progress 0.991
Replies: 281
Views: 85129

Work progress 0.991

So the next version will have volumetric rings, right? I think Jupiter, Uranus, and Neptune should have redesigned ring textures based on the ones from Celestia Origin, showing more rings and appearing slightly more visible (from the daytime side, at least. The nighttime side for Jupiter's and Uranu...