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by Gnargenox
30 Jan 2019 12:15
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Cosmology Discussion Thread
Replies: 116
Views: 39065

Cosmology Discussion Thread

A Black Hole in 3D is a sphere, but in 4D Spacetime, is it a cylinder or a black torus ring with a black hole in the middle? Or maybe multiple rings, each with separate Horizons or infinite surface planes with their own timelines? I'm thinking basically an expanding 3D space within the shell or oute...
by Gnargenox
21 Jan 2019 22:15
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Astrophotography
Replies: 572
Views: 144082

Astrophotography

It is also seen in this PR video near the end.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?fbclid=IwAR ... ka9HcT6ETk
by Gnargenox
21 Jan 2019 11:17
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Astrophotography
Replies: 572
Views: 144082

Astrophotography

Not disappointed with what everyone managed to get. With so many cameras trained on one spot I guess it's not surprising that we might get an asteroid in the frame.
by Gnargenox
20 Jan 2019 21:44
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Astrophotography
Replies: 572
Views: 144082

Astrophotography

S.B.W.M. 1-19-19 Lat 30° Long -95.3°
The best I could do with a few phone apps on a Samsung Galaxy S9 LOL
(no contrast or color adjustments)
SBWM-1-19-19 (2).jpg
by Gnargenox
20 Jan 2019 20:24
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Science and Astronomy Questions
Replies: 1786
Views: 468852

Science and Astronomy Questions

Can you calculate my latitude and longitude?
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by Gnargenox
20 Jan 2019 14:34
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: General global warming / climate change discussion
Replies: 283
Views: 85723

General global warming / climate chage discussion

Bieszczady Poland yesterday
by Gnargenox
19 Jan 2019 18:00
Forum: Space Journeys
Topic: Image Dump
Replies: 2962
Views: 716375

Image Dump

Spooky action at a distance.
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by Gnargenox
17 Jan 2019 16:23
Forum: Troubleshooting and Solutions
Topic: Problems with exporting as 360 Video [SOLVED!]
Replies: 28
Views: 10276

Problems with exporting as 360 Video [SOLVED!]

26367 To get everything and even do 360 degree 3D immersive panoramas what all do I need?  ffmpeg, avidemux, divx/xvid and anything else? The 3D affect of dividing the video into cyan and magenta was a trick. It was only a filter with a phone app and not actually accurate. Everything shifted left o...
by Gnargenox
16 Jan 2019 18:58
Forum: Mods and Addons
Topic: Realistic shapes/maps of known Solar asteroids/comets
Replies: 30
Views: 13835

Realistic shapes/maps of known Solar asteroids/comets

I thought this was pretty cool. Maybe this 3D model can be used for modeling in SE. It is an OBJ file and is free if you sign up with them.
A 3D model of Bennu
preview pic
Bennu3D.jpg
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by Gnargenox
16 Jan 2019 09:20
Forum: Troubleshooting and Solutions
Topic: Problems with exporting as 360 Video [SOLVED!]
Replies: 28
Views: 10276

Problems with exporting as 360 Video [SOLVED!]

That all sounds good. Remember AVIs have a file size limit of 4gb lol but I see you won't have that problem anymore. I guess the ffmeg codec keeps bitrate high enough that you are in decent range for 1080 videos. Recommended upload bitrates for Youtube: Type        Standard Frame Rate (24, 30)    Hi...
by Gnargenox
16 Jan 2019 08:44
Forum: Troubleshooting and Solutions
Topic: Problems with exporting as 360 Video [SOLVED!]
Replies: 28
Views: 10276

Problems with exporting as 360 Video [SOLVED!]

Thanks for spelling out all the steps Apollonius ,. I wonder what you'd recommend for bitrate and frame rate settings. When I'm using Avidemux, and configuring the video output for DV (ffmeg) I can't get to the Rate Control menu. Using Mpeg4 AVC (x264), a common codec, I can adjust the Rate Controls...
by Gnargenox
15 Jan 2019 16:49
Forum: Troubleshooting and Solutions
Topic: Problems with exporting as 360 Video [SOLVED!]
Replies: 28
Views: 10276

Problems with exporting as 360 Video [SOLVED!]

That took me months to figure out. Avidemux is good too, for splicing with fades.
by Gnargenox
15 Jan 2019 15:24
Forum: Mods and Addons
Topic: Help with creating Mods and Addons
Replies: 1108
Views: 313249

Help with creating Mods and Addons

I wouldn't call them grayscale I use threshold in Photoshop to reduce it to solid black and solid white pixels. But it is still an RGB PNG. And yes just run that through Cube map and use a batch name-er to add the _a & _c suffixes, then put them in the same negx, posx etc folders. Don't forget t...
by Gnargenox
12 Jan 2019 21:17
Forum: Mods and Addons
Topic: Help with creating Mods and Addons
Replies: 1108
Views: 313249

Help with creating Mods and Addons

Glow maps and Normal Maps: I certainly have a lot of fun tweaking custom planets and textures. I was wondering what all the layers and maps are really for. When I enter the simulators Editor mode and Export a planet I get all sorts of options to save different graphic file types and layers. The rang...
by Gnargenox
10 Jan 2019 16:33
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Science and Astronomy Questions
Replies: 1786
Views: 468852

Science and Astronomy Questions

Still, you always nail it!