Re: [nbos] [AS] Scripting: What would you like to see?
"David Loman"
Sat Dec 1st, 2007
Dalton... I use photoshop and am unfamiliar with GIMP, although I hear its
very equivalent. Is there a way to do this Spinning Globe in bulk?

On Dec 1, 2007 2:46 PM, Dalton Calford <dcalford-at-distributel.ca> wrote:

> Load Gimp (you should be using gimp 2.4.1 or better)
>
> In the main gimp window (the tool window)
> choose file-->open and select a graphic you already have exported from
> AS2
>
> This will open a new window that has the graphic in it.
> In that new window choose
>
> Filters-->Animation-->Spinning Globe
> This will bring up a dialog asking you the number of animation frames
> you want, the direction of spin, the number of colours to index the
> final image to (gif images use a optised, limited colour palete)
>
> This will turn your flat, rectangular image into a rotating animated
> sphere.
>
> You can then save it as a .gif or even view the final output.
>
> Once you learn how that works, you can take it further and put the image
> onto a star background or take a image of clouds and overlay the one
> upon the other.
>
> Best regards
>
> Dalton
> On Sat, 2007-12-01 at 15:44 +0000, Mike Oliver wrote:
> > I have downloaded the Gimp to see what you're talking about. I installed
> > and ran the software but have to say I am none the wiser about what it
> > does or how to use it. It doesn't seem user-instinctive. I guess I'll
> > have to read the manual before embarking on any kind of adventures and I
> > just don't have time right now.
> >
> > If you're able to give any pointers to a non-tecchie, I'm all ears.
> >
> > Cheers,
> >
> > Mike
> > www.cartography-services.co.uk
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: nbossoftware-bounces-at-nbos.com
> > [mailto:nbossoftware-bounces-at-nbos.com] On Behalf Of Dalton Calford
> > Sent: 01 December 2007 14:34
> > To: nbossoftware-at-nbos.com
> > Subject: Re: [nbos] [AS] Scripting: What would you like to see?
> >
> > I can do this with a script within the GIMP.
> > The trick is to make two spinning spheres - one for the surface and
> > another for the atmosphere.
> > The Atmosphere layer needs to be transparent and you have the two
> > spinning in opposite directions.
> > I use more frames for the atmosphere then for the surface, making it
> > appear to travel slower.
> >
> > I then merge the two before outputing it to an animated gif with an
> > optimized palete.
> >
> > I have not played with mpg yet, but it is doable.
> >
> > Since the gimp is free and crossplatform - anyone can do this.
> > On Sat, 2007-12-01 at 14:18 +0000, Mike Oliver wrote:
> > > Is there any possibility of being able to create a sphere (spinning?)
> > > for a gas giant, that shows atmospheric bands like Jupiter & Saturn?
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Cheers,
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Mike
> > >
> > > www.warmodelling.co.uk
> > >
> > > www.cartography-services.co.uk
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: nbossoftware-bounces-at-nbos.com
> > > [mailto:nbossoftware-bounces-at-nbos.com] On Behalf Of Shade Tree
> > > Sent: 30 November 2007 22:18
> > > To: nbossoftware-at-nbos.com
> > > Subject: Re: [nbos] [AS] Scripting: What would you like to see?
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > i'll use the script to create an x3d file. (x3d is eXtensible 3d, the
> > > successor to VRML)
> > > Probably use a default x3d and replace elements
> > >
> > > it would basically be a 3d scene of a rotating sphere with a light
> > > showing on it
> > > then i could get the stars color for the light
> > > and the stars intensity for the light
> > > change the size of the sphere depending on the planet size
> > > change the rotation based on the planet rotation
> > > apply the .png as it's texture
> > > do whatever other nifty things i can think of(rings?)
> > > write it out to the new x3d file
> > >
> > > Then with an appropriate plugin(flux player, is free and works well)
> > > downloaded. you create a webpage with that x3d <embed>ed and you have
> > > twirly planet.
> > >
> > > I'd probable make it write a simple html file at the same time that
> > > you could link to or whatever. Maybe get even crazier with Version
> > > 2.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > ______________________________________________________________________
> > > Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2007 16:55:17 -0500
> > > From: dloman77-at-gmail.com
> > > To: nbossoftware-at-nbos.com
> > > Subject: Re: [nbos] [AS] Scripting: What would you like to see?
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > On Nov 30, 2007 3:42 PM, Shade Tree <shadetreeii-at-hotmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > > I've looked into this before and it doesn't seem possible
> > >
> > > How about a script that exports the surface maps and creates an
> > > x3d file of a lighted 3d rotating globe using that texture. You could
> > > embed them in a webpage pretty easy.
> > >
> > > I've allready got the export testure half done....just recently... ;)
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > I know :) I took a seriously hard look at this also. I wrote the
> > > bulk surface map exporter and went round & round trying to get
> > > the .planetview.pngs out.... to no avail.
> > >
> > > That x3d idea.... has merit. Care to elaborate?
> > >
> > > -Dave L
> > >
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