Re: [nbos] [AS] AlienAPI Question
Charles Sykora
Fri Oct 27th, 2006

On Oct 27, 2006, at 2:12 AM, NBOS Support wrote:

> At 10:20 PM 10/26/2006, you wrote:
> >In the CelestialImport astroscript, there is a call to UpdateScene,
> >which I cannot find in the AlienAPI documentation. Does anyone know
> >what it does and its parameters? The script has just a string.
>
> That just refreshes the map display. There's no parameters.
> Useful if you're running a process thats altering the map in some
> way and you want to show the progress of the script. Also useful
> in animations, after you move the camera and target point in a
> script. Or just use in conjunction with the RenderMessageLarge/
> Small property of the sector to output text in the top left of the
> screen as the script runs.
>
You say there is not parameters, but the call definitely has a string
("Importing Sector Attributes") listed as a parameter.
I see that users can add notes to your on-line documentation, but is
there a way you'd like us to add missing properties/methods?
> >Also, does Astrosynthesis enforce the sector size? That is, if I
> >create systems outside the sector radius/bounds, what will be the
> >result?
>
> There's no problem with putting systems outside the sector bounds.
> Sector Size is mainly for specifying the size of the grid and so
> the generator knows how big of an area to create.
>
> >I am working on a Celestia importer. Currently, I have the script
> >reading Celestia data, I just need to create the sector(s).
>
> Looking forward to it!
>
> Ed
>
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