Re: [nbos] Nbossoftware Digest, Vol 26, Issue 3
Sean
Thu Dec 7th, 2006
Wow! FM 8 looks great!

Will there be an upgrade price? Any idea what pricing will be?
Thanks!
Sean


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> 1. [FM] FM8 Flood fills (NBOS Support)
> 2. Re: [AS] Binary Star Systems (NBOS Support)
> 3. Re: [AS] More on generating surface maps (NBOS Support)
> 4. Re: [FM] FM8 Flood fills (Christopher)
> 5. Re: [AS] More on generating surface maps (Daniel Williamson)
> 6. Re: [AS] Binary Star Systems (Daniel Williamson)
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> From: NBOS Support <support2-at-nbos.com>
> To: nbossoftware-at-nbos.com
> Date: Thu, 07 Dec 2006 02:42:39 -0500
> Subject: [nbos] [FM] FM8 Flood fills
>
> Here's some info on FM8's flood fill feature. Political boundaries will
> be
> a heck of a lot easier to create!
>
> http://www.nbos.com/blog/
>
>
>
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> From: NBOS Support <support2-at-nbos.com>
> To: nbossoftware-at-nbos.com
> Date: Thu, 07 Dec 2006 02:55:17 -0500
> Subject: Re: [nbos] [AS] Binary Star Systems
>
> >I'm not really satisfied with the results. I'd like to set A and B as
> child
> >bodies of the center point with several planets also orbiting the center
> >point as child bodies. Any ideas on how I could do this?
>
> When Astro generates planets that orbit the whole system like that, it
> assigns them as planets arond the main (largest) star.
>
> If you really want some center point, you can add in a marker body - maybe
> set the system data fields so that it shows up as 'barycenter' or
> something
> in the system data display - and then add both the stars and planets
> beneath that. That may mess up the generator though if you try to
> generate
> system contents underneath it, so I'd make adding such a marker the last
> step.
>
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> From: NBOS Support <support2-at-nbos.com>
> To: nbossoftware-at-nbos.com
> Date: Thu, 07 Dec 2006 03:42:18 -0500
> Subject: Re: [nbos] [AS] More on generating surface maps
> Dan,
>
> If what Mike describes isnt it, drop an email to the support address with
> more information about what exactly is happening and how you have it set
> up.
>
> Ed
>
>
> At 04:52 AM 12/5/2006, you wrote:
> >I may have missed one of your earlier postings but, in AS, have you gone
> >into the Properties menu for the planet and checked the box marked "Use
> >this surface map instead of the default one" and then click <Select> to
> >indicate the location of the FT file you want to use.
> >
> >By the way, you need to use an FT projection that will cover the globe
> >showing in the AS window when the planet is selected in the System Data
> >panel. Some projections seem to leave the north and south poles blank.
> >
> >Cheers,
> >
> >Mike
> >
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: nbossoftware-bounces-at-nbos.com
> >[mailto:nbossoftware-bounces-at-nbos.com] On Behalf Of Daniel Williamson
> >Sent: 5 December 2006 03:11
> >To: nbossoftware-at-nbos.com
> >Subject: [nbos] [AS] More on generating surface maps
> >
> >So I looked in the program help box and checked the Program Preferences
> >and I was set to use Fractal Terrains for surface map generation.
> >
> >To test it I went to the directory listed (on another drive) and ran
> >FT.exe, it ran and there was my surface map. But it never appeared in
> >Astrosynthesis. Odd.
> >
> >As a work around, I unchecked the option to use Fractal Terrains and its
> >working fine, but I still want to know how to get Fractal Terrains
> >working again.
> >
> >Dan.
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> From: "Christopher" <cjrm-at-grapevine.net.au>
> To: <nbossoftware-at-nbos.com>
> Date: Thu, 7 Dec 2006 23:37:51 +1100
> Subject: Re: [nbos] [FM] FM8 Flood fills
> Fabulous! Can I ask what objects it sees as 'boundaries' for the area to
> be
> filled? For example, if I draw coasts on one layer, rivers on another, and
> political boundaries (that are neither coast nor river) on still a third
> layer, will the flood fill 'see' all three of these and fill the
> appropriate
> area? I assume it ignores map symbols.
>
> Another issue: how accurately do I have to close off the area? I'm
> guessing
> we'll have to be sure to have 'Snap to node' and 'Snap to intersection' on
> when bounding things, or risk having the fill 'leak through' some micro
> gap
> and fill more than we intended.
>
> And on that point, I'll re-nominate the feature I, personally, would most
> like to see added (beyond what you've already thrown in which, I have to
> say, has whittled down my wish list considerably!). Is it possible to
> change
> things so that 'Snap to node' work when you are dragging a pre-existing
> node, instead of only when you are adding a new node? Man, that would make
> some edits a whole lot easier.
>
> Thanks for the previews, Ed!
>
> Cheers,
> Christopher
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: nbossoftware-bounces-at-nbos.com [mailto:nbossoftware-bounces-at-nbos.com]
> On Behalf Of NBOS Support
> Sent: Thursday, 7 December 2006 6:43 PM
> To: nbossoftware-at-nbos.com
> Subject: [nbos] [FM] FM8 Flood fills
>
>
> Here's some info on FM8's flood fill feature. Political boundaries will
> be
> a heck of a lot easier to create!
>
> http://www.nbos.com/blog/
>
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> From: Daniel Williamson <enki_29205-at-yahoo.com>
> To: nbossoftware-at-nbos.com
> Date: Thu, 7 Dec 2006 06:49:17 -0800 (PST)
> Subject: Re: [nbos] [AS] More on generating surface maps
> All I did was click on generate surface map. It worked on the Gas Giants,
> but not the terrestrials. I'll file the support request.
>
> Thanks everyone!
>
> Dan.
>
> ___________________________________________________
> "Umm..."
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: NBOS Support <support2-at-nbos.com>
> To: nbossoftware-at-nbos.com
> Sent: Thursday, December 7, 2006 3:42:18 AM
> Subject: Re: [nbos] [AS] More on generating surface maps
>
>
> Dan,
>
> If what Mike describes isnt it, drop an email to the support address with
> more information about what exactly is happening and how you have it set
> up.
>
> Ed
>
>
> At 04:52 AM 12/5/2006, you wrote:
> >I may have missed one of your earlier postings but, in AS, have you gone
> >into the Properties menu for the planet and checked the box marked "Use
> >this surface map instead of the default one" and then click <Select> to
> >indicate the location of the FT file you want to use.
> >
> >By the way, you need to use an FT projection that will cover the globe
> >showing in the AS window when the planet is selected in the System Data
> >panel. Some projections seem to leave the north and south poles blank.
> >
> >Cheers,
> >
> >Mike
> >
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: nbossoftware-bounces-at-nbos.com
> >[mailto:nbossoftware-bounces-at-nbos.com] On Behalf Of Daniel Williamson
> >Sent: 5 December 2006 03:11
> >To: nbossoftware-at-nbos.com
> >Subject: [nbos] [AS] More on generating surface maps
> >
> >So I looked in the program help box and checked the Program Preferences
> >and I was set to use Fractal Terrains for surface map generation.
> >
> >To test it I went to the directory listed (on another drive) and ran
> >FT.exe, it ran and there was my surface map. But it never appeared in
> >Astrosynthesis. Odd.
> >
> >As a work around, I unchecked the option to use Fractal Terrains and its
> >working fine, but I still want to know how to get Fractal Terrains
> >working again.
> >
> >Dan.
> >
> >___________________________________________________
> >"Umm..."
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
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> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Daniel Williamson <enki_29205-at-yahoo.com>
> To: nbossoftware-at-nbos.com
> Date: Thu, 7 Dec 2006 07:04:31 -0800 (PST)
> Subject: Re: [nbos] [AS] Binary Star Systems
> What I ended up doing was adding a multiple star system at the first child
> level and made both A and B children of the multiple star system and the far
> distant planets, also children. The problem with this arrangement is that
> you cannot take a look at the system diagram on multiple star systems. I'll
> change it to a marker body and see if I can see anything. Messing up the
> system contents generator is fine. I already generated the system contents
> and then removed planets that would not actually be gravitiatonally stable
> according to my rules of physics (its a game, I can make them suit my
> needs).
>
> Ideally I'd like to be able to use the system display to see the two stars
> orbiting each other and the planets each star individually and the
> gravitational center to get a grand overview of the system.
>
> Also, I'd like to see AU used as the display orbital distance for top
> level children at least. Or is there anyway that I can change it in the
> display manually?
>
> Dan.
>
> ___________________________________________________
> "Umm..."
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: NBOS Support <support2-at-nbos.com>
> To: nbossoftware-at-nbos.com
> Sent: Thursday, December 7, 2006 2:55:17 AM
> Subject: Re: [nbos] [AS] Binary Star Systems
>
>
> >I'm not really satisfied with the results. I'd like to set A and B as
> child
> >bodies of the center point with several planets also orbiting the center
> >point as child bodies. Any ideas on how I could do this?
>
> When Astro generates planets that orbit the whole system like that, it
> assigns them as planets arond the main (largest) star.
>
> If you really want some center point, you can add in a marker body - maybe
> set the system data fields so that it shows up as 'barycenter' or
> something
> in the system data display - and then add both the stars and planets
> beneath that. That may mess up the generator though if you try to
> generate
> system contents underneath it, so I'd make adding such a marker the last
> step.
>
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