Re: [nbos] [FM7][FWE][AS] Where to start
"Doug Jessee"
Tue Dec 12th, 2006
Thanks Mike.

No, I have not generated the planets surface, as I have a pretty good idea
of the continent sizes and placement on the planet, especially one in
particular.

So having AS generate the surface and FWE do the same thing?

Of course, I am at work and it is at home...

I thought I could move the camera to the planet's surface and point it away,
getting the 'night' sky? Will that not work?

It would be really cool for some kind of ability of AS to generate a 'star'
chart for your planet, computing which stars would be the brightest based on
the star's rating and distance, etc.

Then of course you would need a system for creating your own constellations.


LDJ

On 12/12/06, Mike Oliver <mike-oliver-at-blueyonder.co.uk> wrote:
>
> I don't know if there's a "right" way but this is how I'd tackle it.
> First, have you generated your world's surface within AS? If so, you will
> find the file stored under the unique code and path shown in the AS
> "Properties" dialogue for the world.
>
>
>
> If you haven't, then I'd create the surface map in AS, note the file
> location and then load it into FM7 where you can do your mapping. As for
> doing a night sky, I'm not sure how you'd go about this but, within AS,
> possibly by navigating to the world's sun and then moving the camera just
> beyond the star to view the night sky from that direction. Of course, you'll
> need to point the camera in several directions to cover the whole thing. You
> can save the view for future rapid access. Remember, if you want a print to
> look realistic, you're going to use an awful lot of black ink and get a very
> wet piece of paper from an inkjet printer!
>
>
>
> I have tried what I just suggested and it all seems feasible until you get
> to "Print" and then it doesn't give the option of printing just the screen
> view it seems only to allow printing of the entire sector. If that's
> correct, the only thing I can think of is to minimise the System Data Panel
> and then do a "Print Screen" from your keyboard.
>
>
>
> Perhaps NBOS can come up with some better options.
>
>
>
> Cheers,
>
>
>
> Mike
>
> www.cartography-services.co.uk
>
> -----Original Message-----
> *From:* nbossoftware-bounces-at-nbos.com [mailto:
> nbossoftware-bounces-at-nbos.com] *On Behalf Of *Doug Jessee
> *Sent:* 12 December 2006 15:31
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> *Subject:* [nbos] [FM7][FWE][AS] Where to start
>
>
>
> Hello,
>
> I have a game world I have created, but need to make some visual elements,
> like maps, pov graphics of the night sky that would include the satellites
> and other planets in the system as well as mapping the surface.
>
> I am trying to figure out where to start, if I should use FWE then map
> sections of it using FM7, or if I can start in FM7 and then incorporate that
> into FWE and AS.
>
> I guess I am trying to figure out where to start, if I should start in AS
> or FWE or should I start in FM7?
>
> Any help would be appreciated.
>
> LDJ
>
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