Re: [nbos] [FM7][FWE][AS] Where to start
"Doug Jessee"
Tue Dec 12th, 2006
Guess I will try some things and see how it goes.

Thanks!

LDJ

On 12/12/06, Mike Oliver <mike-oliver-at-blueyonder.co.uk> wrote:
>
> If you know the way the planet will be mapped, then do the business
> directly in FM7 (I assume you can design a world from scratch in the
> programme). AS would only do a random surface generation based on the
> parameters you set up in the Properties.
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> Once that's done, save it to a folder on your PC and note its location. When
> you're ready to put it on to the graphic of the planet in AS, go to the
> "Edit Properties" dialogue and choose the "Surface Map" tag. Check the box
> labelled "Use this surface map instead of the default one", then use the
> <Select> button to locate the map you did in FM7 and use that path for AS to
> find your map; click <OK> and that should place your map on the AS globe.
> Once you Save your sector, that map will always be the one showing for
> that planet.
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> As far as the night sky is concerned, the view from the planet's sun will
> not differ in any serious degree from the view from the planet itself the
> distances are too great. That is for everything except the other planets in
> the system. I'm afraid I really don't know how you'd get those to show up
> if it's possible at all.
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> Here again, you'll have to ask Ed at NBOS what you can do.
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> Cheers,
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>
> 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 16:10
> *To:* nbossoftware-at-nbos.com
> *Subject:* Re: [nbos] [FM7][FWE][AS] Where to start
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>
> 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
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