[nbos] [AS2] [OT] 3D starfield viewer
Exile In Paradise
Tue Jan 30th, 2007
On Tue, 2007-01-30 at 18:24 +0000, Mike Oliver wrote:
> Robert:
> I am engaged, when I can find the time, in
> exactly the same exercise and have several other
> AS users waiting for me to finish so they can
> have a copy.
>
> Would you be willing to release yours to us?

I am not sure what you would make of it...
Currently, it reads a CSV "spreadsheet" called
hygfull.csv that I downloaded from David Nash's
Astronomy Nexus http://www.astronexus.com/node/34

The app then creates a window, and spins a
starfield in 3D, with stars colored by spectra.

There's no interface or controls, other than
hacking the Java itself... it's just an app/applet
that can run from a box or in a webpage and gives
you a 3D rotating starfield. Currently, the
star system Zeta II Reticuli is highlighted.

If that sounds useful to people, then I would be
happy to get it into some sort of shareable shape
and post it for download, probably in the same
place as the BigBang scripts.

While we're at it, we might want to get involved
with the Traveller 2320A.D. team to see how the
new starmap is going?
http://rpgrealms.com/cgi-bin/catalog/pview.pl?action=view&stocknum=atu002

--
Robert "Exile In Paradise" Murphey
Your education begins where what is called your education is over.


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