Re: [nbos] [AS] Scripting: What would you like to see?
"Mike Oliver"
Sat Dec 1st, 2007
Is there any possibility of being able to create a sphere (spinning?)
for a gas giant, that shows atmospheric bands like Jupiter & Saturn?


Mike <>

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Shade Tree
Sent: 30 November 2007 22:18
Subject: Re: [nbos] [AS] Scripting: What would you like to see?

i'll use the script to create an x3d file. (x3d is eXtensible 3d, the
successor to VRML)
Probably use a default x3d and replace elements

it would basically be a 3d scene of a rotating sphere with a light
showing on it
then i could get the stars color for the light
and the stars intensity for the light
change the size of the sphere depending on the planet size
change the rotation based on the planet rotation
apply the .png as it's texture
do whatever other nifty things i can think of(rings?)
write it out to the new x3d file

Then with an appropriate plugin(flux player, is free and works well)
downloaded. you create a webpage with that x3d <embed>ed and you have
twirly planet.

I'd probable make it write a simple html file at the same time that you
could link to or whatever. Maybe get even crazier with Version 2.


Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2007 16:55:17 -0500
Subject: Re: [nbos] [AS] Scripting: What would you like to see?

On Nov 30, 2007 3:42 PM, Shade Tree <> wrote:

I've looked into this before and it doesn't seem possible

How about a script that exports the surface maps and creates an x3d file
of a lighted 3d rotating globe using that texture. You could embed them
in a webpage pretty easy.

I've allready got the export testure half done....just recently... ;)

I know :) I took a seriously hard look at this also. I wrote the bulk
surface map exporter and went round & round trying to get the
.planetview.pngs out.... to no avail.

That x3d idea.... has merit. Care to elaborate?

-Dave L


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