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  • Saturn

    This addon includes Saturn, Patrick Murris's PlanetaryRings plugin, moons, feature names, and some physical properties of the rings.

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    Currently the additional ring data consists of:

    Schematic ring diagram
    Ring Temperature
    Radio wave transmittance
    A-Ring Particle Size
    A-Ring Composition

    These are activated by selecting the appropriate ring map in the PlanetaryRings cofiguration in Layer Manger (right-click PlanetaryRings and select properties, then choose the desired ring texture). Legends for these are turned on in 'Ring Legends' in Layer Manager.

    This has been updated to Saturn 1.2: Link Here


    Last edited by pangloss; 05-29-2008, 08:52 PM.
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  • #2
    very very sweet !!
    good job !

    there are only three planets left I guess I bet Uranus and Neptune have enough image data.. but is there any image data from Pluto yet ? Or just the blur images I remember from many years ago ?

    Regards
    Merlin Lives!

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    • #3
      Pangloss, did you get version 0.4 of the rings plugin ?
      It turns off when viewing the moons.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by patmurris
        Pangloss, did you get version 0.4 of the rings plugin ?
        It turns off when viewing the moons.
        I think so, because I didnt see any rings with the moons.
        Merlin Lives!

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        • #5
          Pat: Yes, I used v0.4 in the installer. It is very nice that the rings and Saturn turn on and off in tandem. It killed my new hack for putting all the moons in the toolbar, though. The idea is to turn the main layer on, but turn off all of the child layers. The individual moons could then each have their own icon in the toolbar. There are some other problems with this approach, so I don't know if it would have worked very well, anyway. Having the rings turn off for the moons is far more important, so the trade-off is more than worth it.

          I wish that the alternate ring textures (temperature, etc.) could be selected somehow via the Layer Manager. Then all the appropriate components (labels, legend, links, etc.) could be turned on and off in a single operation.

          Also, I think there is a legend tag in development, but I'm not sure where that stands. This will make the colorbars behave more gracefully. They used to remain in place when clicked, rather than rotate to screen center. That killed my old hack (sigh).
          Last edited by pangloss; 05-10-2006, 08:13 PM.
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          • #6
            Legend info - http://issues.worldwind.arc.nasa.gov/browse/WW-493

            I'm still trying to get the hang of it, could'nt get it in a childlayer for the Moon topo legend.
            Bull_[UK]

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            • #7
              Planetary Rings plug-in 0.5

              Originally posted by pangloss
              Pat: Yes, I used v0.4 in the installer...
              Here is Planetary Rings plug-in 0.5 (Zip 29k)

              It doesnt show moire and doesnt kill the grid lines anymore.
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              • #8
                Very nice, looks much better without the moire.
                Bull_[UK]

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                • #9
                  Fantastic! It looks great.
                  To view all my addons visit http://www.panglosstech.com/.

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                  • #10
                    <cut - nevermind.. >

                    Very nice addon !! looks better than ever.
                    Last edited by basbakker; 05-12-2006, 11:03 AM.
                    Merlin Lives!

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                    • #11
                      I see that there is a PlanetaryRings\Uranus_Rings.png file.. Is that a preperation for future use. Or did I miss Uranus
                      Merlin Lives!

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                      • #12
                        I did another saturn ring .png (for increased detail in de dark areas)
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                        Merlin Lives!

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                        • #13
                          Planetary Rings plug-in 0.6 with shadows

                          Here is Planetary Rings plug-in 0.6 with shadows (Zip 31k).




                          Depending how you look at it, the shadow casted on the rings is not always realistic... anyway it is an option now in the layer settings.

                          You cannot yet change the sun position to cast different shadows... unless you edit the .cs and look for sunLat and sunLon
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                          • #14
                            Maybe the Heavenly Bodies plug-in and Planetary Rings plug-in should be combined into one plug-in. That could be pretty cool if there is ever a Sun world for World Wind because you could use such a plug-in to form an accretion disk around it with small planetary bodies in it.
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                            • #15
                              More shadows and sun control...

                              Cant stop it... Planetary Rings plug-in 0.7 with even more shadows (Zip 41k).

                              It includes the projected shadow of the rings on the main body - without the blue hue though.




                              Layer settings allow you to 'unlock' the sun and move it in real time (following the camera latitude). You can watch the different shadow configurations and save the one you like by locking the sun again.
                              Last edited by patmurris; 05-17-2006, 07:13 AM.
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