#153 Glowing moon while using "scaled discs".

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nobody
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2008-01-16
2007-12-25
Tech2000
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Rendering the stars as "scaled discs" makes the planets and moons look like stars. Check screenshot.

And also, is it possible to have the label for the moon to disappear behind the earth when it slides behind it from the left? See screenshot again.

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  • Tech2000
    Tech2000
    2007-12-25

     
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  • Tech2000
    Tech2000
    2007-12-25

    • summary: Glowing moon. :( --> Glowing moon. :
     
  • Tech2000
    Tech2000
    2007-12-25

    • summary: Glowing moon. : --> Glowing moon while using "scaled discs".
     
  • Chris Laurel
    Chris Laurel
    2007-12-27

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    There's a necessary tradeoff when rendering stars as discs: either the planets and moons look star-like until they're fairly large, or they suddenly appear much dimmer when transitioning from glowing disc to rendered sphere. We could sacrifice appearance during the transition in order to make the moon appear more natural when viewed from Earth in scaled discs mode.

    As for the labels, that's a side effect of recent changes I made to prevent partial occlusion of labels of objects orbiting close to a planet body. I could turn off the label depth adjustment for objects orbiting at a sufficiently far distance.

     
  • Chris Laurel
    Chris Laurel
    2008-01-16

    • milestone: 779031 --> v1.6