#1 ability to specify a URL for texture

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2001-05-04
2001-05-04
DataSurfer
No

instead of a file path for a texture, allow a URL and
a refresh interval. It would be super cool if the sun
had realtime sunspots, or the Earth had some sort of
real time data visualisation theme, or maybe even real
time cloud cover.

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  • DataSurfer

    DataSurfer - 2001-05-04

    Earth texture with an overlayed Internet Traffic Data Set. Source: Mercury Interactive Corporation

     
  • DataSurfer

    DataSurfer - 2003-01-26

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    Along with the URL a parameter specifying refresh interval
    would be nice.

    It might be more efficient to have a HUD overlay texture
    instead of a completly redone earth texture. An example of a
    HUD overlay would be to indicate current internet route
    conditions, or even an image export from visual route or some
    such.

     

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