Re: Hipparcos 3D Starfield
- Dear All,
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It provides all necessary functions in order to deal with the 3D starfield
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The starfield catalog is Hipparcos (full database from the observatory of
Strasbourg) and solar system motions are based on VSOP87 Theory
(+/- 100 000 years).
In short, if you are looking for a planetarium software plug-in for 3dsmax.
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Objet : [fulldome] Re: Hipparcos 3D Starfield
I'd be interested in that as well if it does indeed exist.
TimFlorian.Horn@ <mailto:TimFlorian.Horn%40kb.hamburg.de> kb.hamburg.de
Does anyone have a Hipparcos 3D starfield (including proper motion) for 3DS
Max? We've been asked to produce a short sequence for a TV station about the
starfield 70,000 years ago. So I were wondering if anyone has ever created
such a model.
Tim Florian Horn
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- Hi Tim
I did this with the Bright Star Catalogue a couple of years ago. It's really
not that difficult to script. In fact the tricky part for me was sorting out
the database itself, not scripting the stars, and I was a scripting beginner
at the time. All the formulae you need, including for those for proper
motion are here ....
If you want to script a fulll-blown 3D mini planetarium in max, then you run
up against some problems with brightness and scale (or at least I did), but
if you have a single situation to script for - a single point of view and
set dates for proper motion for example - then it's a lot easier to pull
off. For the BSC script I used meshes, but I did a similar 2dFGRS script
later on that used PFlow and it worked very well.
>Subject: [fulldome] Hipparcos 3D Starfield
>Date: Tue, 27 Jun 2006 16:19:23 +0200
>Does anyone have a Hipparcos 3D starfield (including proper motion) for 3DS
>Max? We�ve been asked to produce a short sequence for a TV station about
>the starfield 70,000 years ago. So I were wondering if anyone has ever
>created such a model.