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Re: Universe Sandbox 3 - New Screenshots - April 2012
« Reply #60 on: May 17, 2012, 05:42:54 PM »
Not sure yet... although it's at least a few months away.
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Re: Universe Sandbox 3 - New Screenshots - April 2012
« Reply #61 on: May 18, 2012, 01:10:21 PM »
Sir, Yes Sir Mister Dan Dixon!

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Re: Universe Sandbox 3 - New Screenshots - April 2012
« Reply #62 on: May 18, 2012, 05:26:28 PM »
Will There Be nebulae?

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Do you mean as a background or as part of the simulation?

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Re: Universe Sandbox 3 - New Screenshots - April 2012
« Reply #63 on: May 18, 2012, 05:36:35 PM »
yes let's make this everything sandbox


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Re: Universe Sandbox 3 - New Screenshots - April 2012
« Reply #65 on: May 19, 2012, 03:33:21 AM »
Because of the scope of the universe, it is pretty much impossible to completely simulate it. This is compounded by the face that we don't even know how most of it works yet! Also it would probably take an insanely powerful computer.

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Re: Universe Sandbox 3 - New Screenshots - April 2012
« Reply #66 on: May 19, 2012, 05:19:28 AM »
Processing Universe Sandbox

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Re: Universe Sandbox 3 - New Screenshots - April 2012
« Reply #67 on: May 19, 2012, 07:28:06 AM »
Then How About In The Backround Because, That Is Possible.

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Re: Universe Sandbox 3 - New Screenshots - April 2012
« Reply #68 on: May 19, 2012, 07:37:36 AM »
Yeah, or make it easy to use other images as a background. Finding images that look seamless for the background might be a problem though.

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Re: Universe Sandbox 3 - New Screenshots - April 2012
« Reply #69 on: May 20, 2012, 03:03:05 PM »
This looks awesome!! Good luck!

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Re: Universe Sandbox 3 - New Screenshots - April 2012
« Reply #70 on: May 30, 2012, 03:54:00 PM »
Here's a development screenshot that Thomas shared with the team earlier today.

"The image shows the test solar system running with a user time step of 4 days.
Each object then subdivides this step into smaller intervals to remain accurate. The sun can advance 4 days at a time with no problem, but mercury needs to subdivide into 16 steps of 4 days/16 = 6 hours  ..and so on.
The steps are power of two divided, so it is either 2 or 4 but not 3. The longer the user step, the more substeps each need to take." - Thomas

In short... moons thrown out the simulation because you turned up the time step too high? Soon to be a thing of the past. :)

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Re: Universe Sandbox 3 - New Screenshots - April 2012
« Reply #71 on: May 30, 2012, 04:00:02 PM »
Very naicce.

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Re: Universe Sandbox 3 - New Screenshots - April 2012
« Reply #72 on: May 30, 2012, 04:02:19 PM »
Awesome. Now I can collide two solar systems and watch the moons get thrown off and become planets or do funky stuff like that!

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Re: Universe Sandbox 3 - New Screenshots - April 2012
« Reply #73 on: May 30, 2012, 04:05:57 PM »
That's awesome, I couldn't imagine there being a solution to that problem. :)

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Re: Universe Sandbox 3 - New Screenshots - April 2012
« Reply #74 on: May 30, 2012, 04:45:01 PM »
Here's a development screenshot that Thomas shared with the team earlier today.

"The image shows the test solar system running with a user time step of 4 days.
Each object then subdivides this step into smaller intervals to remain accurate. The sun can advance 4 days at a time with no problem, but mercury needs to subdivide into 16 steps of 4 days/16 = 6 hours  ..and so on.
The steps are power of two divided, so it is either 2 or 4 but not 3. The longer the user step, the more substeps each need to take." - Thomas

In short... moons thrown out the simulation because you turned up the time step too high? Soon to be a thing of the past. :)

Awesome! Now orbits of days or hours won't force us to slow down the simulation.

Awesome. Now I can collide two solar systems and watch the moons get thrown off and become planets or do funky stuff like that!

Could we have a copy and paste function so we can copy an entire system and then paste it somewhere in another simulation?

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Re: Universe Sandbox 3 - New Screenshots - April 2012
« Reply #75 on: May 30, 2012, 04:51:51 PM »
Could we have a copy and paste function so we can copy an entire system and then paste it somewhere in another simulation?

Yes. Chris is working on this tech right now (save/load/copy/paste).

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Re: Universe Sandbox 3 - New Screenshots - April 2012
« Reply #76 on: May 30, 2012, 05:03:27 PM »
It'd be cool to be able to make a spiral/elliptical/irregular/barred galaxy of any size in the new version :)

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Re: Universe Sandbox 3 - New Screenshots - April 2012
« Reply #77 on: May 30, 2012, 05:43:42 PM »
Will we see volcano's and lighting on the planet? >,.....>

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Re: Universe Sandbox 3 - New Screenshots - April 2012
« Reply #78 on: May 30, 2012, 10:10:14 PM »
yes let's make this everything sandbox

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Re: Universe Sandbox 3 - New Screenshots - April 2012
« Reply #79 on: May 30, 2012, 11:38:18 PM »

Is that gravitational lensing?
It is.

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Re: Universe Sandbox 3 - New Screenshots - April 2012
« Reply #80 on: May 31, 2012, 02:55:19 AM »
Everything Sandbox eh  ;D

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Re: Universe Sandbox 3 - New Screenshots - April 2012
« Reply #81 on: May 31, 2012, 04:42:54 AM »
Everything Sandbox eh  ;D

Well.......the universe is everything

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« Reply #82 on: May 31, 2012, 04:03:25 PM »
The Textures Look Much Better!  ;D :o


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Re: Universe Sandbox 3 - New Screenshots - April 2012
« Reply #83 on: June 02, 2012, 11:45:16 AM »
maybe later

'It's a good idea, but it's currently too buggy and incomplete for any sort of beta feedback to be useful right now.

I know you're excited... we are too. We're really looking forward to showing off the new version to everyone.' - Dan

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Re: Universe Sandbox 3 - New Screenshots - April 2012
« Reply #84 on: June 15, 2012, 04:32:28 PM »
It's Probably A Long Time Before Version 3 Comes Out.
And Not By Years But, Months.
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Re: Universe Sandbox 3 - New Screenshots - April 2012
« Reply #85 on: June 15, 2012, 05:26:47 PM »
Dan Dixon said sometime this year. That's all we know.

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Re: Universe Sandbox 3 - New Screenshots - April 2012
« Reply #86 on: June 16, 2012, 05:01:56 AM »
By The Time It's Out I Will Be Able To Copy 1 Galaxy To Make 7 Galaxies Colliding! instanty.
But For Now I Have To Do It By Hand.
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Re: Universe Sandbox 3 - New Screenshots - April 2012
« Reply #87 on: June 21, 2012, 07:49:30 AM »
And Just Sometime This Year Is Really Not A Long Time From Now!  ;D :D :)

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Re: Universe Sandbox 3 - New Screenshots - April 2012
« Reply #88 on: June 30, 2012, 08:11:25 AM »
Hopefully there will be a beta in late July or Early August (Just in time for the summer holiday's so i will have a lot off time to test it) :)


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Re: Universe Sandbox 3 - New Screenshots - April 2012
« Reply #89 on: July 07, 2012, 01:16:23 PM »
No, they're only progressing rather slowly on it.