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gmanoflife

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Making Bodies Rotate
« on: July 07, 2008, 08:34:21 PM »
How can you make bodies, like the sun and earth, rotate or spin on their own?

OmegaRed

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Re: Making Bodies Rotate
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2008, 07:37:22 PM »
The one way I have found is to set a rotation period in the .xml file.

Use the tags ... <RotationPeriod>number of hours</RotationPeriod>

Dan Dixon

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Re: Making Bodies Rotate
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2008, 01:32:27 AM »
OmegaRed is right... And that's currently the only way to set the rotation.

The rotation values of the Earth, Sun, and other bodies can be found in the LocalObjects.xml file.

brandon8621

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Re: Making Bodies Rotate
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2008, 11:03:16 AM »
how do u get the xml file and how do u start it

Dan Dixon

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Re: Making Bodies Rotate
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2008, 11:34:40 AM »
From the main menu inside Universe Sandbox...
click on 'New' and then click the link 'Create New System File' for instructions.
« Last Edit: July 09, 2008, 03:33:01 PM by Dan Dixon »