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Arata

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Universe Zoom?
« on: January 19, 2010, 07:38:04 PM »
Does anyone know where I can find a tutorial on how to make a universe zoom video?
What I mean is that it will show the earth, zoom out to the solar system, and zoom out enough to show the galaxy itself.

Here's an example of what I mean:


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Re: Universe Zoom?
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2010, 11:11:41 PM »
If you have enough spare time, you could make a picture in Paint for example (of a few stars, or a planet), then you save it and make a new one which you resize to for example 95% (depending on the fps you want) of the size of the previous one, and so on.
It would take a lot of time though, but otherwise I would guess you could use something like Celestia. Or Universe Sandbox, it could probably do it aswell. Just start close to the place you want to zoom out from, and make a movie.

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Re: Universe Zoom?
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2010, 12:10:40 PM »
Yeah but that would be just a bunch of photos.
I want an animation where I show everything, from earth, to some of the planets in the solar system, then the entire galaxy. Something like the video.

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Re: Universe Zoom?
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2010, 12:36:28 PM »
But you can put the pictures together to a video, in Windows Movie Maker for example.
The video is made by professional people. It was a part of a movie I watched in the Tycho Brahe Planetarium, which has one of the largest (if not the largest) film canvases in the world.

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Re: Universe Zoom?
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2010, 01:20:23 PM »
You could learn how to model it in a computer graphic program and render it...
A free one is Blender. There are lots of guides online.

However, if you want to do a good video, it could takes a lot of time to learn it (weeks?)

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Re: Universe Zoom?
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2010, 03:06:26 PM »
Here another nice video i found

http://www.haydenplanetarium.org/universe/