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theronrr

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Direction of Sunlight on the planets
« on: January 04, 2009, 09:58:02 PM »
I've noticed that the lighting of a planet is not usually in perspective to the sun.
Is this by design or a feature?  Thanks!  Great program

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Re: Direction of Sunlight on the planets
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2009, 06:46:26 AM »
it's a known problem and the fix is on the "todo" list  ;)

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Re: Direction of Sunlight on the planets
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2009, 06:48:00 PM »
I've had light emanating from stars in a much earlier build of Universe Sandbox, but it didn't look right, so I went back to a fixed imaginary light source.

This is something I'm very interested in fixing in the next few months.

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Re: Direction of Sunlight on the planets
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2009, 03:23:51 AM »
sun will not hot the earth because it may evaporate the planets

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Re: Direction of Sunlight on the planets
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2009, 04:43:30 PM »
This is a problem that I've actively working to solve.

I'm currently planning for the next release to feature light emitting from stars.

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Re: Direction of Sunlight on the planets
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2009, 02:50:03 AM »
what version dan?
what date will the next release?

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Re: Direction of Sunlight on the planets
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2009, 06:47:28 PM »
The next release will most likely include:

- New interface elements
- Light emitting from stars
- Editable orbital elements

I want to release a new version as soon as possible, but getting new features to work correctly with all existing features is always a time consuming challenge. I'm not yet sure when the new release will be ready, but it won't be for a few weeks at least.