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Upcoming Improvements & Features - Screenshot
« on: March 03, 2009, 03:18:46 AM »
Here's an early, unpolished, unfinished look at the work done on making the program easier to use (and three colliding galaxies).

This shows both the old interface in the upper left (which will be removed) and some of the new elements below it.

Among the planned improvements: it will soon be easier to change the intensity of gravity and use chart mode.

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Most displayed values will become text boxes so you won't have to enter another mode (like the control panel) to change the value. You will also be able to change any numerical text box value with a single click and drag.
« Last Edit: March 03, 2009, 03:29:15 AM by Dan Dixon »

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Re: Upcoming Improvements & Features - Screenshot
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2009, 07:12:11 AM »
Awesome! I can't wait!

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Re: Upcoming Improvements & Features - Screenshot
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2009, 12:20:42 PM »
i like very much the possibility of move the focus  :D

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Re: Upcoming Improvements & Features - Screenshot
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2009, 04:41:14 PM »
i like very much the possibility of move the focus  :D

Actually those buttons are just zoom and rotate the camera (which you can already do by dragging and with the mouse wheel).

You can currently use the arrow keys to move the focus. (although this doesn't always work correctly depending on your zoom level)

How would you like to be able move the focus?

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Re: Upcoming Improvements & Features - Screenshot
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2009, 08:38:03 PM »
Move focus? Explain this please!


Also...be cool to have a Sun Editor as in like in the other thread able to Change the texture to a blue or red or etc.
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Re: Upcoming Improvements & Features - Screenshot
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2009, 09:55:08 PM »
Wow, now three galaxies collisions? This is very cool for updates  ;D

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Re: Upcoming Improvements & Features - Screenshot
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2009, 10:01:46 AM »
You can currently use the arrow keys to move the focus
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How would you like to be able move the focus?

I've never known this feauture :P, but i can say that it doesn't need anything except a fix for the times it doesn't work ;)

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Re: Upcoming Improvements & Features - Screenshot
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2009, 04:27:49 PM »
i like the three galaxy collisions


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Re: Upcoming Improvements & Features - Screenshot
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2009, 04:43:37 PM »
The 3 galaxies colliding isn't new. It's something that you can do right now with the current release.

- Load "Galaxy Collision - Milky Way & Andromeda"
- Add the Triangulum galaxy (from the presets list of the New Bodies panel).
- Move & Rotate the new galaxy into position using the N (rotate) & M (move) keys. These tools will be more apparent with the new UI improvements (although not pictured in the above example)

More info on keyboard shortcuts here:
http://universesandbox.com/support/reference.htm

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Re: Upcoming Improvements & Features - Screenshot
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2009, 06:21:42 PM »
You beat me to it Dan. xD

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Re: Upcoming Improvements & Features - Screenshot
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2009, 11:50:26 AM »
I want to rotate it to an angle. You can only around Y axis, I want to do Z axis too!

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Re: Upcoming Improvements & Features - Screenshot
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2009, 12:27:07 PM »
I want to rotate it to an angle. You can only around Y axis, I want to do Z axis too!

Just use ctrl, or shift while rotating.

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Re: Upcoming Improvements & Features - Screenshot
« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2009, 12:27:56 PM »
Like FGFG just said...
As you hold down the N key to rotate, also press and hold the Ctrl key or the Shift key.

(I realize this is a very unintuitive way to do this. I'm working on a better solution, but feel free to share your ideas in the mean time.)

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Re: Upcoming Improvements & Features - Screenshot
« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2009, 12:29:03 PM »
lol just 49 seconds later! ;D

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Re: Upcoming Improvements & Features - Screenshot
« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2009, 12:31:15 PM »
I had already typed the reply, but when I hit 'Post' it said that you had just posted, so I modified the message slightly and hit 'Post' again.

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Re: Upcoming Improvements & Features - Screenshot
« Reply #15 on: March 05, 2009, 12:37:10 PM »
it happened to me too :) But my post was a bit longer...