New Update to Planet Generator

New Update to Planet Generator

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Wed Jul 16 05:18:37 2014   by   Ron Vantreese
Let me know if you find this interesting.

https://onedrive.live.com/?cid=9E7DB242359A93F0&id=9E7DB242359A93F0!30215

The new one is VPPlanetGenerator-1-1-14715-2.zip. When you unzip it on a Windows system, click on setup.exe to install. The Mogensen Planet Generator now has a primitive color map creator (colour map creator). It's primitive. It saves new color maps at "/My Documents/VP/PlanetGenerator". It doesn't currently re-edit your color maps so if you want to re-do it, you need to create a new map.

Have fun :)
 
Wed Jul 23 04:13:57 2014   by   Reg06
Thanks for the update (I couldn't get the file posted at http://www.diku.dk/hjemmesider/ansatte/torbenm/Planet/) to work.

Ultimately though, I need to have the maps as an image file. Is there a way to do this? Also, what do you use to open the .col files?
 
Thu Jul 24 21:11:05 2014   by   Ron Vantreese
Thanks for checking it out.

> I need to have the maps as an image file.

After you click the [Render!] button of any of the planet/cloud/star generators, you get to view the image. If you look at the Launch Pad, there is a [Save] button. It disappears if you close the image.

> Also, what do you use to open the .col files?

I'm getting there... It's on my list of things to do.
 
Thu Jul 24 22:31:59 2014   by   Psst! It's me.  :)
Are you making a generator for scenes of planets in space with stars around them?
 
Fri Jul 25 04:02:28 2014   by   Ron Vantreese
> Are you making a generator for scenes of planets in space with stars around them?

I might not be able to do that. Or I might just use the PPMForge planet/stars renderer for a cheap one.

Currently (for myself) I render a land surface, bump surface (using gray option), clouds, and stars, and then I put them together using POV-Ray. The POV-Ray engine is capable of competing with Hollywood-style planet scenes. And this program I created to work with other existing programs (including planet.exe) can now help me generate many planets rapidly.
 
Fri Jul 25 04:08:48 2014   by   Reg06
>> Also, what do you use to open the .col files?

>I'm getting there... It's on my list of things to do.

But for right now, there isn't a way to use the "create color map" feature?
 
Fri Jul 25 16:51:54 2014   by   Ron Vantreese
> But for right now, there isn't a way to use the "create color map" feature?

Are you having trouble with the Create color Map? Do you get an error message? When you go through the [Create color map] it saves a new .col file and adds it to the list of color maps to choose from. Do you get something different?

 
Fri Aug 1 21:51:25 2014   by   Ron Vantreese
>> Also, what do you use to open the .col files?

>I'm getting there... It's on my list of things to do.

The feature to edit colour map is near completion. In a few days it will be ready. It's going to be limited in the range from 0 to 255. Getting this app to edit the colors was not a simple task, starting with how should it look like. But I think I have overcome the challenges, so that finishing it can happen soon.

 

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