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Orbit DreamScene

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By on May 26, 2007 1:13:55 PM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

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I made my Apollo DreamScene a few months back where you fly around the Moon and Earth. I got a few requests to have a version that just sits and orbits the Earth only. I am unable to post that version on the website, so I'm going to use this blog to track any changes I make to it.

NEW TRIGGERED VERSION (6/14/07): From 6am to 6pm, the dayside is shown, and from 6pm to 6am, the night side is shown.

Orbit is now an exclusive of
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Thanks, Master Baron
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May 26, 2007 8:36:33 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
Rock on, man. New desktop background for the win.
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May 27, 2007 10:20:41 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
Dude- Thx
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June 3, 2007 1:26:31 PM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums
New Version available! Reworked the sun so that it looks much better.
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June 6, 2007 12:52:05 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
This slower version is phenomenal! The sun looks fantastic as well
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June 6, 2007 1:52:41 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
Fixed the Bold text tag that was left open...
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June 6, 2007 11:51:36 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
Thanks and Thanks!
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June 12, 2007 8:09:22 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
Great job on slowing it down & the new sun! Now... When you say 'new dynamic version' do you mean 'triggered video'? ~or~ will it actually be dynamic as desktop earth is dynamic?
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June 12, 2007 8:28:01 PM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums
I mean triggered. It will be a looping video of the day side or the night side.
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June 13, 2007 5:31:53 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
Very Cool... Very Cool...  
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June 13, 2007 7:42:02 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
Good stuff
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June 14, 2007 10:10:06 AM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums
NEW TRIGGERED VERSION! From 6am to 6pm, the dayside is shown, and from 6pm to 6am, the night side is shown.
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June 14, 2007 7:16:48 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
Okay... I have to say congrats, you out did yourself this time. I really like this one, It is better than 'others' I have seen. I also am impressed with the cloud cover, and the transition... very nice, a little smoother maybe, thanks again for the slow down!  IM me, let me know what you are using to make all your dreams, I'd like to dabble in it a little. 
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June 19, 2007 11:37:19 AM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums
Hello Joe,

I love your dreamscene. Some suggestions that I am willing to pay for.

Your cloud cover and globe is perfect! One of the best Dreamscenes around!

Some suggestins. (not complaints)...Can you have a version with ?

- No stars or with stars that are just points in the background? The galaxies are distracting when doing my work.
- Low orbit version? ...so that I get the feeling I am looking out from a port in the international spacestation. This would be where the Earth would take up about a fourth or a half of the screen.
- can you make it a slower more graceful orbit? It is still going really fast.

I am glad you are playing with the realtime light\dark effects.

Thank you.
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June 19, 2007 6:36:12 PM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums
SteveBachochin,

Thanks as these are all great suggestions.

I like the low orbit idea as long as I can keep the detail from dropping off. I used textures from NASA for the earth, and I believe there where some higher resolution ones availiable.
I believe the multi-minute video needed to slow the earth down more would suck up too much memory.
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June 20, 2007 10:14:02 AM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

"I believe the multi-minute video needed to slow the earth down more would suck up too much memory."

Perhaps sacrificing the star field (leaving space black) would counter the CPU usage of the multi-minute video. Being close to the Earth would obscure the stars anyways.

I thought slowing down a video would be less CPU intensive. (less is going moment by moment ). Though, slowing it down would require a longer length video...which means more memory.
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June 20, 2007 11:59:24 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
It may require less CPU, but I'm sure the entire video is loaded into memory and the longer the video the more memory it's going to use.

If I remove the stars on the standard orbit version, it may lower the size. But, I don't think it would for the dynamic version as they don't move.

When I have some time, I'll play with it.
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October 19, 2007 9:32:11 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
Fixed broken links
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October 22, 2007 5:52:49 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
nice
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January 18, 2008 10:33:19 PM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums
Came across this site WWW Link giving free dreamscenes.have been visiting the site regularly and they update the site with 2 sceneseveryday.but the timings of updates are not fixed. some of the scenes are pretty good.
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January 31, 2008 11:08:37 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
can you post a link of orbit with WMV or MPG format, please ty very much
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