For Science LinX I’ve working on an exhibit regarding the ESA Herschel satellite for the last 6 months, and I’m happy to inform you that it’s almost complete.
-Camera is moved by using multi-touch signals sent by monitor, -Accurate simulation of our solar system, planets support properties like eccentricity, inclination, orbital radius, equatorial diameter, rotations per earth-year, orbits per earth-year. -Herschel satellite stationary in lagrange point L2. -Fully 3D -Multiple lighting effects - Particle effects (not currently used) -Beautiful skybox generated using Space Scape -Expandable information boxes slowly center arc-ball camera on P.O.I. -Twitter integration (following the @ESAHERSCHEL channel) -Clickable planets, satellites and points of interests -Multiple Zoom levels smoothly change information windows, ‘tunnel vision’.
Anyway, this all sounds exciting (or not) but it’s always better to see it for yourself:
- Bart v/d Laar (Project Manager Science LinX)
- Ingeborg Veldman (Project Manager Science LinX Virtual)
- Hilbert Dijkstra (Project Designer, Text Writer)
- Roy Triesscheijn (Programmer)
- Hugo Engwerda (Artist)
- Gerwin Kramer (Modeler)
- Peter Barthel (Astronomer/Technical Consultant)