SolarSystem is LightWave Layout tool to generate fully rigged Solar System.
Planet orbits are elliptical.
Orbital inclination can be also optionally imported.
Click Solar System to run plugin. You will see window:
Pick up which planets and/or Sun you want to generate.
Change scale of orbits and meshes. Value 1.0 means that 1.0 meter in 3D is 1.0 meter in the real world.
Solar System plugin together with Universe Simulator plugin:
Click on the image to see it at full resolution.
It's advised to download videos to disk using Save File As... and watch in off-line movie player.
TrueArt's SolarSystem plugin at work.
Animation generated by TrueArt's SolarSystem.
This video is showing how to set up Universe Simulator plugin after setting up the main Solar System plugin.
Changes made in the 1.0 (5-May-2014)
- The first official Windows release.
Minimum Windows Requirements
- LightWave v11.0+
- Pentium or better
- Windows 32 bit
Recommended Windows Requirements
Installing the product
In order to install the program, please extract the archive to some location on your hard disk.
On Windows ®, the archive is in the ZIP format. You will need 3rd party software such as WinZIP, which you can download from http://www.winzip.com (it's not included in the package), or other compatible software to decompress the archive.
Windows XP ® has built-in ZIP support (simply right click on the archive’s icon, and choose ‘Extract all files...’).
On Macintosh ®, the archive is in the SIT format. You will need 3rd party software such as StuffIt, which you can download from http://www.stuffit.com (it's not included in the package), or compatible software to decompress the archive.
The LightWave ® plugin does not require files to be in specific locations, which is a very nice feature. But for easier file management it is recommended that the plugin files (i.e. those with .p extension) be copied to your LightWave ® plugins folder (f.e. LightWave\Plugins\).
Installing LightWave ® Layout Plugins
Run the LightWave ® Layout executable. Select pop-down menu Layout > Utilities ® Add Plugins..., then find the folder containing the new plugin files and select them. You should see a message from LightWave telling you that the plugins have been added successfully. The changes will be saved to your configuration file when you quit the program.
Uninstalling the product
Uninstalling LightWave ® Layout Plugins
Run the LightWave ® Layout executable. Select pop-down menu Layout > Utilities > Edit Plugins..., then select the plugin files and press the Delete button. The changes will be saved to your configuration file when you quit the program. Now you can safely remove the files from your hard disk.
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