Adding a 3DS Model via the Orbit Editor

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    After you have downloaded your 3DS models, you can add them to Starry Night via the Orbit Editor feature. Right-click (windows) or Ctrl-click (Mac) on the object you want to add your 3DS model to and select either "Edit Surface Image/Model" or "Edit Orbital Elements" from its contextual menu. 

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    In the dialog box that opens, click on the "Surface Image" tab and then on the "Open Model" button.  Select the 3DS model from the location on your hard disk where you saved the file.  Remember that 3DS files have a .3ds extension at the end of the file.

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      Lordphilip

      To the software people.

      I have to find and install an ISS 3D images myself.......Are you kidding me?  You should have a download free site for 3D images for all your satellites.  This is not good. I image the ISS and think this is something you should have in you Starry Night Po Plus 7. And it should be up to date. This is a starting point....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38oxpznR7Z4  

      Best Regards

      Philip

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      Keiron Smith

      Hi Philip,

      Pro Plus 7 includes new and updating space missions, with 30 new detailed and accurate 3D models of spacecraft and their trajectories - including the ISS.

       

      Please search for the ISS and the select GoTo

       

      Kind regards,

       

      Keiron




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      Lordphilip

      Hello Keiron Smith

       
      I am not getting the same image. I made you this short video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNiuGyXF6O4
       
      What am I doing wrong?
       
      Kind Regards
      Philip Smith 
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      Romain Van Aelst

      @ Lordhpilip

      Don't worry, you're not alone, I have the same issue. BTW the one you select in your short movie isn't ISS. It seems ISS isn't present in their database.

      Tried to find it in several ways:

      • Our Solar System > Space Missions
      • Favorites > Space Missions
      • Search
      • Display Options > Solar System > Space Missions
      • even checked in SkySafari on my iPad

      None could show me the ISS. I guess they have a problem with their database. There is even an discussion about Starry Night 6, which doesn't show to correct location of ISS.

      Also, when I use the function 'Update data files ...' it gives me the message nothing has been downloaded and that it's up to date. For a good tracking of ISS those files needs to be updated regularly. So there seems to be a problem there too. Seems they have the same problem with Starry Night 6. Is Simulation Curriculum updating their systems? 

      And last, I still consider Starry Night 7 to be beta and expect a lot of bugs to be solved with next update.

      So patients my friend

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      Romain Van Aelst

      Updated SN to 7.0.1.104 and ISS is now found and correctly rendered.

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      Lordphilip

      Hello Keiron Smith

      Can you PLEASE correctly rendering  ISS 3D Model as a "FIX" update  for Starry Night Pro Plus 6 also?

      Kind Regards

      Philip

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      Lordphilip
      Hello Keiron Smith
              Can you also leave on this web page the link that this web page talks about.
      It is said:
      Click "Download" to go to our support page containing links to HUNDREDS of "FREE" .3Ds model downloads.
      PLEASE  put this link on this with wed page.

      Kind Regards

      Philip

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      Nick Beer

      Hi Kerion,

       

      I'm a keen solar observer and of course no it would not be practical on other objects, but does Pro Plus for my Mac allow the .3ds surface model to be updated automatically, so the image of the sun is what is currently been seen, i.e. sunspots etc.

       

      Thanks

       

      Nick

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      Simon Harding

      I am not sure where I can get my free .3ds models for Starry Night . I can't find any links to a download site . I would love to add extra lunar / planetary models into my version of Starry Night Pro7 ,

      regards

       

      Simon

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      Marcin Jakubowski

      Hello, I could not add the model in Starry Night Pro Plus 7 on Mac. It does work on my laptop with Windows 7.

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      Keiron Smith

      Hi Marcin,

      Can you please attach the model here for testing?  Thanks!

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      Jaye Kennette

      how come i don't see any links? the 3D images should be easy to find/download

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