Doing another STUPID 2am combination YouTube viewing session and Celestia sort-of-coding.
I THINK I copied our own Moon to Safehold, and doubled the Albedo to 0.24.
Heads up on progress so far:
From Buckley's 5th Imperium Website... http://infodump.thefifthimperium.com/series/Safehold/
I downloaded the big 27000x13499 map at
Map of the planet Safehold (as of Midst Toil and Tribulation) [ Added May 28, 2012 ]http://infodump.thefifthimperium.com/en ... hold/338/1 http://infodump.thefifthimperium.com/im ... d_MTnT.jpg
THEN I scaled it to 27000x13500.
YES, that one pixel makes a difference.
Celestia is expecting perfect 2:1 ratio texture files, although it prefers those whose dimensions are powers of 2.Example:
131072 pixels wide by 65536 pixels tall
(2^17 wide) by (2^16 tall).
THEN I scaled the five September 2016 maps available at http://www.davidweber.net/downloads/ind ... t/series:6
Then I loaded them into "GIMP 2" (an open source alternative to Photoshop), and via trial and error decided on some zoom percentages:
Saram Bay ~19.4%
Gorath Bay 8.0%
Note that the Temple lands closeup is the only one that will have DISTORTION because it's being enlarged to ~220%.
This is also why I'm thinking about leaving that one as a separate layer that can be turned on or off.
The project file from GIMP is available for anyone to download off of Selden's web site.
Also, I exported a copy with the base map in transparent mode, and the close up maps stitched together as on image; that is also available at Selden's web site. Not yet done:
- Any other changes to the moon
- Figuring out how to load an entirely separate ISS around Safehold, not Earth as a stand in for the OBP.
- Determining and saving the lat. & long. for various cities, and including them in the add-on.
- Test, test, and more test.