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==See also== ==See also==
-*[[Add-on:Stars|Stars plug-in]]. An early bitmap version of a star background+*[[Add-on:Stars|Stars plug-in]]. An early bitmap version of a star background.
-*[[Add-on:Sky_and_Fog_Plug-ins_%28plugin%29|Sky and Fog plug-in]]. Sky dome and haze effect+*[[Add-on:Atmospheric_halo|Atmospheric halo plug-in]]. Atmospheric halo around the globe.
-*[[Add-on:Atmospheric_halo|Atmospheric halo plug-in]]. Atmospheric halo around the globe+*[[Add-on:Global_Clouds|Global Clouds]]. A cloud layer around the globe.
 +*[[Add-on:Sky_and_Fog_Plug-ins_%28plugin%29|Sky and Fog plug-in]]. Sky dome and haze effect.
==Installer Credit== ==Installer Credit==

Revision as of 05:47, 25 November 2005

Stars3D plug-in
Stars
Stars
Developer Patrick Murris
Latest release 1.0 / Nov, 2005
License Public domain
Web site Plug-in Website

This plug-in adds a dynamicaly rendered starfield background to World Wind using data from the Hipparcos catalog. Settings allow to choose between two subsets : stars with magnitude down to 6 (5.044 stars - default) or 7.7 (31.399 stars).

Contents

Installation

Download Stars3D 1.0 and double click the downloaded file, follow the on-screen prompts to install the Plug-In.

Usage

To use the plug-in load World Wind, open the Plug-Ins menu and click Load/Unload... (see figure 1).

figure 1
figure 1


Click on 'Stars3D' in the Plugin Load/Unload window and then press the Load button (see figure 2), the indicator next to 'Stars3D' should turn green, you can now safely close the Plugin Load/Unload window. You should now see a star field instead of a black sky.

figure 2
figure 2


To choose different versions of the star background (5.000 or 31.000 stars), right click on the Stars3D layer in the Layer Manager and click properties (see figure 3) to change the settings (see figure 4).

figure 3
figure 3
figure 4
figure 4


External Links

See also

Installer Credit

The installer for this plug-in was created using a script created by mazop.

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