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Planets 3D

The purpose of Planets 3D is to show a simulation of our solar system. The focus lies on a nice graphic (3D OpenGL) and the possibility to modify the objects of the solar system to see what happens.

This program is written on Linux using C++. In theory it should be portable to windows, because I've used only plattform independent libraries. Anyone who tries to port it please contact me even if unsuccessful, perhaps I can help overcome arising errors.
By now there is included a small program which converts different coordinate systems into each other. It is called Astroconvert.

Features of Planets3D are:

Platform: Linux, but it should also Compile under Windows (Libraries used are available under Windows)
Uses: OpenGL
Programming language: C++
License: GNU General Public License (GPL)

Libraries used

Programming Environment

You can get either the cvs version via anonymous checkout:
cvs -z3 co opengl
this gets the appliction and the needed camera library. Follow the instructions in
for instructions about the install process.
Or you can download the latest snapshot from sourceforge download area.


The GUI:


Modifying the solar system:

Modify the solar sytem

Author: Benjamin Mesing
last updated: 2004-01-20

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