Orbits Starter (ver. 1.03)

"Orbits" is a space simulation project aimed to depict
the Solar System objects and mankind space activity.
Cortona VRML Client 5.0 is nesessary.
While startup additional dll will be installed.

Start

Configuration:
Default configuration
Custom configuration

Save configuration in cookie


Features:
You can explore the solar system objects: planets, satellites, asteroids, and artificial satellites.
You can observe nearest stars in 3D.
You can accelerate time to watch movements of different objects.
You can observe space events, such as Space Shuttle launch.

Demo

- System requirements:
The recommended hardware: 2.5GHz Intel compatible CPU, GeForce 4 Ti 4600 (or similar card, e.g. RADEON 9700) video card.
The minimum requirements are hard to pin down, but you need to have 3D accelerator at least as good as GeForce 1.
Operation system: Microsoft Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP. Browser: Mirosoft Internet Explorer 5.0 (or a later version).
For the Microsoft Windows 2000/XP you must have the Power User permissions.
Cortona VRML Client 5.0 or a later version.

The screen brightness may need adjustment because we have used all possible gradations of brightness.
In the following intensity grid you'd better see all the numbers (from 1 to 10) and background of any number must be different from its neighbour:
12345678910
Download size: 0.7 MB - 40 MB (depends on selected configuration and explored places)


- Help:
As a rule the selected object is displayed in the center of the screen.
To rotate around it, use mouse movements with the left mouse button pressed.
To zoom in/out, use the mouse wheel or mouse movements with the left mouse button and CTRL pressed.
To change the selected object, you can click the pictures in the upper frame, or right-click the lower left part of the object name.
To display the name of the object from lists (asteroids, artificial satellites, and comets), you can right-click near the object while holding SHIFT.

Additional features can be accessible by loading supplementary packs.
You can load packs from the Menu screen that can be opened by clicking the Menu button in the upper right corner.


Feedback:
orbits@parallelgraphics.com