ISV Venture Star with Photon Sail

ISV Venture Star with Photon Sail 1.0

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The starship ISV Venture Star from the movie Avatar is one of the most scientifically accurate movie spaceships...

I wanted to learn Blender (used to use 3dsmax) and thought a Photon sail for the lovely Venture Star would be easy, and correct a couple of technical errors (whipple shield/ engine nasels). Well, one thing lead to another...
reworked the whole mesh, textures, features, recalculated .cfg, converted to VesselBuilder, and made a Photon Sail.

Credits:
Original mod: Luke Reichelt, gattispilot, francisdrake (see Readme-orig.txt)
Original mesh: ?
VesselBuilder: Fred18
metal tex.: PhilipK
complete mesh rework, textures, animations, VesselBuilder cfg, D3D9 opti.: Buck Rogers
Martin Schweiger & Orbiter Forum members

REQUIREMENTS
"VesselBuilder for Orbiter2016" add-on
http://www.intech-srl.eu/fred/VesselBuilder1_PreRelease.zip

Optional:
D3d9 Client(tested with R4.4-r1306)- works without but doesn't look half as good!
https://www.orbiter-forum.com/resources/d3d9-for-orbiter-2016.5493/

flexer's Avatar System and the Valkyrie shuttle, available for download from Mediafire

INSTALLATION
Extract all files to the root of your Orbiter program directory, preserving the directory structure. This should NOT overwrite anything in the standard Orbiter package.

For Orbiter 2010: requires Spacecraft4, install BOTH orbiter2016 and orbiter2010 folders and use the new .scn file.
If you make virtual links for D3d9 (or don't use it) you don't have to install the modules folder. "G" for animations.


SPACECRAFT SPECS and CONTROLS

Photon Sail: The Photon Sail is a seperate spacecraft, select with F3
Used for earth outbound trip

Diameter 5000m (~1/3 spef)

[CTRL]+[SHIFT] + [G] = Extend Photon Sail (be patient!)
[SHIFT] + [G] = Retract Photon Sail

Main Engine: standard Orbiter throttle control
[K] = Main Engine visual effect on
[SHIFT] + [K] = Main Engine visual effect off
has rcs controls for convenience


ISV Venture Star:

Length 1.5 km
Empty Mass 5,500,000.00 kg
Fuel Mass 14,800,000.00 kg

[SHIFT] + [G] = Spin Centrifuge on
[CTRL]+[SHIFT] + [G] = Spin Centrifuge off
[K] = Radiator glow on
[SHIFT] + [K] = Radiator glow off

[ALT]+ = Toggle All Beacons
[CTRL]+[L] = Toggle through Spot Lights
Supported Orbiter Version
  1. 2016
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