Project Orbits came for the Orbiter

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I needed to create an add-on merely to test some functionalities of the Sketchpad2 interface. So, Orbits came alive for the Orbiter. This is an add-on to display vessel and planetary orbits in a planetarium view. My hands are full of work with the D3D9Client and I don't really have much time for this project so there is an opening for a developer here. :tiphat:

Latest Orbiter Beta and D3D9Client are required to run this add-on. (Support for Orbiter2010-P1 may come later. D3D9 development efforts are focused to Orbiter Beta 2016.)
 

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Updated the project to work with Beta24 build of the D3D9Client. Comes with pre-build binary and sources.
 

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I am not at my Orbiter pc now, but is this a sort of "Videnie reloaded"?
Videnie ? I may have heard the word before but I have no experience of it. This add-on does require some work to become really useful. Like, properly to display orbital elements and trajectory events by user choise.
Of course, there are a lot of things that could be done like a multi-body engine to plot a trajectory and a display of orbital data (plotted course) from MFDs.
 

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Might we get some screenshots for the sake of those who cannot run the beta? Not that I can't run the beta or anything. :shifty:
 

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Videnie ? I may have heard the word before but I have no experience of it...
It's by Artlav, and it's worse "feature" is that it never worked with graphics clients:
[ame="http://www.orbithangar.com/searchid.php?ID=4864"]Videnie orbit drawing 1.0[/ame]
 

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Ohhhh... so, who's going to code some ksp-esque navigators in there?
(don't play much ksp, but they did kind of nail the nav interface).
 

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Can this be reverse compatible with Orbiter 2010?
It can and it's mostly a copy-paste job but I am not looking into it until we a stable and well working interface on 2016 first to minimize the work load.
 

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This small thing here has a huge potential... huge... as videnie was amazing for 2010, this in the new orbiter with some improvement could be a must have even for the Nasa and Esa guys :thumbup:
 

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Neat!
That thing was long overdue for an overhaul.

I gather Orbiter supports drawing an overlay natively now?
 

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This is absolutely awesome !

I can see some potential for a "manoeuver gizmo" in a KSP-style (and interceptions detection) :)
 
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