The ability to create your own planets and share them with other players on SimpleRockets.com.

  • Include an editor where players can tweak the procedural generation and control the overall look of the planet.
  • Adjust planet radius, surface gravity, sea level (if it has water), and rotation speed.
  • Adjust atmosphere parameters such as density, wavelength, etc.
  • Build solar systems using their planets (or other players' planets) and adjust their orbital parameters. For example, they could easily make a solar system with an Earth-like planet orbiting a gas giant.
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    Hope it comes with height map import

    15 days ago
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    Death Star time.

    17 days ago
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    99 swope

    @AstronautPlanes - the json output is pretty clearly self-documenting, so I don't know how much teaming is required. Lots of modders use paid tools to make models, animations, textures, etc.

    I think SR2 should have its own planetary studio, but I don't expect it to do climate modeling and all the other advanced simulation that US² does.

    +1 one month ago
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    @swope That would be sick!!

    But SR2 would need to team up with US2, and, people would need to buy US2.

    Also, it's far more better to SR2 to have its own planet editor.

    +1 one month ago
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    99 swope

    Perhaps SR2 could import planets from Universe Sandbox 2 simulations?

    Universe Sandbox 2 saves .ubox files, which are PK-zip archives containing other files, in particular simulation.json that describes all of the bodies and their parameters.

    I think US2 is the perfect editor to work out the orbital parameters for a realistic solar system. However, SR2 might have to impose constraints on what sort of simulations it can import, because US2 allows a lot of bonkers scenarios.

    +1 one month ago
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    523 DuckMint

    Hey, is there a chance for a paint brush type tool? For terrain paint/terrain editing? i would love to manually place my own hills and valleys :)

    +3 2 months ago
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    @AndrewGarrison Dibs on beta/alpha testing. ;)

    2 months ago
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    possible demo version in mid-late 2019? or no plans for a demo (just wondering)

    2 months ago
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    1,576 tsampoy

    By the way, could you add launch pads/runways?

    +1 3 months ago
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    1,576 tsampoy

    WOAH that means you’re going to turn this into Univers Sandbox 2!!!

    3 months ago
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    @PorkyClown3 We are planning to start working on it first thing next year. It will take a while to implement though, because this is a huge feature.

    +9 3 months ago
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    1,429 PorkyClown3

    When do you think this will happen? @AndrewGarrison

    3 months ago
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    will it have a terrain editor?
    because it must

    +2 3 months ago
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    523 DuckMint

    @AndrewGarrison Is there any possibility for detail brushes? Like, I want to mold my own mountains and paint the cliffs. Is that a thing yet? Or could it be?
    And will there be a grass or tree tool that could perhaps host other 3D objects?

    3 months ago
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    Players could also choose if it is a rocky planet, a gas giant, a star, or an asteroid, also they could choose shapes, spheres, "asteroid shape" or anything that they could want.

    +3 3 months ago
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    This needs 20 more upvotes!!

    3 months ago

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