Shira Universe 3.4 version includes many updates, bug fixes and new features listed below.

* New High resolution Milkyway texture produced by Gaia Project.

Gaia is an ambitious mission to chart a three-dimensional map of our Galaxy, the Milky Way, in the process revealing the composition, formation and evolution of the Galaxy. Gaia will provide unprecedented positional and radial velocity measurements with the accuracies needed to produce a stereoscopic and kinematic census of about one billion stars in our Galaxy and throughout the Local Group. This amounts to about 1 per cent of the Galactic stellar population. (source : http://sci.esa.int/gaia/ )

Credit http://sci.esa.int/gaia/60196-gaia-s-sky-in-colour-equirectangular-projection/

 * Added Ryugu asteroid 3d model and its trajectory files. more info ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/162173_Ryugu )

Credit http://www.ihub-tansa.jaxa.jp/ryugu_mokei.html 

* Added Hayabusa2 misson trajectory (xyz file) up to December 2019 (departure date from Ryugu ). Released : Nov.6, 2017  by HAYABUSA2 PROJECT, JAXA .

( Source : https://www.dlr.de/dlr/en/portaldata/1/scripts/hayabusa2/data/hy2_trj_plan_english_KR.txt ) 

* Added Proper Motion function for HIP stars. 

* Added "Proper Motion" and "Hayabusa2 Rendezvous with Ryugu" animation scripts with music files.

* Developed "Stationary Location Target" feature.  

* Added Shift+Mouse Left movement while on the space flight mode. It provides to set proper look.

* Now, while target change and moved "Travelling Object" is shown on the preview. Travelling speed to objects were associated to the general speed factor.

* The interaction functions between console window buttons and script commands have been improved.

* Many new script functions are added.

* Added new landscapses
* Shira Universe User Guide English version is updated.
* Shira Universe Script helper English version is updated.
* Fixed some bugs about time commands and movements.

You can download and test from download side.

Shira Universe has released with a remarkable feature: "Screen to Dome". Now, planetarians be able to show what they want from primary screen of their computer workstations.
This feature uses real time screen capture and show in proper dome format like previous flat image and video features.

The users can open any software on the primary screen and show on the dome.
For examples:
Any office document; ppt, pps, doc, xls etc. are running.

 

The newest version of Shira Universe (v3.2) presentation software has just been released and brings along many new features:

Manual calibration with precision settings for opposite cave mounting a 2 multi-projection system. Shira Universe supports either 2x 4K projectors (4096x2160 each) mounting wide angle lenses to provide a 4K output; or 2x 2K projectors (2560 x 1600) to provide a 2K output on the dome using a single computer. Distortion and blend calibration settings are also very simple to to the simple 2-projector system.

This solution does not require any another calibration software and only require basic hardware specifications.

A single computer with 2 external display output.
Cpu: I7 core
Ram: 8 gb
Disk drive : SSD 500gb ( ssd is important)
Display drive : Nvidia quadro or geforce series min 2GB ram
Two cave mounted with approprate lens projectors.

Windows 10 motitor settings Two projector location image at the dome edges.

4K result image (Image courtesy "Lochness productions")

   

- Shira Universe v3.2 delivers new Colored Hevelius constellation images.

- Added APOD (NASA Astronomy Picture Of The Day) JSON link to Data2Dome and capability to download youtube videos. Bug fixes

- Support to the Russian language both on the GUI and the sky.

The Mushollatorium is a mosque, planetarium and an observatory in Indonesia.

   

Now, the Shira Universe 3.1 version has new technique for 4K playing.

In this technique 4K image sequence files are encoded two part of video file by using new Shira Encoder 1.0.1 version. Each part of video file has 4096x2048 resolution.
The Shira Universe plays them at the same time as syncronized and show on projector screens with appropriate warping.

Added to the Shira Encoder two encode profiles :
- 4K High Quality that produces single 4Kx4K dome master movie file like old profiles
- 4K 2-pieces High Quality produces two 4K HD movie files.


It can be tested as single file and two pieces file.
The end result of the experiments shows that the two-piece playback is working at high performance without any frame dropping with below hardware specifications.
CPU : Core I7
RAM: 8GB
Disk: SSD
Display Card: NVIDIA GeForce 940MX