New visual changes were started on the Shira Universe at this version. Initially the following innovations were developed.

- Textured 3D constellations

Added shows textured constellations capability. Now there ar two textured constellation types that "kids_colored" and "hevelius".

 

- Color Animated constellations

To show more artistic constellation developed color animated style. This feature is available only on Landing mode. 

- New Planet orbit styles

Now planet orbits are more artistic. 

- New line styles

Now line styles are more artistic.

Fixed some performance issue. 

The new version Shira Universe has new features, new script commands and many bug fixes.

Data2Dome Apod ( Nasa Astronomy Picture of Day) support

Nasa Apod service was integrated to Shira Universe Data2Dome operation. At this time, you can pull and show max last 100 APOD data on your dome. To set show Apod data, open D2D settings and just enable APOD resources.

 

Fulldome producer in Advanced Script Features.

Shira Player has updated with huge new "Advaced Script" features.
In this version old "Favorites Manager" window has changed to "Advanced Script Manager".
This window includes three main features.

  • Test of Script Play : To test your scripts only preview window. (If multi-projector mode activated also work in projector windows)
  • Scripts Recorder : To record all actions on all windows as script language lines.
  • Fulldome Frames Producer : To produce high resolution (up 4K) fulldome frames sequences.

Shira Player user Guide has also updated. Find detailed information about "Advanced Script" feature in updated user guide.

Data2Dome is an effort of the European Southern Observatory (ESO; https://www.eso.org/public/outreach/data2dome/).
It uses a content distribution and publishing standard aimed at bringing astronomy data seamlessly into planetarium systems real-time.
(IPS web page - http://www.ips-planetarium.org/?page=data2dome)

Now, Shira Universe has new feature "Data2Dome" and Sureyyasoft is an integrated vendor of "Data2Dome".
You can download ShiraUniverse 2.0.0 version and test "Data2Dome" feature.

Supported D2D contents

  • - Flat, Fisheye and Spherical (Equirectangular) Images
  • - Flat and Fisheye videos.

Warning: "Data2Dome" feature is required internet connection on working computer.

 

  Another developments in 2.0.0 version

  • - Added "Fulldome Background" feature in Media Manager
  • - Added Flat Video Manager in Media Manager
  • - In Presentation Builder added "Permanent" property to "Background Item".

The new constellation western arts reproduce as colorize.