Fulldome Producer Feature

Now Shira Universe users can produce fulldome content for use as footages or for save&show again their presentations. The recording format is image sequence Jpeg or Png format.

In addition If you wish, you can save your script presentations as an image sequence. You can convert the image sequence to video using "Shira Encoder" or a third party tool (etc. Adobe After Effect).


Warning : Those who have already bought and demonstrated "Shira Universe" must complete apply form and send it to NAOJ.
However, if the licensed users produced videos for commerical, they should obtain permission for each video from NAOJ by completing below link form.

https://4d2u.nao.ac.jp/english/index.html#notice

 

Shira Universe 3.7 is published with Remote Control Module.
Now, Shira Universe can control from every machine with web based remote control feature.


This version has two new script and more bug fixed. Done list is below. 

Added Umbra&Penumbra last lunar eclipse at 21 Jan 2019 script.

The penumbra is the part of the Earth’s shadow where the Sun is only partially covered by the Earth. The umbra is where the Sun is completely hidden. The Moon's appearance isn't affected much by the penumbra.

 
 Shira Universe running script
Image Credit : Nasa - https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/4614

 

Now "Shira Universe" 3.6 version can play VR equirectangular videos on the dome. In order for Shira Universe or Shira Player to identify these videos, the aspect ratio must be 2:1 .
There are many high resolution VR videos on the Youtube channels. We have downloaded and prepared a sample VR video for playing in Shira Universe or Shira Player on the dome.

Sample converted VR to equirectangular video for SU or SP can download from web page download side "Others" section and test.

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.