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Main » 2013 » November » 10 » New procedural moon system generator
New procedural moon system generator
Upgraded procedural moon system generator. Now it generates 3 types of moons:

  • Inner moons, small asteroid-like bodies orbiting close to the planet in its equatorial plane, near or inside its rings if they are present.
  • Regular moons, big spherical shapes satellites (or asteroidal with some small probability), orbiting planet in its equatorial plane with exponentially increasing semimajor axis (Dermott's law).
  • Outer moons, usually small asteroid-like bodies (or big spherical ones with some small probability), have irregular orbits.

    Gas giants now may have up to 100 moons, ice giants up to 40, small planets up to 20. The code used for all type of planets, but some planets may have 0 inner moons, or 0 regular moons, etc, or just 1 giant regular moon (double planets, including double gas giants).

    Pictures: inner moons, regular moons, outer moons.

    Another gas giant (with rings):

    With such huge amount of moons, Planet Browser becomes a mess:

    Checkbox to disable dwarf moons in the settings helps a bit:

    Another problem: moons numbering starting from inner moons, so main (big) moons often have huge numbers like "7.15". So maybe it would be good idea to change naming system: for dwarf moons using names like "7.d59" or so?
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