3D Starmaps
July 23, 2006 9:52 PM   Subscribe

3D Starmaps by Winchell Chung. (I knew him for his game illustrations before I ever knew about his starmaps.) The site contains lots of information about how to make 2D/3D starmaps from standard star tables, a nice selection of pre-existing maps and one of the best listings of 3D starmap software around.
posted by jiawen (12 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Huh... and I thought it would be 3D map to Keira Knightley's house.
posted by bunglin jones at 9:54 PM on July 23, 2006 [1 favorite]

...but these are really cool, too, by the way.
posted by bunglin jones at 9:56 PM on July 23, 2006

Might want to check that last link.
posted by nightchrome at 10:14 PM on July 23, 2006

Yeah, Metafilter is not a reliable source.

When I was a kid, this was the kind of thing I wanted computers for.
posted by dhartung at 11:26 PM on July 23, 2006

Crud. I meant 3D starmap software.
posted by jiawen at 12:02 AM on July 24, 2006

WINCH! What's UP? That drawing of a mobile howitzer you whipped up for me when I was 14 was a mitzvah, duder.
posted by adamgreenfield at 12:07 AM on July 24, 2006

Is there some in-joke that I'm missing, or are there really this many people that can't grasp the copy and paste commands?
posted by gally99 at 2:48 AM on July 24, 2006

The section of his site which I keep bookmarked are the Atomic Rockets pages, with all sorts of handy references on how to create your own realisticish spacefaring SF setting.
posted by DataPacRat at 3:17 AM on July 24, 2006

Way to make yourself popular with your first comment there, gally99.
posted by Faint of Butt at 3:57 AM on July 24, 2006

I thought of linking to the Atomic Rockets pages, maybe in a separate post, but it felt like that was getting too close to self-linking.
posted by jiawen at 12:43 PM on July 24, 2006

This sounds cool, but my Dell's screen is only 2D. I need one of those new Apple laptops with the 3D screen.
posted by neuron at 7:22 PM on July 24, 2006

Shesh, I must be going blind. I totally missed this post when it went by. I'm Winchell Chung, and I thank Rachel Kronick for starting this thread.

And Mr. Greenfield, I'm glad you liked the howitzer picture I did for you.
posted by Nyrath at 7:36 PM on July 28, 2006 [1 favorite]

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