Decided to take the baseline solar system project in the AFRAME syllabus and take it to a galaxy not so far away
One of my favorite rides at Disneyland (huge Disnerd) and specifically California Adventure is Soaring Over California/ Soaring Around the World. I also gave some thought as to how I could make the solar system project a little different. Rhought about some of my favorite games and why I like them so much: Skyrim and Fallout: And it is the detail. I love that they bother to make everything as open as they can. It makes it feel more alive and that anything is possible. So I took a page out of that book.
Not going to lie. I spent some time on this project. It took me a bit of time making all the custom textures and the like but I feel like for me it was worth every bit.
I used Glitch to make it. You get more live feedback on what your doing as you’re doing it. You can check it out here : https://boiling-weak-morocco.glitch.me .
Had all these snazzy videos lined up but they exceed the CC file size so the best I can do for some fan fare is this or look out for me: coder.ergo if the IG link broke.
I basically took the CC project and expanded it out to try and be the most expansive in the parsec.
What your seeing here is Geonosis the Saturn analogue for the Star Wars galaxy. I even bothered animating the rings finding out the ones closer rotate quicker than the outer rings.
The galaxy I created is composed of 17 planets:
Kashyyk (tries to make wookie noises)
and the controversial Endor (Ewoks are cute and don’t @ me)
I also used a lot of Wookiepedia and thanks to Lucas and Dinsey’s extensive world building I could custom tailor my orbits and roations based off the previous world …erm Galaxy building… Brainwave : Star Wars is kind of like the modern day Lord of the Rings with all its world building.
I made their textures up of real deep space images and other textures that were kicking around including [this](e Glitch :･ﾟ✧) starter project which helped inspire my final project.
This was crucial in making my project a little more functional because it enabled me to give a mouse over function to each planet. As you can see here the label will show when the green cursor is in range of a planet and tell you what it is.
I did include sound with it… I could only find royalty free Yoga music which does sound quite spacey but you know John Williams just does it better.
Anyways let me know what you all think and feel and how I can make this project better.