this is my first addon to be released. I wrote it for colleagues at the observatory I am working and allowes
to import an ASCII-table with precalculated coordinates in the format
t x y z (F)
(t=time, x,y,z=coordinates, F=brightness [optional]) which is used to keyframe a spherical object to depict a star.
It also sets up a basic material for the star, which can be tweaked without using the node editor.
Here are some screenshots:
The option is added to the “add”-menu:
The options in the tool bar:
The shader which is set up:
This is how the star looks like:
The coordinates and the brightness are keyframed:
And here is a very simple animation just to show how it looks like:
I hope that I can change the keyframing method to a constraint-method with a path soon, as it may be more convenient for the orientation of the objects.
Here is the script:
Maybe it is useful for someone here, too.
Any comments are welcome!