The Solar Model is realtime modeling of solar system. It allows user to navigate in
space, to control time counting (speed-up time flow) and estimate real movement of
space bodies like planets, dwarf planets and moons; estimate its nowadays positions in
space. You may select two possible views: Solar System view or Milky Way galaxy
view. It also allows user to bind camera to space objects (for example, you can look
from Moon on Earth in real time flow). Solar Model renders beautiful 3D space
Application has some very useful features. Some of them are:
Galaxy feature that able to render Milky Way galaxy and Ruler feature
that draws orbits of a planets and their projections on the Sun. As
Solar Model uses own related-sizes system, which only shows what planet
on which place from the Sun, how planets moves and rotates; user cannot
estimate real proportions of the bodies, because real proportions will
simply make all planets difficult to find in the dark space, the Sun
would occupy too much place while comparing it with any other planet.
Solar Model 2.1 equipped with new feature -- Measurer, which allows
you to compare and measure size of the Sun and planets in real proportions
and their distance to each other.
Solar Model is able to use OpenGL and DirectX renderers. You may choose
what renderer to use and many other options in appropriate dialog of
In order to run Solar Model your system must satisfy following minimal
hardware and software configuration:
- 256 Mb RAM
- 10 Mb free disk space
- Intel Pentium III 800 MHz
- OpenGL 1.2 or Direct3D8 compatible video card
- Microsoft Windows 98/NT/2000/XP/Vista
Also you may use Solar Model under Linux. Please read Downloads
sections for details.
Solar Model uses Irrlicht for rendering.
You may found some information about this realtime 3D engine in our
Links section or directly at
Irrlicht home site.
If you are looking for Solar Model SourceForget.net' project page please visit it here.