Classic retro-future. A spacecraft concept inspired by the 'Round The Moon' design of Wernher von Braun and the Collier's illustrations by Chesley Bonestell. First released as a plastic model kit by Lindberg in 1958 as the 'U.S. Moon Ship.' Re-issued (with new box art) in the 1960s as the...
Very good. I will experiment with the limit angle and strive for improvement. In fact, there are multiple loop cuts in the model as it stands. Still working on learning how to properly bevel things - so far I can get things beveled in either the Y axis or the Z axis but not both.
Thanks for kind feedback. All of the images that I have seen of the SASSTO have the legs extended, and I don't see any visible means for retracting them. I know that some of Philip Bono's other designs for reusable orbital modules (e.g., the modified S-IVB stage that is recovered terrestrially...
Thanks. I actually did try the smooth shading feature in Blender, and decided that I preferred the look with flat shading. When I used smooth shading, the craft appeared like it belongs in the Kerbalverse. It's for sure that I'm a novice with Blender; probably I failed to invoke and/or modify...
I've been experimenting with a new iteration of Philip Bono's ~1966-67 design for the SASSTO (Saturn Application Single Stage to Orbit) 'space taxi'. Built in Blender and powered by Multistage2015.
(Launch complex from Kulch's 'ENERGY Project' addon.)
With fred18's expert help, this issue has been resolved:
Thanks to everyone who joined the conversation and offered help.
Success! Thank you, fred18, for your expert detective work! I spent a lot of time trying to figure out what I was doing wrong. Very happy that you were able to sort it out in speedy fashion.
ps: For someone who is just starting to try and learn how to create for Orbiter, but is...
Will do. First, here is a copy of my 'Bare-Bones' Moon-test scenario, which fails to load (but loads fine if I replace 'STATUS Landed Moon' with 'STATUS Landed Earth').
Date MJD 60305.6143359083
OK. I tried your suggestion (created a separate sol.cfg [Sol_MoonTest.cfg], and renamed Moon to Moon1) but I still see the same behavior - scenarios that reference 'Moon1' fail to load.
I was really hoping to resolve this on my own, and not have to bother anyone else. Although I've been using...