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    You can just use your trusty astrolabe to get the...

    You can just use your trusty astrolabe to get the latitude from the angle from Polaris down to the horizon. Can you find the north star below? Latitude for this is 28 47' 42". :thumbsup:

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    Thank you Naharaht! I am adding in some major...

    Thank you Naharaht! I am adding in some major stars, these traverse the sky with time.

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    Here is a location closer to the equator..
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    I recorded a short video showing the changing...

    I recorded a short video showing the changing lighting during the day cycle.

    https://youtu.be/XxXa6TR8eQ4
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    Update Status: I’m still here but progress has...

    Update Status: I’m still here but progress has stopped for the past month due to life events. I’m still working on other aspects of the game. For instance, I have modeled the sun’s location based...
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    The gunport code held up to the demands of a 4th...

    The gunport code held up to the demands of a 4th rate. These are roughly placed, not exact according to plans. Testing to see if it blows up or works. I still need to tweak the shape of the ship...
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    I do see it! I have a small collection for WoG...

    I do see it! I have a small collection for WoG
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    I also got my SoG table mat in:
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    That's funny.. but not really knowing that the...

    That's funny.. but not really knowing that the balloons are hard to get. I fixed the "balloon" below :)

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    Behold!! The first sighting of HMS Achilles.....

    Behold!! The first sighting of HMS Achilles.. she's beautiful to me.
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    I wanted to share a "blooper". This is the first time I got the new ship mesh code to work but I can clearly see I...
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    update: I fixed a couple of hard to find bugs. ...

    update: I fixed a couple of hard to find bugs. I'm in the middle of redoing the hull mesh so that I can use multiple materials along the side, mainly so I can color beneath the water line and the...
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    Big thanks!

    Big thanks!
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    The business of today is getting the ship's bow...

    The business of today is getting the ship's bow trained up like a sea dog, "bow-wow" :bleh:
    I hope my existing coding approach can tackle this and I can avoid additional coding to complete the bow. ...
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    Thank you Bligh. I enjoy sharing it here. I...

    Thank you Bligh. I enjoy sharing it here. I hope one day this may inspire 'new dogs' to learn about the age of sail and the age of discovery.

    Let's hope I get the chance to finish this.. I will...
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    That's a good one. crude lower decks.. its a...

    That's a good one.

    crude lower decks.. its a start
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    Great job! Music and visuals went well together....

    Great job! Music and visuals went well together.

    An idea I am toying with: Wake markers would add some congruency between each frame to help show the relative movements.
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    Working on the decks a little more... cutting out...

    Working on the decks a little more... cutting out the openings. I need the deckbeams to look for openings and cut off short.

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    I still need to finish the knees.
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    A few more to get the creative juices flowing.....

    A few more to get the creative juices flowing..
    * Gunsights
    * special rigging to reef sails without going aloft
    * Spar decks to protect gunners
    * flintlocks over slow match
    * cannon ball that...
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    Sea of Gray (2006)

    It’s about the Confederate Raider Shenandoah in 1864 timeframe. She is a 222 foot auxiliary steamer that circumnavigated the globe hunting Union whaling ships/ merchants. I’m a 1/3 through it and I...
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    got the start of the beams going... 42543 ...

    got the start of the beams going...
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    Trying out some interior lighting approaches. I may have to add a few more vertices to the beams to get the normals to project correctly as they start...
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    Update 2/14/2019 - I got the shading of the...

    Update 2/14/2019 - I got the shading of the surrounding port walls straightened out so now it looks smooth all the way down the side. Also I started boxing in the gunport sides to the curvature so...
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    That's what grog is for..... :) I have...

    That's what grog is for..... :)

    I have succeeded in cutting the external gun ports. I had to continually man the water pumps towards the end to stay afloat but she made it back for refit. I...
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    update: I'm attacking the bugs. I'm down to ones...

    update: I'm attacking the bugs. I'm down to ones that only show up some of the time (the worst ones). It is coming along though slowly. Hopefully by the end of this weekend I will have whipped...
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    update: I ran a quick prototype code that comes...

    update: I ran a quick prototype code that comes back in and shapes up the port while retaining the original curvature. In the screen below it added the required shape to fill the triangle while at...
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    Update: I had a major win during my lunch break....

    Update: I had a major win during my lunch break. I got to try out a partial implementation of my dynamic "hole" punch code, used in this case to place gun ports. I say partial because it went ahead...
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    The new Midshipman is very sturdy, about to take...

    The new Midshipman is very sturdy, about to take his first steps. He slept in this morning so I got some coding work done. I'm debugging the gunport code at the moment but it is mostly written out....
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    I can’t believe it’s 1/24/19 already! I’ve been...

    I can’t believe it’s 1/24/19 already! I’ve been taking small runs at coding but lots of family illness this month to tend to. Lately I spend my breakfast time before leaving for work doodling on my...
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