CSC471 Professor Sueda
California Polytechnic State University
This project is a simulation of the solar system, complete with all the planets and the sun. Explorers can fly around the planets to observe their orbit or fly up close to examine their
surface. If the explorer flies close enough, the planet will be scanned and information will be displayed on the control panel at the bottom
of the screen, including the planet's true image, name, size, and distance from the sun. Also displayed on the control panel is
a compass that points toward the sun, displayed on the right as a red pointer. This compass will help prevent explorers from getting lost. Finally, users can slow down, speed up, and even reverse time with
a highly classified and experimental time dilation device. The application can also be put into a spectator mode, hiding the contorl panel and giving a more full view of the solar system itself. This mode is useful for taking screenshots and the observing our solar system!
'w', 'a', 's', 'd': move camera
'space bar': warp speed!
'f'/'F': decrease/increase animation speed
'h': show/hide the control panel
'esc': exit out the escape hatch