Author: <span class="vcard">mnvarga</span>

Planet Nursery – new distraction

Hello everyone!

This post is dedicated to the space enthusiasts.

A few weeks ago I was talking to my little girl, trying to explain how the planets are forming. She was fascinated by the facts but she couldn’t quite picture the movement of the planets around the sun and how the moon rotates around the earth. Don’t get me wrong she’s a clever girl(he says with a fatherly pride) but sometimes we all need a bit of visual help in order to understand things. So, as a dedicated parent with a certain set of skills I decided to create a solar system (very crude) in order for her to understand and see how the planets and the moon are moving around the sun.

Here is the result:


Planet Nursery

The system was built in Unity, this is version 5 or 6(not quite sure). I’m using the Physics system, applying forces to create the motion. I create an initial velocity at start and after that the system does the rest.

I called the project Planet Nursery based on my aspirations. I’m trying to create a system, time permitted, where the planets and the sun are getting formed from a cloud of dust(matter) based on a strict set of rules with no outside interference.

If you are interested in the project or you want to find more, please drop me a comment.

Thank you.

PasteBin – sharing code the easy way

There are many ways to share code with your colleagues or collaborators (git, Dropbox, memory stick and so on) but Pastebin makes sharing, small chunks of code,  a breeze. Pastebin is a website where you can store text for a certain period of time. They have accounts with different levels of accessibility and editorial rights….

Larry the Hairy Friendly Bear – Trailer

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Referencing made easy

A new academic year is upon us and I thought it will be a good idea to write a small post about a very useful tool called RefME. As a student, referencing your material is crucial. So here is a quick break down of the most important points of this application: supports Harvard referencing style among…

Larry the Hairy Friendly Bear (one of the) initial test

About 9 months ago I started working on another mobile project called Larry the Friendly Hairy Bear. This is an educational game for 4 to 6 year olds and it teaches children basic words. For more details about Larry please visit Chatterbox Art website. The project is using Unity physics engine to add interactivity to…