From: Jochen Winzen [mailto:
Sent: Thursday, May 01, 2003
[...] My "Studienarbeit" (practice for the master thesis) with the title "Interactive Simulation of a Solar System". This work is now finished and i want to add a link to my "Infinite Universe Engine". I developed a new CLOD-algorithm that renders whole planets in real-time. This means you can fly through our solar system and go down to every planet's surface. The download with source is pretty big (20 MB) and located at the homepage of the University of Karlsruhe (Germany). The code is Open Source (GPL 2). There also exists a paper but only in German. Maybe i should publish an English version so that more people can read this work. One additional note: The PC should have at least a 1GHz CPU and 32 MB Graphics.
Link to PDF paper (in English, 3 MB) (Interactive Visualization of a Planetary System)
Link to PDF paper (in German, 3 MB) (Interaktive Visualisierung eines Planetensystems)