This section will cover how to change your focus using the menus so that you can leave the Earth.
- Orbital Navigation and Focus
- Many Items Will Focus You on the Sun
- Leaving the Solar System
- When flying, OpenSpace is always focused on an object in the scene.
- In order to go to another place, you must change which object you are focused on.
- To change your object of focus use the focus menu, located at the bottom of your screen between the settings and time menus.
- Open the focus menu by clicking. Select your focus from the list or type to search.
- When you select your new object of focus, the camera will move to look at your new target.
- The amount of time taken to change the focus can be adjusted in the settings under Settings -> Orbital Navigator -> “Retarget interpolation time.” The higher the number, the longer it will take to switch between targets.
- After choosing a new target, you will then have to fly to it, by zooming in.
- Since focusing on an item will always focus on its center, focusing on many items will appear to target the sun.
- This is because items like “HII Regions” or “Jupiter Trail” are datasets based around the sun.
- For these types of items, there is no point in focusing on them, instead target ‘Orion Nebula’ or ‘Jupiter.’
- To target an individual item from a dataset, you must first create a bookmark for it. Stay tuned for the Customizing - Bookmarks tutorial.
- As you have just learned, most of the datasets are based around the Sun. To leave the Solar System, you just have to zoom away from your current target.
- OpenSpace only provides two items to focus on that are outside the Solar System: “Orion Nebula” and “Milkyway Volume”
|0:00||Retarget and fly to the Moon using the focus menu.|
|0:30||Change the retargeting speed in the settings menu.|
|1:09||The difference between focusing on Jupiter’s trail, which will bring you to the Sun, and Jupiter, which will bring you to the planet.|
|1:39||Leave the Solar System by zooming away.|