WWDC: Orbit Satellite Simulator

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  1. ksz macrumors 68000

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    Steve Jobs invited a handful of developers on stage at the WWDC keynote to show off their latest apps. The last of the invitees was Aron Anderson who demo'ed his "Orbit" satellite simulator. It was a short but visually stunning demo. Does anyone know if any version of it is available for download? A wallpaper version called Freefall will be coming out soon, but I wonder if Orbit itself is available.
     
  2. Apple Hobo macrumors 6502a

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    I couldn't find any info on it. I searched everywhere, including Apple and Google. I'm a sucker for good astronomy/scientific software. :D :cool:
     
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    I havent been able to dig up any info either

    the guys name who demonstrated it in the keynote is
    Aran Anderson

    it said the words Advanced Analytic systems design
    under his name
     
  4. Nygma macrumors newbie

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    Some info on "Freefall" aka "Orbit"

    Hi Guys,

    The program that you are talking about is actually called "Freefall". It won an award at the WWDC 2004 http://developer.apple.com/wwdc/ada/2004winners.html

    But that is all that I've been able to find out about it. No website for the company (Advanced Analytic Systems design), no info on the program.

    Please let me know if you find out anything more.
     
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    yeah .. definately not the same software.
    orbit tracked the "orbit" of satelites and orbiting debris.

    looked very cool in the keynote
     
  8. Sauron1440 macrumors newbie

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    I'd love to have this, just to play with. Not sure if it's be a good screensaver for my powerbook, though - lots o' CPU and OpenGL usage would be my guess.
     
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    I too have been looking for the screnn saver of the Orbit app. It looks so cool. When he said shortly at th Keynote he ment a few years:) ... Please lets us know when any one find it.
     
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    Aside from which, I busted the site a few days ago and haven't fixed it yet...

    /me makes note to self
     
  12. weldon macrumors 6502a

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    Any update on this application? I'd love to see the screensaver version.
     
  13. ksz thread starter macrumors 68000

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  14. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Installed and paid for. Excellent, excellent app and screen saver! Doesn't really do anything, but it's great fun to watch!
     
  15. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    DANGER WILL ROBINSON!!

    Now my System Prefs for screen saver won't load. I'm out of town shortly and will fix it when I get back, but be forewarned. It might have nothing to do with this, but the timing is really suspicious!

    Edit: just dragged the file out of /Library/Screen Savers to fix. Crashes each and every time if left in Screen Savers when prefs is brought up.
     
  16. el rolio macrumors newbie

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    worked fine for me. but then i dont have the full version so maybe its a bug in the FULL registered version?
     
  17. weldon macrumors 6502a

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    I actually downloaded this file yesterday from ExtremeMac while I was looking for skins/cases for my 4G iPod (which I won from iTMS!). I thought I would check it out later because it looked similar to the Orbit app that I was interested in. Turns out, Freefall is the Orbit app!

    JSW, I didn't have any trouble with the install. I'd recommend you remove and reinstall.

    The app is pretty neat really. I think the splash screen where you have to enter your reg code or "try" is kindy cheesy, but the app itself is nice. I don't understand all the options yet, but it is fun to play with.
     

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