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An_Excelent_Username

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Currently in rotation at the moment, on the macOS Sierra beta...
 

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AppleMooseMan

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Gorgeous wallpaper. Link?

What Mac do you have? I'll bet that looks awesome on a retina display (I have a MBA so no retina display. :()

Thank you, I have a Retina 5k late 2015 iMac and that's one of my favourite wallpapers, the colours are just marvellous and they look so vivid on the 5k display.

https://interfacelift.com/wallpaper/details/4018/the_galactic_center.html
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How did you get all round icons??

I was hoping someone would notice :) When Yosemite was released I made an effort to scour the web for the most beautiful, circular icons, most of them though were found on this forum.

https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/flat-icons.1588421/page-44#post-21441543
 
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grahamperrin

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Another FreeBSD-based system. This time, on a 15" MacBookPro with Retina display. Installed to, and booted from, a 16 GB Kingston DataTraveler G4 USB flash drive. Pleasantly responsive. MATE desktop environment.

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Is the a website online that I can learn how to do this?
You can download Celestia here...

http://celestiaproject.net/download.html

You will have to get familiar with celestial coding (basic text files) and how the add-ons work.
I've been dabbling with it since 2002...

I sort of taught myself.

I used photoshop to extract all the textures for the jupiter animation.

[Edit]... this is definitely NOT a scientific representation... Jupiters's atmosphere is much more dynamic, with its swirls and currents... at the moment impossible to depict within Celestia.

My animation was to be a background to a talk at OU about Juno.. it will loop seamlessly for 2 hours!

I'm afraid not realistic at all.

Took about 30 hours to sort out... that should put anyone off.

This view is much more rewarding!

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An_Excelent_Username

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You can download Celestia here...

http://celestiaproject.net/download.html

You will have to get familiar with celestial coding (basic text files) and how the add-ons work.
I've been dabbling with it since 2002...

I sort of taught myself.

I used photoshop to extract all the textures for the jupiter animation.

[Edit]... this is definitely NOT a scientific representation... Jupiters's atmosphere is much more dynamic, with its swirls and currents... at the moment impossible to depict within Celestia.

My animation was to be a background to a talk at OU about Juno.. it will loop seamlessly for 2 hours!

I'm afraid not realistic at all.

Took about 30 hours to sort out... that should put anyone off.

This view is much more rewarding!

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You have given me yet another thing to start playing with. This is one of the neatest programs I've come across in a long time.
 
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