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Author: Trent Schwarz | Website: http://

The Moons

Task: Create circular orbits and accompanying moons around planets 3,4 and 5. Planet 5 has its third moon orbiting around moon 2.

Planet 3 - orbit1 radius 25. Moon1 : radius 3
Planet 4 - orbit1 radius 25, orbit2 radius 45. Moon1 : radius 3, Moon2 : radius 4
Planet 5 - orbit1 radius 55, orbit2 radius 115. Orbit 2a radius 35. Moon1 radius 4, moon2 radius 8, moon2a radius 3.

Explanation: Here's where it starts to get a little more interesting. Now we create our moons orbiting around some of the planets. Planets 1 and 2 are possibly a little close to the sun, and didn't form moons. Planet 3 has a moon, so we'll start there. You may want to zoom in closer to planet3 to see what you're doing. Just the same as when we created the orbit for the first planet around the sun, we create the orbit for the moon around planet3. Create a circle shape, using the planet as centre. Make it 25 units in size. On the right hand side, create a moon - a sphere just 3 units in size.

Still with me? That's all we have to do. Now we just follow the same principal and create two orbits and two moons around our fourth planet (hint - you can use the PAN tool to shift the view sideways). The first orbit is 25, with a moon 3 units in size. The second orbit around the planet is wider - 45 units in size, with a moon slightly larger at 4 units.

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Added: 2000-09-07
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