In this post, we'll build a simple Solar System Simulator using Processing. The software, at the end of the build, will look and feel like in the attached video.
Step 1: Download and Install Processing
If you haven't done so already, go to Processing.org and download the Processing software for your OS from Download \ Processing.org. Processing is a very fine language for easy graphics prototyping and testing. You can find tutorials about Processing in their website. For this run, you won't be needing much knowledge of Processing. Just download and install Processing as detailed there. There is also a slightly more detailed tutorial of this project over in my website.
Step 2: Control
You can control the program using the keyboard. The keys for all the various rotating, zooming and translating action in space and time are shown in the video. Deep.
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