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New Features in the Worldwide Telescope

New Features in the Worldwide Telescope

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This week at PDC we launched the new version of WWT, “Equinox” this is truly stunning stuff and here is an overview of the new features included in this release:

  • 3d Navigation from Earth, thru the Solar system, to the stars and out beyond the Milky Way, rendered in real time with lighting. This mode is just mind-blowing!
  • More than double the data from our initial release. Tons of new studies, surveys, panoramas and more.
  • Enhanced animation in tours. Just set position and properties for start and end of slide and WWT animates the tweens for you.
  • Multi-level undo/redo in tour authoring.
  • Copy/paste from MS Office and more.
  • Full screen mode (F11 toggles) + make your own desktop backdrops with a click of the mouse.
  • Localization packs and tool for Self-Localization. Allows for universities and other organizations to create localized UI and data.
  • Preliminary Chinese language pack.
  • XBOX 360 controller & 3d Connexion support

Read more about WWT

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  • I've actually seen and used the BETA of WWT. Very nice. There are sme truly beautiful scenes to view, and, to think that you are given the actual place names of where each image comes from is lovely. This is actually a lovely application to play with, or for serious study if one is so inclined. Nice one, Microsoft.

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