Beta release of OpenSpace


We are very happy to announce the first Beta release of OpenSpace to the public. A link to the Windows pre-built version can be found on the download page. The code is available on GitHub as well. Binaries for supported non-Windows platforms (MacOS and Linux) can be build from scratch using the code. In case of any questions or issues, send us an email or join our Slack group.

A full change log is available, but the two biggest features are the inclusion of physically-based atmospheric model for planets and a complete redesign of the scene specification. This latter change enables easier deployment and more stable synchronization for new assets in the future.

Carter Emmart, Director of Astrovisualization at the American Museum of Natural History, recorded a set of tutorial videos that are published on our YouTube channel or on this page under Tutorials.