Orbit lines not hidden properly by the parent planet

Bug #978576 reported by Shantanu Agarwal on 2012-04-11
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Stellarium
High
Guillaume Chereau

Bug Description

The arcs of orbit lines coinciding with the planet are either shown through the parent planet or completely hidden by it. Please see the attached screen shots.

Shantanu Agarwal (shantanuag) wrote :
Changed in stellarium:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Medium
importance: Medium → High
Khalid AlAjaji (kajaji) wrote :

Also planets and the sun. See Venus transit of the sun June 6th 2012.

Sergey (sergeyvist) on 2012-04-17
Changed in stellarium:
assignee: nobody → Sergey (sergeyvist)
Changed in stellarium:
assignee: Sergey (sergeyvist) → nobody
tags: added: solar-system
Changed in stellarium:
assignee: nobody → Guillaume Chereau (guillaume-chereau)

I made a branch that adds depth testing on the orbit lines:
https://code.launchpad.net/~guillaume-chereau/stellarium/fix-orbit-lines

This fixes the problem, but might introduce other bugs. I don't see how else we could do it though.

Alexander Wolf (alexwolf) wrote :

This patch is good for case planets, but not very good for case moons.

Alexander Wolf (alexwolf) wrote :

Example 2

tags: added: orbit
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