Congratulations! You received an "A" on your Solar System science project!
In this chapter, we built a Solar System simulation that can be viewed in virtual reality using a Cardboard VR viewer and an Android phone. This project uses and expands the
RenderBox library, as discussed in Chapter 5, RenderBox Engine.
To begin, we added a
Sphere component to our repertoire. Initially, it was rendered using a solid color lighting material. Then, we defined a diffuse lighting material and rendered the sphere with an Earth image texture, resulting in a rendered globe. Next, we enhanced the material to accept two textures, adding an additional one to the back/"night" side of the sphere. And lastly, we created an unlit texture material, which is used ...