Surface Map

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The Temperature map for Earth in the Solar System

For each surface property simulated by Universe Sandbox, a 2D heat map of the property can be displayed using the View Panel.

The map is a 2D representation of the object's surface, divided into a rectangular grid of cells. The color of each cell represents the value of the surface property at that point on the surface. The resolution of the map, or the number of grid cells, depends on the performance demands of the simulation.

Selecting Grid Cells[edit | edit source]

Hovering over a single cell in the grid will display the value of the displayed surface property in that cell. Clicking the cell will display all surface property values for that cell in the Selected Grid Cell section of the Surface tab.

Legend[edit | edit source]

A horizontal legend appears below the map, displaying the values represented by the map colors. A dropdown menu to the right of the legend controls the units used. The legend can be toggled on and off in the 2D View Settings menu.

Color Scheme[edit | edit source]

The color scheme used in the map can be changed using the Gradient setting in the 2D View Settings menu. The Logarithmic setting in this menu will determine whether the color scheme is linear or logarithmic.