View Full Version : Mars Athabasca Valles - fly animation.

04-26-2011, 05:22 AM
As the Mars related themes are popular last time.
Short anim of RODM output calculations:

Rover and Orbiter Delta Mars - Polish algorithm used by NASA and ESA in the creation of three-dimensional models of small areas of Mars. RODM was a thesis of Jan Kotlarz. Algorithm is under the care of the association of the Mars Society Poland. RODM was in 2009 nominated by the National Geographic Travelery Award in the category of "scientific discovery of the year".

04-26-2011, 04:37 PM
nice one....
So just how did you do the model ??? Displacement, normal map, APS, ???

04-26-2011, 10:23 PM
I agree, a little making of would be nice :)


04-27-2011, 02:26 AM
Mesh was calculated by Jan Kotlarz's algorithm (http://rodm.uksw.edu.pl/), and saved in 3D RAW.
(RODM is making 3D meshes using light gradients in just one photography.)
Next step was to read this in Blender 2.49 and save in OBJ. Texture is just a HUGE satellite (http://hirise.lpl.arizona.edu/) photo, manually placed (so, there are mistakes in texturing) and rendered as 100% luminosity and 0% diffuse layer. So the frame render time was really fast.
I am really not sure about vertical scale of this piece of terrain, its very probably that is exaggerated.