View Full Version : Mars Documentary part 2 the ERV

11-11-2003, 01:38 PM
Have been working on the ERV (Earth Return Vehicle) last few weeks.

Some may remember the mars shots I posted a little while back. We are in the vehicle creation stage now and have been having fun.

11-11-2003, 01:40 PM
THe vehicle went through many landing gear choices

11-11-2003, 01:47 PM
here is the thrown together one. For the demo shot.

11-11-2003, 02:02 PM
Here is the new gear. We chose it because it unfolds the the most dramatic.

WHoa, the fresnel on the black tiles is too reflective. will fix.

11-11-2003, 02:03 PM
oops forgot pic,

Engine flames are temporary.

11-11-2003, 03:06 PM
Too clean! Mars is dusty!

11-11-2003, 03:07 PM
Also, sky is too bright and ground it too orange, but that is probably a temp landscape.

11-11-2003, 03:10 PM
Yeh, the groud and the sky are just temp until the ERV is complete.

I just realized I should have posted this in work in progress :-/

Maybe the admins will move it for me.

The lander still needs alot of panel work and texture/surface work to be really nice.

11-11-2003, 03:12 PM
Gear partially opening.