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Posted by: JohnVV Mar 29 2016, 12:03 AM

last Friday Phil Plait over on " Bad Astronomy "
posted a cool image

http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2016/03/25/conical_structure_on_mars_in_a_sand_dune_field.html

it took the weekend to process all 18 HiRISE red ccd images into one mapped image ( 1.3 gig )
then run a SFS on it , well a crop but still 8192x8192 image

http://imgbox.com/gRItQCbn
reduced size ( 2048x2048 mesh ) test renders in Blender

http://imgbox.com/PbwT2oNU http://imgbox.com/2ZwDYlMp http://imgbox.com/0grOu1KG http://imgbox.com/YuLUaYNf

http://imgbox.com/N4Bd3nau http://imgbox.com/On6EuK3B http://imgbox.com/pTCIykFg http://imgbox.com/mmoDPsC0

Posted by: JohnVV Mar 31 2016, 01:02 AM

higher resolution mesh and slightly recolored B&W red HiRISE image
http://imgbox.com/MwbSQiUr http://imgbox.com/bE4BuAIZ

Posted by: Sean Jan 5 2017, 07:40 PM

Here is a selection of renders from recent HiRISE DTM's...

Software;HiVIEW/Blender/Max/Photoshop

Uzboi Vallis

https://flic.kr/p/PHeZYR

https://flic.kr/p/QTnAN1


Noctis Labyrinthus

https://flic.kr/p/QL8Ayi

https://flic.kr/p/PH1BtB

https://flic.kr/p/QL8FG4

https://flic.kr/p/PH1Nvg


Elysium Planitia

https://flic.kr/p/QVLj7X

https://flic.kr/p/PGbAXx

Posted by: scalbers Jan 5 2017, 11:38 PM

Really nice renders Sean! With this I can imagine rover visits to each of these places. Would be interesting to see where you are in Noctis Labyrinthus relative to the context say from some Viking images that I recall.

Posted by: Sean Jan 6 2017, 02:57 AM

Thanks Steve...http://www.uahirise.org/PSP_009118_1665 is the location...

and a test flight...click on the image to see the video.

https://flic.kr/p/PF7NAY


*edit*...and another of the same area, click thru to see the video...

https://flic.kr/p/QXUxCX



Posted by: Sean Jan 6 2017, 10:56 AM

http://www.uahirise.org/PSP_006788_1955

https://flic.kr/p/PFCAKJ

https://flic.kr/p/QUxHRy

https://flic.kr/p/PFCBUh

https://flic.kr/p/QUxHou


Posted by: Sean Jan 6 2017, 01:06 PM

http://www.uahirise.org/dtm/dtm.php?ID=ESP_017173_1715

HiRISE data parsed by HiVIEW, Blender, Max, Photoshop & After Effects

https://flic.kr/p/QJZdSL

https://flic.kr/p/PJxrpR

https://flic.kr/p/PJxr9F

https://flic.kr/p/QJZdm5

https://flic.kr/p/PJxqEz

https://flic.kr/p/PJxqrP

https://flic.kr/p/QJZcLN

https://flic.kr/p/QY8mHz

https://flic.kr/p/QJZcrQ

https://flic.kr/p/QY8mh4




Posted by: Sean Jan 6 2017, 01:08 PM

last two for this batch...

https://flic.kr/p/QJZc9W

https://flic.kr/p/QY8kWK

Posted by: charborob Jan 6 2017, 05:06 PM

How much vertical exaggeration is there in your renderings?

Posted by: Sean Jan 6 2017, 06:31 PM

None. This is straight from the DTM.

Posted by: scalbers Jan 6 2017, 06:42 PM

Indeed glad you are faithful to the terrain - and besides vertical exaggeration wouldn't be needed anyway!

One thing that might be worth a try sometime is the inclusion of scattering by atmospheric dust, depending on how much in the way of the optical parameters can be included in the rendering software.

Posted by: Sean Jan 6 2017, 06:49 PM

Its on my list Steve, this initial splurge was spent optimizing the workflow. I managed to shave a few hours off!

Posted by: HSchirmer Jan 6 2017, 07:32 PM

QUOTE (Sean @ Jan 6 2017, 01:08 PM) *
last two for this batch...
https://flic.kr/p/QY8kWK



Wow, amazing razerback ridges emerging from the dunes.

Anybody else reminded of a voice over from Ricardo Montalban
"these are the last indigenous residents of Ceti Alpha 5...."

Posted by: Sean Jan 6 2017, 07:40 PM

http://www.uahirise.org/PSP_006788_1955

Click on the image to see the video...

https://flic.kr/p/PK6FjF






Posted by: Habukaz Jan 6 2017, 09:42 PM

QUOTE (Sean @ Jan 5 2017, 08:40 PM) *
Uzobi Vallis


It's Uzboi - I know that place. laugh.gif

I'm used to looking at a lot of HiRISE images, and with that perspective, the first one in colour looks spectacular (and they are all quite informative - something to keep in the back of my mind the next time I look at related 2D images).

Posted by: Sean Jan 6 2017, 11:56 PM

QUOTE (Habukaz @ Jan 6 2017, 09:42 PM) *
It's Uzboi - I know that place. laugh.gif

I'm used to looking at a lot of HiRISE images, and with that perspective, the first one in colour looks spectacular (and they are all quite informative - something to keep in the back of my mind the next time I look at related 2D images).


Uzboi? Geez...so many files spelt incorrectly....thanks for the correction, post updated.

Here is a clip of the http://www.uahirise.org/ESP_017173_1715

Click on the image to see the video...

https://flic.kr/p/QVEVUw

Posted by: Sean Jan 7 2017, 04:48 PM

http://www.uahirise.org/dtm/dtm.php?ID=ESP_014081_1440

https://flic.kr/p/Qr9QSQ

https://flic.kr/p/R1ipAB

Click the image to see the video...

https://flic.kr/p/PLBxKB

HiRISE data parsed by HiVIEW, Blender, Max, Photoshop & After Effects


Posted by: Sean Jan 8 2017, 03:14 AM

http://www.uahirise.org/dtm/dtm.php?ID=PSP_002932_1445

HiRISE data parsed by HiVIEW, Blender, Max & Photoshop

No vertical exaggeration.

https://flic.kr/p/QQLLzn

https://flic.kr/p/PMBiuB

https://flic.kr/p/R2e9bk

https://flic.kr/p/QXQYy7




Posted by: nprev Jan 8 2017, 10:10 AM

These are just spectacular. I hardly know where to begin. Thank you VERY much, Sean. smile.gif

Posted by: Sean Jan 8 2017, 03:31 PM

Thank you very much, I'm having a LOT of fun making these.

I will be introducing scale reference into the images and here is a sample from the next video I will upload soon...

https://flic.kr/p/PKSqfo

https://flic.kr/p/QYZmCW


Posted by: Sean Jan 8 2017, 07:55 PM

http://www.uahirise.org/dtm/dtm.php?ID=PSP_002932_1445

Here is the video with an Astronaut scaled to the model... Click thru to check it out.

https://flic.kr/p/PP6CpZ

As usual...no vertical exaggeration.

Still lots to improve on... atmosphere, colour, animation etc.

DTM suggestions welcome.



Posted by: scalbers Jan 8 2017, 08:29 PM

Thanks Sean for really advancing things on how we can view Mars. As for DTM suggestions one can consider a helicopter style view following the tracks of Curiosity, Spirit, and Opportunity?

Another one (unless you've done this) would be in Valles Marineris, harking back to a passage from Cosmos where Carl Sagan narrates a fly through animation poetically saying "...careening through the corridors of the Valley of the Mariners"

Posted by: Sean Jan 8 2017, 08:44 PM

Thanks Steve... I love that Carl Sagan idea!

I'm currently working on a Curiosity shot so watch this space!

Posted by: HSchirmer Jan 8 2017, 10:18 PM

QUOTE (Sean @ Jan 8 2017, 07:55 PM) *
http://www.uahirise.org/dtm/dtm.php?ID=PSP_002932_1445
As usual...no vertical exaggeration.

Still lots to improve on... atmosphere, colour, animation etc.

DTM suggestions welcome.


Astrid, A Princess of Mars...

ala Edgar Rice Burroughs

http://www.erbzine.com/mag14/1438.html


Posted by: Sean Jan 9 2017, 10:58 AM

More Mounds... these are rendered at full available fidelity in the model and texture to determine qualitative difference compared to the previous 'optimized' versions.

https://flic.kr/p/QQL89S

https://flic.kr/p/R4Ut6K

https://flic.kr/p/R4UsU2


Posted by: jasedm Jan 9 2017, 07:57 PM

QUOTE (nprev @ Jan 8 2017, 10:10 AM) *
These are just spectacular. I hardly know where to begin. Thank you VERY much, Sean. smile.gif


Seconded. These are phenomenal.

I particularly like the lack of vertical exaggeration.

Thanks Sean.

Posted by: Sean Jan 9 2017, 09:45 PM

Thanks, I'm glad you are enjoying them.

If you are familiar with a nice location covered by DTM then please let me know and I will see if Astrid will pay a visit.

Posted by: dtolman Jan 10 2017, 03:12 AM

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/earth-and-its-moon-as-seen-from-mars
SE Asia, Australia, and Antartica are in view. A calibration image taken November 2016.


Posted by: Sean Jan 10 2017, 02:41 PM

http://www.uahirise.org/dtm/dtm.php?ID=ESP_016213_2315

https://flic.kr/p/QwLFZC

https://flic.kr/p/QVtSLV

https://flic.kr/p/PPDWtw

https://flic.kr/p/R6XNmk

https://flic.kr/p/PSn5RD


Posted by: Sean Jan 10 2017, 10:40 PM

Here is a video from the same location as the previous post...

https://flic.kr/p/PT1PXV




Posted by: Sean Jan 11 2017, 10:50 AM

There is a to-scale astronaut in the following image...

https://flic.kr/p/R8nFev


Posted by: Ron Hobbs Jan 11 2017, 06:48 PM

Found her!

Thanks for this challenge. Great way to inspect this incredible terrain. (Or should that Arerrain?)

Posted by: Sean Jan 12 2017, 12:49 AM

So it turns out that this area is Domoni crater and the nice folk at PIRL let me know that HiRISE had full coverage so I was able to extend the scene in 3D to provide the following images...

https://flic.kr/p/QzbNub

https://flic.kr/p/R9pU4t

https://flic.kr/p/PUPS2e


using these assets...
http://www.uahirise.org/dtm/dtm.php?ID=ESP_016490_2315

http://www.uahirise.org/dtm/dtm.php?ID=ESP_016846_2320

http://www.uahirise.org/dtm/dtm.php?ID=ESP_016213_2315

Posted by: vjkane Jan 12 2017, 02:15 PM

Thank you for sharing these!

Posted by: Sean Jan 13 2017, 01:57 PM

Click thru for a video tour of Domoni Crater...

https://flic.kr/p/PUsumd

Posted by: Sean Jan 13 2017, 09:37 PM

http://www.uahirise.org/dtm/dtm.php?ID=PSP_002878_1880

https://flic.kr/p/QC9gVm

https://flic.kr/p/R8Z2LU

https://flic.kr/p/QYcYEJ

https://flic.kr/p/PV39Vw

https://flic.kr/p/R1QU1g

https://flic.kr/p/QC9nWj

https://flic.kr/p/R1QXG4



Posted by: Sean Jan 14 2017, 07:54 AM

http://www.uahirise.org/dtm/dtm.php?ID=PSP_002878_1880

Click thru for the video...

https://flic.kr/p/R2sDYg



Posted by: PaulH51 Jan 14 2017, 08:56 AM

QUOTE (Sean @ Jan 14 2017, 03:54 PM) *
Layers....


These are great Sean, have subscribed to email alerts this sub-forum so I dont miss any smile.gif

Fingers crossed there is enough data that will enable you to create a few of Gale crater. If I could be permitted to throw an idea your way, maybe one of the entire path from landing from an elevated camera position, with tags on the ground for the rovers position every 50 sols or so? (just thinking out loud) smile.gif Probably a big ask smile.gif

Posted by: Sean Jan 14 2017, 09:56 AM

QUOTE (PaulH51 @ Jan 14 2017, 08:56 AM) *
These are great Sean, have subscribed to email alerts this sub-forum so I dont miss any smile.gif

Fingers crossed there is enough data that will enable you to create a few of Gale crater. If I could be permitted to throw an idea your way, maybe one of the entire path from landing from an elevated camera position, with tags on the ground for the rovers position every 50 sols or so? (just thinking out loud) smile.gif Probably a big ask smile.gif


I'm working on Gale but its a big job and I want to do it justice... I'm filing the edges off the workflow with these posts.

Posted by: Sean Jan 14 2017, 09:59 AM

Can you spot the astronaut in this image?

https://flic.kr/p/QYVXZS


( Answer is in the subsequent image on Flickr )

Posted by: Sean Jan 15 2017, 02:46 PM

http://www.uahirise.org/dtm/dtm.php?ID=PSP_010301_2200

https://flic.kr/p/Q1GAfn

https://flic.kr/p/R27sgj

https://flic.kr/p/R27rTL

https://flic.kr/p/RfmfCM

https://flic.kr/p/PXXxcN

https://flic.kr/p/RbUAao

Click thru for a video...

https://flic.kr/p/RbXjPs




Posted by: scalbers Jan 15 2017, 03:17 PM

Amazing how much detail there is in all of these DTMs that Sean is bringing to life. I'm curious about what the brighter material is near some of the higher terrain. Nice to see an atmosphere showing up in the background. I wonder if future plans might also consider the effects of the atmosphere between the observer and the terrain?

Posted by: Sean Jan 15 2017, 03:56 PM

Its on the list Steve. Although given the limited coverage of the area I wonder how much atmos to add.


Posted by: scalbers Jan 15 2017, 04:28 PM

Interesting question Sean. For a ballpark answer I would suggest that we can estimate an overall optical depth tau (~0.5) and dust scale height of 11km. This means the extinction coefficient at elevations near the ground would be 0.5/11km or 4.55 * 10^-5 m^-1 (tapering off exponentially as we go upward). From this both the inscatter and outscatter can be determined in the path between the observer and point on the terrain.

The impact might be subtle in the foreground, though becoming more noticeable for distant features in the background when looking near the sun.

Posted by: Sean Jan 15 2017, 05:05 PM

Thanks for your response Steve. Horizon haze is on the to do list as a priority. smile.gif

Posted by: Sean Jan 16 2017, 05:25 PM

http://www.uahirise.org/dtm/dtm.php?ID=ESP_030715_1440

https://flic.kr/p/Q1aGgo

https://flic.kr/p/R71yAe



Posted by: Sean Jan 17 2017, 07:46 AM

Here is a still from a forthcoming animated tour of Hale Crater Hills.

https://flic.kr/p/QJnqAA

Added some atmospheric scattering.



Posted by: Sean Jan 17 2017, 07:39 PM

Another one from Hale Crater Hills...

https://flic.kr/p/Q57eei




Posted by: scalbers Jan 18 2017, 12:32 AM

Great to see this realistic atmospheric effect!

Posted by: Sean Jan 18 2017, 01:02 AM

Thanks Steve... I figured out a way to automate/bake it into the workflow so it should help a lot with future images. More work to be done on the skybox.

Posted by: Sean Jan 18 2017, 06:36 AM

http://www.uahirise.org/dtm/dtm.php?ID=ESP_030715_1440 http://www.uahirise.org/dtm/dtm.php?ID=ESP_030715_1440

Click thru to see the animated tour in 4k...

https://flic.kr/p/Rkj5wi

Stitched together from 2 DTM's.



Posted by: PaulH51 Jan 18 2017, 01:14 PM

QUOTE (Sean @ Jan 18 2017, 02:36 PM) *
Stitched together from 2 DTM's.

Can't get enough of these....

Posted by: Sean Jan 19 2017, 12:11 AM

Hale Hills oblique...

https://flic.kr/p/Q58WJG

rendered at 20000 x 10000



Posted by: jasedm Jan 19 2017, 06:57 PM

To re-iterate, these are simply spectacular Sean - almost Ansel-Adamesque. Thanks for sharing them.

Posted by: Sean Jan 19 2017, 07:25 PM

Thank you, quite addictive making them! The data is amazing...these renders are optimized to run on my machine so there is room to squeeze a little more detail out. There are lots of 'improvements' on the way...sky, colour and hopefully some kind of contextual compositional solution, if I can get my head around the myriad sources!

Posted by: Art Martin Jan 19 2017, 11:31 PM

QUOTE (Sean @ Jan 19 2017, 12:25 PM) *
Thank you, quite addictive making them! The data is amazing...these renders are optimized to run on my machine so there is room to squeeze a little more detail out. There are lots of 'improvements' on the way...sky, colour and hopefully some kind of contextual compositional solution, if I can get my head around the myriad sources!


I understand the addiction. Years back when I was knee deep in the Microsoft Flight Simulator I found that users could add photorealistic scenery to areas and found DEM files from NASA and aerial photography shots from my county and combined them together to make the Phoenix area I was always flying over more realistic. The results were stunning. Suddenly the mountains and riverbeds looked exactly like reality and I began creating 3d buildings and objects, taking photos of their exteriors and wrapping them over the vertices. I spent months adding more and more. It eventually ended up a side business as people convinced me others would buy my work. It never was about the profit though. Was about the creativity it unleashed. A major addiction when it all comes together. Your work is wonderful.

Posted by: Sean Jan 20 2017, 11:30 AM

Thanks for the story Art and given that your compliment means a lot!

I suppose it has something to do with making these inaccessible places tangible in some way, there is a visceral thrill when the elevation data & satellite imagery come together. Suddenly it is a place.

Here is a best quality available video of RGB pass from the Mounds in Ganges Chasma...

https://flic.kr/p/RcZY1X




Posted by: Sean Jan 20 2017, 01:08 PM

Now able to render at full available texture resolution!

A small breakthrough which might only result in a tiny perceptible qualitative improvement given compromises on elevation data...

https://flic.kr/p/RkoGKd

...shots closer to models would hold up better though.



Posted by: Sean Jan 20 2017, 11:13 PM

Here is RGB data mapped to 3D model to show parallax...

https://flic.kr/p/QQfhHu



Posted by: Sean Jan 23 2017, 02:27 PM

Culled this animation from a 9 DTM strong swathe of Mt Sharp... too wieldy to be productive yet so the following uses only 1 DTM

click thru to see the video...

https://flic.kr/p/QcKTK1

http://www.uahirise.org/dtm/dtm.php?ID=PSP_009149_1750




Posted by: Sean Jan 23 2017, 07:25 PM

Hematite Ridge portrait

5 DTM's at full texture res, 12k x 6k work in progress so please forgive the misalignment!

https://flic.kr/p/Rr8ZcW





Posted by: Sean Jan 23 2017, 08:16 PM

Sharp Slope

Click thru for the video...

https://flic.kr/p/RrdrCJ




Posted by: Sean Jan 24 2017, 12:05 PM

Here is a link to a 450 megapixel test render of

http://www.gigapan.com/gigapans/195470

over at Gigapan.

Rendering at this level shows up some errors in alignment & textures ( not loading ) but is a good prep for upscaling to 65k pixel output

Posted by: climber Jan 24 2017, 09:15 PM

Any chance you point out where's Oppy or where she'll enter the scene? Thanks

Posted by: Sean Jan 24 2017, 09:24 PM

Here is a link to another Gigapan 450 megapixel extravaganza...

http://www.gigapan.com/gigapans/195482

And the Flickr version...

https://flic.kr/p/Ri6Hmf

I was quite aggressive culling the DTM borders to conform to the chosen viewing angle.

Lots of work in Photoshop to balance out the jigsaw of exposures.

Each of the 5 DTM's were rendered separately, the foreground render then acted as a guide for conforming the rest to the base Mt Sharp render which is visible in the background crater rim and the upper left of the image. A depth pass was used to introduce atmosphere and soften transitions.

An amazing dataset!

Posted by: scalbers Jan 24 2017, 09:35 PM

QUOTE (climber @ Jan 24 2017, 09:15 PM) *
Any chance you point out where's Oppy or where she'll enter the scene? Thanks

I've had some luck studying these with the route maps and another site where you can zoom into HIRISE (though it is offset a bit): http://curiosityrover.com/rovermap1.html
I can surmise for Curiosity that it will enter soon at the right edge of Sean's neat Hematite Ridge rendering, about 40-45% of the way between top and bottom.

Posted by: Sean Jan 24 2017, 09:52 PM

You mean Curi, surely? smile.gif

In the most recent Gigapan you can see Murray Buttes at the bottom center right of the image, tracing the route up toward the natural break in the dune field to the left of Ireson hill you can almost discern a path leading up to Hematite Ridge. In time I will make a version with the notional route.

QUOTE (climber @ Jan 24 2017, 09:15 PM) *
Any chance you point out where's Oppy or where she'll enter the scene? Thanks


In the first Gigapan rendering, Hematite Ridge, Curi's current position near Ireson Hill is just above the center stage right.

QUOTE (scalbers @ Jan 24 2017, 09:35 PM) *
I've had some luck studying these with the route maps and another site where you can zoom into HIRISE (though it is offset a bit): http://curiosityrover.com/rovermap1.html
I can surmise for Curiosity that it will enter soon at the right edge of Sean's neat Hematite Ridge rendering, about 40-45% of the way between top and bottom.

Posted by: climber Jan 25 2017, 07:57 AM

Thanks and haha! Yes Cury, don't ask me why? May be Oppy=hematite for the last 13 years wink.gif

Posted by: vjkane Jan 25 2017, 02:59 PM

The Gale Crater movie is perhaps the most awesome rendering of planetary image data I've seen. Thank you! It really brought the places Curiosity is exploring to life, which the overhead images don't.

If you ever have the time and inclination, it would be fascinating if the movie could retrace the Rover's journey.

Posted by: Sean Jan 25 2017, 09:39 PM

Thanks vjkane, although to be fair there have been awesome animations using the same data over on Youtube since 2010.

I do have a nice 4k animation cooking at the moment but its going to take a while before it is ready.

In the meantime here is another take on the HiRISE coverage of Mt Sharp...

https://flic.kr/p/Ry4kMv

and the 450 megapixel Gigapan version...

http://www.gigapan.com/gigapans/195525




Posted by: nogal Jan 25 2017, 10:21 PM

I grabbed a crop of Sean's "Mount Sharp Northwest Flank" (from Gigapan) and roughly marked Curiosity's route up to sol 1589 (green), it's current position (yellow star) and the latest "notional route" from JPL (red). Hopefully it will be helpful. Sean's work has added another dimension to my awe for this mission.
Fernando


Posted by: Sean Jan 27 2017, 05:52 PM

Thanks Fernando. The wide field view of Curi's journey is a sight to behold!

So my plan is to image the entire mission zone along with the route so far & notional route, in as big an image as Gigapan will host, I'm not sure what their upper limit is. I think Photoshop will only go to 65k pixels square.

The trick will be to get a good angle without making the quilt-work of DTM's too obvious against the lores mesh of Gale Crater.

Posted by: Sean Jan 30 2017, 04:02 PM

'Bob'

Here is a 4k video covering a 4 DTM swathe of Mt Sharp

https://flic.kr/p/RscShW

Each DTM was rendered separately then combined in After Effects to blend variable exposures.

Posted by: Sean Feb 18 2017, 10:39 PM

http://www.uahirise.org/dtm/dtm.php?ID=PSP_001918_1735

https://flic.kr/p/Sf9Gdv



Posted by: Sean Mar 1 2017, 08:03 PM

Spirit Zoom...click thru for video

https://flic.kr/p/SiRASr

Blending 3 layers of 2x HRSC sets & 1x HiRISE set





Posted by: Sean Mar 1 2017, 08:06 PM

http://www.uahirise.org/dtm/dtm.php?ID=ESP_035243_2080


https://flic.kr/p/RZh2qE

https://flic.kr/p/Skeq3w


http://www.uahirise.org/dtm/dtm.php?ID=ESP_043742_1800

https://flic.kr/p/Ske9rS

https://flic.kr/p/Sz6G7a

Colorized texture pass based on RGB strip

https://flic.kr/p/Sog468

https://flic.kr/p/Sof9Fi


Posted by: monty python Mar 2 2017, 07:33 AM

THANK YOU for the "SPIRIT ZOOM". It really gave me context of the area, and how fortunate we were to have those interesting hills nearby to make the mission great!

Posted by: Sean Mar 2 2017, 04:25 PM

Thanks Monty P

More colorized dunes based on HiRISE RGB strip...

https://flic.kr/p/SwSEgL

https://flic.kr/p/SmGNQq

https://flic.kr/p/S1KeXU

https://flic.kr/p/SmGNCw

https://flic.kr/p/RiX9Bu

https://flic.kr/p/SmGNjf

Posted by: climber Mar 2 2017, 08:43 PM

Sean, you're totally changing our view of Mars. You're a pioneer. You're a new explorer. Thank you SO much...

Posted by: scalbers Mar 20 2017, 08:00 PM

Interesting video from HIRISE images here with a variety of quick flyovers: https://www.wired.com/2017/03/stunning-video-mars-took-three-months-stitch-together-hand/

Posted by: Sean Mar 28 2017, 11:27 PM

HiRISin'

Click thru for video...

https://flic.kr/p/TajXgV

Celebrating 50,000 orbits



Posted by: nprev Mar 28 2017, 11:59 PM

ohmy.gif ...I'm gonna need a loan to make the requisite deposits in the swear jar.

Incredible work, Sean; thank you!!!

Posted by: climber Mar 29 2017, 11:39 AM

See post #79! Thank you (Frantz-kly)

Posted by: brellis Mar 29 2017, 07:06 PM

Majestic!

Posted by: Sean Apr 1 2017, 01:22 PM

Thankee!

http://www.uahirise.org/dtm/dtm.php?ID=PSP_002047_1890

Click thru for video...

https://flic.kr/p/TsoMDH

And some 4k stills...

https://flic.kr/p/SSpyFA

https://flic.kr/p/SSpyVd

https://flic.kr/p/SSpyYj

https://flic.kr/p/SSpz3C

Posted by: Sean Apr 2 2017, 12:48 AM

Terby Crater

Click thru for video...

https://flic.kr/p/STfPty



Posted by: Sean Apr 2 2017, 03:13 AM

Faulted Layers in Meridiani Planum

Click thru for a video...

https://flic.kr/p/TpHkab

Re-rendered in 4k




Posted by: scalbers Apr 2 2017, 01:51 PM

That's nice Sean - it's remarkable how regular the tilted layers are. Have you done anything around the North Polar layering, similar to these examples?

http://www.uahirise.org/dtm/dtm.php?ID=PSP_001738_2670

http://www.uahirise.org/dtm/dtm.php?ID=PSP_010008_2630

http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA21465

Elsewhere, here is an interesting cluster of mesas that you might have done? http://www.uahirise.org/dtm/dtm.php?ID=ESP_026040_1880

I gather this is the Arabia Terra rendered in post #85 - pretty neat: http://www.uahirise.org/dtm/dtm.php?ID=PSP_002047_1890

Posted by: Sean Apr 2 2017, 02:38 PM

Thanks Steve.

Thanks for the links & suggestions, I really appreciate the feedback.

I have those polar layers in the queue... I will move them up!

The mesas are also on the to-do list but I want to put them in context so its a little more work.

I have updated the Arabia Terra post with the source link.

http://www.uahirise.org/dtm/dtm.php?ID=PSP_002063_1735

Click thru for a video...

https://flic.kr/p/ScGExu




Posted by: Sean Apr 3 2017, 01:01 AM

http://www.uahirise.org/dtm/dtm.php?ID=ESP_028387_1790

https://flic.kr/p/SdGY4W

https://flic.kr/p/Tgpu55

https://flic.kr/p/SdGYCb

https://flic.kr/p/TiLPLK



Posted by: PaulH51 Apr 3 2017, 11:19 AM

Simply Stunning Sean smile.gif

Posted by: Sean Apr 3 2017, 01:30 PM

Thanks Paul

http://www.uahirise.org/dtm/dtm.php?ID=ESP_028387_1790

Click thru for a 4k video...

https://flic.kr/p/ThhztE


Posted by: Sean Apr 3 2017, 07:42 PM

http://www.uahirise.org/dtm/dtm.php?ID=PSP_001918_1735

Click thru for 4k video...

https://flic.kr/p/SfaXos





Posted by: lyford Apr 4 2017, 01:51 AM

Delurking to say ohmy.gif ohmy.gif ohmy.gif!!!!!

Posted by: Sean Apr 4 2017, 07:18 AM

rolleyes.gif

http://www.uahirise.org/dtm/dtm.php?ID=PSP_009118_1665

Click thru for a 4k video...


https://flic.kr/p/Tm6rxg


Posted by: Sean Apr 4 2017, 09:35 AM

http://www.uahirise.org/dtm/dtm.php?ID=ESP_024728_1595

https://flic.kr/p/TmfbBg

https://flic.kr/p/TmfbbM

https://flic.kr/p/Sg8T8m

https://flic.kr/p/Sg8SSS


Posted by: Sean Apr 4 2017, 11:09 AM

http://www.uahirise.org/dtm/dtm.php?ID=ESP_039502_1380

https://flic.kr/p/SiSZ8D

https://flic.kr/p/Tu9J3w

https://flic.kr/p/Tu9HGS

https://flic.kr/p/SiSYVp

https://flic.kr/p/SXSnLL


Click thru for a 4k video...

https://flic.kr/p/SYcWr7

Since uploading the video I felt it moved too quickly, so here is a longer cut...

https://flic.kr/p/TyFWt6


Posted by: Sean Apr 6 2017, 12:58 AM

http://www.uahirise.org/dtm/dtm.php?ID=ESP_024728_1595

Click thru for a 4k video...

https://flic.kr/p/SjDv4d

*updated with much higher bitrate to accommodate detail



Posted by: Sean Apr 10 2017, 10:53 AM

http://www.uahirise.org/dtm/dtm.php?ID=ESP_016490_2315

Click thru for a 4k video...

https://flic.kr/p/T98Ytm

Here is Domoni in full...

https://flic.kr/p/QzbNub





Posted by: scalbers Apr 10 2017, 06:04 PM

Interesting to see such a deep bowl shaped crater at about 0:58 time in the Ladon Valles video. Looks to be consistent with the higher depth/diameter ratios for small craters mentioned in http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meetings/lpsc2009/pdf/2419.pdf, possibly around 0.3? Intricate terrain overall.

Nice music with Domoni too.

Posted by: Sean Apr 12 2017, 02:19 PM

Thanks Steve.

http://www.uahirise.org/dtm/dtm.php?ID=ESP_012873_2045

Click thru for a video...

https://flic.kr/p/TAxcLn


I also updated the Arabia Terra clip, now longer with better bitrate.

https://flic.kr/p/SvqgVj




Posted by: Sean Apr 13 2017, 10:21 AM

http://www.uahirise.org/dtm/dtm.php?ID=PSP_003569_2035

Click thru for a video...

https://flic.kr/p/TPnkzz



Posted by: Sean Apr 13 2017, 11:14 AM

http://www.uahirise.org/dtm/dtm.php?ID=PSP_007110_1325

Click thru for a video...

https://flic.kr/p/TPqS82




Posted by: Sean Apr 15 2017, 03:40 AM

HiRISin' 2

Click thru for a video...

https://flic.kr/p/ThenDS





Posted by: brellis Apr 15 2017, 04:45 AM

Sean, these vids are gorgeous! Thanks for posting

Posted by: Sean Apr 20 2017, 11:18 AM

Thanks brellis.

http://www.uahirise.org/dtm/dtm.php?ID=PSP_002932_1445

Click thru for a video...

https://flic.kr/p/TYCKZy

Updated this with better bitrate, textures & atmospheric scattering



Posted by: Sean Apr 21 2017, 07:23 PM

Jezero

Click thru for video...

https://flic.kr/p/TQDFNj

data by HiRISE, HRSC & CTX

Updated with better bitrate, masking & dropped the awful sepia tint.




Posted by: Explorer1 Apr 22 2017, 01:55 AM

Eagle crater in color (at last)! So much dust covering the lander, it's almost poignant... https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/news/2017/04/21

Posted by: Sean Apr 23 2017, 12:10 AM

http://www.uahirise.org/dtm/dtm.php?ID=ESP_014153_1430

Click thru for a video...

https://flic.kr/p/TSQoW9


Posted by: Sean Apr 23 2017, 11:19 PM

http://www.uahirise.org/dtm/dtm.php?ID=PSP_006794_2200

Click thru for a video...

https://flic.kr/p/TXbpXn

Updated this to 4k with better texture, higher bitrate, extended path & atmospheric scattering.






Posted by: Sean Apr 25 2017, 09:46 AM

http://www.uahirise.org/dtm/dtm.php?ID=PSP_009149_1750

Click thru for a video...

https://flic.kr/p/TZNNRp

Music by Andreas Vollenweider

Flying over Vera Rubin Ridge & lower Mt Sharp.



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