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MRO-HiRISE, interesting images
Sean
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Hematite Ridge portrait

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








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Sharp Slope

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Sean
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Here is a link to a 450 megapixel test render of

Hematite Ridge

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


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


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

Mount Sharp Northwest Flank

And the Flickr version...



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!


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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.


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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.


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