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A Tribute to Opportunity and her Epic Journey, Flying Over Endeavour Crater
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post Aug 30 2011, 02:36 PM
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Simply fantastic.
Thank you!

QUOTE (Nirgal @ Aug 27 2011, 05:21 PM) *
Click here for a (still experimental) excerpt as anaglyph (view in HD if possible)

Did you considered the possibility to use the native Youtube 3D features allowing viewers to choose their preferred option (Red/Cyan, Green/Magenta, Side by side, etc.)?

The videos displayed on a 42" HD TV are amazing .... 3D with active glasses should be better tongue.gif
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post Aug 30 2011, 11:17 PM
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QUOTE (Nirgal @ Aug 29 2011, 10:39 PM) *
Another problem is video compression: After uploading to youtube, I found that the encoding/compression caused further contrast and gamma correction to the point that many subtle details in shadowed areas got lost.


Oh yes, I know about that! Youtube absolutely ruins your uploads, especially in high-res. I suggest you maybe look into vimeo...
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post Aug 31 2011, 02:23 PM
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Nirgal, you win the UMSF internets. Now just get Scooterlord's MER model into that, and hook up with StephenV2 to get an IMAX movie finished! smile.gif smile.gif


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post Sep 1 2011, 01:15 AM
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QUOTE (hendric @ Aug 31 2011, 03:23 PM) *
Nirgal, you win the UMSF internets. Now just get Scooterlord's MER model into that, and hook up with StephenV2 to get an IMAX movie finished! smile.gif smile.gif


Now that's an All-Star cast! And perhaps Stu and Astro0 could produce the movie's promotional poemster! smile.gif
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post Sep 1 2011, 04:53 AM
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QUOTE (hendric @ Aug 31 2011, 07:23 AM) *
hook up with StephenV2 to get an IMAX movie finished! smile.gif smile.gif


StephenV2 is militantly opposed to using CGI in his IMAX movie. Thus, despite the beauty, accuracy, splendor and grandeur of Nirgal's amazing work.....StephenV2 would not, by his own rules be able to use it.
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post Sep 1 2011, 08:50 AM
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yes, making animations to be shown, e.g. in Planetariums is something I do consider as a future option.
However, as I already wrote, this is still a work in progress and I have to make the homeworks first.
Among other things there is one important issue that needs to be resolved before I can consider this finished: namely the support of color.
Although black&white landscapes do have their own aesthetics (think Ansel Adams ;-) color (like music) is absolutely essential to transporting emotions in a film.
(What would the Red Planet be without Red ? wink.gif

So, although I am very satisfied with this first prototype video as a "proof of concept", there is still a lot of research and programming work to be done until the project
could be considered anything near "production ready".
Until then, I'm afraid I can't take any requests because I fully need to concentrate on the research & programming.
Hardware needs to be upgraded too (12 cores + 48 Gig RAM is a minimum configuration for rendering those multi-gigapixel DEMs in serious production quality)

If all goes well I think the first color versions could be ready sometime mid next year.
In any case, I will keep you updated here at UMSF smile.gif
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post Sep 1 2011, 03:12 PM
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I understand that's his view point on the current Saturn movie, but I think for Mars there is just too much data outside of pure pictures such as DEMs that to not include them would be a big loss to any IMAX treatment.


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post Oct 4 2011, 08:50 PM
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Just wanted to add my kudos. Absolutely stunning work, Nirgal.


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