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Saturn's Rings 3D
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Saturn's Rings 3D
"A 3D rendering visualizing the inside of the rings of Saturn, made using Electric Image Animator software and numerous models and painted textures."


Don Davis   © 2006
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Alliance Member Comments
changcho (Dec 8, 2007 at 1:00 AM):
Very nice, it's like one's floating among the particles of Saturn's ring...
Andrzej Karon (Jul 21, 2007 at 9:56 AM):
delayna77 (Mar 17, 2007 at 5:29 PM):
RAD. This is a wonderful piece. Timothy Leary, aint got nothin on you.
Moonsister (Mar 15, 2007 at 1:53 AM):
Have any of you seen the Discovery/Science Channel movie 'Voyage to the Planets and Beyond'? One crewmember gets to EVA in one of Saturn's rings..Took me there in my own mind, worth a view if you haven't seen it. Their artists did a pretty good job, 3D looking, plus the added unanticipated ring dust on the astro's visor was interesting. Almost a realtime adventure. It would be great to roam the rings in this manner...(sigh)..someday. Till then movies will have to do. How would you like to share your 3D tour of the universe with the rest of us, tish? Do you have a blog or vlog somewhere? Would love to take a tour myself if you wouldn't mind..
toomanytribbles (Mar 10, 2007 at 3:01 AM):
cooooool!
djbarney (Mar 7, 2007 at 8:01 PM):
Anyone care to make a realtime version of this where you can fly right in close to the asteroids (if that's the right term in these rings) ? Unless I get there first.
It would be nice to keep it accurate as well [Feels research coming on]. Hmmmm....I wonder if the artists would do this ?

DJBarney
tish (Mar 6, 2007 at 6:30 AM):
I am accumulating a 3D "Tour of the Universe" this will be a fun part ofit!
ward120 (Mar 3, 2007 at 11:58 AM):
using amateur astronomers green and red filters mounted on eyeglasses and gazing
at this image is a metaphysical experience !

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