Thursday, June 23, 2005

Rendered view of the Huygens landing site region

Rene Pascal, as he posted in the comments on the Topography article, has put on the web a series of rendered views of Titan's surface using his mosaics and our current understanding of the structure of Titan's atmosphere. These views were created Povray and show how Titan's atmosphere affects the view of the sky above and the surface below as you decend through the atmosphere. Very nice images. Almost wish they were a little bigger so I can turn some of them in to desktop wallpaper.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Gsnorgathon said...

Jason - thanks for linking these! They're absolutely beautiful. I wonder if Rene made them small on purpose, knowing that he'd be hammered for bandwidth otherwise? Because you're right about them being on the small side for desktop pictures.

6/23/2005 08:45:00 PM  
Blogger Rene Pascal said...

This gallery will be continued and I will also include some larger images )... but not today. Normally I render them in 1600x1200, they need four hours (P3 1GHz) because of the scattering, non uniform atmosphere.

6/24/2005 07:39:00 AM  

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