Importing NASA's 3d models? (possible?)

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Importing NASA's 3d models? (possible?)

Post #1by H2SO4 » 14.09.2011, 01:10

While clicking through NASA's page, I found they have a few 3D models, several of which are in .3ds format similar to the Celestia plugins I've looked at.

Is there a way to import these things into Celestia?

Link to models page
I'd especially love to see the Agena Target Vehicle and the Saturn V rocket

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Re: Importing NASA's 3d models? (possible?)

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Re: Importing NASA's 3d models? (possible?)

Post #3by H2SO4 » 16.09.2011, 02:47

Thanks John,

I knew I was grasping at straws when I posted. I was fairly sure that if it could be done (and was worth doing) one of the folks here would already have been on it.

I'm familiar with both those repositories. There really is some amazing work in both of them. I was just hoping to have found a few new things to play with as I haven't seen much new lately. That's not a complaint, I know people are busy and from the look of it, these models take considerable effort not to mention skill.




On a side note, I noticed by your sig line you're a fellow opensuse user. :)

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Re: Importing NASA's 3d models? (possible?)

Post #4by Fenerit » 17.09.2011, 01:37

Be caution with the EMU mesh, its high numbers of polygons is concentrated esclusively on the helmet's cameras.
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Re: Importing NASA's 3d models? (possible?)

Post #6by kristoffer » 27.09.2011, 06:51

H2SO4 wrote:While clicking through NASA's page, I found they have a few 3D models, several of which are in .3ds format similar to the Celestia plugins I've looked at.

Is there a way to import these things into Celestia?

Link to models page
I'd especially love to see the Agena Target Vehicle and the Saturn V rocket


I tried this and the texture will not be shown, only the 3ds model will be shown

I cannot see the colours of the model
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