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Nasa 3D model conversion

Post #1by MiR » 15.11.2012, 10:28

Hi,

for a better understanding of 3D modeling I started to convert some of the Nasa models into cmod files for Celestia.
=> Sounds simple... But this is a complicated work which is rather long, hard and by the way very tricky as well.

I started with Dawn...

So, here are the images:

dawn_probe_0015.jpg

dawn_probe_0023.jpg

dawn_probe_0135.jpg

For interested people here a download facility for the converted Nasa-Dawn probe.
http://www.file-upload.net/download-6815570/dawn.zip.html
(...the very small download button; white arrow within a small green field...)

original model is made by Brian Kumanchik & Christian Lopez / Nasa/JPL-Caltech (Thank you both & thanks to Nasa):
http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/3d_resources/assets/jpl-vtad-dawn.html

Please note: the.zip contains only the .cmod file and some necessary textures; no .sscfile for the trajectory.
Another note: Brian J's and Christophe's model is already available and with a little more details and includes also the trajectory .ssc.
=>As already mentioned this is my first conversion, so it's just an exercise for me.

I'll continue this project, so, more and other Nasa conversions are already planned, but still in a running process.

Consequently, any criticism is welcome and a review would be much appreciated.

Michael

-- Oops - wrong topic - stupid me; Selden, please would you be so kind an place this thread to our "Modelling" area? Thank you. --

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Re: Nasa 3D model conversion

Post #2by MiR » 16.11.2012, 06:53

Another model from Nasa's 3D artists Brian Kumanchik & Christian Lopez:

The Earth observing Aqua probe.

Images:
aqua.jpg

So far no trajectory.ssc available....

Info here: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/aqua/index.html

Download:
http://www.file-upload.net/download-6819249/aqua.zip.html

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Michael

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Re: Nasa 3D model conversion

Post #3by Cham » 17.11.2012, 15:35

We need a model for Curiosity !
"Well! I've often seen a cat without a grin", thought Alice; "but a grin without a cat! It's the most curious thing I ever saw in all my life!"

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Re: Nasa 3D model conversion

Post #4by MiR » 17.11.2012, 17:01

olyv wrote:Ola,
Great models.
With more colors, it will be better (example solar panels in dark blue).
good point...

Yes, I've somewhat neglected the textures. I was too busy with the really complicated conversions...
Maybe at a later date I'll map new textures (currently I still have not the necessary knowledge about UV-mapping...).

Now I've firstonce have fixed the textures for the Aqua and Dawn probes.

dawn_neu.jpg

aqua_neu.jpg

If you like it well I'll renew the download files.

Cham wrote:We need a model for Curiosity !
Oh, I need gravity grids...

Seriously; I'm just beginning with 3D modelling. Please do have a little patience... :roll:

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Re: Nasa 3D model conversion

Post #5by Goofy » 18.11.2012, 14:57

Hi Michael, very nice job, appreciated.
Your last version of Dawn and Aqua are most interesting, so, please, upload them.
I agree with Cham, we need a (good!) Curiosity model, and I would like to add a Skylab too, the one available for Celestia is very old and poor in detail. :mrgreen:
Go on this way, please.
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Re: Nasa 3D model conversion

Post #6by MiR » 19.11.2012, 07:03

Olyv, Goofy... :)

Some tests are still needed, but have currently not much spare time.
I'll upload the files in a few days.

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Michael

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Re: Nasa 3D model conversion

Post #7by Goofy » 19.11.2012, 09:01

Thank you Michael, but take your time, we are not in a hurry. :wink:
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Re: Nasa 3D model conversion

Post #8by MiR » 24.11.2012, 15:58

here are the new ones.
I gave both probes more brightness, made some color adjustments (as seen at different pictures and illustrations)...

DAWN
dawn.jpg

Download (~1,39mb)
http://www.file-upload.net/download-6849880/dawn.zip.html


AQUA
aqua.jpg

Download (~1,53mb)
http://www.file-upload.net/download-6849885/aqua.zip.html


enjoy!

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Re: Nasa 3D model conversion

Post #9by MiR » 27.11.2012, 06:31

Deep Space 1 probe

by Brian Kumanchik & Christian Lopez (Nasa/JPL-Caltech)

Info:
http://science.nasa.gov/missions/deep-space-1/
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/missions/details.php?id=5870

images
deepspace19.jpg

deepspace110.jpg

download:
http://www.file-upload.net/download-6860072/deepspace1.zip.html

again: no trajectory file...

Enjoy

Michael

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Re: Nasa 3D model conversion

Post #10by MiR » 29.11.2012, 07:55

Two versions of the Nasa Aquarius probe
by Brian Kumanchik & Christian Lopez (Nasa/JPL-Caltech)

Info:

http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/missions/details.php?id=5864#1
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/aquarius/main/index.html

aquarius.jpg

download:
http://www.file-upload.net/download-6867623/aquarius.zip.html


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