A Postcard from Mars - At the Farm
by Phil Batchelor
Category: Orbital Settlements
Description: Dear Brian and Nancy: Our first day at the farm. Ed could not resist climbing the water tower to get an overview. I suggested that we just walk around the circumference for a few hundred meters and then look back, but as you know, he always liked to climb.
Aside from the food crops, the wide variety of trees are vital to the ecology because they are very good at converting excess C02 (from the main habitats), into oxygen. In the sky today is Phobos swinging by on a 1 min cycle.
Medium/Tools Used: This is a functioning virtual environment created using free and open-source tools and materials.
I used Anim8tor for 3D modeling work.
The model is animated and rendered in the Celestia Space Simulator from which images are taken. No post-processing aside from layout/cropping.
Some props are used courtesy of artist-3d.com and max-realms.com.
Some textures are derived from aerial photography of the City of Davis, CA.