A Postcard from Mars - Transport
by Phil Batchelor
Category: Orbital Settlements
Description: Dear Nancy:
I have been here at the far end of the farm most of the day. Your father hired an electric truck to pick up a load of fertilizer this afternoon, so he decided to pick me up from the propagating shed and give me a lift to the elevator. (We would usually walk the short distance). After taking the elevator up, a very fast zero-G subway journey to the main hub is followed by another that takes us into the habitat and down to the surface. (Should be home in half an hour.)
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 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.