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Written by Charles   
Thursday, 30 August 2012 16:03

With the recent landing of Curiosity on Mars we've been keeping track (pun semi-intended) of what's happening on this Forum topic. ANer Dolphin 78 has shared some video with us that his company produced for National Geographic involving the rover Spirit. Animators at David Gregg Associates did 30 scenes for Nat Geo's "Five Years on Mars" which was all of the shots for the story of the rover "Spirit." Involving lots of projection map textures built from actual Mars photographs from the massive JPL collection. The animation is so authentic many people thought there was an additional camera on Mars following the rover.

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