Gallery for NSS Space Settlement Art Contest
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Pioneers of The High Frontier
by Phil Batchelor
Category: Orbital Settlements
Description: At top can be seen the 2 main habitats of an O’Neill style colony surrounded by smaller agricultural cylinders. At bottom, from left to right: (1) A stream of shuttles transport people between the cylinders; (2) inside a farm-cylinder at a colony in mars-orbit, a farmer meets his wife in an electric truck; (3) a mirror technician at the hinge-point, views land-valleys to each side in the habitat. Dedicated to the memory of Sir Edmund Hilary, pioneer of Earth’s High Frontier (20 Jul 1919 to 11 Jan 2008).
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.