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I didn’t do it!

March 18th, 2010
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Gizmodo and Discover have both reported that I was responsible for a particularly awesome video on youtube.

One small problem - I didn’t make it.  It’s the work of another British space enthusiast, Adrian Lark.  Whilst I have made quite a few animations of HiRISE elevation models, Adrians work is by far the better creation.  Not only does it look better, but it’s rendering in REAL TIME.  My animations take several minutes per frame to render using commercial animation software.

Adrian has written a 3D engine that can handle and render out the enormous data sets in real time, an astonishing acheivement and he deserves all the credit for this astonishing Candor Chasma animation, as well as his other brilliant animations.

This is one of my animations

And this is one of Adrians.

So - thank you to Gizmodo, Discover and others for featuring this awesome work and bringing it to the attention of a few more people…but don’t thank me for it - thank Adrian!