NASA released open & free software and 3D models


#1

NASA released a treasure trove of image manipulation, feature extraction, image compression and simulation software. They also release a bunch of 3D models. This is all free courtesy of U.S. taxpayers.

https://nasa3d.arc.nasa.gov/

https://nasa3d.arc.nasa.gov/detail/lunarlandernofoil-c


#2

This would be cool to drive around, and it’s a Blender file!


#3

Yes, the Curiosity Rover is a perfect companion for the playa domain. That particular model is highly detailed. It will take a bit of work to lower its poly-count.

The crawler is 146,000 poly. It too can use some decimation work.


#4

I’ve been trying to read in these forums about the state of vehicle development in HiFi. I swear I saw someone in Welcome flying around in/on one of those MiniCooper cars from the Clara marketplace. But it seems that functionality is still in the works.


#5

@menithal, you can tell more about verhicles.


#6

That must have been either Chocka or me.
We just grabbed the MiniCooper and held it in front of us while flying around.
Fake it till you make it :wink:

@Menithal did fly around for real in his spacecraft though!