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Videos  

It seems like a good idea to have a page linking directly to a selection of animations. You can find them all on YouTube and on other parts of this site, of course, but maybe you don't want to. Here they are in no particular order.

 

DEMO REEL

Well, it's a demo reel. It's reasonably up to date. Not a lot else to say, really.

 

 

Discovery Orion

This is the ship originally planned to be used in the film 2001 : A Space Odyssey. You can read about it in exhausting detail on my blog or see still images in the gallery.

 

 

The Hydrogen Universe

This was my entry to the NSF's 2012 visualisation challenge. It's an ettempt to convince people that radio astronomy is really very pretty. Apparently it didn't work as it didn't even make the top 10, but I still like it anyway.

 

 

The Hydrogen Sky

Sequel to the Hydrogen Universe, this one explores the gas contents of our own Miljy Way galaxy. A lot more variety of rendering techniques here, and with my first attempt at computer-generated narration.

Space Station V

Short flyby of the space station from 2001 : A Space Odyssey, following a recent, massive and total remodelling project.

 

 

Satellite Fleet 

Short flyby of the satellites from 2001 : A Space Odyssey, following their recent improvements. This is really only a test, I'm working towards something similar using all of my spaceships, because, why not ?

 

 

Blue Marbles

Size and mass comparison of the gas giants of our Solar System, and the Sun.

 

Rocky Marbles

Very similar sequel to Blue Marbles.

 

Xeelee

Animation showing a Xeelee nightfighter unfolding its wings and entering hyperspace.

 

Mayflower II

More inspiration from Stephen Baxter, Shows a flypast along a 3-mile long generational-design starship, my largest model by an order of magnitude.

 

H-One

Earlier version of "The Hydrogen Universe". Much less informative and a more straightforward attempt at a fantasia. Also shows more rendering techniques than the end product.

 

 

Virgo Cluster Tour

A tour through the Virgo Cluster (see science section for details).

 

 

The ALFALFA Sky

As above, but on an altogether different scale.

 

 

Project Orion

The atomic bomb spaceship. Slightly better quality than the much more popular version posted by a friend back in 2006 (I wan't using YouTube at the time).

 

 

Deep Space Force

Unfinished attempt to depict a battle between two fleets of super-Orion battleships.

 

 

2001 : A Short Odyssey

Getting partway through a hopelessly ambitious project is a rite of passage for any CGI hobbyist. Don't fight it.

 

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