Thanks to satellite images, it was possible to show a flight above the surface of Mars
Thanks to satellite images, it was possible to show a flight above the surface of Mars

Thanks to satellite images, it was possible to show a flight above the surface of Mars

Thanks to satellite images, it was possible to show a flight above the surface of Mars For 12 years now, the HiRISE camera, mounted on board the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, has been tirelessly photographing the surface of the Red Planet. Images, of which there are more than 50 thousand, are available on the Internet to everyone, but they are only black and white and static, although they are made using the anaglyph method, that is, they are stereo images. The Finnish director Jan Fröjdman (Jan Fröjdman) decided to revive the pictures, they helped him create a living illusion of flying over the surface of Mars. The work took three months, during which the author of the high-quality video presented below painted the photos and created the effect of a three-dimensional image, which can be seen without special glasses. According to Jan Froedman, the process was quite time-consuming. He had to manually set anchor points on each photo to glue materials into a single video. Images in which there are practically no noticeable elements of the landscape are difficult to process and “link” to the subsequent photograph – it was difficult to find markers (anchor points) on them. In this case, on a more or less flat area of the planet, hundreds of such points had to be designated, thousands on topographically difficult terrain. In total, Jan set 33 thousand anchor points, with the help of which he was able to correctly combine the photographs selected from a common database.

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