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New Sketchfab Model of MDRS Campus for MarsVR

15 Mar 2021, 14:50 UTC
New Sketchfab Model of MDRS Campus for MarsVR
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Greetings MarsVR Backers & Crowdexplorers!

As part of the promotion of our ongoing MarsVR crowdfunding campaign, the Mars Society is releasing new 3-D models of its Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) in Utah that have been captured by our team as part of the MarsVR project.

We are releasing the first new model, which is an annotated view of the entire MDRS campus exterior. This is now live on Sketchfab, a 3-D modelling site, and we plan to make it available for download by request so that it can be used in any project with a Creative Commons Attribution license.

Click the above link or use the viewer below to browse our MDRS campus model.

Mars Desert Research Station – Exterior by The Mars Society on Sketchfab

The work on this Sketchfab model began in June 2018 when Azad Balabanian travelled to the MDRS as part of our initial effort to capture the terrain and facilities into VR. Mr. Balabanian is a world-class expert in VR and photogrammetry (the science of taking a real-life place or object and digitize it into 3D), and has been a partner of our project since the beginning.

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