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Making 3D prints of topography on Mars. So far printed: Gale Crater using FDM and Olympus Mons using an Objet.

Next print: Valles Marineris using FDM

To make these, I took grayscale heightmap images using Mars MOLA data, imported the image to a program called Blender, transformed the heightmap into a surface, then extruded the surface down and flattened the bottom.

Next step was converting the models to a .stl file for printing.
After that, I used Netfabb to heal the models and make sure they were printable. To ease the processing load on the CPU, I used the same program to reduce the number of triangles (an stl file means the model is converted into a matrix of many triangles).

The initial number of triangles was upwards of 300,000. After editing and healing, that number was reduced to about 20,000 with little loss of detail.

After that, upload it to a printer, set up the machine, and hit print.


beautifulmars:

Light-Toned Deposits Exposed along the Floor of a Terra Sabaea Crater


abandonedography:

coelasquid:

slime-minister:

Replaced the repost source with the original source because it has WAY more pictures and info about this cool place.

Reminds me of home.

oh man this post

(Source: thesassycat)


classichorrorblog:

Beetlejuice (1988)

Directed by Tim Burton


youlikeairplanestoo:

KC-135s have very soothing cockpit lightning …

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gena Fedoruk, left, and 1st Lt. Marcel Trott, both KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft pilots with the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, take off from a base in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility Sept. 23, 2014. The Airmen flew the mission in support of a large coalition strike package that was the first to strike Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) targets in Syria. President Barack Obama authorized humanitarian aid deliveries to Iraq as well as targeted airstrikes to protect U.S. personnel from extremists known as ISIL. U.S. Central Command directed the operations. (DoD photo by Senior Airman Matthew Bruch, U.S. Air Force/Released)

youlikeairplanestoo:

KC-135s have very soothing cockpit lightning …

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gena Fedoruk, left, and 1st Lt. Marcel Trott, both KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft pilots with the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, take off from a base in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility Sept. 23, 2014. The Airmen flew the mission in support of a large coalition strike package that was the first to strike Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) targets in Syria. President Barack Obama authorized humanitarian aid deliveries to Iraq as well as targeted airstrikes to protect U.S. personnel from extremists known as ISIL. U.S. Central Command directed the operations. (DoD photo by Senior Airman Matthew Bruch, U.S. Air Force/Released)


pistonwings:

ju88 wrecks


unexplained-events:

Mutant Giant Spider Dog Prank

I would cry tears of joy

SOURCE


schrodingersdelaypedal:

nicbelor:

Moonblaster phase 1 complete

no no stop I can’t handle this


robertkazinsky:

Koyaanisqatsi (1982; dir. Godfrey Reggio; cinematography Ron Fricke)


tastefullyoffensive:

Mind-Boggling Food Realizations [distractify]

Previously: Genious Shower Thoughts, Dog Shower Thoughts



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