Previsualization of Stereo for Milky Way journey
To create the voyage from the Milky Way to the Virgo Cluster of galaxies, AVL uses Virtual Director to create virtual camera flight paths and manage the complex spatial scales for rendering stereo between datasets.
A segment was shown at the SIGGRAPH 2010 Electronic Theater.To create the voyage from the Milky Way to the Virgo Cluster of galaxies, AVL used their model of the Milky Way and created new 3D particle models for the Andromeda and M87 galaxies. These galaxy models were properly positioned in a larger galaxy catalog from Brent Tully, University of Hawaii, which contains approximately 30,000 galaxy positions and types. Levy worked on the rendering of this larger collection of galaxies, using imagery from Hubble and from ground-based telescopes.
Acknowledgements & Credits
Virtual scientific visualizations created by the Advanced Visualization Lab, National Center for Supercomputing Applications and the Space Telescope Science Institute.
"Hubble 3D" (c) 2010 Warner Bros. Courtesy of Warner Bros. and IMAX Corporation