Gorgeous Mars flyover video rendered from real photos

Mars enthusiast Jan Fröjdman painstakingly composited a fictive flight above real Mars, based on actual images of the surface of Mars. The goal was to make some of Mars' fascinating topography feel more real. All that work paid off.

He writes:

The anaglyph images of Mars taken by the HiRISE camera holds information about the topography of Mars surface. There are hundreds of high-resolution images of this type. This gives the opportunity to create different studies in 3D. In this film I have chosen some locations and processed the images into panning video clips. There is a feeling that you are flying above Mars looking down watching interesting locations on the planet. And there are really great places on Mars! I would love to see images taken by a landscape photographer on Mars, especially from the polar regions. But I'm afraid I won't see that kind of images during my lifetime.

A fictive flight above real Mars (Vimeo / Jan Fröjdman)

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  1. For me, a flyover is a continuous flight, not virtual helicopter circles over one spot, then another spot. It looks great, but I would've loved even a simple slideshow of these images... I don't get a huge boost from the movement.

  2. Very cool video. Could have lived without the spacecraft sound effects though. The music would have been just perfect.

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