Seveneves – Approaching Whitesky

Hey folks, sorry it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything, mainly due to RealLife(TM) getting in the way! Merry Christmas to you all, and have a safe and pleasant New Year!
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Approaching Whitesky – Scenes (loosely based) on events in the novel “Seveneves” by Neal Stephenson.

CAUTION: SPOILERS!
The clips illustrate the basic Arklet configurations, and the evolution of Izzy with the first “Hamster Tubes” linking the tacked-on modules and components. Also shown are the chaotic results of the break-up of the Moon, the sky littered with lunar fragments and spacecraft wreckage.

**This animation is based largely on the techniques by the talented and generous Karsten Wende.** Especially his “Test for Alpha Layer Lensflares”: https://youtu.be/qHSqNYPLDUM

Please check out his channel for more awesome clips!
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTBrLwTxSNSFMqyhRibaZnQ/featured

Thanks Karsten for all your tutorials and examples for making
great effects within Imagine3D v2.19.

Original 3D Models and Animation © fragomatik 2019 All Rights Reserved.

Images:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:2017_Total_Solar_Eclipse.jpg
Copyright 2017 by Author Curtisbeimborn
This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license.
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/deed.en
Image was resized and modified

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:FullMoon2010.jpg
Copyright 2010 Gregory H. Revera
This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en
Image was resized and modified

Some 3d assets courtesy NASA
https://nasa3d.arc.nasa.gov/models
ISS Model converted for use within Imagine3D

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