Careers in Orbit
by Phil Batchelor
Category: Orbital Settlements
Description: The Mirror Control centers of an O'Neill Colony are located directly below the hinge-point of each mirror, just 50 meters below (outside) the main window.
This means that even on a cloudy day such as this, a Technician still has a prime view of 2 of the 3 valleys, and (with a good set of sunglasses) a view down the entire 20km length of the window.
Medium/Tools Used: This is a functioning virtual environment created using free and open-source tools and materials.
I used Anim8tor for 3D modeling work.
The model is animated and rendered in the Celestia Space Simulator from which images are taken. No post-processing aside from cropping.
Some props are used courtesy of artist-3d.com and max-realms.com.
Some textures are derived from aerial photography of the City of Davis, CA.