Europlanet Webinar: Working the magic of visual effects on raw planetary data
November 20, 2018

Europlanet Webinar: Working the Magic of Visual Effects on Raw Space Data

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 13:00 GMT / 14:00 CET

There are decades of raw planetary science data available for free download online, through services such as the Planetary Data System, and individual mission outreach websites like UAHiRISE and MissionJuno. However much of this data exists in rather obscure formats, sometimes requiring a high level of processing to view successfully.

Matt Brealey is a freelancer living in Bristol in the UK, who is using tools and techniques from the Visual Effects Industry to process raw space data. His goal is to make entire mission datasets accessible to those without technical knowledge of the projects involved.

In this webinar, Matt will talk about how he approached processing 2D and 3D data from the above sources in order to create two web-based applications (Areo Browser & Juno Observer) which allow users to explore the HiRISE DTM and Junocam datasets in full 3D. He’ll also discuss the tools used in an upcoming open-source visualisation of the Kepler exoplanet dataset which will be accompanied by an online tutorial series.

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