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04 April 2005, 01:19 AM
Hello all
this is my first time on here so please be kind
I just hope I have posted this right
Well I guess I should explain to you how our rocket will be launched
It will be launched on a ramp which will have approximately 25km of straight runway .
It will use some very powerful magnets to prepell it off the ramp, once it shots off the ramp a set of booster rockets will ignite.
These booster rockets will be removed once the rocket reaches earths outer atmosphere. Allowing smaller rockets to ignite.These will be removed once it is close enough to the moon to drop the droid probe. Probe will be droped and start exploring the moons surface

04 April 2005, 02:36 AM
Sounds kind of familiar :p... can't wait to see your results.

04 April 2005, 07:14 AM
thanks on the reply jdex :)
here is a low poly model of lunar lander which be seen in the background of the moon surface
and the other is our final drawing for our droid probe that will explore the moon
which we are currently modeling.
by the end of the week I will have the moon surface with sample lighting anad the droid ready.

04 April 2005, 01:55 PM
Hello all :)
Here are some shots of what one of the other team mates has been up to.
Note we will probably be tweaking the stars in after affects and we will add a soft glow to earth.

04 April 2005, 06:54 AM
Hey man! Great to see you guys go it together for the challenge! :thumbsup:

I like what I see so far. What lighting are you guys going to use??

Keep posting man, it looks really nice

04 April 2005, 11:25 PM
Sounds kind of familiar :p... can't wait to see your results.
Its a common idea for how to decrease ships fuel, and make spaceflight cheaper...

04 April 2005, 01:12 PM
thanks for all replies
they are very much appreciated :) .
to alienlatin's question:
for this scene we just used a directional light we will be tweaking it once we have futher discussed what time of day the launch will be there by knowing when it will land on the moon.
So know heres what our member incharge of the launch site has been upto.
Note he has added alot more since this has been rendered.
it works by a shotgun method. Whereas revovling magnets are used not only to hold the craft in place but also to build up potential motion. the rocket will then be released and will shoot up the ramp.
see you soon

04 April 2005, 01:18 PM
hello again here is also what i have been up to

This is the moons surface which still needs some work mind you
And here is the droid that will be landed on the moon.I still need to add some more detail to it though should have the final one done by sunday.
I'll be posting more this next week

05 May 2005, 11:43 AM
Hey Gang

We got a problem we're going to be late as our college computers won't let upload files to the Internet we wish to apologise for this and will have it on there soon. could you recommend another method of us being able to upload the movie.

05 May 2005, 07:49 PM
The voting thread will be posted on the weekend....

(Sunday night)
la la looking away.


05 May 2005, 12:18 PM
Better late than never. Sorry about the wait and we hope you enjoy it.

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