One of my current projects is to build a digital model of teh British Black Arrow rocket, based on my photographs of the one in the London science museum, and dimensions published in Rockets of the World.
It's early days, but here is the progress so far:…
Added by Nick Stevens on February 14, 2009 at 1:45pm —
This book covers all sorts of spacecraft that never flew, concentrating mainly on famous realistic fictional spacecraft.
I had been dithering over buying this book for some time, and finally took the plunge a couple of weeks ago. It certainly sounded interesting, but the price, particularly once shipping to the UK was added, was a bit scary. Now I have it, I really wish I had ordered it a lot sooner.
The book is a big one, with over 400 pages for the main body, and about… Continue
Added by Nick Stevens on February 12, 2009 at 5:38pm —
Hello, I will once in awhile post things here as my enthusiasm for it and the time available match. I am behind on a few projects which are apart from my paying projects, but I am fighting my way back to being ahead of the game enough to indulge myself in such things, including posting here!
Added by Don Davis on February 2, 2009 at 9:01pm —
Thank you for your warm welcomes. It's good to hear from you. I have been rather well. Busy studying Mandarin, for I will be visiting China at the end of the year. I am also working on my art skills and hope to post my first painting soon, and drawings. Unless my father gets to it first.
Added by Ursa Szathmary on January 30, 2009 at 2:47am —
One of my favourite sites for developing my 3d work is foundation 3d, over at F3D
There's a strong leaning towards Science Fiction as opposed to realistic space scenes, but they are a very friendly and knowledgeable crowd, and there are many who give invaluable advice on the best way to achieve an effect.
There are also some very high quality models (including spacecraft and planets), for download, though they are only accessible… Continue
Added by Nick Stevens on January 29, 2009 at 2:58pm —
The quality is highly variable, to say the least, but it is well worth knowing about NASA's 3d object library if you are a 3d space art type of person:
Also some textures there too.
Added by Nick Stevens on January 24, 2009 at 8:24am —
I have just completed a book review of the space art book NASA/ART: 50 Years of Exploration
. The space art is limited to the art created as a part of the NASA Art Program. I have also included some links to relevant resources.
You can read the review at:
Ad Astra, Jim
Added by Jim Plaxco on January 18, 2009 at 2:19pm —
I think it is worth putting up a few notes on how Video clips work here on The Space Art Network.
In terms of viewing, there are a few important things to note.
They are probably large files, so you will find them slow to download if you don't have good broadband. You may even find them slow if you do have fast broadband!
The system will try and show you them as they arrive, so they will be slow and jerky for the first viewing.… Continue
Added by Nick Stevens on January 18, 2009 at 6:04am —
Just a note to those who may be new to sites like these, or to browsers other than Internet Explorer...
It's good to use a browser such as Firefox, with a built in spell checker when using any online site with a message board. The Firefox one is available in UK and US English, and makes it a lot easier to spot bad spelling particularly if like me you have become dependant on computer aid to get the spelling right!
Added by Nick Stevens on January 18, 2009 at 5:59am —
OK, I'm not familiar at all with this blogging, which probably makes me a very bad first person to make an entry, but I am curious about how it all works...
Let's see if image insertion inline works:
Aha, I see it links to the original.
Added by Nick Stevens on January 12, 2009 at 4:38pm —