Imagination is our window into the future. At NASA/JPL we strive to be bold in advancing the edge of possibility so that someday, with the help of new generations of innovators and explorers, these visions of the future can become a reality. As you look through these images of imaginative travel destinations, remember that you can be an architect of the future.
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A full-color graphic novel by manga legend Shotaro Ishinomori based on
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The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past is an adaptation of the beloved,
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I think the most common way of doing eyes is to animate the eye mesh (often several layers of polygon circles), but I figured out that if you set up the material and shader properly you can use a single point light to simulate an iris moving over the eye surface.
This would be easy to animate as you can simply use the light point to steer the direction of vision, and by moving the light back and forth you can also make the eye “focus”.
I’m concerned that calculating separate lights for the eyes could be more costly, though. Is this a bad way of doing it do you think?
Some 40 light-years from Earth, a planet called TRAPPIST-1e offers a heart-stopping view: brilliant objects in a red sky, looming like larger and smaller versions of our own moon. But these are no moons. They are other Earth-sized planets in a spectacular planetary system outside our own. These seven rocky worlds huddle around their small, dim, red star, like a family around a campfire. Any of them could harbor liquid water, but the planet shown here, fourth from the TRAPPIST-1 star, is in the habitable zone, the area around the star where liquid water is most likely to be detected. This system was revealed by the TRansiting Planets and PlanetIsmals Small Telescope (TRAPPIST) and NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope. The planets are also excellent targets for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope. Take a planet-hopping excursion through the TRAPPIST-1 system.