A CG animated tribute to the Space Shuttle Discovery
This CGI animation is a tribute to the Space Shuttle Discovery. We used a model created from a 3D LIDAR scan of the real orbiter, currently residing at The Smithsonian musem. We lit, animated, and composited various scenes of the orbiter performing a variety of on-orbit operations, including the rendezvous pitch manoeuvre, and atmospheric re-entry.
We also created the music and sound design, blended with real NASA commentary and radio transmissions to create an authentic feel, and to provide narrative structure.