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Martian aeroracer

3d model made in Sketchup and rendered in Twilight with postpro in GIMP. Model is that of a ground effect aeroracer made for racing in the future deserts of Mars.

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This is a Sketchup made 3D model of a futuristic groundeffect racer that I ended up calling the Martian aeroracer as a working title and it kind of stuck.

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Here seen with some post pro work in GIMP, I've tried out motion blur, heat haze and contrails. The engine glow was rendered in as internal light to get the glow in the thrust vector vanes just right.

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Side view with a horizon backdrop. All render, no postpro. This is imo the nicest color combo. What can I say, I like orange. If you look closely you can just see one of the fwd engines below the far wing.

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Craft has 8 engines, two underneath and fwd in the wings. These provide fwd lift and have gill like vanes that rotate down 100° from horizontal. The aft outer 4 engines have
90° downward tilt in addition to vanes for full VTOL
capabillity.

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Another shot that is also just render and no postpro. The engines are pulse jets with maritime looking thrust vector vanes and are 'fully operational' in that anyone who get the file can animate them provided they have the skills and software.

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Attempt at high speed shot, with motion blur heat haze and contrails

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top view, no effects. Bit boring, but it shows the racing livery and general color scheme.

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Another shot with effects, same heat haze, contrail , motio blur and rendered glow inside the engines

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another high speed shot, same as before, but with more 'quiet' exhaust

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full frontal view, no effects. background is a panorama of a salt lake in Peru(?)

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Final image, same as another one above. This time with much more pronounced engine plumes.