In this demo
In this virtual reality simulation, you are in a spacesuit making a virtual spacewalk in earth space. Find your way to the ISS (International Space Station – thanks NASA) .
Enjoy the beautiful view on earth from outer space.
We mapped all the hires (day and night time) textures provided by NASA onto the earth sphere so the view is really breath taking. When the earth turns to the night side, the city lights switch on.
It was a challenge to get the multiple OVR cameras setup. Used for local (close by), ISS near, earth and outer space, so we can get a good simulation of space. Also, constructing the earth sphere from multiple patches so we could map all hi res day and night maps onto the earth globe was a nice one.