Mars Pathfinder finally made to the Red Planet. Sojourner has been deployed and exploring the Martian surface. We at Engineered Multimedia Inc. feel honored to be part of history by producing the landing animations for NASA and JPL. We've also created a whole section for the Mars Pathfinder mission on our web site.
After constructing and animating the models in our animations, it seems like such a waste to just not be able to use them again. So we made it possible for the user to rotate these models in real-time and view it from different angles using QuickTime VR (QTVR). We currently have 2 QTVR objects; the Sojourner rover (1M QTVR) and the Cruise stage (1M QTVR) from the Mars Pathfinder mission.
(note: The QuickTime plug-in is required in order to play the QTVR in your browser.)
With a team of engineers on staff, Engineered Multimedia is well placed to create engineering tools that are faster, easier to use and understand than conventional methods. These tools can be as simple as a visual vector calculator or as complex as a truss builder that determines element stresses and displacements and checks for buckling of members.
(note: These demos require the Shockwave plug-in.)
Build a simple truss and solve for the forces in each member. Both statically determinant and indeterminant structures can be created and solved.
Browse an index of different beam configurations as can be found in a mechanics handbook. Each beam has a calculator that allows the user to enter the beam parameters. The calculator graphs the shear force, bending moment, and displacement over the length of the beam and allows the user to get numerical values at any point.
Centroid and Moment of Intertia Calculator
Construct and calculate the centroid location and moments of intertia of a complex shape.
3D Graphical Vector Calculator
Find the sum, difference, cross product, and dot product of two vectors and view the results graphically using Cartesian, cylindrical, or spherical coordinate systems.
Convert from one unit of measurement to another.
Below are more samples of the work we have created. Enjoy!
(note: The animations require the QuickTime plug-in.)
Video Mars Pathfinder Mars Surveyor '98 Architectural Our office 1 (20K JPEG) Our office 2 (21K JPEG) Our office 3 (15K JPEG) Animation Mars '98 clip1 (1.5M QuickTime) Mars '98 clip2 (1.5M QuickTime) M.E.S. Movie (700K QuickTime) Office Walkthrough (1.7M QuickTime)
If you are interested in seeing more of our work, you can email us at [email protected] to request a demo video.