Domain for sale!

I never wanted these sites to goto waste. Jeff Bezos, If your out there – buy the darn sites they will help you to all the planets.  Virgin Atlantic,  http://www.bigelowaerospace.com/

Elon musk?! It’s like bidding on a cheap car

Jeff bezos  Its cheaper then gas. 

Bill gates? C’mon, you could buy those up and make then pay for the royalties!

You all want to be first to the the moon,  with passengers – and you have money to spend and i have bills to pay. First one to make a real offer will own the entire fly-to-* domain.

Elon musk, I know your out there too, be a man and throw your hat in the ring. Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos  – cmon guys your all heading to the moon and beyond.

Think ahead 20 years from now when your orbiting the moon and mars. Who owns the fly-to-‘s? Virgin Atlantic might want those destinations on the WWW.

All you people going into space – own the fly-to-‘s before i get old and die. It will save you money.

At  the end of the day – guys Its all about the domain and who snags them all up first. Entire Fly-to-* is for sale. And I don’t take spare change.

Richard Branson? You out there?

admin at www.fly-to-the-moon.com . Nevermind, You guys know how to track someone down when you want to buy something…

 

 

Lockheed Martin Unveils Plans For Huge Reusable Moon Lander For Astronauts

This is very cool. I found it on slashdot.

Here is the LINK. Also the Lockheed proposal. Billionaires vs trillion dollar agencies.  The cost savings come from saving overhead.  Elon Musk, Richard Branson, Bill GatesJeff Bezos all you other people!  Screw it, you got the cash and the world has been waiting decades to see all that NASA art from the 70’s come to life. Apparently our elected officials can’t get it done. So for that I thank you all for you efforts.

Fully fueled 68 metric tons! That’s a big girl! 2 weeks on the surface! What a great start! Click the the link and see what comments have to say. It would appear that between Virgin Atlantic, SpaceX, NASA, Bigelow Aerospace  and others… The race is on. First one to the moon wins!

 

For Sale.

I never wanted these sites to goto waste. Jeff Bezos, If your out there – buy the darn sites they will help you to all the planets.  Virgin Atlantic , http://www.bigelowaerospace.com/

Elon musk?! It’s like bidding on a cheap car

Jeff bezos  Its cheaper then gas. 

Bill gates? C’mon, you could buy those up and make then pay for the royalties!

You all want to be first to the the moon,  with passengers – and you have money to spend and i have bills to pay. First one to make a real offer will own the entire fly-to-* domain.

Elon musk, I know your out there too, be a man and throw your hat in the ring. Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos  – cmon guys your all heading to the moon and beyond.

Think ahead 20 years from now when your orbiting the moon and mars. Who owns the fly-to-‘s? Virgin Atlantic might want those destinations on the WWW.

All you people going into space – own the fly-to-‘s before i get old and die. It will save you money.

At  the end of the day – guys Its all about the domain and who snags them all up first. Entire Fly-to-* is for sale. And I don’t take spare change.

Richard Branson? You out there?

admin at www.fly-to-the-moon.com

Nevermind, You guys know how to track someone down when you want to buy something…

 

 

 

NASA Chief Wants to Send Humans to the Moon — ‘To Stay’

Interesting new NASA PR stunt that won’t come to fruition for … like never…  Permanent moon presence.

They have used this since the 50’s. For what we spend in one year on (…..whatever…) – this would have been done by now. At least they are trying to make a try but I’m afraid that too many middlemen will choke the project to death as all other attempts.

Link here

At least he’s trying, kudos to that.

Sad to say I have to warn you about ad spam on space.com. To space.com  – at a certain point its overkill. Inline Youtube ad’s? Good writing ruined by ad’s. To those that can stand it, the video starts after 3 seconds or so.

 

 

Found some more concept art…

Kinda liked this, was playing with particle shaders at the time…

Biodome2
Biodome3

Also was this texture test for the Unvanquished engine.  Notice the improved trees and terrain. Also the water and shading. Took a long time to get it right. But worth it in terms of improving my art.

Moonbase 2

Something from the past…

As I was scouring my old archives I found this compilation I would like to show you. These images are part of a collection from almost 20 years ago taken from Quake2 and Quake3 engine tests. I made *many* maps but moonbase was always my goal to perfect my art. *deep breath* So these are some of my earliest works from The Way Back Machine. Please bear with the nostalgia..

This archive represents my first works with quake3 and creating models. At the time, shader language and q3map2 were still in their infancy.  Blender was not perfect, so creating md2’s and md’3 and lwo models was not easy, especially working with open source linux tools. Couldn’t afford autocad and all the expensive software. I compiled from scratch just to make the tools. Photoshop? Hell no, used gimp. Compiled from scratch…

*another deep breath* I hoped some of you will appreciate the development process back then, especially being only one person.  Remember – This is almost 20 years ago… So here we go.

It first began with a texture. I needed a moonrock texture. Scoured the NASA archives and found this and went from there. If I remember right, it was a closeup from the apollo missions I texturized and made seamless.

Moonrock texture

Now I had the moon look so I started next on the basic land mass. The orange texture was a placeholder until I could work on shaders.

First start

Now that I was liking the terrain i moved onto the dome and catwalks a bit more.

Moon base biodome catwalks

Seemed ok for gameplay. Kept going. Here is an exterior view.

Biodome outer view

Liked it so it was time to add plants.

Biodome version 1

By this time I begun to understand blender and the workflow, so I began some interior places. Here are a few examples.

Mooncave interior

This is also a screenshot of same section in progress. Now at this time i should note I soon began to realize the limitations of q3map2. Not that the engine could not display it but q3map2 had issues with the model. Turns out I had to start chopping things up. Not that it had too many vertices, but it was too large for the light map. Other issues too – for anyone that tried serious mapping for id tech 2-4 you know what I mean. Still amazed though what I could accomplish once I figured it all out. Also note the lack of phong shading as these are editor screenshots – and I was still learning vertex shading.

lunar cave

I hope this shows you a little bit about game development and the artists mind. I also leave you these three gems from my quake2 days.

old quake 2 netradiant screenshot

Hey, it was quake 2 – only so much you could throw at a computer back then before people complained about framerates in deathmath and multiplayer.

Another old quake2 screenshot

Again, too many poly’s for people…back then..

Yet another old quake2 screenshot

Just something to post in honor of the old games. When a Voodoo2 and a 486 were king. Just a reminder to us all gamers not to forget our roots. I’ll try to have a few more up soon…

 

 

 

 

Another congrats to Mr Elon musk.

Seriously dude. Take up all the fly-to’s in one shot. Send me for a personal visit, damn – its pocket change for you.

This is why :

https://science.slashdot.org/story/17/12/16/1646214/nasa-uses-its-first-recycled-spacex-rocket-for-a-re-supply-mission

HELL YEA. You have done more for space and this planet in two years then the entire congress  and of the world that has done since 1950. Omg, I wont live that long but steal all the fly-to’s and use them. The more money you make , the quicker we can establish colonies and escape our overseers.

Honestly. Send me an airline ticket to anywhere in the USA, ill have a beer with you and lets make a deal. Night on the town, few drinks, dinner. Go slumming. Shit, you spend more on a car tire. C’mon take a chance…

Also

TEN MINUTES after YOU LANDED IT! Hell yea, your my hero! When you make NASA your bitch that is a true life achievement. Both you and Mr. Branson  have me for dinner.. “This dudes got an idea and in 5 years when we all get artificial bodies and can download our brains to a computer, this might not be a bad investment. Who would’a thought www.fly-to-the-moon was something we shoulda grabbed while it was cheap…”

“Oh wait!” One said to the other, “How about you buy Fly-To-The-Moon and I’ll buy Fly-To-Mars and the rest we’ll work out…”

Good old Walt Disney saw the swampland for more then what it was. Better enlist a fan rather then a speculator who will destroy it.

Richard Branson You Sir are also brilliant, your combined works can change mankind. I, in no way want to minimize your achievements, but it was proof of concept. Mr Musk landed his rocket and delivered to the space station in 10 f***ing minutes.  I waited longer for PIZZA. Mr Bill Gates, I know your out there, and by my word I – started even before windows 3.1. Feed the poor or just send them to a new colony? I don’t know – not that smart… But The three of you combined? Imagine what you could accomplish for the history books. Seriously. You are all in a position to make a stamp on history even greater then the Romans. They made roads. Do the same thing. Create colonies. Create. Just create. Moon then Mars, enable http://bigelowaerospace.com/ to do their thing. Inflatable with your rockets and pocket change and bolt it tougher with with Canadarm. Imagine the results, in 2 months you have a full on spinning space station on it’s way to orbit the moon and soon after on from there to mars. And in my vernacular, lets quit fucking around. I’ve said before, Put me in your expensive car and why not, Ill go for the ride. I’m just a monkey.

Send it.  C’mon guys, you can change the world with pocket change.

 

 

Thanks google, I had to post this.

Was checking some metrics. All that came up was Frank Sinatra. So Why not? I give you “Fly Me to the Moon” by Frank Sinatra. Whoever provided this, I thank you. Please subscribe to this channel just because…FRANK SINATRA  More people should be reminded of the simpler things in life.

The man could really sing, couldn’t he? Put that in your nickleback and smoke it.