Vista Pro & Mars CD's from RomTech

From: Jan Wee <>
Subject: Vista Pro & Mars CD's from RomTech
Date: Fri, 22 Nov 1996 15:15:42 -0600

Dear discuss-lfm members,

>From Cindy Porter: "Found a new CD called Mars Rover from Rom Tech. 
Access to
see for yourself."

Cindy Porter shared this url with me and I wanted to pass it
along to you.  ROM TECH produces several space related software 
programs including Distant Sun, Mars Rover, Mars Explorer, and 
Visions of Mars.  (these are not NASA produced products) 
Does anyone on this forum have these CD's (they are available 
for Mac and IBM) and have any information to share?  I have to
admit they caught my attention.

I took a look at this site (had a time accessing as
the pages loaded very slowly) and also found Vista Pro -- 3D Rendering
Software (the same program used to create the images in Arthur
C. Clarke's book, The Snows of Olympus).  I found some Mars
images (jpg) created with Vista Pro that are really neat also.  
You might want to take a look as well. 

I love combining computer art and science -- perhaps your art educators would find this an intriguing interdisciplinary tool and connection to Live From Mars. Does anyone in this forum have first hand experience with Vista Pro? I understand that the program is very engaging, not very pricey ($59.95), and lots of creative fun to be had. Have a good weekend all! Jan Wee Jan Wee, Education Outreach Coordinator Passport to Knowledge Voice: 608-786-2767 (8am-4pm Central time) Fax: 608-786-1819 Email: