Re: Vista Pro & Mars CD's from RomTech


From: Jan Wee <jwee@mail.arc.nasa.gov>
Subject: Re: Vista Pro & Mars CD's from RomTech
Date: Mon, 25 Nov 1996 14:18:04 -0600


Fred,

Thanks for the feedback!  I am going to share it with
the discuss-lfm forum as there may be some folks interested
in hearing your comments.

Jan 

At 09:41 PM 11/24/96 -0500, you wrote:
>Hi Jan,
>
>I have Vista Pro, and although I am not an expert, it is pretty easy to 
>learn how to render scenes.  However, when I say easy, I am talking about 
>me with some experience with programs.  When I put it in front of some 
>teachers, they began to pale ... than their hearts began to race .. then 
>they got the computer "runs" and asked to be excused! :)
>
>The nice thing is that there are already a bunch of images available on 
>the CD to start with, so even the novice can at least look like they have 
>done alot!!
>
>Distant Suns, made by the same company (they used to be Virtual Reality 
>Laboratories) and First Light are really top notch computer planetarium 
>programs.  We use them extensively in my hs space tech class.  They have 
>some wonderful multimedia clips on the planets.  
>
>Hope this helps.
>
>Fred