This page will shortly be set up with discussions of computer applications such as paint programs, image manipulation apps, and terrain generators to aid the astronomical and space hardware artist.

Sample of terrain generator at work: Terragen output of Valles Marineris on Mars, derived from MGS MOLA data using MacDEM. Getting from raw data to a virtual painting takes some steps, but as you can see, it can be done.
All artwork and descriptions ©2003 Rick Sternbach. See Copyright page for more information on rights and permissions.