A long time ago, I found a very nice model of the pods shown in Kubrick's 2001 movie.
Recently, I decided to convert it for Celestia, since the model is much more accurate
than the old version that we can download from the Motherlode. Since I have the movie in DVD, I was able to compare the models to the real thing from the movie.
I worked very hard on the model to patch the holes, flip the wrong normals, do some optimization, add the colors and rise a bit the resolution of some parts. The models don't use any textures. I think the result is really great, so this is why I'm publishing the models here.
Unfortunately, I don't remember from where I downloaded the original model
. Since this is copyrighted stuff, it can be used for personnal entertainment only. No commercial activities are allowed with this model.
I made two versions (two different configurations of the arms. See the pictures below).Download link :http://fsgregs.startlogic.com/Public_Fi ... 01pods.zip
(7.9 MB zip file)
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The first pod is the one which HAL9000 used to kill an astronaut, and is now lost somewhere around Io. The second pod is the one used by the last survivor to enter the monolith (end of the movie). The monolith model was made by myself.
Have fun !