12 February 2021

SpaceX Starship in MozillaHubs

 


MozillaHubs is designed to be a relatively low-poly environment so as to have speedy downloads and to work on mobile devices and standalone VR headsets.

Having been quiet pleased with the size of terrain mesh we could bring into MozillaHub we decided to try and use a more substantial 3D model - in this case of Elon Musk's SpaceX's Starship spacecraft. The model is by MartianDays on Sketchfab, and whilst not the highest rez (we were trying to avoid that!) it does look pretty good. For the record it's 20,600 triangles, which compares to 1.2 million (!) for a hi-rez model.

Again we're quite impressed at how well its come in. Load times are pretty variable from 30s to 1 minute, sometimes 2 minutes, but it displays very smoothly once you're in there. And with a VR headset on, looking all the way up to the top you get a real sense of the scale of the thing. We've lifted it off the ground so you can walk underneath to see the Raptor engine bells.

If you want to take a look - in a browser or in VR -  go  to:

https://hubs.mozilla.com/SMUKcDy/starship-test

The hub.link code is 416509 for easier access in VR.





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