Here is a little collection of some of the first 3D views of Mars as seen by the Perseverance Rover! These are all actual stereophotos taken by stereocameras on the rover, with some realignment, cropping, and color-corrections by me:
Scene 1—The stereotypically Martian-colored dunes: taken by the Mastcam-Z, a color stereocamera. These videos were made with the 3D-Photo-Inpainting AI, using depth maps created with StereoPhoto Maker and various DMAG programs. The first video is a zoom (from L + R views and depth maps), and second is a pan (from the R view and depth map).
Scenes 2 & 3—the blue-tinted images: taken by the Navigation Camera, a color stereo twin rig with base separation of ~16.5 inches (42cm), so technically a Martian hyperstereo!
Scene 4—showing the rover itself: this shot was taken by Mastcam-Z looking at its calibration target. It is clearly excessively hyper, but is a nice opportunity to see the rover itself in 3D.
Scene 5—the fisheye black & white images: taken by the rover’s Front Left and Right Hazard Avoidance Cameras. Each of these cameras is itself a stereocamera, but these pairs are made from the ‘A’ camera views (the only ones released) of the left and right cameras. I have not been able to figure out the correct parameters to convert the fisheye views to rectilinear—if anyone knows, please contact me below!
Congratulations again to NASA and the Perseverance team!
Original images credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU
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