New Horizons Digital Model: Part 3

Explanation: Most artwork of the New Horizons spacecraft begins with a digital model, reconstructing the components of the spacecraft in virtual space polygon by polygon. The digital model is then textured to apply the various materials, like the reflective gold multi-layer insulation. The spacecraft model is then rendered and composited into a scene, perhaps, as in this case, showing the flyby through the Pluto system.


Image credit: Dan Durda.