Mars Quicktime Animations

Mark J. Carlotto

This page contains Quicktime movies of the Face and other objects discussed in The Martian Enigmas. The 3-D information needed to produce these animations was derived from Viking orbiter imagery using a computer vision technique known as shape from shading. The colorized images were generated from the original (black-and-white) Viking orbiter data using color models derived from Viking lander color imagery. The features seen in these animations are authentic. Other than colorization, no artistic alteration or enhancement has been performed.



The Face on Mars


The Fortress


The D&M Pyramid


Cydonia Animation


(Page last updated 6/12/97)

© 2019 Mark J. Carlotto