About HP Mars Home Planet
The global project, pairing co-creation with VR to simulate a utopian civilization on the Red Planet, received nearly 1,000 entries from the HP Mars Home Planet project’s participants. The final phase, culminated with nine winners of its Rendering Challenge. Previously announced were winners of the Concept Challenge and the 3D Modeling Challenge.
The winners of each phase were determined by public voting and an esteemed panel of judges, including: Dr. Robert Zubrin, President, Mars Society; Carla Swickerath, CEO, Studio Libeskind; Chris DeFaria, President, Dreamworks Animation Group; Stacy Wolff, VP Industrial Design, HP; Dr. Darlene Lim, Principal Investigator, NASA Biologic Analog Science; Dr. Sanjay Vijendran, Mars Mission, European Space Agency; John Spencer, Executive VP & Chief Designer, Mars World Enterprises; Hilda Espinal, CTO, Cannon Design; Jeff Mottle, CEO, CGarchitect; Andrew Rink, Marketing Strategist, NVIDIA; and Sean Young, Product Development & AEC, HP.
HP Mars Home Planet involved members of its Advisory Board, including Marcie Jastrow, SVP of Immersive Media and head of the Technicolor Experience Center; Ted Gagliano, president of Post Production for Twentieth Century Fox; Ted Schilowitz, futurist at Paramount Pictures; Jen Dennis, head of VR at RSA Films; and Joaquin Ruiz, Dean of the College of Sciences at the University of Arizona.
Advancing the work initially done for Mars 2030 – a VR experience created by Fusion with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) – HP, NVIDIA® and Launch Forth teamed up with Autodesk, Unreal Engine, Fusion, HTC Vive, Microsoft, Chaos Group, Allegorithmic and Technicolor to bring HP Mars Home Planet to life.
The project is powered by Launch Forth, a product design platform powered by a robust co-creation community of designers, engineers and solvers. Allowing people everywhere to collaborate on ideas, solve problems and create solutions for challenges big and small, Launch Forth utilizes open innovation to accelerate the product development process.
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