Pictures of the Secret Broadcast Base
These are a bunch of raytracings of the base created using the
POV freely available raytracer. I
haven't found a modeller that I like, so these scene files are all
hand built. PPM files are the best quality, but usually aren't
directly viewable in a browser.
This is a long view of the base from the outside. Look for the
internal lights on the smooth crater floor, reflections of the stars
and mountains in the dome, and a reflection of the tower in the
- Here's a closeup of the reflecting pool. You can see the veins in
the marble, and that the surface is very polished. In the PPM, you
can also see that the marble has a pink tinge to it.
- This is the view from one of the windows in the curved wall. You
can see off into the distance, as well as another view of the pool.
The polished chrome collar of the dome is hard to make out, because
it's effectively a mirror; the out-of-place block is the reflection of
the curved wall. You can also see into the offices on the other side
and see a ceiling and floor.
The base and these web pages are maintatined by Ted Faber.
You can send him mail if you so desire.