Solar System Model (Orrery)
This is a scale model of our solar system that was made and animated in Blender and textured in Substance Painter.
The Solar System model A.K.A. an Orrery is a device that shows the orbit of each planet around the sun and their relative distance from each other. Viewing the model, you can see that there is a static pose and two animations.
The static pose shows each planet lined up in order of distance from the Sun.
Animation 1 shows the Earth completing a full rotation in one minute and shows each planet’s relative position after the Earth has orbited the Sun once. Since animation 1 doesn’t show much of the rotations of the planets further from the Sun than Earth, I made a second animation.
Animation 2 shows Neptune completing a full rotation in one minute and shows each planet’s relative position after Neptune has orbited the Sun once. This animation gives a better sense of the scale of planets orbiting the Sun, since all planets complete at least one full orbit.