Early Babylon 5 Lightwave Animations

These five brief Babylon 5 animations are from my first year or two using Lightwave 3D, somewhere around 2002/2003.

 

“GROPOS”

Based on a shot from the Babylon 5 episode “GROPOS” with a Nova Dreadnought alongside the station.

Babylon 5: Ed Giddings

Nova: Matt Tarling

Epsilon 3: Matt Tarling and Jeff Richards

Nebula: Jeff Richards

Music: “Without Help” by Jerry Goldsmith

“Shadow Threat Test”

Once upon a time, I decided to redo, shot for shot, the “Shadow Threat” teaser released for the now-long-canceled Babylon 5 computer game. I used these two shots to make sure my timing was right so far and that it meshed with the trailer’s soundtrack.

Shadow Battlecrab: Nadab Göksu

Omega: Matt Tarling

Nebula: Jeff Richards

Music: “Z’ha’dum Suite” by Christopher Franke

 

“Convoy”

This one actually started life as a still, which I decided to render as an animation on a lark.

Hyperion: Craig A. Clark

Starfury and Shuttle: Mark Kane

Olympus: Leo Dunin

Nova: Matt Tarling

Music: “Big Trouble” by James Newton Howard

 

Hyperion Jumpout

Another shot-for-shot, this time of the Hyperion’s entrance in “A Voice In The Wilderness Pt. II.”

Hyperion: Craig A. Clark

Jumpgate: Yuri A. Parovin

Jumppoint: Matt Tarling

Nebula: Jeff Richards

Epsilon 3: Matt Tarling and Jeff Richards

Babylon 5: Ed Giddings

 

White Star Jumpout

A render based on a shot from the episode “Matters of Honor” with the White Star exiting a Jumppoint.

White Star: Kier Darby

Nebula: Matt Tarling and Jeff Richards

 

~ by David Gian-Cursio on August 19, 2006.