Damn the Torpedos, Full Speed Ahead!

Admiral Kirk and the Enterprise lead an assault on a Klingon base in this, my latest render.

I’m really starting to get a sense for how less can be more with detail. Part of me hates to go into Photoshop and cover up that hard-won clarity with light blooms and film grain when it took 30-odd hours to render it all out (admittedly, that’s because I was doing other things with the computer at the same time, Lightwave is running under Rosetta, and antialiasing levels are like crack to me). However, it just looks really pretty with the sort of soft glow, and the grain helps sell it, especially up close.

~ by David Gian-Cursio on February 14, 2007.