100 Days, 100 Renders— Day 24

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“If something living in hyperspace bothers you…good, it should.”

One of the things I want to do with my Babylon 5 project is hide the Shadow ships for as long as possible. I’m not sure when your first good look at one should be, but I think the shape and size of them should be less clear than it was in the first part of the show. They were referred to as “shadows” for a reason, after all.

This was an experiment in this philosophy. I nestled the Shadow ship up against one of the dark gaps in the hyperspace environment, and used a depth map to submerge it within the clouds. It makes it harder to tell where the ship ends and hyperspace begins, which was my goal.

And little Warren Keffer’s Starfury cruises by, unaware of what’s lurking out of sight…

~ by David Gian-Cursio on August 31, 2016.