A new moon has appeared in the sky of Epsilon III. I’m sure it’ll be dull.
Another Beyond-inspired image. Trying to reproduce a (modern) pro-shot is definitely a good exercise. I think this might be the first time in my life I ever used a rim-light.
You know what movie I really liked this year? Star Trek Beyond. You know what Blu-Ray arrived in the mail yesterday?
Something I’ve wanted to do once I had access to a HD-quality Babylon 5 model was to recreate some of the early publicity shots of the show, the ones with the really blown-out contrast (probably because the on-line copies were scans of printouts, and not straight renders). I always thought the distortion made the station look more like a model.
I believe this Myst rocketship was the first complete model I made in Lightwave, some twelve years ago. At first I wasn’t sure what I could do with it for this project, but I realized that with a judicious angle, I could hide the fact that I didn’t have the rest of the island. I quickly surfaced it with textures from 3DXYZ, and plopped it into an sIBL setup, and we’ve got a picture. The lens flare is from Photoshop.
There’s a great deal of history that you should know, but I’m afraid that I must continue my writing…
Crusade had a particular look to its visual effects. Nebulas and stars were much less saturated than they were in Babylon 5, and there was a tendency for sweeping camera moves that exaggerated the movement of the starfield. I probably could’ve moved the two or three times more to get a more faithful effect.