Archive for August, 2010

29
Aug
10

Scene 3 for the Enterprise

It took nearly 6 days for the dry dock scene to render. 1000 frames can do that. Now I’m doing a series of shorter shots of her leaving space dock and the Earth. Currently rendering 250 frames this time.

Here’s a frame grab.

Steve

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25
Aug
10

Since Sunday…

I’m on frame 707 out of 1000. Down from 17 minutes a frame to 9 minutes and falling. The longer the wait the better the shot.

Here’s a frame grab. Notice that there’s shadows now. Dummy here forgot to turn on ray tracing last time on reflection and shadows last time.

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Steve

23
Aug
10

While I wait on Rendering…

Got this Friday at the LHS. Finished it today. Always loved “When Worlds Collide” as I have all George Pal movies. Great fast build and a very nice Model from Pegasus!

Steve

21
Aug
10

Rendering!

Well at a 1000 frames it’s going to be awhile. Here’s another screen cap from the render.

Steve

20
Aug
10

Starting short video

I’ve done one shot so far of the Enterprise in space at warp. The test came out well and is based on the images displayed below. But today I started on the second shot. This was one of the I always wanted to see. Haven’t you? The Enterprise meshes and textures are mine. So is the Earth and the star dome. But I found on STMC and great dry dock mesh made by Nico Weigand in Germany. The Lightewave version was reworked by MattC. It was so good I just had to use it. Here’s the basic setup for the next scene. There’s still work to do but my first render was breathe taking so I thought I’d put it up for those following along.

Also a screen cap from layout in Lightwave. As you see I’m not doing a full comp but rather have all the objects in the same set up with my lighting set to only target specific objects.

Steve

P.S. As always click on the images for larger pictures

19
Aug
10

First animation scene on the way

Started working on the first scene today. In HD 1080 and hi anti alias it will take awhile to render. But here’s a couple of test frame grabs. Still a couple of things to adjust but I will start the render tomorrow morning.

Be sure to click on the images for an HD image.

Steve

14
Aug
10

More slight changes and additions

I’ve gone over her a bunch and added more missing details, windows, parts and corrected the domes. Especially the lower saucer dome and modeling around it. I added maps to the domes and the NAV and white clear lights under the saucer. Made too different maps for the impulse engines, red and blue although the blue are only seen here. Today I have some location scouting to so no work on her today. But here’s how she looks at this point. 99% done I think. Animation next. Question is what. I will think on it today. I’m also open to suggestions. That one shot you always wanted to see. Hmmm…

Steve

Be sure to click on the images for larger pictures!




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