Jupiter Approach and the ships that made it

 

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After the Mars Picture, I have made more use of the modelling tools and compositing in Blender to create the above image.  Because you can’t see all of the models in detail though, here are some individual renders of them:

fighter1 fighter2 fighter3 fighter4For the fighter, I was able to quickly texture by using smart UV unwrapping combined with a layered brick-like texture to get the overall effect (the plane was originally intended only for the background and so didn’t need much detail).  However I was impressed with how it came out so I could do more close-up renders and perhaps re-use it later.

Here is the larger ship, slightly inspired by the Sulaco in Alien:

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Note again in Blender I was able to very easily add some aft-boosters using the Emission material.

ship3 ship4Once more I am really enjoying Blender, mainly due to the wealth of tutorials out there, and after the initial learning curve it is incredible easy to model, texture, and composite all within the same application.  Admittedly, the final image had some final colour alterations and highlights added in photoshop, but overall everything was accomplished all in the same program.

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One Response to Jupiter Approach and the ships that made it

  1. Cassio says:

    Hi Mark!
    This one makes me remember those old TTA books. Good work my friend!

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