Eon (3D Scene) Entry: Dominic Leskinen


#1

Dominic Leskinen is entered in the “Eon Challenge” update: View Challenge Page

Latest Update: Final Render: LME - Large version of final still


#2

This probably won’t count as I won’t have much time to interact with the community… but just for the fun of it, here is my last minute effort.

The inspiration is the first chapter of the book when they try to get the ISCCOM Drake to take a look at the “stone”…

The idea is this is the scene where the stone becomes first visible by the Drake. To do this I wanted it to be reflected in the lens of the scope, so it’s an indirect first view of the stone. May or may not have the earth in the background…

Cheers!
Dom


#3

Early stages of modeling… this will be the hull of the Drake.


#4

Most elements of the drake have been modeled still needs a few pieces… still need to model the stone. As this is a LME it probably won’t be fully resolved.


#5

Completed model of the drake with some tentative lighting suggestions.


#6

Beginning to texture the various parts… trying to keep it subtle so that the blackness of space and the reflection on the lens become the focus.


#7

Shading test, with front on view.


#8

Whipped up a quick stone… It won’t ever be seen close up or as a whole, so it’s just sketchy, but hopefully will do the trick.


#9

Test render with lighting and background plate.


#10

Another render with the stone in the reflection.


#11

Changed brightness/contrast, added a starfield background (not sure about rules for using photographs…), and a token lens flare, nothing final about it, just testing.


#12

Lost the token lens flare… added a subtler lighting effect on the bottom right of the lens. Kept the starry background photo (which was edited)… it’s a real telescope photo publicly available… dunno if it is acceptable… hope so. Now to the video… last minute!


#13

Software: XSI

This is the video, I would have liked to composite in the starry background, but software and time limitations aside this is it. Basically just tells the brief story of the Drake encountering the Stone for the first time as visualised by the reflection in the lense. Note also it is visible in the reflection of the solar cells on the left first… creepy.

Play Video >>


#14

Software: XSI

This is the larger format of the final still 3D image. The inspiration is the first chapter of the book when they try to get the ISCCOM Drake to take a look at the “stone”…

The idea is this is the scene where the stone becomes first visible by the Drake. To do this I wanted it to be reflected in the lens of the scope, so it’s an indirect first view of the stone. May or may not have the earth in the background…

Play Video >>


#15

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