Stephan Theunissen has entered the Grand Space Opera 3D.
In a galaxy some time ago but not that far away…
there was a little solar system called “Neville”. It was a quiet little place in this galaxy until how should it be
the “Raiders” stoped by. This epic space adventure takes place between those two species.
The “Nevillians” a very defensive and peaceful race. They colonized the planets, domiciled their solar system and
made use of their resources without disturbing their natural balance. The Nevillians do have a great understanding
and knowledgement of their environment and therefore they are able to influence their surrounding to a certain amount.
The Raiders on the other side are a very aggressive and violent race. They travel through space and occur like a
plague. Their whole behavior is chicken-hearted so they started to build weapons capable of steering themselfs.
This war now goes on for a long time, probably several hundred years. The look of the weapons used in those battles
transformed over time into some bizarre appearance. The “Raiders” for example follow up this tactic:
They send a first wave of very destructive M.G.R.P.U.
s (Meteor Grabing Robotic Propulsion Units). Thos little fellows basicly consist of a large engine with some additional elements like a CPU, some tentacles for grabing meteors, sensors and atennas for navigation. Once started they fly through space picking up mid sized meteors and deliver their deadly load to a programmed aim. Normally two or three of those M.G.R.P.U.s are enough to get rid of every creature formerly
inhabited the planet. But those M.G.R.P.U.
s are not that expensive so the "Raiders" normally launch a whole union of them just to insure themself that nothing will be left which will be able to hold a weapon. The second step than would be to exploit whats left over.
The “Nevillians” regonized the situation and came up with their own answer. Being able to influence their environment they
grew artificial mountains on their home planet and outposts. They even let them grew through the atmospheres. The next
thing to do is to create some kind of genetic enhanced creature to serve as a early-warning system. The so called
“watchpoints” climb up the mountains and watch out for attackers.
We are in the middle of an attack by the “Raiders”. The first attack wave just started to approach the “Nevillian” outpost.
This is not the home planet and therefore this is the reason why you don`t see any planetary structures like cities or so.
It is also the reason why there is just one lonelier “watchpoint” sitting in this scene… economy measures!
The two M.G.R.P.U.
s in the foreground nearly collided with each other due to a navigation failure in the CPU of the left M.G.R.P.U.. This is a very common failure because travelling a long time through space always causes some damage to the material. But our M.G.R.P.U.s are lucky they where programmed with some brainpower so they managed to avoid ending up in
a big atmospheric firework.
So now that I build up a whole Galaxy via story and illustration I think there is still enough potential left here for more
CG Contests taking place in the future…
at the end I want to thank all those who supported me with their comments & critiques and whish all of you to get this
contest to a good end… it was real big fun taking place and may everyone be a winner in here.
Some new friends I found through this challange:
arturro, ereitz, Virtuoso, monsitj, Lelantos, Kragh, ||)|V||^|, yunisirees, adel3d, Divaise, Gunilla, patina,
visualact.com, Darkone2652, M477, Saschi0815, d-tox, melkao, taavi, gwhite206, Denman, Eagle_e7, glim, vrhead,
Roadrunner4D, JPCohet, mickman…