So, I promised a return to CGI, and here it is.
A few years ago, I was part of a doomed fan film. It was called Star Trek: Equinox. This was around the time of the whole Axanar thing, where they bit the hand and crowd funded over $1,000,000 and hired a bunch of professional talent to work on the film, forcing CBS to create a bunch of new rules for fan films. Anyway, this other film was being worked on a the same time as Axanar, but it was being done considerably less professionally. I was the model maker, and there was a bunch of bickering and bullshit behind the scenes. Also, because the guy running the show kept pissing off effects artists, (among other people) I had to do a lot of the animation and rendering for the trailers too, despite just originally wanting to make models for it. (and, let me say, people on Facebook can be real motherf***ers when your stuff isn’t as good as professional artists) Anyway, I wasn’t very happy with the project, which wound up imploding due to a lot of the BTS stuff, as well as the guy running the project and his tendency towards pissing people off.
Anywho, this is the model I built to be the main ship of the show:
Anyway, after a few years, I’m over all of the shit that went down during that failed film, and I’m ready to actually do something with this model. Since I was never compensated for my time on that film, the model is mine and mine alone. So, I’m going to do something with it. Obviously, this is very similar to the model I started a while back, which was being built based on the same model a this one. So, I figured, why build that ship when I already have one? Anyway, I got it out of my Dropbox and loaded it into Lightwave 2018 and did some totally non optimized renders.
There’s a lot of work to be done with this model. The name and registry need to be removed. Unfortunately, they’re stenciled into the hull. I also want to redo some of the details. And, the materials will need to be fixed for Lightwave 2018. But, it’s a start, and I don’t have to build a whole new model.