Okay, it may not look like much yet, but I’m considering using Blender for future fan film projects. Currently our artist team uses MAX exclusively, which has some obvious limitations, so I deciced to pull a little Star Trek-ish opening shot on Blender:
Intrepid Class (USS Voyager) by Sarod (http://www.pp.htv.fi/khamalai/)
Music by Justin R. Durban - Edgen Productions
Rendered with Blender 2.45 (Internal)
Post-processing with FXHome Vision Lab Studio
Still a few comments of my own:
I’m aware of the field artifacts. I set Blender to field rendering, but when I wanted to re-render in a correct fashion, it crashed. I’ll set up a new animation and render a 720p clip later today.
The camera is leading the ship by a few degrees. That was somewhat intentional, but some movements may be too fast right now.
I’ve made a few slight modifications to the original Voyager, most notably adding an Armature for the warp nacelles (more on that later) and blinking nav/strobe lights. And the name decal is now properly illuminated!