This is my entry for the current CG Boost “Space Carrier” challenge.
Sci-fi is really the reason I ever got into 3D art in the first place. Oddly enough, I rarely have a chance to explore the genre. When I saw the topic of the challenge I jumped at the chance to create something for it and started immediately! Influenced heavily by games like Freelancer and Homeworld, as well as the re-imagined BSG series, I wanted to portray a journey through a lonely and forgotten place by a small band of ships.
The carrier vessel was where I started. It was my first serious attempt to create something without the use of sub-D. My first design did not work and was repurposed as a wreck in the background. The Environment went through four major revisions, ranging from a world volume scatter, procedural world and contained volumes in Eevee, and finally modeling clouds with the modifier stack to get the exact shape I wanted. Then I modeled a few rocks for a particle system.
It was a lot of fun learning about all these methods of making clouds and cloud-like structures as well as the non sub-D side of modeling. One thing is for sure. This project has reignited my passion for Sci-fi art. I’m sure there will be more to come!
A lone carrier, the Corsica travels with but a remnant of it’s task force through the Dragon’s throat. Few who dare to enter that ancient pass are seen or heard from again. The way is fraught with peril. Visibility is low, uncharted gravity wells dot the way, unpredictable storms of charged gasses and plasma are but a few of the dangers that await those foolish enough to attempt passage. The path lies riddled with the burned and broken hulks of countless ship wrecks, their missions, their cargo, their very names long since forgotten through the many millennia since the path fell from use. What madness has driven the Corsica’s Commander here? What terror could have made this grave a better alternative? Perhaps it is none of these. Perhaps there is a quest of such importance that it is worth the risk of nearly certain failure.
Some of the ship models.
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