Love it! For my taste, the straight/full beam fits better with the other objects in the scene
Vile Metal - A same themed series of project that lingered from the back of my head and dream
I like the curved one a lot better, personally, but it might just be the increased vibrancy of it compared to the straight one, which seems a lot more menacing to me
Thanks guys, I decided to go with the curved beam since it reminds me of the great time I was having in Wolfenstein haha. Low res animation render, still need more time to tinker the movement of the ship to make it seems heavy but maneuverable.
Mad scene you got here.
I somehow expect the guy to close his eyes after beaming stuff to death.
Thank you! I also plan to have some smoke and particle coming out of the eye when the beam strike too, but smoke sim hasn’t been easy on my rig
Also I remember you for your amazing spaceship arts, good stuff!
Added some pushback to the ship when the beam start, and some fire effect on the eyes too, then the mouth push out a bunch of bombs (gonna need to increase the speed of those bombs), and various details,…
Got a turret firing on random stuff now, the best thing about this turret is that I “rigged” it using simple parenting and a camera hooked to the middle, then autokey it as I move it around using fly/walk mode, hurling bullets
Brilliant way to animate the turret, I could’ve really benefited from using that method on my entry. May still, for future tweaks. Love the style, it’s coming along nicely.
How did you set up the infinite streams of bullets? They look awesome!
Thank you! It was a particle emitter, I set it up to launch those projectile at high velocity like a bullet then let motion blur handle the rest.
Still detailing the ship, I’m gonna spend the next 2 weeks trying to make it really seems like a giant fortress, then spend atleast 3 or 4 days to render
I’ve been busy lately but managed to get back to it, hopefully I can make it til the deadline, added a bunch more detail on different part of the ship
Amazing and inspiring as always !
If you want to convey the scale and something big in the movement, I think one key is inertia, since it’s very heavy it probably can’t make quick move and stop and accelerate quickly.
Think how slow a rocket takes to lauch.
Or how big ships manage to make a turn, or stop in their motion.
Of course, since the shot is short, and you don’t want to stay linear some cheating is needed.
Good luck, it’s amazing and I can’t wait to see it finished !
Getting closer! Laid out some more construction for the foreground, probably won’t put animation on it since it would be too distracting from the main lazer eye
Time to get back to it, I was busy with Artstation’s challenges but now I’m gonna go back with a few ideas to build the world.
Since my skill in animating human is miniscule, so I’m gonna try doing mechanical animation first. My idea for the first one is gonna be guns for the human. I’m gonna extensively modify this Cei-Rigotti rifle dated way back in WW1, since WW1 and WW2 got some of the most ridiculous looking guns there are, I’m going to be making guns of the Vile Metal world based on it.
Gun first, then an environment later
Looking good so far, but I’ll put more automated mechanical detail on it, sort of like Half Life Alyx guns
So far so good, got a few more elements on it like a resistance logo, some leather straps, barrel shrouds upgrade and a pistol grip, a radium sight.
I haven’t decided on a timeline of the world yet, like after ww2, or cold war, or modern era… But I plan to use automatic stripper clip reloader for the gun, should be more interesting than the same old magazine reload
Currently testing fluid sim for the submarine next, next thing is a gunsmith’s submarine. I’m just making more stuff for the world building now, the fluid sim is a pain lol
Submarine progress, I’ve been busy lately with works but managed to get this nice looking sub together slowly
The submarine hull doesn’t have a lot of things to work on beside the detail so I’ll work on the environment scene next, the idea is an abandoned mega shopping mall turned into a hidden submarine base, where the gunsmith usually visit.
Currently just a blockout, next step is to finish the structure, then blow a hole in the back, then the environment items like shopping mall assets