Just Some Docking Fun

•April 10, 2015 • 2 Comments

Giving the Corsica another place to park for a bit.

SSI_109Another slip within which to nest.

Was just playing around and decided to experiment with some shots of the Corsica docked in one of the inner pier slips. Since I’ve rendered all of my other ships there (as well as a few by other modelers), I figured it was as good a time as any. Continue reading ‘Just Some Docking Fun’

A Peek…

•April 7, 2015 • 2 Comments

Under the hood.

SSI_107The perfect place for greebles.

Finally got around to adding some greebles where the pylon meets the pier. Continue reading ‘A Peek…’

Quickie Wide Perspective

•April 2, 2015 • 2 Comments

Looking inward.

SSI_105eView from upper South Concourse, Pier-A, roughly facing central axis of the station.

Cloned a camera and placed it in relation to one of a string of inward facing observation ports along the South Pier’s upper concourse. Looking out from here is a view toward the central axis of the station, and a nice perspective shot of some of the other piers and arches, as well as a ship docked just a relatively short walk away. Continue reading ‘Quickie Wide Perspective’

Planetary Forecast:

•April 1, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Closer orbit with a high chance of clouds.

SSI_091h2Added a few extra layers to the planet model.

Got some nice clouds by loading up another planet model I’d worked on in the past.  I was able to utilize its distinct cloud sphere layer, and exploit a couple of other spheres, each also residing in their own separate layers, to add some blurring and horizon glow features. Continue reading ‘Planetary Forecast:’

Land Ho?

•March 25, 2015 • 2 Comments

Planets are afoot.

SSI_104What’s That Big Round Thing?

(Oh, and textures… textures are also afoot)


OK!  In addition to getting some textures on the lower pylon’s surface, I decided Starstation India finally needed to have it’s anchor planet within plain view.  Since my personal render-fiction calls Starbase 37 the home and surface based counterpart to the giant orbital facility, I figured I wanted to at least start some conceptualization of how that world might appear. Continue reading ‘Land Ho?’

Like Sprinkles on a Cupcake…

•March 18, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Greebling goes on.

SSI_095cThe main gangway: Greebles form upon exterior while interior spaces form within.

I added more greebles to the new gangway over the weekend.  I especially liked its beginnings, but thought it appeared more than a tad bland compared to my other design.   So, I brought some details over from the older gangways to help better cement the two designs and spice up the mix Continue reading ‘Like Sprinkles on a Cupcake…’

More Station…

•March 14, 2015 • 2 Comments

A few more station details and angles of the newly commissioned Corsica

SSI_103A new angle of the docking.

Just a few new renders, though only one from an entirely new angle. I know how boring and blurry rehashed renders can get, so I added a new angle to concentrate on the docking of the newly registered Corsica. The other renders are just retakes to test some newly added or refined station details. I’ll be continuing to add more greebles and textures to the lower pylon soon, though I plan to keep it “Spacedock Lite” rather than “Regula Rich,” (if you know what I mean). I’ll probably go a little more nuts (and bolts) in those tighter sections under the pier structure where the pylon joins up. Continue reading ‘More Station…’


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