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David Kerin
January 4th, 2002, 07:46 AM
Colonial Starhounds approach an ominous force early in the thousand yahren war. (Models based on Ralph McQuarrie's preproduction designs for Battlestar Galactica)


Hope you like!

January 4th, 2002, 09:15 AM
I love the modeling and the setup of the scene, but McQuarrie's designs for are just ugly.

Tho i must admit that the basestars which are pretty cool.

How did u do your viper thrust and the rings on that planet?


January 4th, 2002, 11:33 AM
Originally posted by Warrior
The designs of McQuarries may be ugly, but at least they "add" variety to the BSG universe :D

Oh, no doubt.
I'd imagine that they represent some of the old school designs of the colony forces and the Cylons.
even before adama's youth :D

David Kerin
January 4th, 2002, 11:34 AM
True, the McQuarrie designs are not as refined or sleek as the final production versions, however it's always interested me to see the origins of such familiar ships.

The engine thrust was actually done in Photshop. I duplicated the fighter image, motion blurred it, and skewed the angle to match the direction.

The planet is all MAX. The Ring's texture map is the same map from the planet. In Photoshop I added some blur and filters to get it to my liking, then used a filter (I can't remember the name right now) which distorts it into a circle. That was about it.

January 4th, 2002, 11:28 PM
cool image!

January 5th, 2002, 06:19 AM
Cool image David!


January 5th, 2002, 09:58 AM
Interestingly nice composition too. :)

January 5th, 2002, 11:06 AM
Cool image! I like the engine thrust. The scene looks a bit too busy though.

January 5th, 2002, 08:48 PM
Originally posted by David Kerin
Colonial Starhounds

Umm...wouldn't they be "Stardaggets"? :D

I have never seen the pre-prod pictures, but I really like these designs. Very nice composition!

Darrell Lawrence
March 2nd, 2006, 04:13 PM
Hey David, these images still exist?