i am starting a new series with models of scifi vehicles
starting some concept modeling and look development for new short movie i have in my mind.
modeled in modo. same rendering are done in modo and same in houdini. i’ve decided to animation and rendering in houdini. the package have much more controls and mantra produce motionblur with no extra render time. this is a import factor because i am playing to everything on my imac.
long time ago i had idea for book or series of concept art for technology for future exploring solar vehicles. this is a very first concept modeling, done in modo. i will add technical descriptions and blueprints later on. the main body is rotating on high velocity to create gravity for crew. the ship connected to two ionen engine powered by a thorium reactor. the main power comes from 2 big solar sails.
the Solar Express:
i’ve started new project to create procedural shapes from scratch. i was playing with tan, cos and sin math, inside houdini’s VEX editor. the result: is a kind of spiral.
then i instanced it with cubes with cosine driven size, inspired by friend of mine, Gero Wortmann. also, i did some rendertest with mantra but is was really slow compare to modo. so, i’ve import everything and rendered it with modo. the rendertimes, its about a couple of seconds.
i will try to go on and pull out more complex shapes and push the result to fractal complex shapes like mandelbrot-fractals –>the picture below
the 3d fractals like the mandelbulb takes insane amount of processor power this days. i will try to keep the datasets in manageable area and fast rendertimes.