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3DFarscapes Moya

markmasseymarkmassey413 StaffordshirePosts: 545Member
edited October 2010 in Work in Progress #1
Well this is weird, I've been modeling for a good while now, started off using an ancient version of cinema 4d, but moved to Maya at Uni a few years ago.

now am working in Maya at an animation studio. modeling and animating characters so this is the first space ship I've modeled for a while. Don't have much spare time any more, so this may take a while.

I've made hundreds of variations of this ship over the years but as soon as I've finished it, and been happy with it. I'll watch an episode from the show and there's always a view or something that makes me hate the model that I've made.

Luckily I've got hold of a physical scale model of her and some decent reference, so I'm having a go in a real 3d package.

Sorry for that massive bit of background, I'll put it down to nerves...

I'll be posting updates as and when i can...

Feel free to leave any comments.......but I'll warn you i love this ship, any criticisms of her or her design and I'll be round to give you a slap...
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  • biotechbiotech171 Posts: 0Member
    Looking good so far, where did you get a physical model of Moya from?
  • markmasseymarkmassey413 StaffordshirePosts: 545Member
    I'd been looking for years, and stumbled across a model shop in London last year.

    comet miniatures
  • AresiusAresius352 Posts: 4,155Member
    Well, that's the best archetype for a good VR-model.

    Let#s get going, matey. :thumb:
  • FreakFreak1078 Posts: 4,355Member
    Looks like your off to a good start on her.
  • Best of look mate!
  • DarkoneDarkone177 Posts: 258Member
    finally someone is doing Moya!
  • DerekDRPDerekDRP0 Posts: 0Member
    You need to make Moya a little more rounder or smoother, but otherwise very good start...
  • madmattmadmatt0 Posts: 0Member
    Look interesting so far...Keep to post.

  • markmasseymarkmassey413 StaffordshirePosts: 545Member
    Ok done a bit more, i should be doing work but I'm working on it when nobodies looking. i know theres not much to see at this stage, but cheers for the feedback.

    I'm just blocking the basic shapes at the minute, so I'll get onto smoothing the hull when i start going into more detail..
  • biotechbiotech171 Posts: 0Member
    Looking good so far.
  • JeffrySGJeffrySG321 Posts: 477Member
    It will be nice to see a very organic looking ship here! Looking forward to more updates. Are there any schematics or blueprints around online for the ship?
  • markmasseymarkmassey413 StaffordshirePosts: 545Member
    I'm afraid not, I've looked everywhere. there are blueprints of talyn her offspring. but nothing of moya. I emailed the Henson company for some once, and got a swift reply saying absolutely not. i couldn't even persuade a friend of mine to send me some shots of the model when he got a job at animal logic, who did the cgi for the show..
  • FreakFreak1078 Posts: 4,355Member
    ^ I am surpised and not at the same time.
    I don't think the Henson COmpany has every releast any of their concept art.
    Your best bet is most likely getting a few screen shots of her from the DVD's.
  • chronochrono0 Posts: 1Member
    Yeah don't expect anyone to casually give out such material. ;)

    On the model... Are you using Maya's NURBS or polygons?
  • markmasseymarkmassey413 StaffordshirePosts: 545Member
    Yea it was a long shot, i was desperate.

    Im using polygons on the model.
  • AresiusAresius352 Posts: 4,155Member
    Well, since Talyn is the offspring it would be logical that the blueprints of the childship can be "translated" to the parentship Moya. Got me?
  • biotechbiotech171 Posts: 0Member
    They dont look that much alike.

    Talyn was a peacekeeper/lethiathan hybrid.
  • JeffrySGJeffrySG321 Posts: 477Member
    Not sure if it makes it any easier for you but Apple now has the first season of Farscape on iTunes for purchase...

  • markmasseymarkmassey413 StaffordshirePosts: 545Member
    Cheers for that, I've got all the dvds, so I'm not stuck for reference, but thanks for the thought..

    and yes, apart from the same sort of design, body and two limbs. Moya and Talyn look nothing like each other.
  • markmasseymarkmassey413 StaffordshirePosts: 545Member
    Just a quick update from this morning.

    All the main components are in now. Its just a case of refining now...
  • FreakFreak1078 Posts: 4,355Member
    the shape looks about there.
    I notice you have left the doors off for the hanger.
  • DerekDRPDerekDRP0 Posts: 0Member
    You know maybe you should model Erin she is so freakin sexy.
  • AresiusAresius352 Posts: 4,155Member
    lol. Indeed she is, but this is a thread about the Moya. ;)
  • markmasseymarkmassey413 StaffordshirePosts: 545Member
    Hi, just adding some more stills from the weekend. its starting to take shape now.

    I have to agree with the Aeryn comments...
  • AresiusAresius352 Posts: 4,155Member
    Nice work here.
  • markmasseymarkmassey413 StaffordshirePosts: 545Member
    ok another update.

    still in the rough stages, but started to add a bit of detail...

    working on the ridges that run along the hull.
  • FreakFreak1078 Posts: 4,355Member
    she really starting to come together.
  • HelotHelot0 Posts: 0Member
    Really looking good.
  • Dansolo1Dansolo10 Posts: 0Member
    Looking good mark, anymore updates ??
  • DerekDRPDerekDRP0 Posts: 0Member
    Now texture her.
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