As a couple (or more) of you here may already know, last year Charles Casimiro
was kind enough to create a super CGI model for me of the U.S.S. Gemini for me in Blender (which I have, and am slowly learning). The Gemini is a Surya-Class ship that serves as the hero ship in a TOS-era fanfilm production I'm putting together. I already have 4 solid stories set up that I am writing for it. Anyway...
I would like to find a Blender user here who can help me see if something is possible... IMO, the model Casimiro
made me is awesome, and I am far beyond
happy with it. BUT... I want to see just how far I can push it. I want to see if it's possible to render this model as absolutely close to feature-film quality as possible, with film-like lighting, effects, etc. The purpose is to have a few STILL renders at the highest, most "realistic" quality possible, to serve as promo/publicity-generating images for the fanfilm effort... something that would really "wow" people, and generate traffic for the blog I am going to set up for the production.
I should note that the U.S.S. Gemini model is fully animate-able, with working spinning impeller/ramscoop lights, blinking running lights, and on/off window lights. So it IS possible to do full animations with this ship/model... but I know that's a lot more work, so for now I am only asking for STILL renders.
The thing is that I need to find ONE artist for this, because Casimiro
made the Gemini for me absolutely free of charge, and as a condition, he gave me permission to share the model with only ONE trusted person, who would not publicly release the model or distribute it... so whoever does this for me would also be the person I would need to come to again for any future renders of the ship.
The good news is that literally ALL I am asking for is render work... I already have the model, and I know exactly what type of scene I want, and what kind of look I am going for... all of those details will be shared with whoever wants to help with this, and ends up doing so. I'd like to see if we can get results with the model and lighting similar in nature to what's seen in the video below:
So if anyone can help, and is interested in this, please let me know... you will likely end up as our VFX guy, since you'd be the one with the other copy of the Gemini model. Thanks for looking!