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adaminator1
05-01-2010, 04:30 AM
Okay, i'm doing a spacebattle. Yeah, yeah, i know, overdone sci-fi. Anyway, for the scene I want, I need to know how to shade spaceships and the area like they do in TV shows like Stargate, Battlestar, etc.

Does anyone know how I could achieve this effect with this scene/on this model? I have no freaking clue on how to shade metal realistically, so I need a bit of help here. :)

http://i41.tinypic.com/28qsu2f.jpg

Its for a stick figure video I'm working on.

Trailer #1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsTiDJJBgIg)

Oh, and it would be cool for this model too.
http://i43.tinypic.com/1gr4h5.jpg

Oh, and ALSO, I was wondering if there was a way to do a realistic desert/rock area with awesomely realistic lighting and shading? I know, I'm asking a lot... but I need it for an upcoming battle sequence. It will be epic. Some links to royalty-free textures would be wicked too :)

kojean
05-01-2010, 10:49 PM
LightWave Tutorials - Space (http://members.shaw.ca/lightwavetutorials/space.htm)


BattleStarVFX YouTube videos (http://www.youtube.com/battlestarvfx#g/u)
Effective Scene Lighting for CG Space (http://web.archive.org/web/20080619085218/www.ap3d.com/betterspace/betterspace-tut-12.htm)
Effective Scene Lighting for CG Space 2 (http://web.archive.org/web/20080512091041/www.ap3d.com/betterspace/betterspace-tut-13.htm)
Treybor's Serenity Tutorial Part 29: Basic Lighting And Animation Rig (http://www.foundation3d.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1281&page=2#32)
Space Scene Lighting by Reaperman (http://web.archive.org/web/20071028055854/http://www.lwg3d.org/v3/tutorials.php?id=104)

Photoreal 3D Earth (http://chrusion.com/tutorial_earth.php)
Blender Earth (http://www.chamberlinproductions.org/earth.html)


2D:
Make a Realistic Star Field (http://gallery.artofgregmartin.com/tuts_arts/making_a_star_field.html)
Make a Planet (http://gallery.artofgregmartin.com/tuts_arts/making_a_planet.html)

adaminator1
05-02-2010, 01:27 AM
Thanks for those links!!! What I'm wondering now, is how I can get the spaceship textured and shaded right? It's hard. I can't get the shading look I want. I want it to look like a lot of the sci-fi ships of TV shows, like the way the specular works, and the shading itself. Anyone know the settings I could use for achieving this effect? :thumbsup:

AmigaNewTek
05-02-2010, 02:17 PM
Nice anims and music. Looking forward to see the final result.

I'm trying to create a space environment too.

Ask the Starbase user: he's an expert.

JeffrySG
05-02-2010, 06:44 PM
www.pixelandpoly.com/reference.html

On my site there is a link to a HARD SURFACE TEXTURING tutorial as well as a great free texture site. Those should get you started on some texturing ideas. :)

shrox
05-03-2010, 08:56 AM
LW 7 had some ship models, where can they be found?

erikals
05-03-2010, 08:50 PM
planet,
http://www.newtek.com/forums/showthread.php?t=108102

star plugin, free
http://www.flay.com/getdetail.cfm?ID=2561

starpro plugin, $129
http://www.maasdigital.com/starpro/

stars blur,
http://erikalstad.com/Thank_You_Shift/Shift_AfterImageFilter.htm

erikals
05-03-2010, 09:02 PM
not sure what movies that would be good for reference, maybe some of these,

-apollo 13
-alien
-star wars
-red planet
-mission to mars
-bsg
-armageddon
-star trek, the future begins
-starship troopers
-moon (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twuScTcDP_Q)
-IMAX space station 3d (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZSXxdKxLIc)
-IMAX destiny in space (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ByAMxVj81U)

erikals
05-03-2010, 09:33 PM
picts,

-google nasa space station
http://images.google.no/images?hl=no&source=imghp&q=nasa+space%20station&gbv=2&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=&imgsz=l&tbo=1&start=20&ndsp=20

-google nasa satelite
http://images.google.no/images?hl=no&safe=off&tbo=1&gbv=2&imgsz=l&tbs=isch%3A1&sa=1&q=nasa+satelite&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=&start=0&imgtbs=z

-google nasa shuttle
http://images.google.no/images?hl=no&safe=off&tbo=1&gbv=2&imgsz=l&imgtbs=z&tbs=isch:1&q=nasa+shuttle&sa=N&start=120&ndsp=20

-google nasa moon
http://images.google.no/images?hl=no&safe=off&tbo=1&gbv=2&imgsz=l&imgtbs=z&tbs=isch%3A1&sa=1&q=nasa+moon&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=&start=0

-google nasa mars
http://images.google.no/images?hl=no&safe=off&gbv=2&tbs=isch%3A1&sa=1&q=nasa+mars&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=&start=0

marchermitte
05-10-2010, 01:15 AM
DP dome light (replace the diffuse lighting) + dpinfinite with soft shadows. Normaly in space, you should have only one directional light but even if It's more realistic, It looks bad !