View Full Version : Aries 1b Moonship, from 2001 A Space Odyssey

09-25-2012, 06:06 AM
I recently finished my model of the Aries from 2001. This proved to be a lot trickier than I expected, mainly because it took me a long time to work out that they cheated in the film, by using flipped shots for some sequences. I strongly suspect that this was because a support rod went in one side - there are no shots at all of one area of the ship.

The crescent moon in one shot is also a 3d LW model, the craters that fill the background on the other shot are composited in from an Apollo photograph.

Legs and leg covers are set as morph targets, and animate properly.

I was getting into a right mess trying to add convincing dirt and grime, so in the end I released the mesh in a 'factory fresh' state, and will think about how to do it better in the meantime.


09-26-2012, 02:09 AM
Looking lovely

Bill Carey
09-26-2012, 07:40 AM
Very nice. Looking forward to the grunge version, will be sweet!

09-26-2012, 08:38 AM
My God! It's full of win!

09-26-2012, 09:38 AM
Thanks Guys - model is released over on Foundation 3d, where there has been a bit of a 2001 fest lately...