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Spaceship renderings (and I don't mean melted fat!)
August 19, 2005 11:11 AM   Subscribe

"Since I was a little boy I have always dreamed that one day man would journey to the moon and beyond. I now try to create images that show the possibilities of space flight with the technologies that are currently available today or what could be in the near future. In doing so, I try to depict what a manned space mission might actually look like to one of the 9 planets in our solar system." [Not Flash, but fun for Friday anyway.]
posted by OmieWise (14 comments total)

 
I meant to include a link to a series of screenshots taken during the model creation process. It's pretty cool.
posted by OmieWise at 11:14 AM on August 19, 2005


In doing so, I try to depict what a manned space mission might actually look like to one of the 9 planets 10 planets 8 planets in our solar system.
posted by Plutor at 11:16 AM on August 19, 2005


Pluto will always be a planet.
Damn it.
posted by brundlefly at 12:06 PM on August 19, 2005


In that case, brundlefly, make it at least 12.
posted by gorgor_balabala at 12:13 PM on August 19, 2005


plutor took the words right out of my mouth - and dammit I want them back!

but this is very good bryce work, though I am surprised that he can put so much work into the animations but still have a crappy website.
posted by klik99 at 12:14 PM on August 19, 2005


gorgor_balabala: Works for me.
posted by brundlefly at 12:25 PM on August 19, 2005


Bryce is a good entry-level modeler, but it's no Maya or Lightwave. Bravo to anyone with this much patience and imagination.
posted by ToasT at 1:01 PM on August 19, 2005


Yeah. I was gonna say. This kind of work in Bryce? Pretty impressive.
posted by brundlefly at 1:46 PM on August 19, 2005


The space-ships looked cool enough, but the web design and presence of spelling errors made me loose a lot of respect for the guy.
posted by Citizen Premier at 4:07 PM on August 19, 2005


I just loosed a lot of respect for Citizen Premier
posted by bashos_frog at 5:52 PM on August 19, 2005


Those schematic screenshots give me a headache. Bryce makes some real purty pictures, but it's a hell of a tool to try doing any real modelling in. I seriously doubt he used only Bryce for his models. I hope for his sake that he didn't, and hope that he imported the complex stuff from somewhere else. Holy crap.
posted by loquacious at 9:40 PM on August 19, 2005


As I recall, Bryce only does boolean modeling, right?
posted by brundlefly at 11:57 AM on August 20, 2005


What a neat site--the imagery gets the old imagination churning afresh. The designs are well-thought-out and the modelling is excellent. It's got me wanting to start sketching NEF (Near Earth Future) in pen and ink again.

That said, the page design is utter crap. The layout and weird animation/fade effects have got to go. Content: A+. Presentation: C-.
posted by trigonometry at 12:27 PM on August 20, 2005


"I always knew that I would see the first man on the Moon. I never dreamed that I would see the last."
                                 - Dr. Jerry Pournelle
posted by nightchrome at 11:32 PM on August 20, 2005


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