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Orbital Station Base (HoverPod Roadster) by PaulV3Design Orbital Station Base (HoverPod Roadster) by PaulV3Design
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I envisioned a future where the Space Race and Sputnik did not dye out from political & financial reasons. There a small colony of speed machine enthusiasts lead the way of the space frontier.
Situated on the colonised moon base this is one of the early model hovercraft refueling...

[Created in 3ds Max, Rendered with Mental Ray and some post work in Photoshop]

See More at my website paulv3design.co.uk/portfolio/
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:iconmrmercuryj:
MrMercuryJ Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015   Digital Artist
The lighting used captures the amount of detail in this scene perfectly. Great work!
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:iconpaulv3design:
PaulV3Design Featured By Owner May 19, 2015   Digital Artist
Many thanks. Glad you like it. Another scene with the engine coming soon. ;)
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:iconmrmercuryj:
MrMercuryJ Featured By Owner May 19, 2015   Digital Artist
I've added you to my WATCH list, staying tuned :)
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:iconpaulv3design:
PaulV3Design Featured By Owner May 23, 2015   Digital Artist
;)
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:icongoldensim:
GoldenSim Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
(Ô_Ô)  Wow!!!
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:iconpaulv3design:
PaulV3Design Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014   Digital Artist
Thanks. Glad you like. :D
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:iconsed:
sed Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
THAT is Excellent :iconofficialfella1plz:Please accept this invite: world-wide-art.net

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:iconcoffeepilot:
CoffeePilot Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Tool cool! Looks like the offspring of a Spitfire, a Rolls-Royce, and a 'Last Exile' vanship. Love the contrast between the chrome and dark red. Smoke and lights make it really come alive and *pop*, though its a little hard to see the detail towards the back end and the cockpit.
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:iconpaulv3design:
PaulV3Design Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks for the kind words. Yer I did use a spitfire as some inspiration, fantastic machine! Went for the rustic look to give a back story context which is a wip...
The angle was to show the slim profile of the craft in contrast to the wing span just like on a spitfire.

You can see more of the craft here; fav.me/d4uw2ut  ;p
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:iconcoffeepilot:
CoffeePilot Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah I saw the other one, really nice too, I just love the view of the grille on the front shot. LOVE those old 1920s-30s art-deco style car and tractor grills. Wish I had access to a 3D printer because I really want to do PC casemod in that style.
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:iconpaulv3design:
PaulV3Design Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014   Digital Artist
Thanks. Nice, Might try design that at some point. A 20s art deco PC base. ;)
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:iconpatriartis:
Patriartis Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome-looking vehicle, absolutely love the retro-look ^^
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:iconpaulv3design:
PaulV3Design Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks - glad you like!
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:iconchristiankolle:
ChristianKolle Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
i want to see it next to the gas pump, nice piece.
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:iconpaulv3design:
PaulV3Design Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you. Really appreciated!
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:iconjburns272:
Jburns272 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing work! :)
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:iconpaulv3design:
PaulV3Design Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you. Much appreciated! :-)
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:iconjburns272:
Jburns272 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No worries :)
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:iconrozairo:
Rozairo Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
nice work bro...
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:iconpaulv3design:
PaulV3Design Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks for the comment. :D
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:icongrote-design:
grote-design Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Student General Artist
wow! that is cool! :) i dig it!
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:iconpaulv3design:
PaulV3Design Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012   Digital Artist
Ha - thank you :D
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:iconbrendan-toy:
Brendan-Toy Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
first of all, stella work. i have a few questions though :D

1. how long was your final render time?
2. what material shader do you use? Blinn, Phong, Architectural etc?
3. how long did it take to model the craft?
4. what do you use for unwrapping UV's
5. and lastly what type of lights do you find best to use?

i ask as this is really good, and i'm trying to get better renders in my work. any help would be greatly appreciated :D
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:iconpaulv3design:
PaulV3Design Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012   Digital Artist
Many thanks, I really appreciate it! :-)

No problem I'll do my best to explain;

*I'm cant remember exactly on render time but I think it was 5hrs (possibly)
the Maps were huge and I had the settings on very high! Though it really
depends on your system as you may already know.

*I pretty much got Mental-Ray down and almost always use Arch shaders.

*The craft didn't take too long to build the craft - I always sketch out my
designs and know exactly where I'm going with it so It's just a matter of
translating it into the 3d!

*I always keep my mapping as simple as possible because this isn't my
strong point ;-)
I tend to use 3dsMax's internal UVunwrap mod.

*I always use Mental-Ray lights and the least number as possible. I pretty
much always use photometric lights! HDRI too!

*Always try modeling new and unusual shapes with sharp edges and smooth curves
mixed into each other, this will challenge your modelling techniques and get
you to think what the best process is to model different forms!
Think about the flow of the form and how the mesh will best fit the shape

*In terms of lighting always start with 1 single light on a very low setting,
then turn it up bit by bit until it looks right. Then add another light -
repeating the process for each light you add. If it doesn't look right, take
away a light and start from the previous step!

*When you keep your mesh cleaner and more simple it is then much easier to map.
I started with simple forms and textured them with custom maps (unwrapping etc)
and as you build confidence try more complex forms to map.

Don't forget to try youtube and sites there are loads of tutorials out there!

I hope this has given you some insight.

Best of luck. ;-)
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:iconbrendan-toy:
Brendan-Toy Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much for your detailed reply :D i have bought a book on mental ray and i'm going to start studying it and going through the tutorials on it's included disk. hopefully i'll have something to show soon:D thanks again :D
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:iconpaulv3design:
PaulV3Design Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012   Digital Artist
No problem at all, glad I could help. Looking forward to seeing them! :D
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NOMANSNODEAD Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
wow, that's pretty impressive design there.. with a good rendering too. My little opinion is that the lights need to be more realistics because it looks a bit unnatural (maybe just in my eyes) ;)
Still.. two thumbs up for you anyway :-)
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:iconpaulv3design:
PaulV3Design Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks for the critique, I appreciate the feedback!

Not too sure on what you mean by the lights though, the effect or the actual modelling of the lights? :-)
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NOMANSNODEAD Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
oh, i mean the headlamp lights.
So sorry if i don't know much 3d terms :XD:
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:iconpaulv3design:
PaulV3Design Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012   Digital Artist
No 3d terms... Tried to model LEDs inside the headlights to give a modern edge to the Diesel Punk, then put a glare over the top...
I thought it turned out ok but I appreciate the feedback all the same.
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Palantion Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012   Digital Artist
Nice retro feel, the design looks hot ! Perhaps i would say my only critique IMO would be is in the background is that a entrance to the compound or a sort of air-duct with a fan blade ? it throws me off a tad bit, possibly a little more definition thru modeling . nice rendering man !
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PaulV3Design Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks for the Critique - tis much appreciated ;-)

The backgroundis a bit plain, I did think of putting
more marking in on the floor (Keep clear sign etc to
give more info on context!

Thanks again!
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Uzgurugalo Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Rly good job!
Could u by any chance put the scene light setup?

P.S. U did use HDR in this scene?
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:iconpaulv3design:
PaulV3Design Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks.

Maybe, I'll look into that.

Yea I did use a HDR and a few lights.
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:iconnehalsadhu:
nehalsadhu Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
That just looks amazing.
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:iconpaulv3design:
PaulV3Design Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you very much. :-)
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:iconknightvision3d:
KnightVision3D Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Fantastic concept. Really high quality render as well.
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:iconpaulv3design:
PaulV3Design Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks dude I really appreciate that.
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:iconnucleonis:
Nucleonis Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Look at that. OMG dude. You have some bloody good talent
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:iconpaulv3design:
PaulV3Design Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks again, you are too kind!
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:icondave-dk:
Dave-DK Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The model is amazing! Really love the desing and material work!
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:iconpaulv3design:
PaulV3Design Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks. I had a very steep learning curve on this piece!
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:iconmelkorius:
melkorius Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
I want to see this in a neer future flying trough the skys :D
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:iconpaulv3design:
PaulV3Design Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012   Digital Artist
I hope so, it would be very cool to see it fly past! ;-)
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:icontylerxy:
TylerXy Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice :)
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:iconpaulv3design:
PaulV3Design Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012   Digital Artist
Cheers :)
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:icongrandosicua:
GranDosicua Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
really nice design! like a winged floating old Bugatti... Good work!
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:iconpaulv3design:
PaulV3Design Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks.

I based the form on the racing cars of the 30s which is what the Bugatti is inspired by (1930 Bugatti T-35 B)

They have such great shape and form!
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