May 26 th, 2009 - Malopolska - Southern Poland - Mid size ship carrier hovers over Wierzbanowa village - reconnaissance teams onboard of several small multipurpose scout ships are about to directly examine Earth's life forms and check closely the spot that was chosen for settlement of first colony base.
Scout Ships levitate thanks to antigravitational field generators. If you look on right corner, you may notice how ship generated force field interacts with environment - it lays down rye plants while ship approaches the ground - the filed force rises gradually and close to the fuselage it is hard as the steel although remains invisible - this phenomena is the reason why ships shapes are not very aerodynamic - aerodynamic of the hull does not matter, as it is completely sheltered by force filed.
About the scene:
Made with the latest e-on's Vue 5 Infinite 3D software
Aliens Ships modeled in Cinema 4D - this was the most time consuming part - I already have models of small ships, but I needed also a bigger one - as I decided to make it quite detailed, (here you can't see all details, but it will be better displayed on next scenes) so it took some time to complete this scene - however considering that I worked on it only on weekends and evenings after work, so two week preparation time is quite short.
This scene was born while I was playing with Vue 5 Infinite ecosystems - after I gained some experience designing simpler ecosystems, I decided to check if it would be possible to build much more complex ecosystem - whole village - with fields, trees, plantations, roads. I designed a simple grayscale seamless bitmap - different shades of gray controlled application of several basic ecosystem materials : Forest on hills, Pasturages on lower parts and village on lowland with Roads, Plantations, Houses
House ecosystem was build using several buildings modeled by Alain Gracia. I Applied on them special textures that randomly change color, depending on location of a house, so you can get more differentiated ecosystem with only a couple of houses.
I also used several small props from De Espona 3D Encyclopedia
Vue 5 Infinite ecosystems are simply unbelievable - in my opinion, this is the most interesting feature I ever saw in a 3D software, really easy to use - you apply ecosystem materials like simple materials - the only difference is that you don't get only a new material on your objects, but also ecosystem objects are placed.
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