3-D Art

The following carousels represent my growing experience at 3D creation.
My first rendering took about 20 hours of research and trial and error, learning and correction work.

After learning how to manipulate the DUD's (dress up dolls) in DAZ Studio, I took and interest in building props (toys, guns, tables, etc non living items) and my time was directed almost exclusively into learning how to draw in Hexagon, designing these models you see below.

Some of these models you can find showcased at DeviantArt.com and some, soon to be listed for sale on my site at Turbosquid.com.

The first star ship took nearly 160 hours to build.
I'd get up early in the morning, make coffee and sit down for a couple hours learning, drawing, deleting and re-drawing then head to work.
After work I'd come home, have dinner and spend some time with my wife Ana then sit down again and continue till maybe 3am before heading to bed to start over the next day.

My goal is to create a graphic novel of my books and make a living selling my work.

My advice to anyone considering this field is that it won't support you immediately and to be patient and more than anything else, understand that time management is the most important thing you'll learn in this field.

I hope you enjoy the flicks.

Bridger & Alina
(scene one)

This was my first experience at 3D creation and my first rendering after about 20 hours of research and trial and error, correction work.
These characters represent Bridger and Alina, the two main characters of the first book Comrades.

In this sequence bridger needed to be holding Alina and while I had little problem getting the two figures in the proper position for their union, I had a dickens of a time figuring out how to rotate Alina such that she would orient properly with Bridgers lap.

After a night of frustration I gave up trying to align her and went to bed at 3:30am.

The next day after work, I started into it again and found some new controls I wasn't aware of the night before that accomplished what I needed with ZERO effort.
Issue resolved.

In this scene, Bridger is holding Alina after a long walk carrying her. He has nearly collapsed from exhaustion and is awaiting the approach of several unknown individuals with unknown motives.

Strapped to his thigh, he has a .45 automatic pistol and he has positioned himself so that he could draw it from the holster and hold it ready in case of trouble without the approaching group knowing this.

Later, I will add additional details to this rendering including guns, outfits and background as well as facial expression corrections.

Bridger & Alina
(scene one)

This was my second rendering of my 3D creation.
This rendering took all of mabe 10 minutes to create.

Here I added some additional combat items to Bridger and then merged Alina with him.

To save time in uploading and down loading the artwork I used a lower resolution pic so the rez isn't real high quality.
I'll increase that rez factor and make the images sharper and then add them to this screen later.

Bridger & Alina
(scene one)

This was my first attempt at merging my 3D creation with a .png photo.
This rendering took all of 4 minutes to create.

I'll add some more with different poses as I play with them.

BTW...
All of this so far, has cost me $11.00 not including my time and labor.

After adding a little detail and resizing the background a couple times.

In the third scene, Bridger is in a location known as the Garbage Dump.

This cut I took at a local landfill.

Perimeter Action Group
Akyazi Sub-Class
(NCC-1012 USS Akitsu)

The Perimeter Action Group vessels were built for the Federation to protect its distant and outlying citizens against Klingon invasion attacks.

The first in the Perimeter Action class of vessels was the Akyazi sub-class, the USS Akyazi being the first in the commissioned line followed by the Astura, the Akitsu, and the Braga commanded by Cpt. Janet Garrett, mother of Rachel Garrett who would later command and disappear in the Enterprise 1701-C lost in action.

These vessels were first commissioned in late, 2286, constructed just after the Enterprise 1701, commanded by J.T. Kirk's first 5 year mission from 2265 to 2270 ended.

Perimeter Action Group
Arbiter Sub-Class
(no registration)

The first in the Perimeter Action class vessels was the Akyazi class, the USS Akyazi being the first in the line followed by the Astura, the Akitsu, and the Braga commanded by Cpt. Janet Garrett, mother of Rachel Garrett who would later command and disappear in the Enterprise 1701-C lost in action.
The Arbiter sub-class ships were the second generation of Perimeter Action ships built for the Federation to protect it distant and outlying citizens against Klingon invasion attacks.

These vessels were first commissioned in 2287, constructed just after the Enterprise 1701, commanded by J.T. Kirk's first 5 year mission from 2265 to 2270 ended.

Notable improvements to the Arbiter class over the Akyazi class were changes made to the Dome to add another deck for additional science and military use, the Engineering pod and struts were reshaped to add new curves in order to soften the appearance of the sharp, angular edges and reduce her long range scan, sensor profile, the pod itself was reduced in size due in large to improvements in the Warp Technology making older equipment obsolete, the warp drive pylons were reduced in size to reduce the profile, another cannon was added to the rear arms hardpoint and a defensive grid consisting of a new technology, PEG system (protective envelope generator), a predecessor of the current energy shields and a newly, redesigned and improved emergency impulse engine system.
The new bridge is not shown here.

Her warp engines were scheduled for upfit as well and are now fitted in place.
At a new warp drive speed increase they are slimmer and 30% larger than her sister Akyazi class engines.

The new PEG system is also shown here.