Thursday, January 26, 2017
Behind the Scenes: 3D Starship Miniature
I've been working with a new 3D-sculpting artist, Charles Oines, on design plans for 3D-printed Solar Echoes starship miniatures. We decided to start with the Reln Voidrunner, based on Jay Darnell's original starship artwork from the Player's Guide. Here is a comparison, showing the black & white artwork superimposed over the CG render of the progress on the 3D model so far. The miniature will be small, about 2 inches long and 1 inch wide. In Solar Echoes starship combat, distances are abstracted so starship size doesn't matter (personally, I use big lego ships), but to keep printing costs down, I'm trying to keep the models small. However, I may also include a larger version of the starships for those that want to pay the money to print a big model!