• September 05, 2011
  • Blender 2.5x
  • Render: Blender Internal
  • Creator: daren
  • License: CC-0
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A rigged ship that will be featured in upcoming installments of my film. Entered as part of the HJMedia Studios contest. The scene is shown here, in which the Olympus is seen navigating a battlefield. (Yes, that is Scales from Sintel, he has a part in the film also)


Keep up to date with the entire story at my website, dx3studios.com

Some textures were modified from images available at Goodtextures.com See their website for full details on licensing.


  • hjmediastudios profile picture

    I've added a <a href="https://sites.google.com/site/hjmsmc/entries/olympus" rel="nofollow">review of your model</a> to the contest site. Note that this <em>isn't</em> a judging, but a suggesion of what you could improve before the deadline to boost your chances of winning.

    Side note: the dynamism of the background is great. It could do with some more realism, but the energetic concept is something other entries can learn from.

    Written September 06, 2011
  • daren profile picture

    Thank you for the review HJ. I will take your comments into consideration, but I doubt I will have a chance to do much between now and the deadline.

    At first, I was offended when you said it was suitable for a space opera, until I looked up space operas, and if it's good enough for Star Wars and Battlestar Galactica, I actually feel kind of honored. The thing is, I wanted to do something original, not just grab a blueprint of a current military vehicle.. Plus, in my little film, the design has some specific needs to fit the storyline, so, here it is.

    Anyways, thanks for putting on this little competition, it's kind of interesting.

    Written September 10, 2011
  • hjmediastudios profile picture

    I wasn't referring to your story. A space opera is generally more of an epic fantasy with technological trappings. Avatar probably wouldn't be considered a space opera.

    About the vehicle... The design is suitable for a space opera, but the lighting is a little off. I've actually downloaded the model and am currently playing around with different lighting sources. I would suggest some Environment lighting. I don't know why, but the idea of this ship swooping over a grassy field seems pretty sweet.

    Written September 11, 2011
  • daren profile picture

    Note: I changed the video in the description to the introduction sequence to the next scene. The image (and lighting that came from it) was a frame of the video.

    Here is a link (the same as is above) : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rXXDoarne8

    In full disclosure: Much of the background setting was obtained from "The Creature Factory" Blender training DVD by the great Andy G. If I lose points for that, so be it. As I stated, I made the model for animation, I thought it would be best to show it in action.

    Written September 11, 2011
  • daren profile picture

    The video in the description now shows the full scene, not just the intro. visit dx3studios.com for the whole film (to date)

    Written September 20, 2011