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Making of 'The Prometheus'

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The panel was quite detailed, as we always wanted to have the option of making really close-up renderings (Fig.08).

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Fig. 08

One of the trickiest parts was surely the propeller. It's shape was not easy to recreate and we knew that small mistakes could disturb the whole look of the aircraft afterwards. We started by projecting instances of shapes from every view to create the propeller (check out the picture to see what we mean)(Fig.09 & Fig.10).

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Fig. 09

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Fig. 10

After adding all the remaining parts and details, we decided to actually model the screws instead of just painting them with the maps. This again gave us the possibility of rendering really close views. Here you can see how many screws we had to place all around The Prometheus (Fig.11).

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Fig. 11


And finally, here is the finished model with the meshsmooth applied (Fig.12).

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Fig. 12

Texturing

Most of the texturing part was realized with the help of Mudbox 2009, which allowed us to finish all of the texturing within about two days. We created stamps for every part, which could later be projected onto the model in Mudbox. Some final touch-ups of the maps and colour corrections were done in Photoshop. For every screw on the fuselage we created a small dot in a separate bump map to simulate a decent dent in the final rendering. To realize the typical dents of the covered wings, we painted some normal maps (Fig.13 - Fig.18).

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Fig. 13



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