Far from Home
September 27th, 1998
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Captain's Log for Far from Home
Image Credits:
3D Galaxy Mesh - Jim Varner
Space Probe Mesh - Jim Varner
Image Notes:
Scarred by several millenia of interstellar travel, a NASA interplanetary probe continues its lonely voyage beyond the realm of our galaxy - A battered ambassador for a species long since extinct.
I created this image to show off the new whirlpool galaxy mesh I have been working on these last few weeks. I am especially proud of this mesh because it prooved far more difficult to make than I first thought. While it would be a relatively easy task on some other render programs, 3DSMAX simply isn't designed to create this sort of effect. After weeks of tweaking (and using almost every unpublished trick I know), I feel that I have finally created a mesh that looks at least somewhat realistic from most any angle.