September 16th, 1998
Mini Screen Shot (63,277 bytes)
Full Screen Shot
(199,880 bytes)
Download Theme
(157,655 bytes)
LSM Entry
(457 bytes)
Back to Theme Index
Captain's Log for Faceoff

Image Credits:
Eneterprise Mesh - Eric Peterson
Reliant Mesh - Eric Peterson
Additional Textures and laser effects - Jim Varner
Image Notes:
Faceoff Recreates the classic scene from Star Trek II The Wrath of Kahn where the USS Reliant opens fire at point blank range upon the unsuspecting USS Enterprise.
This has to be one of my favorite shots, and it was a real bear to make! You see, 3D Studio just can't create very good laser effects straight out of the box. You have to have lots of cool little plugins (which I can't afford) to produce truly professional looking effects. Fortunately, I can still draw them by hand in post production, but it takes a long time. As a result, I don't do too many battle shots for the gallery (some of you even wrote me asking if I was a pacifist!)