2001 A Space Odyssey inspired laboratory

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Hero shot

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Mechanical greeble made w/ Grease Pencil. Here you can see quite clearly how sparks were added as flat transparent PNGs

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Detail

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An older look for the alert light, I was not satisfied with the result so I tweaked the emission shader and camera settings in later renders

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Non emergency light setup. All illumination comes from emission shaders except for the one point light inside the central rotor.

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Variation in the lighting setup

Space Lab animation test

For this project, I practiced blending the design language of 2001: A Space Odyssey with the shapes of a nuclear reactor, while keeping a minimal, sleek style.

I made use of narrow lense cameras with an ultrawide sensor in order to be able to create depth of focus in a very wide shot.

There are only five materials used in this scene: red emissive, white emissive, black matte plastic, white plastic and metal.

All of the lighting is provided by the emission shaders except for a central point light.

Date
April 5, 2019