PIE 1 Art, Concept Art: Project 2c – Metroid Ship Redesign Final
Created Friday, October 5th, 2012 | Added Friday, October 5th, 2012

PIE 1 Art- Concept Art

Finish your Metroid ship redesign based on the winning value range/design from the previous assignment. Include color, lighting, and shading.

Votes of 18 students from previous assignment (design – number of votes):
Design 01 – 0
Design 02 – 0
Design 03 – 3
Design 04 – 0
Design 05 – 5
Design 06 – 1 (I THINK this is the one I voted for…)
Design 07 – 3
Design 08 – 2
Design 09 – 3

Design 05 from the previous assignment won. I started to color the ship in Photoshop, but I couldn’t get it to look right (particularly the lighting), so I moved over to Maya instead. I tweaked the model of the ship, I UVed it, I made the color and incandescence maps in Photoshop, and lit the scene in Maya. After rendering the result, I put it back into Photoshop and cleaned it up a bit, added the little alternate views on the side, and added the background. Since this was just going to be used as a render, I didn’t worry about fitting all of the UVs on one map. Rather, I split them up so that I could have good resolution for all of the ship’s parts. Though I suppose I could have just made one really big map… Hmm…