I’ll get on my mac later and try to upload a pic. It’s not good by any means because it’s just some splines I’ve whittled away at and assembled into something that vaguely resembles a ship. I am learning Carrara 8 and it’s a slow process for me.
In terms of vision for the ship, I like the gray battled look of the ships in Star Wars. I want a 3D model I can use in a live action movie. I hope to use this model with Adobe CS6 suite (Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop Extended).
I’m writing a five book series called Space Victories. The movie picks up around book #4 (I think somebody named Lucas set the precedent here). The film is live action, an ambitious project for someone who does this as an enthusiastic hobbiest. Doing this project with my kids allows me to connect with them on many levels - writing the music score, recording, filming/editing, sound / visual effects, set construction - and it’s cool as a dad to see their enthusiasm too.
However, with all this enthusiasm comes the reality that I’m a big dummy when it comes to 3D modeling. I share these things to let you know the background of what I’m trying to do with the model. Trust me, what I’ve done is caveman-esque compared to what I’ve seen on this site. I’ll get a render up soon.