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More Akula, this time in a combat role against Tholians.

Having the Akula in a commanding position was more difficult than anticipated she isn't a very big ship and after several test renders this came out the best. I also had a go at doing TMP style phasers which after several attempts I came to a compromise. More of a combination of TMP and what we saw in the game Starfleet Command. I also had a go at creating a gas giant in 3ds max there is still some need for refinement but I have a good understanding now.

The title is derived from the Game Conquest: Frontier Wars as I was listening to the Music more specific the Terran theme.

Models rigged in 3ds max
Composited in Photoshop including effects
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lpeti93 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
This is another great picture. And it features the thing I missed the most from the 2009 movie. And that is SHIELDS :D They can look so cool. I think I'll set this picture as my wallpaper if you don't mind :)
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KillaBC Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
No problem that is why I have up for download. Glad you like it!
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lpeti93 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
Oh and Akula rulz :D
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dgspirit1991 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
kool :D
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KillaBC Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks. :D
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wolfguard007 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
pesky Tholians again......nice pic
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KillaBC Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks the Tholians interest me as a species and I haven't done a pic before with them.
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Tazunee Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wow! :clap:
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KillaBC Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you. :)
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overseer Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013   Digital Artist
Nice work once again. I like the lighting, althought the light intensity is maybe a little high for the phasers. Really good job though!
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KillaBC Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
The Phasers were a pain, TMP phasers are much harder than I though they were going to be. :D I had The Wrath of Khan on for references and I just didn't seem to get them right.
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overseer Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013   Digital Artist
Yeah, it's actually much harder to recreate effects in the digital world, that were originally a physical special effect, than people think! Good job though.
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KillaBC Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I wonder how they did the Phaser effect for TwoK?
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overseer Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013   Digital Artist
Well, I can tell you that the TNG photons were created using smoke, cloudy water and a laser beam. Something along those lines I believe it was. I watched or read an interview a few years ago, I believe it was with Rick Berman, and he was talking about it. That is why the effect looked different in "Generations", because they were CG torpedoes then.

I would imagine that the paser was probably something simlar in the movie. A laser beam post worked into the film. But I could be completely wrong. Could be fluid for all we know (which kind of makes sense of an energy plasma discharge).
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KillaBC Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
That's quite some interesting bit of information there. It's quite amazing how they managed to get any special effects like that on film at all.
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overseer Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013   Digital Artist
Yeah, they had to find new ways all the time!
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Vanguard3000 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice
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KillaBC Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you.
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Vanguard3000 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome. ;)
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DABDA Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist
Looks great, but where's the deflector array?
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KillaBC Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I think it's integrated like the Miranda Class one.
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DABDA Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist
Ah. Thanks.
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