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3D Modelling
Miitary models built from scratch using photographic reference

Built, animated and rendered in Lightwave 3D, these models were used in a factual documentary series for Alba Vision and shown on Discovery and the History Channel.

Lightwave is a software package used for rendering 3D images, both animated and static. It includes a rendering engine that supports such advanced features as realistic reflection and refraction, radiosity, and caustics. The 3D modelling component supports both polygon modeling and subdivision surfaces.

These models were based on personal photographs taken at military museums and researched off the internet. First meshes were created in Lightwave Modeler, texture maps of the external surfaces were prepared in Adobe Photoshop and applied to the models before being animated and rendered in Lightwave 3D. Final compositing was done in Adobe After Effects and Apple Shake.

Please click on the images to enlarge.