WIP_The Millennium Falcon NB2997
I was inspired by an on-line friend who is doing amazing things with the MF and some customization's, to try my hand in it as well.
This model is available free online and I was really amazed at the detail it had when I opened it and installed it.
I'm afraid I'm not as good as she is in bringing the people to life so I thought I'd look a little closer at the actual model of the ship and after downloading it I discovered that while it was amazingly detailed on the exterior, it lacked any interior detailing other than some simplistic cockpit items.
So, I started playing with it...
I didn't like the scale when I first started playing with this. the seats didn't fit the cockpit properly when compared to the movie cuts and it didn't work well in modifications because there was no head room so after breaking up the cockpit shell to expose the inner parts, I ramped up the scale in order to scale in new stuff and rescaled the cockpit seats to better fit the cockpit.
I noted that there were only two seats in the cockpit and I needed four so after I redesigned the seats with new padding, contours and framing, I reset the two forward seats to allow two more.
It was at this point that I noted some issues in the cabin windows that I didn't like so I redid the cockpit window sashes, panes and framing to correct several original design deficiencies and finally, played a bit with the textures before putting it away again.
The newest work was on a new control console system and then some photo shop'g and a first render.
When I pushed this out in Iray, I noted the glossy appearance of the seats that I'd forgotten to "matte" being as I'd set them up as cloth, and I liked that appearance so my next render will reflect the cloth seats with a wood grain sell behind them.