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Docking Manoeuvres by vmulligan Docking Manoeuvres by vmulligan
This was an entry for a CGSociety contest in 2007. I used Wings and Maya for modelling, Darktree Textures and Photoshop for texturing, Maya again for scene setup and lighting, and 3Delight for rendering. Some custom shaders were written using Windows Notepad and previsualized with Aqsis.

Image copyright 2007 Vikram K. Mulligan. This image is not in the public domain. You may not use it for any purpose without the explicit consent of the copyright holder.

Update: Voltz115 asked about seeing a wireframe of this scene, to get a sense of what was done with geometry and what was done with shaders. A screen-grab from Maya is now available here.
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:iconleoncio-harmr:
Leoncio-Harmr Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012   Digital Artist
Great work ! Rendering, ambience and lighting... :clap:
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:iconvmulligan:
vmulligan Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconhedfulofspidrs:
hedfulofspidrs Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
Very, very good image. Great work.
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:iconvmulligan:
vmulligan Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW! Well done matey!!
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:iconvmulligan:
vmulligan Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pleasure :D
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:icono0magnus:
o0Magnus Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
awesome
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:iconvmulligan:
vmulligan Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconmysterys47:
Mysterys47 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just awesome! =D
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:iconvmulligan:
vmulligan Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconmysterys47:
Mysterys47 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
=D
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:iconwolfethane:
WolfeThane Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
Excellent texturing and lighting! Wow.
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:iconvmulligan:
vmulligan Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconkhalixti:
khalixti Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
wouuu!! good work!
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:iconvmulligan:
vmulligan Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot!
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:iconcolonelkilgore:
ColonelKilgore Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
Soft yet stunning!
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:iconvmulligan:
vmulligan Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconel-bronco:
El-Bronco Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It look like painting rather than 3d to me. Amazing work! :XD:
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:iconvmulligan:
vmulligan Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Yeah, it's always a challenge to get away from that "rendered" look.
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thirtysilver Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
Such detail! I'm blown away. Where's your DD for this??
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:iconvmulligan:
vmulligan Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot!

None yet, but I'll keep my fingers crossed!
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SpaceCowboy5000 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That's where I saw this before! I'm a member of he CGSociety and spend some time browsing there. This is awesome. The detail and lighting make it look realistic. :thumbsup:
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:iconvmulligan:
vmulligan Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot!
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StompinTom Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Love the painterly look on this one, callback to those 70s-80s sci-fi picture books.
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:iconvmulligan:
vmulligan Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! Yes, 1970s sci-fi art is definitely an inspiration for me (particularly books like Spacecraft: 2000 to 2100 AD).
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nnq2603 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011
Awesome! :thumbsup: Looks very great compare the rest in your gallery. Looks like this work improved a lot of skill :o
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:iconvmulligan:
vmulligan Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you.
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:iconkaslito:
Kaslito Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
Impressive work! I love it!
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:iconvmulligan:
vmulligan Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconkaslito:
Kaslito Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
My pleasure! ;-)
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:iconsing0d:
SiNg0d Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Student General Artist
Great job! Looks highly detailed!
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:iconvmulligan:
vmulligan Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconzaku1986:
zaku1986 Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This looks incredibly realistic. Great art.
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:iconvmulligan:
vmulligan Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot!
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:iconseigner:
Seigner Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome work, it has so much detail. :thumbsup:
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:iconvmulligan:
vmulligan Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconseigner:
Seigner Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome.
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:icontupilak:
tupilak Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Student
Excellent work!
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:iconvmulligan:
vmulligan Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Clovenhoof Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
nice, i particularly like the color depth style. make it feel like a 60s poster or something in a very good way.
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:iconvmulligan:
vmulligan Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I'm heavily inspired by the style of 1960s and 1970s science-fiction art, so the compliment is appreciated.
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MarkusVogt Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Hi there!:)

just wanted to inform you that this wonderful image has been featured in my latest journal. Feel free to take a look at:

[link]

thanks
Markus
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:iconvmulligan:
vmulligan Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for the feature!
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dmaland Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous work - makes me think of Homeworld, in a way.
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:iconvmulligan:
vmulligan Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I haven't played a lot of computer games, but I am familiar with that one. Visually, it was quite lovely -- definitely a cut above the usual ugly realtime 3D graphics that one sees.
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QAuZ Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
This has been featured in news article [link]
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:iconvmulligan:
vmulligan Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for the feature!
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:iconqauz:
QAuZ Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
NP.
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DonkaS Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Great work!
Nice shiny light! Interesting!
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