Concept Design: Ranger Deployment

Its been so long since I used this model, it’s a terrible thing spending weeks or in my case months designing and building models and after the first test renders and a renders I take a little more seriously, the model is forgotten.

I have taken this out of mothballs and with the wonderful Spawn Nebula art by Ali Ries and have set 3 Ranger Class Destroyers deployed on patrol

The model is available for sale royalty free on my Gumroad page

 

 

 

Concept Design: Pathfinder Class Part 3

After a long delay I have finished and released the Pathfinder Class ship !

This Lightwave3d 9.61 model is for sale hosted on gumroad the link is below

€25 Royalty Free

>>>>>>  Link   <<<<<<

I have at last finished with my version of the USS Enterprise NCC-1701, I was/am looking at new projects and to help I have jumped back to an older design, I used to call the Kilkenny and on refection feel it not a name that grabs your attention, so I went back to the Pathfinder, giving it some more thought the S.S. Pathfinder, S.S. standing for “Solar Surveyor” a designation from the pages of Arthur C. Clarke book “Rendezvous with Rama” and its ship the Endeavour.

S.S. Pathfinder is a interplanetary explorer, making trips to Venus, Mercury, Mars etc in rapid time and I imagine in 100 years hence, with a crew compliment of 20 or so.

I was inspired by designs I seen over the last few years that hearken back to Isaac Asimov book covers, the David “Lucky” Starr story called “Oceans of Venus” by Ray Feibush, which I have in my book collection. and the Black Hole USS Palomino which I made a in the early 2000s.

 

Ray Feibush

by Ray Feibush

This Lightwave3d 9.61 model is for sale hosted on gumroad the link is below

€25 Royalty Free

>>>>>>  Link   <<<<<<

 

Concept Design: The Halcyon Part 13: “Space Craft”

“Space Craft”


Some Halcyon Space Craft renders I created but neglected to post, background art by Ali Ries aka Casperium and GrahamTG, who kindly allowed me to work with their art, really setting a dramatic feel. some are repeated trying different approaches.

I hope you like them, I will look to another original design I think for the next model, stretch myself creatively, but who is to say I cannot do two designs 🙂

 


https://gumroad.com/gmd3d

 

Concept Design: The Halcyon Part 11 “Halcyon in Space”

Halcyon in Space

I am nearing the end of the first phase of the Halcyon build and getting it ready minus textures for sale, as I work on other sections they will also be for sale at a lesser price and as and if sections have updates they will be free to those who buy the design.


Cockpit, chairs are already there,
Cargo bays (2)
Airlock
Crew Area and Simple Corridor.


The Background Nebula used with special permission by Casperium.
http://casperium.deviantart.com/art/Crown-Nebula-Widescreen-73282405

Concept Design: The Halcyon Part 9

Concept Design: Halcyon MK1 & MK2


The Halcyon design I started a few weeks ago is nearing it end of the building phase and I have to start thinking about the textures, not a favourite part of cgi that I can enjoy, but I will be doing just that in a few weeks as I have a trip coming up and a small commission which is great.

This design will be up for sale when its done, for Lightwave users, I don’t use other programs so at the moment for limited use. later I will build the cockpit and other sections as time allows.

Concept Design: The Halcyon Part 1

The Halcyon


First project for 2017, a design I am calling the Halcyon (a mythical bird, usually identified with the kingfisher), a support craft for a larger ship but is capable of hyper-light speeds, I will have more details later as the design develops, I will design the larger ship later as time allows and a land craft.

I am also thinking of designing the interior, cockpit, hatch and the landing craft bay and perhaps a simple corridor. I was a little influenced by Space 1999 for the cockpit windows and I think that might continue into the internal design.

This is also part of my Pathfinder series of designs, a later design with artificial gravity

Additional images with the scale I have given it and the scale of a Land craft

CGI Models for Sale: Royalty Free: Lightwave3d

Lightwave3d Models for Sale

These are my Lightwave3d models I designed and are now up for sale most are Royalty Free, for use in your  Art and Animation for profit, 3d printing is not permitted though.


 

1h 1g 44 43

© Gerard Duffy

© Gerard Duffy

Nautilus aft3

 

halcon-mk1-and-mk2

Link to the models hosted on Gumroad

https://gumroad.com/gmd3d#

Concept Designs “Pathfinder” P4

The design is now finished


I will be releasing this design for sale in Lightwave3d only, very soon,, I had some interest in it and that is gratifying

Concept Design: Ranger Class P1

Concept Design: Ranger Class Space Ship


For a change I am working on one of my own designs, one from 2013 called the Pathfinder, intending to be the central design in a film project I was working on with my old friend Dan Baran before his unexpected passing..

I just could not continue working on it, until now. None the less I need a change of scene and step away from Star Trek designs.

Robert McCall Space Ship Design P7

 McCall class explorer ©
Created in Lightwave3d 9.6 and UVmapped

Credit Gerard Duffy aka gmd3d

Inspired by the artwork of Robert McCall,
http://www.McCallStudios.com

20 units only to be sold with the kind permission
of Catherine McCall, once the 20 are sold that it

Note:
This model cannot be use for profit making, fan art only, it is based on the work of Robert McCall and therefore under his copyright, its at your own risk should you do so.

I have been given permission as noted above to sell in a this limited way for which I am very grateful.

>>>>>  Link to Model <<<<<

https://gumroad.com/l/IydFP

Over the last few days since, I posted this design I got a request for it, “is it for sale”,, the answer was no, it not.. it is based on the work by Robert McCall.

None the less I wondered.. was it possible, I absolutely agree with artist copyright, its is their only and my protection, so I got in touch with Robert McCall Estate and asked what are the chances for selling and conditions.

Robert McCall daughter Catherine McCall responded and over the last few days we exchanged a few emails and yes I can, only in a limited way,

Normally only I share my designs with friends, and no longer make them public these days and I leave it at that, and the few friends that I do share with play with my designs and render something that rocks which is really great.

So I am only going to “SELL” 20 units through gumroad and for €18, I think that around $20 or so, and Catherine said it was perfect, her words not mine.. I am not greedy I think its a fair price seeing as I had no original intent on selling in the first place.  At the time of this post 1 has been sold already so now its down to 19 remaining.

If by some chance the count goes above 20 units. I have promised that any money received beyond that will be donated to a children charity in Robert McCall name.

I am delighted to have had contact with Catherine and to be given this permission, its not something I intend doing again, it is a once off and completely grateful for the opportunity to be part of Robert McCall.

Note: It was made in Lightwave9.6 and works in Lightwave2015.3 with no problems, its not available in other formats.

Image credits, Render by Graham Gazzard, Painting my Robert McCall,
Model Mesh by Gerard Duffy

 

Concept Design: Jules Verne’s Nautilus 9 “Availible for Sale”

The Nautilus


Is now available for CGI artists on Foundation3d on-line Store (link below) only in Lightwave 3d format (lwo) at this time and also hosted on Gumroad

Nautilus store

© Gerard Duffy

store1

© Gerard Duffy

The purchaser may use this for profitable gain through Artwork, Animation, Book covers, Prints etc, 3D-Printing this model is expressly forbidden. Both links opens in a new window


Link to 3DModel on GUMROAD
https://gumroad.com/l/JBIju

Hosted also on Foundation 3d Store
Link to 3DModel on FD3D