Thursday, June 30, 2016

Some Helios Sketches

I've been going back and forth between the dystopian/post-apocalyptic world of Helios. Earth has been scorched by a massive solar flare and civilisation collapsed. The daytimes are lethal thanks to large amounts of solar radiation and the nights are owned by packs of roaming wildlife, mutated, and bandits. Mankind has managed to survive thanks to the creation of "Houses"; large fortified settlements that are specialised in providing a certain resource. The trade between the settlements has created a class of warriors that protect the caravans against raiders. Apart from a few trade disputes and the off raids, things are going well, until a southern army shows up that look to claim it all for their god. A god they believe destroyed the earth once because of the lack of sacrifices.

A Visit to the Southern Ruins

 A little experiment with Sketchup, Keyshot, and Photoshop. I wanted to import the simple model I made into 3Dcoat but because I'm a noob I forgot to close the mesh which meant 3Dcoat couldn't deal with it... so it was straight into Keyshot, then adding textures and painting in Photoshop. Below you can see the render I got out of Keyshot that I used as a base. I think this might be a pipeline I will explore more. 

 I'd like to do something that I stole from Thom Scholes and leave a few suggestions what to watch, read or listen to.

Have you read: The Girl with all the Gifts by M.R. Carey?
Have you listened to: Plaid - The Digging Remedy?
Have you watched: Preacher?