Friday, January 20, 2012

Retro Sci-fi and Rocketeer



   So I’ve basically gotten all I want to get out of my previous zombie UDK project. I’ve been milling on it too long and needed to branch out and get portfolio pieces underway. I’ll finish with some nice renders of my scene and officially put the lid on that project.

   Starting the new year, the retro sci-fi style suddenly made a mark on me. You know what I’m talking about. Basically what people in the 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s imagined the future would look like. These designs featured lots of bold and exaggerated shapes. It’s probably the same reason why I think the 1971 Stingray Corvette is one of the most interesting looking cars. The organic, smooth shapes add to the silhouette of the vehicle.

   After thinking about this style, the first pieces of tech that flashed into my mind was the helmet and jetpack from The Rocketeer. So here is my WIP of the helmet from The Rocketeer. I have finished the high poly and plan on starting the low poly soon. I’ll post the finished helmet once it’s done and start work on the jetpack soon after!