After all the end result is to give the viewer some eye candy as a pavlovian reward for gettting so far into the game
Sorry its been a while since the teaser shots above but the render took more time than I originally had thought. Ok my fault entirely as half way through the initial render I decided that some moving clouds would look pretty cool so they went into the mix. I also played around with different textures for the pyramid as a rock texture though looking nice didn't really give off the feel of an alien structure. So hours of toying with different textures I settled on the one you'll see in the animation. It is a stone like structure but it also has an sheen to it that has to be seen at higher resolutions to be fully appreciated.
And before someone says it, no I'm not running off a higer res one till I'm ready to do the final render.
This clip took nigh on 5 hours to render at this res so imagine how long a higher res one would take.
Other than what's been said above about colouration and model not looking right, there are some things that will be put in v. soon. The first addition will be lots and lots of rocks, which will make the scene resemble more the preference pic above. There will be little aliens running around eventually but as we don't have any bugs available you guys are just gonna have to use your imagination for it.
Just preceeding this anim there will be a three second cut of the Avenger doing a flyby of the cydonia site at altitude just to set the scene.
Need I say it is still a Work in Progress and isn't a final production. The camera path still need tweaking but I thought I'd fire it out anyway as you guys have waited long enough.
Edited by Deimos, 13 March 2004 - 12:00 PM.