(don't mind the stupid flames, those pieces are just there for effect, they look terrible )
3 weeks and almost 60,000 pieces later, and my sci-fi scribbled picture turned "reality" is finished
I pushed LDD to every possible limit, making 3mb files, 14,000 piece crashes, and thousands of angry mis-saves and and regular crashes (and in the process pushed my patience to the limits too. At one point, it took 10 minutes to move 1 tree....I moved 4...twice each).
Its split into 4 sections: Desert, Forest, Nayeli Structure, and the ship Renkitso-NG1
Since everything is so large, but still is better in LDD than pictures, I've included "light" versions that should run easier (less pieces, no flex pieces)
I've included almost 125 pictures on my brickshelf, so if you can't open an lxf, want to see different construction stages, or just want to see cool angles go look at them! --> Brickshelf
Warning: Regular versions are HUGE LDDs, so they might not work on some computers.
Nayeli Structure Interior AND Exterior
Nayeli Structure Exterior Only
Nayeli Interior Light
Renkitso with Sand
Burning Renkitso Only (still bigger file than just ship)
Here are a few of my attempts to put everything together. Its a nice way to get the overall idea of how its supposed to look.
helpful hint: The smallest files are the sand section (at almost 6000 pieces) and the exterior structure.
I went a little beyond my original vision, with the interior rooms, the river, and the large ship, but they ended up being some of the best parts. I wanted to include people and creatures in action scenes, but the files were just too big to do that. I had "alien raptors" chasing down stragglers, plants killing troops, a squad trying to enter the ruins, and sand monsters. I also wanted to have this as a night scene, with glowing lights of the trans pieces in the forest (avatar style), gunfire, and flaming ship. But alas its in LDD only. The forest was also a bit of a disappointment since I just couldn't add as much detail as I wanted (and I was getting tired at that point). I had to take out all the flex pieces, which created the vines and complexity of the jungle. The ground would be covered in foliage and roots. I'd have loved to add real detailing. As it is, its just the large plants on the really nice landscape.
But I do like the landscaping. I wanted to create a true forest, with hills, a river that actually flows downhill, and variable height.
To give a little break , here are some of the vehicles in SUPER quick moc-ups so they looked nice:
Flare-mk6(the crashed ship in the forest)
sand crashed ship
There is no room in my budget, what with the city I'm building , to build this. But anyone who wants to, go ahead and build it. Seriously, I dare you...I...beg you. Please ?
I'd love to see this in real life. (the big ship might be hard to hang there in its current form. Its kinda, ummm, hollow).
Hope you all like!
Edited by alienwar9, 10 August 2011 - 06:30 PM.