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V'ger Rear View

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This is not "Fan Art"! Read on... :D!

I worked on the DVD "Director's Edition " of the original "Star Trek the Motion Picture" as art director for the additional cg effects. I recall this was in about 2000 or so...

This was a really fun assignment, as I have always been a big fan of the movie. I got to work with my good friend Daren Dochterman, who supervised the new effects work. Here's a link to his website: [link]

This 3D model of the V'ger machine entity was created to achieve several shots that had been storyboarded but not completed for the film's original release in 1979, due to time constraints.

I had to reverse engineer the model from reference, which included frames from the film and Syd Mead's incredible concept paintings.

This and other views (I will post a few more) were test renders done to check the progress, which I later finished off as illustrations. Film grain was added to match the texture of the release prints.

Credits: 3D model and rendering by me, design by Syd Mead, imagery is copyright Paramount Pictures
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