Through the Storm - Wallpaper
Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Here's an alternate, wallpaper friendly version of my latest piece. Hope you enjoy it. I might even make an animation of this at some point... hmm.... :)



Wednesday, September 13, 2006 1:55 PM


That's beautiful!

Wednesday, September 13, 2006 2:51 PM


look at the pretties!

Wednesday, September 13, 2006 2:58 PM


Qmazing. I like this a lot. I'd love to see an animation.

However, I'm not hugely fond of the font. I like that you went different than the normal papyrus or whatnot, but that looks to clinical. Reminds me vaguely of spiderman. Just an observation.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006 3:20 PM


i actually liked the font. just mo, and yea i do see the spiderman thing. i like the glow-ie tho

Wednesday, September 13, 2006 3:59 PM


That would be an awesome title of a movie. *cough, cough*

Wednesday, September 13, 2006 7:17 PM


Whoa. Nice.

Friday, September 15, 2006 1:14 PM


This is awesome! Do you think you could post a version where the nose and left engine exhaust are not cut off?

Friday, September 15, 2006 6:32 PM


I have a new wallpaper! Thanks, I love this. Stunning art.

Sunday, September 17, 2006 6:12 AM


Technically great work mixed with just the right commentary

Sunday, September 17, 2006 10:57 PM


Beautiful! And I have to agree that I love the font. Especially the glowing effect. I think it works really well.

Monday, September 18, 2006 1:34 PM


I personally happen to like the font in this case. It's a mixture, of futuristic and simple...kind of what ya need when talking about the BDS and BDM;)

Beautiful work, Casivona! Definitely gonna filch this for my laptop background:D


Monday, September 18, 2006 5:07 PM


Thats just great! In the words of Bill and Ted "EX-CELL-ENT!!!"

Sunday, September 24, 2006 11:14 PM


Very beautiful. :) Font is more Alien like, actually.


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Serenity - Scavenge

; --- (copy and paste the link into your browser to see the video) Here's a little video I did a long time ago that I had misplaced until now. The music is from the "Buffy - The Vampire Slayer" Soundtrack. I did this back before I knew how to build good models so the Serenity model is by Sean Kennedy and the Peacekeeper Vigilante (stand-in Reaver ship) is by Rhys Salcombe. All of this was rendered in Lightwave. Yes... the video may seem to end with a bit of a "cliff-hanger"... I never did get around to piecing together the bits of the chase scene that I had... :-) --- "

Serenity - Just Married
This is a little piece I created for my older brother and new sister-in-law who were married several months ago. They honeymooned in Hawaii, hence the beach. They are both Firefly/Serenity fans. I rendered the objects in Lightwave I and used Photoshop for compositing on the photo. Serenity model was built by Sean Kennedy.

Through the Storm - Wallpaper
Here's an alternate, wallpaper friendly version of my latest piece. Hope you enjoy it. I might even make an animation of this at some point... hmm.... :)

Through the Storm
Horray for my new computer! I just got done rebuilding it; duel core, new video card, new RAM. Lightwave is a lot faster now! Hopefully, I can crank out my fanfic sooner, but in the meantime, here's a picture I had to get out of my head. As always, the model is by Sean Kennedy. I used Lightwave and a little Photoshop action in this one.

Ocean Class Carrier - 3D lightwave model
It's been a while since I posted a piece of art here, so I thought I'd let you all see what I've been up to (though it's not really art). **It's still a work-in-progress!** This is the Ocean Class Carrier from the movie... you see these guys in big space battle near the end. I've been working off still pictures I've captured from the movie, so I'm not sure how accurate it'll be. Hopefully, I'll have the engine and gunturret complete by next week; Maybe textured the week after. This is one of the models I'll be using in an upcoming fanfic featuring a brand new crew and ship. The series will be called "Badlands" (takes place during the war) and should be out by at least beginning 2007. It's a combo "e-comicbook"/"CG movie"... an interesting blend. Stay tuned at!

"Bid Me Rest"
I've been wanting to do this for a long time and finally gotten the time to actually create this. It's my little tribute to our Wash. Enjoy. I used Photoshop and Lightwave. Serenity model by Sean Kennedy.

The FINAL EFFECT - Animation

Well, it's pretty much final. I still need to fine tune the wave effect, but I think I've got theory down. Overall, I'm fairly satisfied with how the effect turned out. I have a new respect CG artist and the uncertainty that goes with special effects, I had very little idea how the final effect would turn out until after many hours of rendering. Well... anyway, enjoy! Follow the URLs to see the video (video requires the DIVX codec)

New Serenity Animation v2

Not much different than the last animation. I did add an engine burn/exhaust effect that looks pretty damn cool I must say, but not perfect. Anyway, I figured since my computer spent all last night and most of the today rendering, I might as well post it. Enjoy! (requires a DIVX codec to play)

New Serenity Animation
Though I haven't mastered the engine effect quite yet, I think I'm doing pretty good with camera shakes and zooms. Here's an animation of something the Serenity probably wouldn't do to turn around in space, but hey, it looked cool. Anyway, let me know what you think. I'm hoping to get to the point where I can add the engine effect into this animation.
Serenity model by Sean Kennedy.
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The Firefly Effect
It's my first attempt at something like this so it's by no means perfect, but I think I'm on the right track. I rendered this completely in Lightwave ... no Photoshop retouches. I've finally figured out how to emulate the Firefly effect using volumetric lights and fractal textures. Once I get the waves moving right I'll post an animation. It's gonna take some serious fine tuning though.