3DS Max Serenity model
Saturday, June 4, 2005

Started a model of the serenity in 3D Studio Max, got the wings and thrusters done, and i've just started on the main engine assembly. Gonna be awhile till its finished yet as i don't have much time but i'd thought i give you guys an early look...



Saturday, June 4, 2005 10:10 AM


Thats cool!

Saturday, June 4, 2005 3:34 PM


Thanks :)
I first found this site a year ago after seeing my first episode and wanted to find out more about firefly.
I've since got the dvds and i'm hooked.
Anyway i'm planning on using this model in a couple of animated shorts sort of telling the story of the serenity before she was bought by mal.

Saturday, June 4, 2005 5:31 PM


>>Anyway i'm planning on using this model in a couple of animated shorts sort of telling the story of the serenity before she was bought by mal.<<

Cool! Can't wait to see that.

Sunday, June 5, 2005 11:58 AM


WOW, looks great...

can't wait to see the finished model...

does anybody know, if it is possible such a model to create an aircraft for the MS-Flightsimulator?

Sunday, June 5, 2005 1:29 PM


If it would help ppl learn id be more than happy to.
I've done a fair bit in the last few hours, so ill post a picture of the latest model soon.
The main thing is... don't be intimidated! :) most of what you see was constructed using simple geometric shapes that were then extruded/beveled and manipulated until i got the shape i wanted... patience, perseverance and practice... :)

Thursday, June 23, 2005 5:19 PM


Awesome work. I was contemplating doing the Serenity in Maya but everyone's doing such a nice job in other apps, it'd put mine to shame.


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I hope the file isn't too large.

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