Not to derail the conversation, but... As far as spaceship models go, unfortunately you might be right, spaceship models aren't used much anymore. But, as far as other miniatures, for actual on screen VFX work, miniatures are still used.I would say almost certainly not. I am a visual effects artist for a living, and miniature spaceships are simply not done anymore, and really haven't been done in over a decade except for the recent Interstellar. Almost every spacecraft you have seen in the past decade is a CG render. Models are built for conceptualizing, but very rarely for actual VFX shot work, again, Interstellar being the only notable exception I can think of.
Cool,....that must have been a dream come true,...for me life couldn't get better than that!!!
......so.....in all honesty.....do you think the FM Falcon seen at the celebration was used on screen?
Would there be any use for the VFX guys to film such a tiny model?
No offence......but it's kinda rough,.....but time restraints,.....probably BIG pressure on getting it done
Heres some close-ups:
Great to have you here Astroyep
I have no idea about the dish i am guessing 3d printed
Definitely a privilege to have you here Astro!!To be honest this model took a fair amount of time to build and was rushed out for meetings etc. sadly things like landing gear get missed
I was It was a great thing to work on and a childhood dream of mine, plus working with Vos was a great.Great to have you here Astro
& the utmost respect to you & Vos
.....Vos was saying that several Falcons were made, were you in a team making them? ......That must have been some sight ,....a tower of those huge boxes
Ha ha ha you never knowDefinitely a privilege to have you here Astro!!
It's only if you were going to look up really close that you would be able to see the bits missing.....and even then, only Falcon obsessives like us would ever know hehehe
PS how's about getting me in on the production action eh eh eh??
No problem Astro,....I wouldn't have quizzed you anyway......well......until the film is releasedI was It was a great thing to work on and a childhood dream of mine, plus working with Vos was a great.
I would love to tell you more but i guess i will have to wait till Dec, Hopefully a lot more of are work will feature in the art book.
......I know I'm a nitpickerYeah, I realize that now, DanielB. There have been great strides in technology and the skills of the CG modelers, no doubt - the ships look pretty impressive in the trailers so their efforts are very much appreciated. It's really great to have you in our midst, Vos and Astro -- but hope you don't get frustrated with the Falcon-nitpicking -- die-hards abound here and models are examined to the atom, heheh. I do want to build a model of the EpVII Falcon with the rectangular dish someday --- and it looks like the Bandai release is just around the corner.