this is what we've been messing with so far

Lost in Space

This was entry for Gnomon challenge.

It was hard coming up with an idea for this – doodled for a while and had this planet with roads all around and started from there. Then the idea of making it planet Hollywood came to head and seemed funny so went with that, and immediately after decided to have the classic image of riding the flying bike by the moon.

As for the actual execution, all the modeling in maya, and used mostly simple shaders. Rendered with mental ray using a simple IBL dome with a ramp texture to provide the lighting, and a couple point lights here and there for bounce lights especially coming from the big red sign.

Finally took it to Photoshop for color tweaking and also added manually the motion blur on some of the ships and also enhanced the highlights on the ships.