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Heavy Turbulence by steve-burg Heavy Turbulence by steve-burg
This is just a quick composite test from an animation I was working on a while back. I never finished the scene, but some of the frames looked interesting so I thought I would post one :)

Lightwave 3D, Adobe After Effects

Edit: The ship here is a very early version of an aircraft that eventually made its way into "Tiberium" (which unfortunately was cancelled). It's actually a model I made for fun, but it seemed to lend itself to the game so I threw it into the mix and after a lot of development - and a reduction in its size - it became our main crew transport. The texture shown is much more recent.
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xXbigdaddy69Xx Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
343 industries should hire you!
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ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
i loved this when I saw it spin in to drop off GDI troopers in the Tiberium 'pilot' trailer back in the day!
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LtCWest Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
Deam it. If Tiberium wouldn't have been canceled I could have enjoyed a nice ride to (and hopefully out of) a battlefield on one of these babys.
Anyway great design. Insta fave.
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SpireKat Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
I love the flat design of this ship.
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CapitolDRM Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
thats spectacular. brilliance of the shot is amazing.
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EBE246 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
WOOOOOOOAH i can almost see a face in those things. :icondummydanceplz:
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darkomiku Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
Those machine seems to have FACE !
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:iconsteve-burg:
steve-burg Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Indeed they do :nod:
I often think of vehicles as "characters" and sometimes they wind up with something like a face :D
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darkomiku Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
lol (this time you replied very fast !)
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Promet-he-us Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012   General Artist
Plain fantastic again. I love the dynamics therein. Thank you for showing!

:typerhappy::worship::clap:
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:iconsteve-burg:
steve-burg Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! :D
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:iconpromet-he-us:
Promet-he-us Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012   General Artist
My pleasure!
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templar127 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
They shouldn't have cancelled this game. Still, nice work!
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xXDigitalxStrikerXx Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Too bad Tiberium was cancelled, I love Command and Conquer.
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ms1moon Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
cool !!
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Kalshion Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice looking aircraft, but hold on, you said 'Tiberium' as in another CnC game? EH?!?!?! (is bummed he never knew there was another CnC game that was ou there... that was cancelled)
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:iconsteve-burg:
steve-burg Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Professional Filmographer
It never came out - canceled. But a lo of te stuff was kind of in one of the other games, although RTS not a shooter.
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:iconkalshion:
Kalshion Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Any idea why it was cancelled? :(
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Professional Filmographer
It was a decision made at the top level of the company. I don't know all the details, but it was certainly a shock since we were not that far from having it completed. Most of the assets were completed, and about half the game was fully playable - basically finished. I think it had to do with the amount spent vs. what it would require to final the game and release it. It's a really long story, actually - I worked on that for over 3 years!
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Kalshion Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
In other words, it's sounding to me like instead of releasing the game in it's current state and admitting that it was unfinished (Like what the company did for Star-Ruler) they just decided to cancel it, wasting all of that money already spent ON the game along with the time that everyone put into it.

Sometimes, I really hate upper management in companies who don't understand just how tough those below them have it.
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Professional Filmographer
It's hard to get too upset because the situation enabled us all to do some really good work. I consider it one of the greatest opportunities of my career. It seems strange for something with that level of quality to be discarded when there's so much junk out there.
In hindsight, the decision reminds me of the fable about the elephant who can't keep walking because there's a pebble in its' path.
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Kalshion Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good point.
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Axle9 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
neat. but something seems wrong, maybe those big fins on the wings differ to much from the ships square shape.
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Pickle-Soup Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool beans
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:iconpassin:
Passin Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
Very cool
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superhermit Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool
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TanukiTagawa Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
***Awesome spacecrafts and stunning light effects! :wow:
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quasihedron Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the ominous face on the plane, with the squinty eyes! :clap:
Well done! :D
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NightmareHero Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
Very nice and detailed.
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FirstSarge Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Professional Writer
I have a friend in Maine who would describe this as "Wicked Awsome".

I love the look of SciFi ships such as this. Bilateral symmetry, smooth and streamlined. Derivitive of fighter and bomber aircraft.

It seems a shame that if we ever have need of real extraplanetary space ships, they will more closely resemble a borg "Cube" than the sleek craft you have envisioned.
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I would be happy just knowing that we might one day make real spacecraft! At the moment, it seems like people are not thinking about exploring space :(
Of course, things can always change :)
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FirstSarge Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Professional Writer
You know, I know exactly what you mean. I watched the Apollo launches when I was a kid and when they cancelled the program early I too thought that people were not concerned about exploring space.

Then they built the shuttles.

At that point I was convinced that people were not concerned about exploring space. :D

Hopefully within our lifetimes it will begin again.
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OneofakindKnight Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
They have eyes!! :O lolol
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:iconsteve-burg:
steve-burg Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Professional Filmographer
They do. I have been "accused" of making my vehicles look like animals. But that's okay, because it's true! :D
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hujif Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
this ship strongely resembles the one in this trailer of a canceled ea game called tiberium.

[link]
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:iconsteve-burg:
steve-burg Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Professional Filmographer
It kind of is that ship:D
It's actually an early version of it - when it was envisioned as a larger transport. I was the art director for "Tiberium" and I designed most of the hardware. I was just using it as a "test subject" to try out some UV texturing tools. Good call!
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hujif Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
are you kidding me?
the art director for 'Tiberium'? really?

I've always wanted to be an concept artist for video games.

and what i saw in the trailer for the game and the few videos of gameplay and cutscenes i was able to find, i enjoyed a lot.

shame the game got canceled though.
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Well, someone had to do that job! :D
I've worked on a lot of things (movies and games mostly) but that was a tremendous opportunity. It is really too bad "Tiberium" was canceled, and all that work will (mostly) never see the light of day. But nothing can be done, so it's on to new adventures :D
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hujif Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
i imagine you can't tell me what other games you worked or are working on?

too bad 'Tiberium' will never happen. i have been a fan of CnC The tiberian Era ever since the very first game and i enjoyed 'Renegade' the only fps in the series. 'Tiberium' looked awesome. just because it is canceled doesn't necessarily have to mean it can't be picked up... one day... someday.
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mac2010 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
Those ships look pretty cool and the animation looks like its worth finishing!! nice work bud :)
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:iconsteve-burg:
steve-burg Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I will probably finish the animation at some point - but I'm not sure when!
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:iconmac2010:
mac2010 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
Will be good to see it if you ever find the time bud! The still is excellent :)
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Finding the time is the main challenge! :XD:
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shadowzero20 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
everytime i see something like this made by you artist wish more nice sci-fi style shooter gmes. ^^ first person or third person.
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:iconsteve-burg:
steve-burg Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thanks - I'm working on a game now, hopefully it will look nice! :D
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shadowzero20 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
mm really? look foward to it. You think their be more sci-fi style shooters. ^^ with good long campaigns and not all about multiplayer
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:iconsteve-burg:
steve-burg Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Mass Effect is your best bet right now :nod:
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shadowzero20 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
yup it is.
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tekanako-the-first Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow, the design and compostion is epic, I'd love to see that animation.
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khalixti Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
wou!! beautiful, I want fly there!! :D
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