Rucker-class Artwork – Re-entry Vehicle

I’ve been mucking around with the Rucker-class model again in POV-Ray. I wanted to use the large curved ‘saucer’ section to my advantage to help show off some sort of flames as the craft skips into the atmosphere of a planet, starting it’s re-entry decent.

The planet and starfield is first genrated in Bryce and used as a background which is then imported into POV-Ray and rendered with the Rucker-class model. After adding some flames with some filters, I’ve got the result pretty much as I wanted. I could have spent some more time on the background I think, but its more of a proof of concept to get the flames and sparks experienced during re-entry.


Edit: Just released by Gypsy Knights Games is ‘Wonderous Menagerie: Uplifts in the Clement Sector‘, now available for $9.99 from Drivethru RPG. I’ll be taking a look at this soon!

About AlegisDownport

Musings on the Traveller RPG world, technology, astronomy and digital art.
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4 Responses to Rucker-class Artwork – Re-entry Vehicle

  1. Awesome! Proof of concept – WINNER! Finished product – CAN’T WAIT!

  2. D. says:

    “Did the primary buffer panel just fall off my gorram spaceship for no apparent reason…?”

    • Ah, are you keeping to the specified maintenance schedule? Your dealer may charge you extra for any parts such as the primary buffer, which have gone beyond their replacement schedule. For your nearest Rucker dealer, please consult your owners manual. ;o)

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