Battlestar Galactica TV Series -- In house VFX Department
When you make a model for a Film or TV show, in an ideal world several versions would be made:
A hero model with lots of detail for occupying most of the frame and for close ups. A
medium detail model for medium distance shots and a low detail model that
incurs very little processing overhead for filling background fleet shots.
Many times though when a show Like Galactica is initially produced - especially a show that
requires modelling of an Entire fleet of vehicles - the ancillary vehicles rarely get the privilege of having
these extra versions created; due mainly to time and budget constraints etc..
As production of the show continues, then some meshes that are more commonly used eventually
get treated to the extra versions they have until then been lacking - and it was in Summer 2006 that
Meshweaver was contracted to create these additional model versions and clean up and optimise the Hero
versions if possible at the same time. Meshweaver has earned a reputation for efficient creation of these LOD
(Level Of Detail) models - and the results are shown below.
Full credit must be given to the original artists for providing a sound basis to work upon.
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