ZOIC Studios / SKY ONE - Battlestar Galactica The Mini Series

At the end of the first season - Boomer takes a raptor into the interior of a Basestar in order to plant a Nuke to destroy it - it's here that she learns she is a Cylon and then returns to shoot Adama - that was a cracking cliff hangar!

Below are details for the interior of the ship that I was commissioned to create in a two week period just prior to Christmas 2004.

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Here are some layout screen grabs of the complete interior for the Basestar. It had to be modelled to scale and to a fairly high level of detail because the finished scene wasn't finalised at the time of creation so I had to provide enough detail to accommodate for any shot they chose to go with. Although it looks daunting only a small piece of the ship had to be made and the whole was then an assembly of mirrored and rotated clones of the base model.
BaseStar Interior Layout View
BaseStar Interior Layout Schematic

Here are some screen grabs of the initial flying sequence that we saw in the final episode - note this was for an animatic and the final flight path was probably different!

Interesting note for fans the red areas were all flesh!

BaseStar Interior Run
BaseStar Interior Run
BaseStar Interior Run
BaseStar Interior Run
BaseStar Interior Run
BaseStar Interior Run

Here's a non shadow traced render of the final interior - note the blank pods were proxy objects provided for me for modelling accuracy they were textured and finalised by another artist.

BaseStar Interior Layout Textured View

This interior had a LOT of Nurnies and pipes EVERYWHERE (UV mapping those pipes were fun!) but one of the more fun Nurnies to make were the "arms" seen dotted here, there and everywhere.

BaseStar Interior Layout Textured View

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