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Concept ships

Concept ships
Now that we are a full 1080p format over here, I've got a few large animated graphics that I can post throughout the year. This is a 24p, 1500 by 1200, 24bit .png animated sequence of a heli designed by our friend Karanak that we did a few years back. He designed and rendered the ship and I did the rotors and blades. The blades were modeled in and rendered out of Lightwave using cel shader. The animation was comped in Aftereffects and exported out to Flash. The graphic is 6 frames long and just a little over 3 megs!

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