Most Harmonious Greetings. Us is Illustrious Veloxi.

All the races are done… pop open that bottle of 1959 Dom Perignon that you have laying around!  Yeah, ignore the fact that I haven’t done the Mysterions yet… but they’re like a 5 minute job (just a bunch of colored spheres).  But all of the *hard* races are done.  Woo hoo!

The Velox turned out really well I think.  I basically started by looking around for free models of insects and came across a decent looking low poly ant one.  I imported it into 3D Studio Max and separated out the parts of the ant’s body into their own meshes so they could be animated using a simple method.  The only parts of the ant that has any rig and skin on it are the antennae.  I made the ant stand “upright”, created some robes for the ant to wear, replaced the eyes with bigger fly-like ones, and created the ship interior (background) from scratch.  I made everything as faithful to the original version as possible:

Velox Original

So here are some screenshots of the work in progress, and a video of how the ant… sorry, I mean Velox, looks animated in Unity.

By |2018-12-22T11:50:46+00:00December 22nd, 2018|Starflight|2 Comments


  1. Aaron December 22, 2018 at 12:03 pm - Reply

    Ok, honestly this is the first one I dont like. At first glance it looks like a bug in a sports jersey. It just seems off, maybe it’s the mandibles. My eyes keep getting drawn to them. Sorry, not trying to be a jerk.

    • Marvin Herbold December 22, 2018 at 3:05 pm - Reply

      Weird – I’m trying to see it how you are seeing it, but I’m not really seeing the sports jersey aspect of it. Can you tell me what exactly about the robe that makes it look like a sports jersey? I was attempting to make it look like a velvet robe.

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