Welcome to Issue 26!
Welcome to this ‘To the Skies!’ issue, celebrating science-fiction’s abiding interest in all things airborne — futuristic aircraft and their daring pilots, sleek airships, floating islands, hovering platforms, and cloud-mining cities. We even snuck in a sky-whale and other floating creatures! But we left out the flying cars, thinking that they might form some future issue.
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We talk with the lead production designer of the classic airborne adventure movie, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow.
“We worked on Sky Captain for years before we took it out, we pursued every single aspect of the film’s visuals — and when no one was paying us a penny to do that — and I always believed we would make it.”
Alois models his floating creations in Blender, and then renders then in Vue and Terragen, often with fractal textures applied.
VUE | MANDELBULB 3D
“I’m thrilled with the creation of floating terrains in Vue. Then add a texture from Mandelbulb 3D and you have hovering surreal formation in the sky. I feel like a magician swinging his magic wand at Vue, a great feeling!”
Ukrianian artist Vladimir uses Bryce and Vue to create soaringly beautiful sci-fi pictures of other worlds.
VUE | BRYCE | PS
“In my opinion stressful situations can positively affect creativity, but not just creativity! In such situations people express more of their [innate] potential”.
‘AIRSHIPS OVER VENUS’