{ Artwork :: Computer Graphics }

May 2002 :: Click Image to View
Heavy Tank
About Trains
The trains in this image are modeled after the Pennsylvania Railroad's T1 locomotives, the last steam locomotives built by the railroad. I was interested in doing a train-themed image, but I wanted something unique to work with. The streamlined front end of these large, powerful machines, with both curving and angled surfaces, offered an interesting modeling challenge. I'm happy with the result, though my take on this historic locomotive is not 100% accurate to life. I also opted to model just the front half of the engine, as it becomes less visually interesting as one moves towards the rear.

This image was rendered in TrueSpace, with some post-processing completed in Photoshop. Lens flares were rendered as separate layers and added as a composite, as were the trickles of steam and the foggy beams of light.