↪︎Based on the description from the book our space suit should look like a “normal” modern one, but with an extra layer of protection that makes it bulky and heavy.
↪︎We wanted to create a design that communicated the space suit’s functionality (within the limits of cinematic convention, of course). A form that could speak to the physical materials and manufacturing methods of the suit. These were our references: divers, sappers (who have the heaviest-duty protection) and traditional space suits. We now needed to find the sweet spot between the three.
↪︎Question regarding the space suit. Which direction is closer to what you had in mind (before they add all the extra layers of protection).
↪︎In all honesty i hadn't thought very hard about them. But third from the left is what i'd point to—before, as you say, they padded themselves up like michelin men to board rorschach.
↪︎First concept visualized
↪︎It seemed we were headed in the right direction, but had gotten too close to creating a clone of the fallout armor. So, a dead end. Ok, reboot, start over.
↪︎Love it now! Still more work to do, but it would be great to show it to peter and see what he says about this design.
↪︎Thanks! That's the one! That's the rorschach incursion suit.
↪︎We are 80% done with the suit. The direction is good but some nuance is lacking. We need to bring in one more technical modeler to work out the kinks and finesse the geometry of the suit.
↪︎Next—the rig, which will allow us to apply movement to the model in video.
↪︎And lastly, the final touches—shading. We tried to emphasize the weightiness dictated by the model’s configuration and add a “military” feel to the design—no extra flourishes, built for durability.
The result looked to be part-tank, part-astronaut.
↪︎This is it! We have to show this to peter and see what he thinks.
↪︎These are incredible; i kinda wish they were actual movie posters.Still, that's the way i envisioned the suits. No one's fault but mine if i couldn't keep my narratives straight.
I can always say he just inferred how wide other eyes were from their "topologies", or something…
Sometimes we could conceive of things and still not see them, although they stood right before us.