Secret Weapons Of The Luftwaffe - Part 3 3ds max, Photoshop May 2005
This is the third image I made for Monogram Aviation Publications for their book about German secret aircraft designs of WW2.
The first and second image can be found here: http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?t=201373 http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?t=210303
The aircraft depicted is the Junkers Ju EF 100 transatlantic airliner. A rather peaceful subject, really, as it's just a passenger plane.
It was designed around 1940 and windtunnel testing was undertaken, but it wasn't built as the Junkers factory was needed for bomber production. Lufthansa wanted to build and operate this ambitious plane after the war for regular flights to America, but we all know how that ended, sixty years ago.
This render was my first attempt with raytraced materials for the metal effect, and I think it's still my best attempt. I hope you guys like it too!
Here are the diffuse and specular textures at 20% resolution:
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