Tuesday, 1 December 2009
Invaders from Mars... and Skaro
Invaders from Mars started of as a good film, but dragged towards the end. The repeated footage of the running brought it down to the standard of a low budget TV programme which at first was humorous but got boring.
On a more positive note, the rest of the film was good though. The characters becoming slaves of an alien race one by one was just like the Invasion of the Body Snatchers. The change in mood of the characters enslaved was noticeable, unlike in the Body Snatchers. I had my suspicions that the chief was already enslaved by the aliens before it was relieved. The film kept me interested for the most part as it played on the fact that the boy didn't know who to trust and there was a lot of suspense created from it.
I personally prefer Invasion of the Body Snatchers.
Ive been modeling a Dalek and have done a render of it in the scene that was created for the last technical project. I haven't organized the UVs yet although they have been mapped. I really wanted to challenge myself with some more unusual shapes to both model and UV map. Ive also wanted to make a Dalek for some time now anyway. I see what you mean about the lamp posts being slightly too big. It is most noticeable in the width of the closest lamp post to the camera. Although I did make sure that the Daleks could fit through the front door, so I have no doubt that they are approximately the right size.