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Lunar Transport Vehicle (LTV)

Envisioned as a cousin to NASA's Crew Exploration Vehicle (CEV), the LTV is a heavy transport workhorse designed to shuttle cargo and supplies, and the occasionally replacement crew personnel to the Moon. The LTV's modular design consists of a command cockpit, an interchangeable cargo midsection and a propulsion system with lander legs designed for moon landings.


Early Concept Design

The LTV begins life as a series of concept sketches, which are fed into the storyboarding process to design shots and pick shot angles. Once rough storyboards are done, three-dimensional shape studies are done in Lightwave3D to ensure that the design carries over properly from a concept sketch to a dimensional form. This form is used as the basis for a 3D model that is used to previsualize shots.

Shape Study / previsualization model
Once the previs is in progress, the rough shape is handed over to a CGI artist. The artist will add shape details and 'flesh out' the design of the ship, adding texture and geometry to create a final model that is ready for shot lighting.

Final 3D model

 

CGI Turntable



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