These are samples of FX I worked on for our sci-fi parody, Monster Planet. These shots were created around 2000, when I began learning the CGI craft. I mostly used Lightwave and After Effects, with a little Vue D'esprit thrown in for some landscaping. As I look at them now, they are definitely showing their age.
From Sketch to Screen
The images below show my first attempt to sketch an idea and then create it in CG. This was for the bridge in Monster Planet. It wasn't needed, but, hey, it can have life here. I think I used TrueSpace to create this one.
Here’s an early animation of the good-guys ship in orbit. I was just starting to get the hang of texturing. I was happy with the glints of specular light shining off the ship’s hull.