I love the Alien creature by HR Giger. So in the mid 2010 i started to create it on Modo ( i started this project BEFORE the Panzer Dragoon project ), not knowing the kind of difficulties i was going to face.At that time, my computer was a macbook pro, 2008 version with 4gb or maximum memory capacity.In short, it was not enough – the system bogged down really slowly to the point that I couldnt finish it decently.
In this artwork, I depicted a single warrior Alien who has to defend the eggs while the queen is in another chamber, and the other warrios are busy doing their jobs.
I finished this project after I upgraded to an ASUS G74S laptop, more than 12 months later. And I will never go back to Mac again, ever.
The eggs were fun to sculpt. After sculpting the Alien itself, creating the eggs become really easy. One of the hardest part was to build the background platform. I had to re-watch the first Alien movie by director Ridley Scott as reference point to create this.
By the way, a number of fellow CG artist told me that the lighting is too bright. I may re-render this scene sometime in the future, once i grasp the concept of using Volume Item in Modo 701. This was originally rendered in Modo 501.