It’s all evil genius 180 fault
Recently Chris “Evil Genius 180” Martin started to post work of Lego made in a program called LeoCad. He done some great stuff and started on a huge project doing the Death Star Trench scene from SW:IV ANH.
Seeing the results that he was getting from this, I like a few others from 3dScifi.com started to play around with the program.
LeoCad is a fun little program that has most of the bricks that Lego have produced over the years. It very simple to use and you can save your models into a .3ds format, which is then can be transferred over to a 3d application like MAX, Lightwave, Blender, etc.
After getting a feel for the program, I though I would try and build the first Star Wars Lego Kit I got back when SW: III ROS came out. This is Lego set 7251.
I then export the model over to blender and clean it up a bit. Reason for this, is that the model come over in tir’s and Blender prefers quads. As this model is small it did not take long to make the corrections and did a render and it looked great.
I then decide to do the scene when Anikin makes his final transformation into Darth Vader. I model a few simple computer consoles, lights and the Emperor.
LeoCad dose not have the Anikin head so I used one that has scars on it. It also does not have the Emperors head, so for that I used the Mummy head, but at this angle you would not be able to tell.
I then modelled a simple room in room in blender and set everything up and composted it and render out in Blender.
I just need to finish off the Naboo Fighter and another fighter from the Clone Wars. So Expect to see Pictures of them soon.