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Bill Mimbu
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Cool! Forgot about that!
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Q for JB --

Are you doing all the photo-shopping yourself or do you work with someone trained professionally/specifically for photo-editing and photo manipulation?

It must be tedious to do it all yourself (if that is the case)


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John Byrne
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Q for JB --

Are you doing all the photo-shopping yourself or do you work with someone trained professionally/specifically for photo-editing and photo manipulation?

It must be tedious to do it all yourself (if that is the case)

The answer to this question is right there in the credits of every issue. If there was someone working with me on these books, you'd see another name alongside mine.

And "tedious" would not be the word I'd use. I'd go with "fun!"

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Tim O Neill
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That cityscape page is fantastic, JB - I like that you are creating new sets!


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I like that you are creating new sets!

Thanks! Still very weird to find myself so often using those TOS colors! (There's no modeling evident in the page posted, but there is on the next, and the pastels are in full bloom!)

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Needed a Starfleet communications center for the issue currently in the works -- almost said "on the board" -- so, borrowing tradition from TOS, I built some new parts, imported some existing parts, and. . . .

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A trick I used for a gig a few years ago was to take photoshop cutouts of people and place them on 2d rectangles in Strata as a texture map, with an alpha channel as the transparency map (effectively cutting them out) that way you can place them in the 3d scene to scale without having to 'guess-timate' the angles, size etc. - added bonus, the shadows look after themselves. 
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These sets are so neat. I wish someone would pay JB to design a real life TOS environment, like a casino or a mall or something. I'd love to walk around in these colors and shapes.
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Tim O Neill
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Nice comm center!


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One of the advantages I have with my models, which was largely denied TOS, is that I can move the "camera" multiple times within the same scene. Altho I will occasionally use "slices" from the same single rendering as background in multiple panels -- especially on different pages -- for the most part I like to slide the camera back and forth, side to side, and even up and down, something that would have been time consuming on a live set!
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Speaking of slices of the background, that page you posted on the Yorktown bridge -- the way you centered panels four and five against "off center" shots of the bridge added a feeling of unfamiliarity to the action. That and way Kirk wasn't sitting; it's not his chair.
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Tim O Neill
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This week, NEW VISIONS hits the stands as a series.  The last time we saw this cool cover image, it didn't have the sharp lookin' logo in the title.  I like the design, JB:






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