THE FIRST 100 SIGNATURES HAVE BEEN REACHED FOR THE BUGHUNT PETITION...
So to thank the people that have supported it we have designed a Desktop Wallpaper that you can download for free below :
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Let's show Sega we won't back down easy!
HOW WAS THIS MADE?

With allot of love for the franchise of course. Members of the gearbox forums asked me to do this render for all the people that signed the petition to get more BugHunt content for the videogame. Having the original assets made things easier, though not all models looked the "part". Allot of after editing was done in photoshop. Thankfully all the models were skinned and textured. I used some materials from our Killing Floor modification which also had the "Aliens" theme. Thing like the Pulse Rifles and Motiontracker came from the assets we made for this mod. I also gave Apone his marine gear back, because I felt he looked allot better in it.

First we have to get them in a decent composition using 3DS Max. All the models were posable, even their faces! (which was unused in the game itself, besides Hicks) Specially Drake's pose was allot of fun to do. I wanted him to pay pay homage to his gal Vasquez, using the hand as a gun to point "where they are..."

LIGHTS PLEASE...

After getting them in the positions I wanted, and placing the camera to get the right render angle, it was time to do the lights. I used V-Ray to get that extra special look concerning the shadow forming. And what is the Aliens franchise without that pretty blue glowing light.

I placed V-ray softboxes on both sides of the models, one with white light and one with blue. I also placed one above the models to make the Alien Queen light up a bit.
AFTER-EFFECTS IN PHOTOSHOP

The textures were mostly all present, but I still had to re-touch them a bit. The decal system that Gearbox made is usefull ingame but a pain when you rip the models from the game. Slight bump in the road though since most of the decals could be placed on all the textures in photoshop. The biggest problem with the models was Hudson's face. The game-model did not look like Hudson (Bill Paxton) from the Aliens movie and had to be photoshopped extensively. We got there in the end of course, and I think the came out fairly decent.

That's it! Part of the cast of Aliens promoting more BugHunt maps for the videogame
Aliens : Colonial Marines. I hope everyone is enjoying their new desktop wallpapers. And who knows... Maybe there will be more once this petition reaches certain goals.
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if you haven't already. LAST STAND!
Let's show Sega we won't back down easy!
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