Science fiction films and television programs are heavily dependent on computer generated images to convey the fantastic worlds and technology they depict. Those images, in turn, are dependent upon skilled and creative digital and effects artists who, like all artists, keep portfolios of their work. Sometimes those portfolios end up on the internet and we getting a stunning look at the work of the artists, as with Alec McClymont’s .
McClymont has served as a digital and effects artist on a number of film and television shows, ranging from The Santa Clause 2 and Chronicle to the Babylon 5 movies, and Andromeda. He hosts an online gallery with ultra-high-res, stunning images like these from Babylon 5: The Lost Tales…
…and this one from Stargate Universe:
and this incredible photo from Andromeda:
…and these from Battlestar Galactica:
McClymont also worked as the 3D Lead on the Star Wars-style sequence in the Family Guy episode “Brian Griffin’s House of Payne”:
The bulk of the work McClymont showcases on his website, though, comes from his time on the Stargate series. He was involved in the texturing for both SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis:
…as well as produced some gorgeous shots of an ominous star in the season two Stargate Atlantis episode “The Intruder”.
I wonder which is more fun for digital artists like McClymont – animating and rendering planes and spacecrafts or blowing them up (as in the Stargate Atlantis episode “The Queen”):
If you think these are great, you can see more samples of McClymont’s work in even higher resolution over on his website. It’s worth your time.