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Galactus Daz M4 WIP1 by TargetView Galactus Daz M4 WIP1 :icontargetview:TargetView 54 30 Octane and DAZ Studio Test 03 by Laticis Octane and DAZ Studio Test 03 :iconlaticis:Laticis 94 43 Totally Tubular by OliverInk Totally Tubular :iconoliverink:OliverInk 73 7 Work in Progress - Star Trek IV style bridge by JamesJAB Work in Progress - Star Trek IV style bridge :iconjamesjab:JamesJAB 12 10 Mudd 2 by deciever2000 Mudd 2 :icondeciever2000:deciever2000 6 1 Work in progress! U.S.S. Enterprise-A Bridge 4 by JamesJAB Work in progress! U.S.S. Enterprise-A Bridge 4 :iconjamesjab:JamesJAB 6 2 Ludella Hahn-Noir Style Pin Up Femme Fatale by VirginSlayer5000 Ludella Hahn-Noir Style Pin Up Femme Fatale :iconvirginslayer5000:VirginSlayer5000 3 0
Jotun Lady :iconvewwo:vewwo 1,112 300
USS Theurgy Main Bridge (Mirror Universe) by Auctor-Lucan USS Theurgy Main Bridge (Mirror Universe) :iconauctor-lucan:Auctor-Lucan 96 23 Steady as She goes... by Flyingkiringraphics Steady as She goes... :iconflyingkiringraphics:Flyingkiringraphics 9 2 Hallie Dances 05 by mylochka Hallie Dances 05 :iconmylochka:mylochka 37 1 Photometric Light Timing Test Iray (Failed?) by SickleYield Photometric Light Timing Test Iray (Failed?) :iconsickleyield:SickleYield 13 21 Sneak Prev: Rigged Water Iray 2 by SickleYield Sneak Prev: Rigged Water Iray 2 :iconsickleyield:SickleYield 69 91 Yolenth Dances 01 by mylochka Yolenth Dances 01 :iconmylochka:mylochka 38 11 Mutara by Joran-Belar Mutara :iconjoran-belar:Joran-Belar 71 19



Made for Sickleyield's "Weird" challenge. I was experimenting primarily with lighting and shaders.  

Rendered in DAZ 3d  IRAY with no post work.

Uses GENESIS MALE AND FEMALE shaded with IRAY concrete.

4 lights (2 Point and 2 Spot)

Cylinder object for reflection. 
Orion Captain
Rendered in DAZ 3d Iray, V4 Model using Mylochka's skin texture and uniform.
  • "Captain's log, stardate 4040.7. On the surface of planet IV, system 892, the landing party has won the confidence of what obviously is a group of runaway slaves. They dwell in caves not far from a large city, wear rags, live under primitive conditions. But they are creatures of a heavily industrialized 20th century-type planet very much like Earth, an amazing example of Hodgkin's Law of Parallel Planetary Development. But on this Earth, Rome never fell. A world ruled by emperors who can trace their line back 2,000 years, to their own Julius and Augustus Caesars"

Star Trek: Progeny
came about one evening while I was watching the original series episode called "Bread and Circuses". It was one of those episodes that, for me, left me wondering, “Well what happened next?”

"You're a Roman, Kirk, or you should have been." - Claudius Marcus

James T. Kirk never realized how true those words would become when a casual romantic evening changed the history of Magna Roma, the Roman Planet, forever.

Kirk, Spock, and McCoy left a few devices behind. Phasers, a Tri-corder, and Communicators. Kirk also left behind something of a more personal nature with his tryst with Drusilla. To Kirk’s credit (and also the great writing of Gene L. Coon and Roddenberry) he never took advantage of Drusilla. Could his will had been stronger? Sure. But maybe Kirk was thinking to himself, “Well I’m in Rome. And when in Rome…”.


I’ve been developing the pilot script and series bible for over a year now to answer those questions that I had. Also tying them into the 50 year anniversary of Star Trek. 50 years later, what does this world of Magna Roma look like and what involvement does the Federation have?

From this comes our female protagonist, Livia Avitus, the granddaughter of Kirk and Drusilla. First, she’s a Roman, trained extensively in hand-to-hand combat and weaponry. She also has a keen mind. She’s able to see the bigger picture. A trait inherited by Captain Kirk. I think this makes her a great detective and then later, a special agent.

One choice I did make with her character is that she’s not an anti-hero, which is popular in Film and TV today. Protagonists who are battling inner demons like drugs or alcohol…etc. Carrie, from Homeland or Tony Stark from Ironman as examples.

Emotional pain from failure or losing a loved one, most definitely. As Kirk would say, that pain makes us who we are.

So... what happened?

Star Trek: Progeny was meant to be a live action Fan Film starring Cassandra Scerbo.

Then,  the AXANAR lawsuit happened.

for more details go to this link. AXANAR LAWSUIT

Now, CBS/Paramount has put out guidelines for fan films. Most of which I would have been in violation of. 

Dismayed, I shuffled around my house in a funk for a little while until I clicked on a banner for....

DAZ3d Studio.

So now, I can create my own world. 


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James Melvin
Artist | Professional | Film & Animation
United States
For my day job, I work for NBCUniversal as a Sound Designer/Audio Mixer. In my spare time I am a Producer/Writer/Director. I have recently turned to 3D animation to bring my scripts to life.

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Gmeister11 Featured By Owner 5 hours ago
Thanks for the watch
OliverInk Featured By Owner May 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for adding my art to your favs!
Joran-Belar Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fav on

Mutara by Joran-Belar

unusualsuspex Featured By Owner May 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much for the Added to my devWatch! and there's loads more to come :) (Smile)