Midjourney concept pistol

I prompted Midjourney to dream up a concept for a retro-futuristic pistol and then built it in 3D. I was tempted to add handle grips and screws etc. but the clean design of the original really appealed to me. I thought of it as made from plastic, or possibly painted tin, and then experimented with some metal finishes. One of a series.

Primary pass in Substance Painter, plastic materials, rendered in Toolbag

Primary pass in Substance Painter, plastic materials, rendered in Toolbag

Midjourney AI concept

Midjourney AI concept

Primary texture pass in Substance Painter, metal materials, rendered in Toolbag

Primary texture pass in Substance Painter, metal materials, rendered in Toolbag

Look dev. This one reminded me of a Nintendo Zapper light gun

Early plastic material test (no textures), Toolbag 4

Exploration with the metal version