Last year, we teased you with a preview of Clara's updated TARDIS design. Today on the anniversary of 'Hell Bent' we're thrilled to present you with a full tour of the console room.
The process of creating this final TARDIS interior has involved a lot of time, consideration, and the hard work of multiple artists. From the original concept art produced by Alpha Centauri is Watching You, Jana H.S. and Ruth Long, to the model made by James Johnson, who honed the overall design into something more cohesive and practical.
Ruth Long then worked with James' feedback to model, texture, and render a final version in Blender. This allowed her to take full advantage of the higher fidelity offered by the software. Vines and hanging foliage from the concept art have been added, a new cosmic floor mural created, and most importantly the set has been fully furnished.
From the outset, the ultimate goal has been to realise a design that feels quintessentially 'Clara.' What sets it apart, much like the series itself, is that its owner isn't a timeless alien but a young woman whose origins are entirely ordinary. The human touch was essential, drawing here and there from the decor in Clara's flat, which is full of travel-related paraphernalia and kitschy flourishes.
The set is also designed to accommodate a variety of lighting modes/visual moods depending on factors such as the setting and Clara's emotional state. Showcased here are shots of the default 'Daylight Mode', the warm tones of 'Sunset Mode', and the blue and pink colour scheme we've dubbed 'Bi Lighting Mode'.
Update: Following feedback, we've added a lift to make the set more accessible. Many thanks to Lucy-May for the idea and her kind advice!
A great deal of care and thought has gone into the details of this set. It's full of nods to both Clara and Me's rich histories as well as their new adventures in our upcoming series. There are various Easter Eggs to be found – see which ones you can spot!
Click below to explore a full 360° view of the interior!
We hope you've enjoyed this showcase, and are so excited for you to finally see this interior in action once the series launches, including the special occasion when it makes its first appearance. Watch this space, we've got a project update coming soon, along with plenty in store for the new year!
Object Model Credits:
This is a non-commercial fan project and the rights to all non-original assets used in this digital set belong to their respective owners. Unattributed non-original assets have been licensed or are in the public domain. If a credit has been missed we will rectify it accordingly.