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Starcraft Legacy Cinematic – “First Contact”

This cinematic was made for StarCraft Legacy. StarCraft Legacy is an award winning officially authorized fan site.

It is more than eleven years old and is the web’s best source for StarCraft and StarCraft II news, editorials and features.
It contains the best and most accessible StarCraft lore resource.


The cinematic can be enjoyed by everybody, but it will resonate especially with well versed StarCraft fans.

It takes place four days prior to the start of the first single player campaign from StarCraft,
focusing on the first contact between the Protoss and the Terrans, as executor Tassadar is sent to cleanse Terran colonies of the Zerg infestation.

These events are spoken of during the game, but we never saw how it all happened. Until now.

Great credit goes to our long time friend and collaborator, Phillip Sacramento ( for his portrayal of Tassadar.


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About Tractor Media

The importance of computer generated imagery is best reflected in marketing, where having good quality architectural renderings or good artistic architectural animations could help not only to steal the race – to start the marketing much sooner, but it can especially help potential clients to visualize the architectural projects and mostly visualize themselves “around” those building.

Since almost 80% of the people remember what they see, having something which is called visual memory, the importance of good architectural visualizations is unquestionable.

In order to obtain some good, reliable, architectural representations, we’ve organized our work-flow in different steps:

  •     gradually focusing on the geometry of the construction site, the geometry of the buildings, the colors and the textures for the construction materials, and after that
  •     the integration in the neighborhoods, using pictures from the construction site
  •     and, in order to get the right atmosphere that reflects the clients expectations, we add our artistic touch.

From our experience, making a good 3D representation of the plans can be very helpful for architects and builders to better visualize the buildings before the actual construction starts and to take early decisions.

Since our products don’t reflect only our skills but also the work of the architects and the designers who are delivering the plans, our work-flow is mainly focused around the feedback we receive from our clients. (This makes us more responsible, aware and perfectionist about our work.)

And for a proper representation we offer high-end photo-realistic visualizations, 3D plan views, 360° panoramas and animations for the architectural projects, but our skills don’t stop here.

The artistic refinement can easily be seen in our previous commercials and short films we’ve done and with the help of our programming department we’ve been able to provide some pretty interesting apps for smart phones, web and desktops.