@evil_genius_180: Yeah, Voyager's engineering was designed with them because production designer Richard James wanted the crew to be able to walk around the warp core with the camera following them, for more dynamic shots. I guess I understand that but they could've added them to the second floor or something.
Added a small metallic grate texture on top of all the floor lights, just as the Voyager ones had. I tested some sort of elevated grate for crew members to walk on above the plasma conduits, similar to these on the Defiant, but I didn't like how any of them looked.
I reversed the colors on the aft walls, so the plasma conduits now end on dark walls, with a lighter segment at the center (you'll notice it was the other way around on the previous renders). I intend to add detailing on these darker walls to indicate some sort of engine component on top of the plasma conduits.
On the remaining empty wall opposite the door I added yesterday, I placed two standing consoles which were used all through TNG and on Voyager's engineering. I've been meaning to model these ages ago, but I never did, so now they're finally done. I obviously plan to now use them on several TNG era ships going forward.
I have been thinking of some sort of pennant marking outside of the pod one for a while. I was thinking of having it inline with the arboretum windows. Anything below the waist line would look silly as the nacelles have it on them as well. This is where I was in a debate as the nacelles contain what is usually on the ships belt line.
edit: ah saw the other post just now it could work just above those windows. Anything higher and it would duplicate the pod pennant though that one is more like the D belly one just the logo.
also had a render to post but decided to hold off as I might not go with that solution or option.
I like the conduits in the floor as well, although I think it's awkward that they just end at the wall. Maybe there should be access panels? Grating over the conduits would be useful as well. I'm loving the intimate, utilitarian feel of this engine room.
Having the conduits run under the floor was genius! It frames the back of the room really well. At first I was a bit unsure about the glass divider but I’m sold now, it makes the area more cramped but that works well with the utilitarian feel of the Budapest.