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3DTMP Drydock

Warp Propulsion LaboratoryWarp Propulsion Laboratory785 BrooklynPosts: 248Member
edited March 2020 in Work in Progress #1
Hey everyone! I figured my Enterprise model needed a place to live, so I'm building the drydock from The Motion Picture. I'm using the Enterprise model that I built back in 2012 for Star Trek Bridge Commander as a stand-in for the studio model because this scene is going to get really heavy and too many polys will slow down my viewport. Right now I'm just blocking everything in to get the proportions down.

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  • P5ych0p4thP5ych0p4th444 GermanyPosts: 338Member
    I was planning on building one too eventually ... looking good so far
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  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1801854 Posts: 9,999Member
    Nice start. I did one several years ago and there's a lot more to it than some would think.
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  • scifiericscifieric883 Posts: 1,295Member
    Nice start!
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  • TralfazTralfaz310 Posts: 818Member
    I also built one in Cinema 4D a while back. I agree with evil_genius_180 that there really is a lot of detail to this model.
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  • Warp Propulsion LaboratoryWarp Propulsion Laboratory785 BrooklynPosts: 248Member
    Thanks, everyone!

    I won't underestimate this model; it looks like a real greeblefest. To me that's part of the fun. :)

    Starting to carve out and greeble the main structures, and there sure is a lot going on there. I also built a travel pod mock-up for scaling the various ports within the dry dock (Yes I'm building the auxiliary craft too). The material is just a place-holder. I'll refine it towards the end of the project.

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  • BrandenbergBrandenberg1557 CaliforniaPosts: 1,872Member
    edited October 2019 #7
    Yeah I can't wait to see how THIS turns out. I've spent time longingly looking at some frustratingly indistinct photos of this thing. Have I somehow missed good photos of it?
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  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1801854 Posts: 9,999Member
    Yeah I can't wait to see how THIS turns out. I've spent time longingly looking at some frustratingly indistinct photos of this thing. Have I somehow missed good photos of it?

    Blu-Ray screenshots are your best resource. TrekCore has a pretty nice collection:

    http://movies.trekcore.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=578

    http://movies.trekcore.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=584
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  • BrandenbergBrandenberg1557 CaliforniaPosts: 1,872Member
    Did I miss something again or was there not much there? I mean yeah, some... but a lot of gaps.
  • TralfazTralfaz310 Posts: 818Member
    Hey guys,

    I have uploaded pictures of the dry dock going through a restoration process. Some pretty good detailed shots. Let me know if you have trouble downloading the .rar file.

    https://dropbox.com/s/3popcchwgki6iz0/Reference.rar?dl=0
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  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1801854 Posts: 9,999Member
    edited October 2019 #11
    Did I miss something again or was there not much there? I mean yeah, some... but a lot of gaps.

    There is, but you're not going to get an all encompassing look at the thing with the movie. But, people have built models with less. You also have to decide how close to the little greeblies you want to get, given that it was probably just a bunch of kitashed parts from retail model kits.

    At least the movie is on Blu-Ray now with available screencaps. When I did mine, all I had was DVD caps. Though, I think I just kitbashed parts from my Constellation class to do the greeblies.
    Tralfaz wrote: »
    Hey guys,

    I have uploaded pictures of the dry dock going through a restoration process. Some pretty good detailed shots. Let me know if you have trouble downloading the .rar file.

    https://dropbox.com/s/3popcchwgki6iz0/Reference.rar?dl=0

    That's sweet, thanks a lot. :)
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  • BrandenbergBrandenberg1557 CaliforniaPosts: 1,872Member
    Yeah. Never seen these before. I'll download them tomorrow. Thanks a lot Tralfaz
  • Warp Propulsion LaboratoryWarp Propulsion Laboratory785 BrooklynPosts: 248Member
    Thanks for posting those refs! :)

    I've finished the underside greebling. It looks like they found a bunch of random parts and a vacuum forming machine and went to town. There's a part in there that looks suspiciously like a car's brake rotor...

    Happily, there's a lot of repetition in those greebles, so it really wasn't that bad.

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  • BrandenbergBrandenberg1557 CaliforniaPosts: 1,872Member
    Well aren't you off to a terrific start! :)
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  • TralfazTralfaz310 Posts: 818Member
    That is looking really good. And you are right. There is a lot of duplication in the model, which must have made it a lot easier to build.
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  • BolianAdmiralBolianAdmiral749 Torrance, CaliforniaPosts: 2,178Member
    Very nice work on this so far!
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  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1801854 Posts: 9,999Member
    The details are looking great.
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  • Warp Propulsion LaboratoryWarp Propulsion Laboratory785 BrooklynPosts: 248Member
    Small update today. Finished the greebling on the front of the main structures. Now to do the rear. Ugh...

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  • BrandenbergBrandenberg1557 CaliforniaPosts: 1,872Member
    Wow, Love the work you have done on the front there.
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  • BrandenbergBrandenberg1557 CaliforniaPosts: 1,872Member
    edited December 2019 #20
    Here's something I did you can use in the short term until you do your own better panels. I spent a lot of time looking at the real model and I think it is close.

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  • Warp Propulsion LaboratoryWarp Propulsion Laboratory785 BrooklynPosts: 248Member
    Thanks for posting that pic, Brandenberg! I used it as a template :)

    After a holiday hiatus I'm back at it. The main structures are pretty much done. I just need to finalize the materials and create some decals.

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    The top:

    Ever wonder what the top of this thing looks like? What's even going on up there? Of course the top of the filming miniature was left open to allow for easy access to the electronics; it was never meant to be filmed from the top after all. I decided to turn it into a landing/staging area. I kept it low profile so nothing could be seen from the lower angles. Also I wanted to keep it simple to save polys for the areas that really matter. Maybe in the future I'll add more detail.

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  • scifiericscifieric883 Posts: 1,295Member
    This is looking terrific! Excellent work!
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  • publiusrpubliusr286 Posts: 1,403Member
    Perhaps have several of them surround a NASA pic of an asteroid--for mining.

    I can see several surrounding a Star Destroyer--in my head--all opened up.
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  • Warp Propulsion LaboratoryWarp Propulsion Laboratory785 BrooklynPosts: 248Member
    Finished modeling the light box and scaffolding. Next comes materials and texturing.

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  • TralfazTralfaz310 Posts: 818Member
    Really well done and great attention to detail.
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  • Warp Propulsion LaboratoryWarp Propulsion Laboratory785 BrooklynPosts: 248Member
    Tralfaz wrote: »
    Really well done and great attention to detail.

    Thank you! That's good feedback to get from someone who actually built a model of this.

    Materials fun:

    I refined the main material for the dry dock. I wanted to make it look a bit weathered since this is more gritty and industrial than the brand new Enterprise refit. I gave it some scratches as well as an AO dirtmap to simulate crud. I also added a bump map to give the paint a bit more structure.

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    Here is the material itself if anyone is interested:
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  • BrandenbergBrandenberg1557 CaliforniaPosts: 1,872Member
    Whoah. A definite uptick in the realism and impression that you are actually using the real model to place your Enterprise Refit
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  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1801854 Posts: 9,999Member
    The detail work on this is looking superb.
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  • Warp Propulsion LaboratoryWarp Propulsion Laboratory785 BrooklynPosts: 248Member
    Finished texturing the lighting scaffolds. I'm able to block out the superstructure now. Still lots of work to do...

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    Now that the lighting is mostly in place I couldn't resist a test render with the studio Enterprise. I was worried that it would be too much for my computer to put that model in this scene. Happily my RAM sticks didn't melt...

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  • PixelMagicPixelMagic388 Posts: 647Member
    I'm only now just seeing this. Awesome!
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  • Warp Propulsion LaboratoryWarp Propulsion Laboratory785 BrooklynPosts: 248Member
    Thank you, @PixelMagic ! I'm a longtime admirer of your work. :)
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