Greetings!

Welcome to Scifi-Meshes.com! Click one of these buttons to join in on the fun.

Greetings!

Welcome to the fancy new Scifi-Meshes.com! You old username and password should work. If not, get in touch with staff either here, on Facebook or on Discord.

For a quick summary on what's new, check out this thread.
You should also check out the Community Guidelines here.
You can check out most recent posts here or by clicking the handy links on the top menu or the sidebar.

You can dismiss this message by clicking the little X in the top right corner.

3DEnterprising Images

evil_genius_180evil_genius_1801488 Posts: 9,714Member
I made some new textures for my TOS Enterprise model. When I first built the ship, I didn’t want to do any paneling or weathering on the textures. Well, I’ve changed my stance on that and I’ve done both paneling and weathering. The paneling is subtle, it’s only in the specular channel and I used small variations in shades of gray to make it subtle. The weathering, on the other hand, is more prominent. It’s in both the color and specular maps. I didn’t bother trying to recreate the weathering on the 11-foot model, instead I just did my own thing. I also tweaked my bussard collectors further and finally got them looking how I want them to look. After that was done, I decided to render some images.

ent_earth_orbit01.jpg

enterprise_starbase_15_depart.png

I originally planned to do more than two images, but I wound up spending some time converting some of my older models to Lightwave 2018. This basically entails changing from the old style materials to Principled BSDF materials. Principled BSDF works much better with the rendering engine in Lightwave 2018. Unfortunately, when I change the materials, I have to reapply my textures. And, for materials where I didn’t UV unwrap the objects, I have to redo the mapping as well. So, it takes some time, to say the least. But, it was worthwhile as I was able to use my Starbase and Reliant-style ship for the second image.
Lizzy777furswiftFreakpubliusr

Posts

  • TralfazTralfaz236 Posts: 777Member
    I really like your first image with the very subtle textures.
    evil_genius_180
  • scifiericscifieric681 Posts: 1,143Member
    This is beautiful work, Chris. Your new texturing helps impart a true sense of scale. Well done.
    evil_genius_180
  • ashleytingerashleytinger539 Central OhioPosts: 580Member
    Oh wow. Love the subtle plating. it really adds to it without being in your face
    evil_genius_180
  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1801488 Posts: 9,714Member
    Thanks a lot, everyone. :)
  • Vortex5972Vortex5972161 Posts: 1,041Member
    Looking good.
    evil_genius_180
  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1801488 Posts: 9,714Member
    Vortex5972 wrote: »
    Looking good.

    Thanks. :)
  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1801488 Posts: 9,714Member
    Here's a quick one I did when I got home from work this morning.

    enterprise_nebula01.jpg
    rojrenLizzy777Freakashleytingerscifiericpubliusrfurswift
  • scifiericscifieric681 Posts: 1,143Member
    That is beautiful work, Chris! Well done!
    evil_genius_180
  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1801488 Posts: 9,714Member
    Thanks a lot, Eric. :)
    scifieric
  • Vortex5972Vortex5972161 Posts: 1,041Member
    That looks great dude. And you're right, from this distance those panel bolts are barely noticeable... oh wait. :p
    evil_genius_180
  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1801488 Posts: 9,714Member
    Thanks Vortex5972. :)
    scifieric
  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1801488 Posts: 9,714Member
    I decided to do another render with the Starbase 15 scene, but with different ship and camera positions and different lighting.

    erickson_starbase_15_depart.jpg
    Lizzy777Freakashleytingerfurswiftgmd3d
  • scifiericscifieric681 Posts: 1,143Member
    Excellent work!
    evil_genius_180
  • Vortex5972Vortex5972161 Posts: 1,041Member
    Great image. I've always liked that ship as well.
    evil_genius_180
  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1801488 Posts: 9,714Member
    Thanks guys. :)
  • ashleytingerashleytinger539 Central OhioPosts: 580Member
    Wow really nice work!
    evil_genius_180
  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1801488 Posts: 9,714Member
    Thanks a lot, ashleytinger. :)
  • Hunter GHunter G230 Posts: 343Member
    She looks soooo good! Subtle paneling is indeed the best paneling
    evil_genius_180
  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1801488 Posts: 9,714Member
    Hunter G wrote: »
    She looks soooo good! Subtle paneling is indeed the best paneling

    Thanks Hunter. Yeah, I don't like that in your face paneling. In my opinion, it should disappear under certain lighting conditions.
  • gmd3dgmd3d198 DublinPosts: 108Member
    Nice work Chris, fantastic to see your still working on the Enterprise and other Trek designs. still my failing as a modeller is textures.. top work
    evil_genius_180
    “You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.”
  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1801488 Posts: 9,714Member
    Thanks a lot, Ger. Good to see you back around this way, buddy. :)
Sign In or Register to comment.