Don't think anyone should have much trouble guessing what this is...
I'm in the process of teaching myself Blender (specifically Bforartists, had to manually compile v2.2.0 for Mac OS X). It's a pretty significant departure from what I'm used to (trueSpace 4.5 back in the day), but I'm gradually starting to get the hang of it.
Bulkhead components in progress:
Test workspace render after final beveling and adding back in the wall panels:
Not bad for a first project with a new tool. Probably about 5 hours in that, mostly spent learning the software.
More to come on this; it isn't quite done yet.
Yeah, the interfaces are very close after the massive Blender 2.8 update, before that was a bigger pain to use.
building before trying a new tool, which looks VERY intimidating. I'll likely start with BFA,
like you did. My poor memory (biological, not computer) can't handle the sheer number
of Hot Keys that Blender uses. BFA's Graphical UI is somewhat similiar to Modo's, so I
think it's to place to start. I'm also a trueSpace vet since version 3, and though I have
7.6, I've been away from tS for a long time. How do you find BFA? Not quite as
intimidating as it looks?
I may have actually started with 2.0 back in 1997. My first couple of versions were pirated before I could finally afford to buy it (I think 4.5 I actually paid for).
I started with 2.0 also, but a few years after that. TS5 was out by the time I bought TS2, but it was more than I wanted to spend for something I wasn't sure I'd like. I also used 3.2, 4.2 and 7.6. (that last one was terrible) But, I switched to Lightwave several years ago. I've tried to get into Blender a few times, but I've never finished a project in it.
I am sure your going to be knocking these out like you did in TS in no time.
@Samurai Hey buddy long time no see, are you just lurking these days?
That will also give you a little peek into how the set is constructed. I just started a full render a moment ago after fixing a couple of materials and one light that was a bit too bright; that's going to take at least a few hours, so hopefully it'll be waiting for me in the morning.
Link was here if you haven't seen it already: https://www.trekbbs.com/threads/set-blueprint-exchange.244483/
Also, you should jump on the discord, there's a lot of blender folks on there who'll be able to help bring you up to speed moving from truspace.
How long since you dropped truespace?
Worth noting that the blender 2.9 Alpha has support for nVidia Optix on 10 series cards. I had a play yesterday but didn't spend a vast amount of time on it (GTX1080).
Nice job on the corridor, btw.
Here's a screenshot of my settings, for what it's worth:
Seems pretty stable to me, especially given that I had to build it manually to get the latest release for OS X (they lost their Mac maintainer several releases ago). I've been pushing it pretty hard and it hasn't done anything funky beyond the usual boolean wackiness you often get.
You are doing excellent work! Keep going.