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3DLewis' Nova Class

lewisnivenlewisniven2439 UKPosts: 456Member
edited May 2021 in Work in Progress #1
I've wanted to do one of these since before I could model, so here we go. I'm aiming to correct a lot of the 'wobblyness' in the production mesh (which is VERY wobbly in places) so I'm allowing myself some freedom on the detailing.

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  • BolianAdmiralBolianAdmiral981 Torrance, CaliforniaPosts: 2,404Member
    Off to a solid start!
    lewisniven
  • ashleytingerashleytinger1318 Central OhioPosts: 987Member
    Always loved this little ship. Are you going to do the refit too?
    lewisniven
  • Vortex5972Vortex5972244 Posts: 1,144Member
    Cool little ship.

    Great start.
    lewisniven
  • omnipotentomnipotent657 SwedenPosts: 466Member
    yey a thread!

    /me pulls up a chair and brings the popcorn*
    lewisniven
  • trekkitrekki733 Posts: 1,271Member
    Very good start.
    Is the 1701-D ready?
    lewisniven
  • lewisnivenlewisniven2439 UKPosts: 456Member
    Always loved this little ship. Are you going to do the refit too?

    I don't plan to but I guess I wouldn't be that hard as it's just bits stuck on.

    trekki wrote: »
    Very good start.
    Is the 1701-D ready?

    Lol, define 'ready'. It's 99% complete, it's a model I could tinker with forever I think.
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  • MikeFinleyMusicMikeFinleyMusic171 Posts: 60Member
    Looks amazing. I've tried it a couple of times and it's something that looks like it'd be easy but is actually pretty ridiculous
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  • RekkertRekkert3249 Buenos Aires, ArgentinaPosts: 2,224Member
    Looking good! The Nova's always been one of those designs that I love at first glance but all the small issues it had due to the bad CG made me not like it as much lol, so a "corrected" version sounds awesome!
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  • BridgerBridger176 Posts: 17Member
    Very Nice!
    lewisniven
  • lewisnivenlewisniven2439 UKPosts: 456Member
    Looks amazing. I've tried it a couple of times and it's something that looks like it'd be easy but is actually pretty ridiculous

    Yeah it's a bit of an ordeal for sure, getting the poly flow to be smooth has been a challenge!
    Rekkert wrote: »
    Looking good! The Nova's always been one of those designs that I love at first glance but all the small issues it had due to the bad CG made me not like it as much lol, so a "corrected" version sounds awesome!

    Same, everyone time I look at the production mesh I cant help but spot all the wobbles.
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  • omnipotentomnipotent657 SwedenPosts: 466Member
    edited April 2021 #12
    lewisniven wrote: »
    Looks amazing. I've tried it a couple of times and it's something that looks like it'd be easy but is actually pretty ridiculous

    Yeah it's a bit of an ordeal for sure, getting the poly flow to be smooth has been a challenge!
    Rekkert wrote: »
    Looking good! The Nova's always been one of those designs that I love at first glance but all the small issues it had due to the bad CG made me not like it as much lol, so a "corrected" version sounds awesome!

    Same, everyone time I look at the production mesh I cant help but spot all the wobbles.
    squinting or walking far from the monitor helps :D

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  • publiusrpubliusr416 Posts: 1,574Member
    This is what Defiant should have been...with on-screen Defiant itself inlaid into an enormous saucer as a battle section
    lewisniven
  • MartocticvsMartocticvs410 Posts: 521Member
    Nice start!
    lewisniven
  • lennier1lennier1726 Posts: 1,229Member
    Beautiful!
    I'm sure Rick Sternbach would be proud.
    lewisniven
  • markmasseymarkmassey498 StaffordshirePosts: 579Member
    nice, love the nova class for some reason... its an awkward design... its like they said make us something similar to voyager... but no way near as cool... (cant have it outshining the hero ship)... but still really interesting design...

    You've made a good start.. Not to sound like a broken record but could we get some wireframe renders?? while your at the early stages.... i love seeing other peoples geometry... then going back to my wips and fixing the horrendous geometry ive done lol..
    lewisniven
  • lewisnivenlewisniven2439 UKPosts: 456Member
    Not much in the way of updates, just fleshing some details out:

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    Some wires for @markmassey too ;). I don't profess to be a master of poly-flow but this is working for me so far. I've not frozen the subd for the hull in yet so that'll get a bit more tweaking but this shows the rough idea.

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  • lewisnivenlewisniven2439 UKPosts: 456Member
    Here's the cage for those that are interested:

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  • markmasseymarkmassey498 StaffordshirePosts: 579Member
    thanks for doing those mate, you're a gent.. :)
  • lewisnivenlewisniven2439 UKPosts: 456Member
    Mainly working on getting some blended nacelle struts in today;

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  • markmasseymarkmassey498 StaffordshirePosts: 579Member
    I have to apolagise for what i'm about to say... but the paneling you've put on the underside reminds me of a cats arse :/ (it could just be an unfortunate angle) lol

    But so I don't just end with that... the detailing you've done on the spine and bridge looks great..........
  • lewisnivenlewisniven2439 UKPosts: 456Member
    markmassey wrote: »
    I have to apolagise for what i'm about to say... but the paneling you've put on the underside reminds me of a cats arse :/ (it could just be an unfortunate angle) lol

    But so I don't just end with that... the detailing you've done on the spine and bridge looks great..........

    Well that's this ship ruined then, I'll never un-see that! =)

    Spent a long time today tweaking the shape, and re-checking the saucer curve to make sure everything will line up.

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  • BolianAdmiralBolianAdmiral981 Torrance, CaliforniaPosts: 2,404Member
    I’ve always absolutely adored the Nova.
  • lewisnivenlewisniven2439 UKPosts: 456Member
    I’ve always absolutely adored the Nova.

    Yeah it's a great design, nice and compact with great proportions.
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  • markmasseymarkmassey498 StaffordshirePosts: 579Member
    I'm so glad you saw the funny side of that..... i woke up last night at 3 in the morning thinking holy crap what if that came across as me sounding like an £$%^.........
  • lewisnivenlewisniven2439 UKPosts: 456Member
    markmassey wrote: »
    I'm so glad you saw the funny side of that..... i woke up last night at 3 in the morning thinking holy crap what if that came across as me sounding like an £$%^.........

    Haha not at all, all good here!

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  • lewisnivenlewisniven2439 UKPosts: 456Member
    edited May 2021 #27
    Nacelle strut detailing today, and also a switch to ACES colour space.

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  • lewisnivenlewisniven2439 UKPosts: 456Member
    First rough interior that I'll use as a texture for the room boxes behind the windows.

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  • RekkertRekkert3249 Buenos Aires, ArgentinaPosts: 2,224Member
    Great progress! The changed geometry of the saucer is now a lot more noticeable with the escape pods in place. I also like the hatch you added above the shuttlebay.
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  • markmasseymarkmassey498 StaffordshirePosts: 579Member
    Love those interiors.. the detailing on the pylons looks really great too....
    lewisniven
  • lewisnivenlewisniven2439 UKPosts: 456Member
    edited May 2021 #31
    Rekkert wrote: »
    Great progress! The changed geometry of the saucer is now a lot more noticeable with the escape pods in place. I also like the hatch you added above the shuttlebay.

    Thanks, its a big ol' blank space on the canon model and given that type-6 shuttle only JUST fits through the shuttlebay doors I figured a hatch for bigger stuff would be useful. I'm not 100% sold on it ye, I might re-work it a bit but I like the concept.

    More progress today, some windows cut, plus extra nacelle work;

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    Also the 'canon' deflector on the Nova looks a bit under-baked in my opinion so I started riffing my own. I may play with doing something more integrated as per the intrepid class/original concept too, there's some exploration to be done here I think.

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    Also, more or less finished interiors;

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