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3DGalaxy Class Redux

Hunter GHunter G1618 Posts: 506Member
edited February 4 in Work in Progress #1
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It's that time again! Starting with the concept:
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From here I'm blocking out the shapes, so I can ensure that the overall proportions are good. It won't match the concept completely, since I'll be tweaking and adjusting it to look good in 3D
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  • SCE2AuxSCE2Aux432 Posts: 92Member
    I already know I am going to love this. I really like both the Galaxy Class and your particular design style.
    Hunter G
  • publiusrpubliusr415 Posts: 1,574Member
    Can’t wait!
    Hunter G
  • Hunter GHunter G1618 Posts: 506Member
    I'm excited for this one! Actually I'm being commissioned by someone who wants to in turn have a physical model of this design built. I'm curious what you anyone here thinks would be a good price to charge.

    I don't want to gouge the customer, but I don't want to undersell my work. This will be at a very high level of detail, and it will take a large amount of hours.
  • Lizzy777Lizzy7771020 PNWPosts: 699Member
    Hunter G wrote: »
    I'm excited for this one! Actually I'm being commissioned by someone who wants to in turn have a physical model of this design built. I'm curious what you anyone here thinks would be a good price to charge.

    I don't want to gouge the customer, but I don't want to undersell my work. This will be at a very high level of detail, and it will take a large amount of hours.

    I know full well the pain of underselling work. Early on I did a job that I should have charged AT LEAST 5x what I had considering how much work I needed to put into it.

    Check online to see what the average rates are and adjust accordingly. Some sites say $30/hr, others average it out to $50/hr USD. Some make more, others less. Freelance targets range an average of $300/day. Again, some more, others less.

    10 years ago I was charging $200 to $500 for small-scale, low- to medium-detail printables for hobbyists. However, there were several models that were lined up from one of my customers (14 in total) so the overall payment was much larger. Others just ordered one or two and called it a day.

    Today I get paid a lot more per model for company work.

    Also, realize that your skill is only one factor that someone would need to consider. Printing out the model can also bite into their budget. The larger the print, the more it'll cost.
    ashleytingercaveat_imperatorHunter G
    "Cry 'Havoc!,' and let slip the corgies of war!"
  • BolianAdmiralBolianAdmiral981 Torrance, CaliforniaPosts: 2,403Member
    Off to a wonderful start!
    Hunter G
  • StarshipStarship385 São Paulo - BrasilPosts: 1,917Member
    edited September 2022 #7
    Great start!
    I´m anxiouslly waiting the development B)
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    Hunter G
  • Ael'sAel's83 FrancePosts: 67Member
    Hunter G wrote: »
    It's that time again! Starting with the concept:
    qKcsbUP.png

    From here I'm blocking out the shapes, so I can ensure that the overall proportions are good. It won't match the concept completely, since I'll be tweaking and adjusting it to look good in 3D
    94CAOKv.png
    ynWLeN6.png

    Ok, this is wild, can't wait to see more !
    JESpubliusrHunter Gsrspicerwolfman
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  • JESJES167 Posts: 101Member
    I've always like this one. Are you going for an AU, or Post-Dominion War model?
    Hunter G
  • lennier1lennier1726 Posts: 1,229Member
    edited September 2022 #10
    Not too keen on how the back section of the neck leaves the saucer (the way the hulls flow together was always one of my favorite parts of Probert's design), but I usually love your work, so I'll definitely follow this with interest.
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  • anthscoanthsco345 Raleigh, NCPosts: 59Member
    This will look fabulous in Daz3D.

    Nice work so far.
    Hunter G
  • Hunter GHunter G1618 Posts: 506Member
    JES wrote: »
    I've always like this one. Are you going for an AU, or Post-Dominion War model?

    I consider it a retcon, as if it's always looked this way (just for fun). The difference in proportions and shape would be too different to be a refit of any kind.
    lennier1 wrote: »
    Not too keen on how the back section of the neck leaves the saucer (the way the hulls flow together was always one of my favorite parts of Probert's design), but I usually love your work, so I'll definitely follow this with interest.

    Well it's a good thing this is just the blocking stage!
    anthsco wrote: »
    This will look fabulous in Daz3D.

    Nice work so far.

    Thanks! It's actually being modeled in Blender.

    And thanks @Lizzy777 ! I did end up figuring the cost out with the customer. :)

    Lizzy777
  • Hunter GHunter G1618 Posts: 506Member
    I haven't gotten far, I am having major art block right now. It seems I open the file only to turn the model around over and over trying to think about what to do next. At least I may have figured out the geometry of attaching the saucer
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  • anthscoanthsco345 Raleigh, NCPosts: 59Member
    anthsco wrote: »
    This will look fabulous in Daz3D.

    Nice work so far.

    Thanks! It's actually being modeled in Blender.

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    I understood that. Was going to try my hand at converting it to OBJ once you release it.

    Hunter G
  • adjunct37betaadjunct37beta183 Seattle, WAPosts: 56Member
    Watching this progress so closely! This is SO exciting!
    Hunter G
  • Hunter GHunter G1618 Posts: 506Member
    edited November 2022 #16
    Looks like I've neglected this site!

    I've had to redo the saucer/neck/engineering hull connection about 5 times, but I think I got the right curves on it now. I think I can call the blocking (infinite tweaking) stage done. Ignore the flat shading, I haven't added any support loops yet, only edge creasing
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  • BolianAdmiralBolianAdmiral981 Torrance, CaliforniaPosts: 2,403Member
    This is looking great…
    Hunter G
  • Rory1707Rory1707185 Posts: 188Member
    Great start my friend!🖖🏾
    Hunter G
  • Hunter GHunter G1618 Posts: 506Member
    I was scared to apply the subD, but it seems it turned out ok. At least I learned from my mistake with the 1701 and saved a copy before applying
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  • Wishbone_AshWishbone_Ash268 Posts: 246Member
    I like the direction the neck/saucer interface is heading but I feel the deflector is still too similar in shape to the original. Maybe go for a slightly more angular shape? I know Andy Probert deliberately designed the deflector and warp engines to have a similar oval shape when viewed from the front, so maybe do the same thing with the more angular cross sectional engines and your deflector?
    Hunter G
  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1802480 Posts: 10,250Member
    I like the direction you're going with this, it will be interesting to see how your version differs from Probert's original design.
    Hunter G
  • Hunter GHunter G1618 Posts: 506Member
    edited January 4 #22
    I had I nice long holiday break, and I hope ya'll did too!

    I redid the whole thing again, nothing to see there (just improved topology). Now the first detail work begins with the deflector:
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  • backsteptbackstept812 Posts: 737Member
    I like it a lot!
    How did you go about making the glowing parts? Seems like there's a gradient or translucency in the dish part.
    Hunter G
  • Rory1707Rory1707185 Posts: 188Member
    Looking good my friend. Happy New Year 🎊🎆🎈
    Hunter G
  • TallguyTallguy271 Posts: 442Member
    lennier1 wrote: »
    the way the hulls flow together was always one of my favorite parts of Probert's design
    This.

    Otherwise, the heck with the model, that concept art looks "real"! I did a double take when I saw that you did it yourself!

    Hunter G
    Bill "Tallguy" Thomas All I ask is a tall ship...
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  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1802480 Posts: 10,250Member
    I really like your deflector dish design.
    Hunter G
  • SCE2AuxSCE2Aux432 Posts: 92Member
    The geometry is looking cleaner, and I love that fancy deflector dish - great work!
    Hunter G
  • Hunter GHunter G1618 Posts: 506Member
    edited February 4 #28
    backstept wrote: »
    I like it a lot!
    How did you go about making the glowing parts? Seems like there's a gradient or translucency in the dish part.
    It's both, just a basic gradient for the emission strength, and there's a translucent cover over the top

    I ended up redoing the entire main body again because I still wasn't happy with the topology :#

    Anyway, here's a first pass at the main impulse drive:
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    And a quick comparison to show how it differs from the original so far:
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    (Original model reference by Alexander Klemm or "Nightfever" :) )
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  • Rory1707Rory1707185 Posts: 188Member
    Looking great my friend!
  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1802480 Posts: 10,250Member
    I like the way you did the back of the "neck," that looks cool.
  • SCE2AuxSCE2Aux432 Posts: 92Member
    Coming along beautifully. I like that you've deepened the lower half of the secondary Hull compared to the original Galaxy Class - it helps dispel a slight boxiness present in the original design when seen from directly fore or aft, although that was more an issue for the 4 foot shooting model than the 6 footer.
    Looking forward to more updates on this, I think it's going to turn out pretty special!
    publiusr
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