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3Dbackstept's Shipyards - Various WIPs

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  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1802437 Posts: 10,224Member
    backstept wrote: »
    Most of today was spent on organizing objects into collections and renaming. No more random Cube.086 or random duplicate materials.

    I do that as I go. Otherwise, I'll never remember which cube, sphere or cylinder is which. :lol: Also, I like having things grouped so I can more easily move them if necessary. I just wish that hiding the parent would also hide the child objects, but that's not how Blender works, unfortunately.
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  • srspicersrspicer350 Posts: 305Member
    Already have one of the renders as one of my desk top pictures!
    Awesome work.
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  • backsteptbackstept784 Posts: 732Member
    You can hide the collection itself and it hides everything inside it.

    I try to keep things organized as I go, but it doesn't always work out that way.
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  • backsteptbackstept784 Posts: 732Member
    I just love the way the light hits it.

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  • EBOLIIEBOLII185 Posts: 338Member
    Wow! what a great image! Thank you for sharing
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  • backsteptbackstept784 Posts: 732Member
    working on some more doodles

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  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1802437 Posts: 10,224Member
    edited January 13 #98
    Nice! Those are both great designs, especially the Oberth class. I tend to like unusual ships, so that's always been a favorite of mine. Both models look great so far.
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  • backsteptbackstept784 Posts: 732Member
    I figured I could bash some connie refit parts for the akyazi. Im trying to find good reference for the oberth. Not sure if anyone took good pictures of the model at auction like the A and D. I used some orthos from Cygnus X-1 that look ok but not as close as i want
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  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1802437 Posts: 10,224Member
    The Oberth is not the world's most documented model. There are a couple from the Christie's auction here:

    https://www.ex-astris-scientia.org/scans/sfvarious1.htm
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  • backsteptbackstept784 Posts: 732Member
    Coward wrote: »

    Fantastic! I found the set of Excelsior photos from Bill George as well.
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  • backsteptbackstept784 Posts: 732Member
    Looking at those reference pictures I can see that I need to start over, but that's a good thing! The tricky part at the moment is the rear part of the lower hull.

    Also, the Oberth class official size makes no sense. I think I want to make it make sense.

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  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1802437 Posts: 10,224Member
    Scaling is one of the things I hate most about building canon ships. ILM claims the Oberth is 120m long, but that doesn't work for the window rows, bay doors or anything else. I get that they wanted the ship to be small, but I get the sense that it was actually designed to be larger than it is and then ILM decided it was only 120m.
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  • backsteptbackstept784 Posts: 732Member
    Same thing happened with Excelsior. It was detailed as if it were twice the size!
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  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1802437 Posts: 10,224Member
    Indeed. Coincidentally, both ships are from the same movie. So, I'm guessing they just hadn't worked out the scales when they designed and built the ships.
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  • backsteptbackstept784 Posts: 732Member
    edited January 18 #107
    Did a little more work on the little shippy.

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  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1802437 Posts: 10,224Member
    Looking great. :)
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  • scifiericscifieric1068 Posts: 1,440Member
    backstept wrote: »
    Did a little more work on the little shippy.

    Oh, that's beautiful!
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  • backsteptbackstept784 Posts: 732Member
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  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1802437 Posts: 10,224Member
    Damn, you throw these things together really quickly.
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  • backsteptbackstept784 Posts: 732Member
    Damn, you throw these things together really quickly.

    No idea how! I just do it. It's all just breaking it down into simple shapes and sometimes making a part several times over.
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  • BlueNeumannBlueNeumann480 Posts: 1,188Member
    That's a good lookin' Obie.
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  • backsteptbackstept784 Posts: 732Member
    Like the great Stan Lee always said

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  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1802437 Posts: 10,224Member
    Nice! The Excelsior is by far one of the best designs in Star Trek, in my opinion.
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  • ashleytingerashleytinger1280 Central OhioPosts: 976Member
    Nice! The Excelsior is by far one of the best designs in Star Trek, in my opinion.

    Starfleet keeping her in service for 100 plus years would agree! ;)
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  • JESJES167 Posts: 101Member
    I just realized:
    Wait, this was all done in Blender?! As in, the program I just started learning?!

    Yeah, I'm using this thread for reference, because I'm gonna need it (and hope you don't mind if I visit to bombard you with the occasional questions!)
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  • backsteptbackstept784 Posts: 732Member
    yep, all in blender! and I won't mind the questions!
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  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1802437 Posts: 10,224Member
    edited January 22 #119
    Nice! The Excelsior is by far one of the best designs in Star Trek, in my opinion.

    Starfleet keeping her in service for 100 plus years would agree! ;)

    New TV show, we need ships. :lol: Of course, it would have been preferred to not use any of the older ship models in TNG, but there wasn't enough room in the budget to build all new ship models, that's why the Excelsior, Oberth, Miranda, Klingon Bird of Prey and Merchantman ship models make numerous appearances. (though the Merchantman was constantly being modified.) That means many of those ships were in service for that long. Though, the real money saver was the K't'inga. Between TMP and Star Trek VI, no new footage was shot of that model. Star Trek II and TNG used stock footage from TMP. ;)
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  • count23count23344 Posts: 759Member
    Nice! The Excelsior is by far one of the best designs in Star Trek, in my opinion.

    Starfleet keeping her in service for 100 plus years would agree! ;)

    New TV show, we need ships. :lol: Of course, it would have been preferred to not use any of the older ship models in TNG, but there wasn't enough room in the budget to build all new ship models, that's why the Excelsior, Oberth, Miranda, Klingon Bird of Prey and Merchantman ship models make numerous appearances. (though the Merchantman was constantly being modified.) That means many of those ships were in service for that long. Though, the real money saver was the K't'inga. Between TMP and Star Trek VI, no new footage was shot of that model. Star Trek II and TNG used stock footage from TMP. ;)

    Fun little fact, as a result of this, and the use of stock footage from EAF all the way through TNG, the most frequent version of the Excelsior seen in trek before CG was the search for spock version. The Excelsior model didn't undergo it's refit into the TUC version until season 7 of TNG, but TNG stopped producing new footage of the Excelsior by season 4, so all the stock shots were the TSFS version with the different bridge and shuttle modules.
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  • backsteptbackstept784 Posts: 732Member
    I never really thought about the back of the Excelsior neck being curved, but it seems to be concentric with the saucer. e4sqlhj2wg40.png
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