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Judge Death. wrote: »
You are definitely capturing the retro look of the ship's tech, with lots of useless blinky lights, reel to reel tapes, etc. It really does look like the Jupiter two. God they wasted so much space on that huge red ball for an alarm?! Why not just a panel?
Damn good work. Modeling, texturing, lighting, rendering, you;ve got it all down.
Avian wrote: »
I don't have Poser but can export any mesh as .obj. .dxf. .3ds, etc which Poser can then import. I was going to prep the Jupiter 2 exterior, selected interiors and the Jupiter 3 (which is the larger version that will hold all of the TV show's interiors plus extras) and upload it here but haven't gotten around to it yet. If there is interest I'll make that more of a priority in the coming weeks.
Oh, and here's the finished flight deck!
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Avian wrote: »
Good question I presume this Station is perhaps 10-15 times the mass of the Jupiter. And the fact that the Station is mirrored in the z-axis to accommodate 2 ships at once precludes locating the drive like the Jupiter's design. Maybe the 3 drives work in concert to move the ship. I'm open to suggestions! This Station may or may not actually appear in the web series. It was done for the helluvit!
Because it looks like we are going toward all-digital sets, I've designed a version of the Jupiter 2 with the viewport pushed outboard, similar to the original. What this does though, is create a very large flight deck. I've included a quick study showing the scale...
Jeff wrote: »
Ron, that fuel barge absolutely HAS to appear somewhere in your storyline, it is a beautiful, well conceived piece of work (your usual), and a vast improvement on the original. (And I think the multiple drives can be chalked up to redundancy, thankyouverymuch). SO glad you are taking the original concept for this webseries further, and believe many here will agree with me.
Now for a potentially heretical idea; ahem...I really like the design concept of moving the flight controls, and main viewport forward, creating the larger flight deck. This brings her back more in line visually and proportionally with the original and I believe is a much more elegant layout. But some secondary system monitors and controls were eliminated along the sides to facilitate the change. This si where it might become controversial, but I kind of like the idea of creating a free-standing panel behind the flight chairs (a la Worf's station, but in miniature) to regain some of those lost functions, sort of a very high tech, expanded and multi-system "check engine" light, with it's own slide up touch screen display.
Jeff wrote: »
Ok, I'm going to respond to my own response here. While a "ships systems" monitoring panel might in fact be a useful and cool addition behind the flight chairs, I find I much prefer that tactical station idea (freely stolen from another series). It just seems like it could make for some very nice visuals, as well as moving the characters away from their omnifunctional flight controls, so possibly even adding some amount of drama. EX; there's a large somethingorother directly in our flight path and the thruster thingie is on the spacefritz, we need to blast it with the laser or all is (yet again) lost. We then move the action just a few steps away from the flight consoles as Don (or whomever)brings up said object, dramatic music builds as time again runs out, target locked, laser fires and object is dustified, just in time. Now, let's check this blinking "check engine" light out. Or yet another angry alien populace has launched another of those annoying saucer-seeking missles, etc etc. Seems like that could be a dramatic and visually interesting control station location.
Now, while I have you on the phone, there's something else that I think needs to be said. I find myself really looking forward to any new images or videos that you produce, REALLY anticipating the next Ron Haselius work. I believe it was your visuals as much as anything that caught the attention of many of us and was key in fueling our very strong interests in the Lost In Space web series. While the original story idea grabbed me, its focus changed, then changed again. Through those changes it was your marvelous work that kept me coming back for more, looking forward to seeing new views or scenes.
I'm not saying all this to try and blow smoke where smoke doesn't belong, but this was my epiphany last night. Ron, for what it's worth, I believe you have become THE GUY. Your work with the Jupiter ships specifically is hugely responsible for many of us following the series through its various efforts. There are other artists out there doing some very fine work (and some not) of the Jupiter, but YOU have brought the ship to virtual life for us. Combining your obvious skills and affection for the subject matter with attention to detail, your Jupiter 2's are the ones by which all other Jupiters are measured. And yes, I realize and recognize how much credit must go to Ron Gross and others that have provided you with necessary information to accomplish what you have, and my great appreciation goes out to them. But, like it or not, and I believe it to be both an honor and a burden, you have become the standard bearer, and the standard setter for those of us who fondly remember the Jupiter 2.
Thank you, Ron for all of your excellent work
rojren wrote: »
Well, wasn't the astrogator a sort of "free standing panel"?