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  • BlobVanDamBlobVanDam0 Posts: 0Member
    Looking great so far! You've really nailed the aesthetic of that era of Trek, but also improving upon it. From one of my favourite episodes too, so I'm glad at the choice.
  • Chris2005Chris2005575 Posts: 3,079Member
    BlobVanDam wrote: »
    Looking great so far! You've really nailed the aesthetic of that era of Trek, but also improving upon it. From one of my favourite episodes too, so I'm glad at the choice.

    Thanks. :D
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  • Chris2005Chris2005575 Posts: 3,079Member
    It's been a good while since I've posted anything animation related, it's just been something that's too time consuming with work, so I work on something when I feel motivated enough.

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  • XFozzbouteXFozzboute651 Posts: 1,627Member
    You continue to amaze me with your work.
  • Chris2005Chris2005575 Posts: 3,079Member

    Might be the first project I actually finish in one sitting in a while... :lol:
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  • Chris2005Chris2005575 Posts: 3,079Member
    I've been scouting all over for a fan created model of this ship, and lo and behold, Chris Kuhn started working on it, and here it is. My 3D Max conversion of the model. it's amazing! :D
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  • trekkitrekki589 Posts: 1,149Member
    Hi Chris,
    welcome back. Nice Ship !
  • scifiericscifieric979 Posts: 1,361Member
    very nice work, Chris!
  • Chris2005Chris2005575 Posts: 3,079Member

    Slowly started working on this again... it's been a while. lol
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  • Chris2005Chris2005575 Posts: 3,079Member

    I really like the warp star effect I created... what do you think? Hit the halfway mark on this remastering. :D
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  • rojrenrojren1284 Louisville, Kentucky USAPosts: 1,732Member
    Pretty. I like that the vanishing point changes with the camera movement.
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  • RekkertRekkert2924 Buenos Aires, ArgentinaPosts: 2,193Member
    I really like the style you're going with here regarding the effects. Besides, I'm a simple man, I immediately like anything that happens with the Starfleet Academy music in the background. :p
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  • Chris2005Chris2005575 Posts: 3,079Member
    lol thanks :P

    My only question right now is, should I make the warp engines of the Excelsior light up like in DS9/Voyager, or stay true to the movies and keep them unlit?
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  • Chris2005Chris2005575 Posts: 3,079Member

    Slowly rolling forward... first shot of the Excelsior... :D
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  • Chris2005Chris2005575 Posts: 3,079Member

    Worked on the Excelsior's deflector dish color a bit... hopefully it's closer to the movies now. :D
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  • Chris2005Chris2005575 Posts: 3,079Member
    Still deciding if I should light the Excelsior's nacelles like seen in DS9/Voyager... or leave them unlit?
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  • RekkertRekkert2924 Buenos Aires, ArgentinaPosts: 2,193Member
    I'd go with the original intention, nacelles lit only while at warp. :)
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  • Chris2005Chris2005575 Posts: 3,079Member
    Rekkert wrote: »
    I'd go with the original intention, nacelles lit only while at warp. :)

    And on the Excelsior, it's been the bands around the nacelles, right?
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  • ST-OneST-One187 Posts: 293Member
    Chris2005 wrote: »
    Still deciding if I should light the Excelsior's nacelles like seen in DS9/Voyager... or leave them unlit?

    Unlit.
  • Chris2005Chris2005575 Posts: 3,079Member
    Here's the nacelles lit for warp for the sake of comparison...

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  • RekkertRekkert2924 Buenos Aires, ArgentinaPosts: 2,193Member
    Huh, turns out I was wrong, on the original models the nacelles don't even lit when at warp... Still, I'd personally go with lit at warp, it would make sense as that's when plasma is going though the warp coils.

    Also, I felt something was a bit off but I couldn't realize what it was before, it's the lit RCS thrusters, they look like windows, and thus make the whole ship look smaller IMO. Are they lit just as an artistic license?
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  • Chris2005Chris2005575 Posts: 3,079Member
    Rekkert wrote: »
    Huh, turns out I was wrong, on the original models the nacelles don't even lit when at warp... Still, I'd personally go with lit at warp, it would make sense as that's when plasma is going though the warp coils.

    Also, I felt something was a bit off but I couldn't realize what it was before, it's the lit RCS thrusters, they look like windows, and thus make the whole ship look smaller IMO. Are they lit just as an artistic license?

    I'll wrestle with the lit/unlit warp nacelles...

    No, the model comes with them lit. I can turn them off though.
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  • Chris2005Chris2005575 Posts: 3,079Member
    I'm almost tempted to replace the Excelsior with the Lakota or something... so I can use Alex's amazing Excelsior Refit. :P
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  • scifiericscifieric979 Posts: 1,361Member
    Nice work, Chris!
  • Chris2005Chris2005575 Posts: 3,079Member

    So I've replaced the Excelsior with the Lakota... I doubt the Lakota was in service when the Enterprise A was in service, but suppose this is several decades after the decommission of the Enterprise A... ;) Also, the last shot of the combined shot of the Bird of Prey dropping from warp, uncloaking and entering the asteroid field.
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  • Chris2005Chris2005575 Posts: 3,079Member

    Hoping to finish this by the end of the year... It's almost taken a year to redo this project.
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  • Chris2005Chris2005575 Posts: 3,079Member

    So, the first part of the jump is pretty much done in my eyes, maybe a few more tweaks... starting to work on the post-jump shot, then can easily render the merry-go-round shot from the beginning.

    I'm also already reworking the model to look closer to what I see in ortho shots of the model, not under scenery lighting.
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  • TallguyTallguy186 Posts: 398Member
    Well, it's definitely hit the "uncanny valley". It's close enough that it looks further away than it is, if that makes sense.
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  • Chris2005Chris2005575 Posts: 3,079Member
    Tallguy wrote: »
    Well, it's definitely hit the "uncanny valley". It's close enough that it looks further away than it is, if that makes sense.

    Kind of, but I'm tired, so if you can elaborate a bit? lol
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  • Chris2005Chris2005575 Posts: 3,079Member


    So, I was inspired to do something after hearing this music, so I included a little snippet of it (used with permission w/ credit). But here's a little something, now that I have Nightfever's Voyager model ready to go. :D
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