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USS Innovator

dreamwalkerdreamwalker177 Posts: 189Member
edited January 2018 in Work in Progress #1
New ship 3d model sketch.

You can view the model in the 3d viewer here:
https://p3d.in/eL5Fw


Heavily inspired Sovereign Class and MKF's current design. Maybe too similar? I think that's mostly the saucer though. I love long slender nacelles.

This project is probably going to be a slow burner.

Any thoughts, references or suggestions?

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  • dreamwalkerdreamwalker177 Posts: 189Member
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  • PsychyoPsychyo0 Posts: 0Member
    I like the look of this a lot. There's something about smooth flowing shapes that gets me interested.

    In terms of suggestions, from the side profile the design seems slightly front heavy. Maybe move the nacelles back a smidge or make them longer? Cut a bit off the forward part of the saucer?
    Anyway, you're the designer, so I'll leave it up to you to do what you please :)
  • dreamwalkerdreamwalker177 Posts: 189Member
    Psychyo wrote: »
    I like the look of this a lot. There's something about smooth flowing shapes that gets me interested.

    In terms of suggestions, from the side profile the design seems slightly front heavy. Maybe move the nacelles back a smidge or make them longer? Cut a bit off the forward part of the saucer?
    Anyway, you're the designer, so I'll leave it up to you to do what you please :)
    I've really changed the scale -

    Heres the newest version:
    https://p3d.in/ntrtw

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  • rojrenrojren292 Louisville, Kentucky USAPosts: 1,463Member
    The 3/4 forward view is pretty awesome. The front view... looks a bit... dunno... thick?
    "Tradition: Letting dead people make your decisions for you."
    -- Sir Terry Pratchett (paraphrase)
  • dreamwalkerdreamwalker177 Posts: 189Member
    BTW, is adding attachments for the thread thumbnail - broken?
  • dreamwalkerdreamwalker177 Posts: 189Member
    rojren wrote: »
    The 3/4 forward view is pretty awesome. The front view... looks a bit... dunno... thick?
    That wasn't a real ortho to be fair

    How about this?

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  • rojrenrojren292 Louisville, Kentucky USAPosts: 1,463Member
    It's still not it's best side, but yes, that's better.
    "Tradition: Letting dead people make your decisions for you."
    -- Sir Terry Pratchett (paraphrase)
  • dreamwalkerdreamwalker177 Posts: 189Member
    New link:
    https://p3d.in/Wp58M

    Haven't had much time to work on this of late, hopefully some real movement this week. I've swept the pylons and nacelles forward and given it a better look from the forward and beneath view points. I'm 99.95% happy with the shape so it'll be a case of figuring out the details and re-meshing this week.

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  • SeanPSeanP171 Posts: 0Member
    Cool radical design! Very creative! :thumb:
  • publiusrpubliusr227 Posts: 1,170Member
    Good angles.
  • psCargilepsCargile232 Posts: 546Member
    Gorgeous design.
  • dreamwalkerdreamwalker177 Posts: 189Member
    Here's an update.

    Remeshed the ship, decided on making it more muscular. Working out what is to go where etc. If you've got any thoughts and suggestions please let me know. Thanks to all the comments so far. :)

    Model viewer link:
    https://p3d.in/wFYAw

    Screenshots from inside c4d.
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  • markmasseymarkmassey0 Posts: 0Member
    nice design... have to admit i was looking at your deflector array thinking oh no, oh no.... only because it looks very similar to a design i've been working on (shape wise) great side profile tho.. looks lovely and sleek.

    cant wait to see it with textures.
  • PsychyoPsychyo0 Posts: 0Member
    I'm loving the sweeping curves on this ship.

    Just one little critique, I think the nacelles could be widened a bit. Just give them a bit more mass to balance with the rest of the ship.

    Look forward to see where you go from here.
  • dreamwalkerdreamwalker177 Posts: 189Member
    markmassey wrote: »
    nice design... have to admit i was looking at your deflector array thinking oh no, oh no.... only because it looks very similar to a design i've been working on (shape wise) great side profile tho.. looks lovely and sleek.

    cant wait to see it with textures.
    Haha, thanks! I've just had a look at your design and it's much closer to the kind of vessel i normally try to create. Star Trek ships are usually an exercise in patience for me. :D Still a ton of geometry to go before texturing, and I have no idea how to make the circular hull panel texture I've seen a lot of on other designs... If you have any tips I'm all ears!


    Psychyo wrote: »
    I'm loving the sweeping curves on this ship.

    Just one little critique, I think the nacelles could be widened a bit. Just give them a bit more mass to balance with the rest of the ship.

    Look forward to see where you go from here.
    Great suggestion, I'll do this on the next version I upload. Going to work on the saucer and tbe bridge next.great suggestion, I'll do this on the next version I upload. Going to work on the saucer and tbe bridge next.
  • dreamwalkerdreamwalker177 Posts: 189Member
    Kinda struggling with the details a bit. If anyone has any good references for paneling and meter scale detail that might work for this design, let me know.

    Here's a preview: (lots of mesh errors atm too)
    https://p3d.in/tlZZA
  • AresiusAresius337 Posts: 4,124Member
    I like the design. Looks very organic and aquarian to me.
  • dreamwalkerdreamwalker177 Posts: 189Member
    Here's an update.

    https://p3d.in/ydeF7

    Let me know your thoughts.

    Thank you.
  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_180647 Posts: 8,449Member
    I like the design and that's some fantastic modeling. I'm amazed at how much of it is one piece.
  • rojrenrojren292 Louisville, Kentucky USAPosts: 1,463Member
    I like some of the changes, but I like some things from the previous version better. I like the 'seam' along the front of the nacelles and down the pylons, and cuts into the secondary hull. The nacelles from the side look good, but from the top look looong. Maybe more of a flare at the front would help? I liked the earlier version of the underside of the saucer. And the aft end of secondary hull seems too pointy

    Having said more negatives than I planned - I'll say she's got a lot of great angles.
    "Tradition: Letting dead people make your decisions for you."
    -- Sir Terry Pratchett (paraphrase)
  • bobafettbobafett0 Posts: 0Member
    I like the direction you are heading. Nice work!
    And I liked the position of your impulse engines on the lower nacelle struts.
    Maybe push the design of the saucer a little further (similar to Ent E) as the engineering hull looks more advanced.
  • dreamwalkerdreamwalker177 Posts: 189Member
    Made some changes based on your feedbacks.

    https://p3d.in/o1QE0

    Semi reverted the hull back to a more ent-e style, though not completely, I've also tapered the nacelles from the top down view to make them smaller looking.


    Beyond a bit of cleaning up. I want to fix the hull and start working on details. So if you have any major changes or bits of feedback, say them now or forever hold your peace. :D
  • komarokomaro90 Posts: 619Member
    Nice design. I like the ship like it is. I must say I prefer that vision of a future star ship, then say the Enterprise J. I would start making the details if I was you.
  • dreamwalkerdreamwalker177 Posts: 189Member
    Current progress.

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  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_180647 Posts: 8,449Member
    I like it. Great work so far. :)
  • gerb200gerb200176 Posts: 111Member
    It looks amazing. I wasn't sure I liked the deflector cutout til my second look. It's great. Only thing I can say would maybe add a little on the top of the saucer to keep it from being too flat and uniform.
  • dreamwalkerdreamwalker177 Posts: 189Member
    Thanks for the kind comments,

    I really need to finish this mother****ing mesh.
  • dreamwalkerdreamwalker177 Posts: 189Member
    I WILL finish this mesh god damn it.

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  • RekkertRekkert480 Buenos Aires, ArgentinaPosts: 1,639Member
    Ohhh, those added details are looking great! Very clean modeling!
    For my finished Trek bridges and other works of mine, visit my portfolio
    Feel free to contact me if you're interested in commissions!​
  • dreamwalkerdreamwalker177 Posts: 189Member
    Modeling complete, base texture chosen.
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