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3DStar Trek Interiors

RekkertRekkert901 Buenos Aires, ArgentinaPosts: 1,755Member
edited March 14 in Work in Progress #1
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Long time no see! I've been away from modeling for a while in order to get into Blender (well, Linux as a whole, and Blender).

Now that I'm at least competent in its use, I wanted to share what I've been working on.

My first full mesh was this, the bridge of the USS Patagonia, an Excelsior Class inspired by the bridges of Star Trek V and VI:

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You can see a lot more images at my Art Station page.

After finishing that bridge, I started experimenting into what later become a full commission for a deviantART user, modifying the bridge to make it closer to the Enterprise-B design, while keeping the overall shape. This is still a WIP, as the new consoles need new textures, and there's still some modifications to be done to the mesh, including new chairs:

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My other WIP is a completely new bridge, for the starship USS Galatea. It's based on the Enterprise-C and the USS Sutherland, for a small mid-24th century ship. It's almost completely finished, except for the textures:

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As these are my first meshes with Blender, and I'm still learning how to render properly, I'm more than open to critiques!
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For my finished Trek bridges and other works of mine, visit my portfolio
Feel free to contact me if you're interested in commissions!​
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  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_180916 Posts: 8,941Member
    That's some great stuff. I like your helm console for your personal Excelsior class. I also like the Enterprise-B version. The TNG-era bridge is also nice, it goes nicely with the TNG "we can do as much with less stations/people" aesthetic. It has a nice utility ship look to it.

    By the way, which Linux distribution do you use?
  • PixelMagicPixelMagic200 Posts: 601Member
    I love the USS Patagonia bridge. Great stuff.
  • Nell 3DNell 3D171 Posts: 87Member
    The result is magnificent. Especially for not doing the most protagonist of the series or movies, I really like the designs that were little seen
  • RekkertRekkert901 Buenos Aires, ArgentinaPosts: 1,755Member
    @evil_genius_180: Thank you! I wasn't too sure about that helm console, the front looked a bit too empty sometimes, I'm glad you like it. I'm a Ubunty guy (14.04 and 16.04 Mate in different systems), nothing fancy ;). My main desktop PC is still running Windows 10 because I had some problems getting my UEFI Motherboard to run Linux, I've tried everything and got no results.

    @PixelMagic: Thank you!

    @Nell 3D: Gracias! ;)

    I've made some more progress on the Nomad (aka Enterprise-B like) bridge, adding some markings above the stations, some lights below the railing, and started with the texturing of the new Helm/Nav consoles.

    c2_03_by_rekkert-db1q3f7.png
    For my finished Trek bridges and other works of mine, visit my portfolio
    Feel free to contact me if you're interested in commissions!​
  • BlueNeumannBlueNeumann286 Posts: 1,041Member
    God, I love this! I feel like I'm a kid again seeing these!
  • SATRSATR91 Posts: 278Member
    Beautiful images. Wish i could have my bridge look like that
  • RekkertRekkert901 Buenos Aires, ArgentinaPosts: 1,755Member
    Thank you both!

    Here's some further progress on the Nomad. The station chairs are finally done! They aren't perfect, but I'm pretty happy with them.
    I've also added further details around the viewscreen; and changed the materials for the floor a bit, making the metal darker and adding a fabric material for the lower level.

    c5_02_by_rekkert-db1vhpx.png

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    For my finished Trek bridges and other works of mine, visit my portfolio
    Feel free to contact me if you're interested in commissions!​
  • RekkertRekkert901 Buenos Aires, ArgentinaPosts: 1,755Member
    Modeling of the Captain's chair is done.

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    For my finished Trek bridges and other works of mine, visit my portfolio
    Feel free to contact me if you're interested in commissions!​
  • RekkertRekkert901 Buenos Aires, ArgentinaPosts: 1,755Member
    Well, I've finished the Nomad bridge, but I can't show it to you as I'm still waiting approval (and payment) from the commissioner.

    Moving on, I've kept working on the Galatea. Modeling was done but the ceiling was too empty for my taste, so I've added some more lights at the center of it as well as some paneling. Other than that, work continued on the interfaces, as well as in some remaining minor details.

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    For my finished Trek bridges and other works of mine, visit my portfolio
    Feel free to contact me if you're interested in commissions!​
  • GeminiFanGeminiFan0 Posts: 0Member
    A (VERY) small nit, I'm wondering if any of these ships were to be commanded by someone of, say James Cromwell's stature, would there be enough platform in front of the command chair that those long legs might be dangling off the front of that relatively short platform?
  • RekkertRekkert901 Buenos Aires, ArgentinaPosts: 1,755Member
    @GeminiFan: I've checked for that early on, and don't worry, there's plenty of room on that platform. A lot of the bridge is actually bigger than it looks, the doors for instance are 2.4 meters tall, in order to make them accesible not only for tall humans, but for big aliens as well.

    Well, the Galatea is done!

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    For my finished Trek bridges and other works of mine, visit my portfolio
    Feel free to contact me if you're interested in commissions!​
  • BlueNeumannBlueNeumann286 Posts: 1,041Member
    LOVE the Galatea bridge, oh my god. Now my mind is trying to imagine the exterior of that little thing.
  • RekkertRekkert901 Buenos Aires, ArgentinaPosts: 1,755Member
    Thank you very much!

    Well, here's the exterior of the Galatea, a Leander-Class frigate; one of the many beautiful ships designed by Conner Bentley, aka KillaBC.
    For my finished Trek bridges and other works of mine, visit my portfolio
    Feel free to contact me if you're interested in commissions!​
  • BlobVanDamBlobVanDam0 Posts: 0Member
    Great work so far! It really captures the look of many of those interiors of the era.
    The ship exterior reminds me of a smaller Nebula class.
  • BlueNeumannBlueNeumann286 Posts: 1,041Member
    I have to say, the back of the Galatea bridge is scratching an old school itch of mine. I might actually adapt that to a design I was playing with, a barrel-shaped bridge for this super-runabout I doodles a while ago. The idea was to have it be a Star Trek VI-style bridge, but without the curves. I was never quite sure what to do with the back wall, but those "digi-pillars" might be a neat fix. I could see them continuing all the way down to the bottom deck.
  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_180916 Posts: 8,941Member
    Really liking the Galatea bridge. It's got that wonderful modified TNG battle bridge look to it.
  • StarscreamStarscream229 Posts: 1,049Member
    Absolutely love it! Everything fits right in with the era and shipgrade; from the overall color scheme and style, through to the stencils, labels and pre-LCARS. :)

    Have you any ideas on what a full Ship Of The Line bridge might look like in that era, like say the bigger Apollo or Ambassador-class? (I like a number of others, tend to reject what we saw onscreen as the "legitimate bridge" for the Enterprise-C, since it appeared more like a battle or auxiliary bridge in comparison to what came before and after...)

    Eager to see what you come up with next!
  • RekkertRekkert901 Buenos Aires, ArgentinaPosts: 1,755Member
    Thanks for all the comments!

    @BlueNeumann: Those back panels are inspired a similar back wall shown on the USS Sutherland bridge on TNG, I like them very much. Also, would you mind showing me those doodles you mention? I'm looking for a next project to do once I'm back on Buenos Aires in a couple of weeks, so I'm more than open to ideas.

    @Starscream: I'll probably do a "Ship of the Line" bridge sooner or later, but I think the USS Carina Bridge by Conner Bentley is pretty much spot on for the era.
    For my finished Trek bridges and other works of mine, visit my portfolio
    Feel free to contact me if you're interested in commissions!​
  • BlueNeumannBlueNeumann286 Posts: 1,041Member
    The ship that Data was in charge of for an episode and had that racist/cyber-acist? officer? I remember that from when I was a kid.

    Here's the concept doodle I did of the super-runabout, for when you need more than a runabout but not a whole starship. Think the Prometheus from Prometheus. It's about three stories tall, uses a little TNG and a little JJ in the design. The stud on the top is the bridge.

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    That top level on the side is the bridge, that whole slanted wall is meant to be glass. The bridge follows the inside shape there, with a door on the side leading to the antenna room and stairwell.

    And I actually have a TON of unusual Trek-related sketches in my thread, but since a lot of the older links seem to bust for some reason, I'll send you to my Tumblr, where I archive a lot of those things.
  • RekkertRekkert901 Buenos Aires, ArgentinaPosts: 1,755Member
    @BlueNeumann: Yeap, that's the episode. :lol:

    I like your design, and your Tumblr is full of great drawings!

    Well, I've finally went ahead and open a commissions page, for anyone interested in a 3D bridge or interior.
    For my finished Trek bridges and other works of mine, visit my portfolio
    Feel free to contact me if you're interested in commissions!​
  • SATRSATR91 Posts: 278Member
    Resembles alot like my ship USS PROTEUS
  • RekkertRekkert901 Buenos Aires, ArgentinaPosts: 1,755Member
    I've started working on a modification of the Galatea bridge, the USS Charybdis. This one is a newer ship, so it has a more TNG/DS9 feel to it, and will be the first ship I do with 24th century style LCARS.

    Lot's of modifications still to be done but here's some progress.

    c1_03_by_rekkert-db51qen.png
    For my finished Trek bridges and other works of mine, visit my portfolio
    Feel free to contact me if you're interested in commissions!​
  • BlueNeumannBlueNeumann286 Posts: 1,041Member
    I love how clean and white it is... almost medical. I can imagine the LCARS being white and gray too.

    And I love that you managed to use the TNG wall thingies in this bridge, too.
  • StarscreamStarscream229 Posts: 1,049Member
    Awesome, looks very clean!

    The only thing I might recommend changing is to make the wall struts solid, and similarly eliminate the grating/grill effects on the lighting: These always looked more appropriate for older era vessels like the Miranda and Excelsior classes (IMO, at least) to visually indicate their relative age, and looked wildly out of place on newer TNG era designs like the Nebula.
  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_180916 Posts: 8,941Member
    Looking good so far. It's nice to see it changing into a later 24th century style.
  • RekkertRekkert901 Buenos Aires, ArgentinaPosts: 1,755Member
    Thanks for the comments!

    @Starscream: IMO the solid wall struts look older than the open ones, as they were used for the Enterprise-A, Stargazer, Hathaway, and other older ships as well. As for the grills on the ceiling lights, I do plan to change these. In fact I might end up changing the whole ceiling, both to differentiate the bridge and to make it brighter.

    Here's some more progress, I've added more stations on the side of the lower level (sorry BlueNeumann :lol:), as well as chairs for all stations.

    c1_04_by_rekkert-db54u9h.png
    For my finished Trek bridges and other works of mine, visit my portfolio
    Feel free to contact me if you're interested in commissions!​
  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_180916 Posts: 8,941Member
    Looking great. It sure was nice of you to give everyone chairs. ;)
  • StarscreamStarscream229 Posts: 1,049Member
    Rekkert wrote: »
    @Starscream: IMO the solid wall struts look older than the open ones, as they were used for the Enterprise-A, Stargazer, Hathaway, and other older ships as well. As for the grills on the ceiling lights, I do plan to change these. In fact I might end up changing the whole ceiling, both to differentiate the bridge and to make it brighter.

    Ah, you're going from the chronological perspective. :)

    While I realise the open struts appeared first on the Excelsior, I also acknowledged the real-life reason for their presence; ie the production team needed ways to differentiate between that bridge set and the E-A. I (fudge) justify it in-universe by saying Excelsior as a prototype needed internal reinforcement to deal with the structural stresses of testing the Transwarp drive.... (being a more advanced production vessel, the E-B didn't have these same open struts - they've returned to the solid "cosmetic" bulkheads). ;)

    Essentially I go from the perspective that aesthetically they appear relatively older in comparison with most TNG ships. For example the struts and grillwork on the USS Brattain bridge, the USS Saratoga, etc etc.

    Of course, you didn't mention precisely what class this goes on... Hey, have you considered putting some grill/meshwork inside those struts? :cool:
  • RekkertRekkert901 Buenos Aires, ArgentinaPosts: 1,755Member
    @evil_genius_180: I actually feel bad for the poor souls who have to stand up for 8 hours right besides the captain, better to just give them chairs. :rolleyes:

    @Starscream: As for the ship class, I'll be a Leander-Class just like the Galatea.

    Well, while looking how to replace the ceiling, I've decided to add some inspirations from the Prometheus bridge, so the struts were replaced alongside the ceiling. :lol:

    c1_06_by_rekkert-db5d67h.png
    For my finished Trek bridges and other works of mine, visit my portfolio
    Feel free to contact me if you're interested in commissions!​
  • BlueNeumannBlueNeumann286 Posts: 1,041Member
    As someone who has to stand 7+ hours at a time at my own job, totally appreciate the chairs.

    Like the new ceiling! Makes the room brighter and the whites whiter.
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