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  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1801854 Posts: 9,999Member
    scifieric wrote:
    LOL!

    But seriously, I haven't forgotten about the tutorial.
    Users of TrueSpace 3D can rest easy.
    Some more of the tutorial will be posted on
    Saturday!
    Are the warp domes next or Engineering?
    Read more this weekend to find out!
    Don't give up!
    Starships await those who prevail!

    And the award for innovation in the use of the word "bussards" goes to Eric. :devil:

    *everybody claps*
  • MadKoiFishMadKoiFish4465 Right in the plumsPosts: 4,605Member
    Ok so where are the bussards?
    Each day we draw closer to the end.
  • RolibaRoliba171 Posts: 0Member
    okay, incredably stupid question, but how the heck to you inset images? I tried in my tut, and all I got where links. Did it once, can't seem to do it again.
  • scifiericscifieric884 Posts: 1,296Member
    Roliba wrote:
    okay, incredably stupid question, but how the heck to you inset images? I tried in my tut, and all I got where links. Did it once, can't seem to do it again.
    I post the images on my website and then note the URL. Over here, you just click the image icon in the Advanced version of the reply box and type in the URL (or paste it) and you have an inset image!

    You can probably also do it with PHP tags.
  • scifiericscifieric884 Posts: 1,296Member
    And the award for innovation in the use of the word "bussards" goes to Eric. :devil:
    I was just having some bussards fun. You guys were the ones who started it and got me laughing so hard! Take a bow!
  • JedilawJedilaw0 Posts: 0Member
    scifieric wrote:
    LOL!

    But seriously, I haven't forgotten about the tutorial.
    Users of TrueSpace 3D can rest easy.
    Some more of the tutorial will be posted on
    Saturday!
    Are the warp domes next or Engineering?
    Read more this weekend to find out!
    Don't give up!
    Starships await those who prevail!

    Damn, son, that's pretty funny!:lol:
  • scifiericscifieric884 Posts: 1,296Member
    Jedilaw wrote:
    Damn, son, that's pretty funny!:lol:
    -points finger, stammering- Well, you guys started it!

    :lol:
  • AlarethAlareth0 Posts: 0Member
    Are those Bussards in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?
  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1801854 Posts: 9,999Member
    But, we're still
    Unable to
    See how you
    Started on those
    Awefully hard to build and
    Really hard to light
    Damn bussard collectors, Mr.
    Smart guy!!
  • RolibaRoliba171 Posts: 0Member
    But, we're still
    Unable to
    See how you
    Started on those
    Awefully hard to build and
    Really hard to light
    Damn bussard collectors, Mr.
    Smart guy!!

    How long did you stay up thinking (bussards) this one through? (bussards)
  • JedilawJedilaw0 Posts: 0Member
    But, we're still
    Unable to
    See how you
    Started on those
    Awefully hard to build and
    Really hard to light
    Damn bussard collectors, Mr.
    Smart guy!!

    LOL!:lol:

    Now, do one for "Nacelle" and "fantail."
  • RolibaRoliba171 Posts: 0Member
    Jedilaw wrote:
    LOL!:lol:

    Now, do one for "Nacelle" and "fantail."

    F or
    A
    N ice
    T urial,
    A ll
    I s not
    L ost.

    *hey, it's the best I can come with in a short time.*
  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1801854 Posts: 9,999Member
    Roliba wrote:
    How long did you stay up thinking (bussards) this one through? (bussards)

    Well, I wasn't awake the whole time, but about from the time I read Eric's post with the BUSSARDS to when I posted. Even then, I was still making it up as I went. :devil:
  • TallguyTallguy184 Posts: 397Member
    Well, I wasn't awake the whole time, but about from the time I read Eric's post with the BUSSARDS to when I posted. Even then, I was still making it up as I went. :devil:
    Didn't you guys read? Evil GENIUS?
    Bill "Tallguy" Thomas All I ask is a tall ship...
    Various Work: U.S.S. Constellation - Matt Jefferies Concept Shuttle
  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1801854 Posts: 9,999Member
    Tallguy wrote:
    Didn't you guys read? Evil GENIUS?

    Lamentably, my evil powers mostly lean towards world domination, weapons of mass destruction, torture methodology, small arms combat and the likes. So, for simple stuff like this, I usually have to think a little. :devil:
  • scifiericscifieric884 Posts: 1,296Member
    Tallguy wrote:
    Didn't you guys read? Evil GENIUS?
    LOL!!!
  • chronochrono0 Posts: 1Member
    Tallguy wrote:
    Didn't you guys read? Evil GENIUS?
    Would a GENIUS actually be using trueSpace. :rolleyes:

    *goes to look for a moderator to have this thread pruned....*










    :flippy:
  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1801854 Posts: 9,999Member
    chrono wrote:
    Would a GENIUS actually be using trueSpace. :rolleyes:

    *goes to look for a moderator to have this thread pruned....*










    :flippy:

    That depends on whether said genius realizes that it's not so much the tools but rather how one uses them. :devil:
  • RolibaRoliba171 Posts: 0Member
    Do you guys remember when this thread was about Eric showing all us humble peon's (geniuses included:D ) how to build the Constiturion class Starship? I wonder whatever happened to that, hmmmm Eric?

    (Bussards)
  • scifiericscifieric884 Posts: 1,296Member
    Roliba wrote:
    Do you guys remember when this thread was about Eric showing all us humble peon's (geniuses included:D ) how to build the Constiturion class Starship? I wonder whatever happened to that, hmmmm Eric?

    (Bussards)
    Eric? Who's Eric? Boy, you guys sure like them shiny lights ...

    LOL!
  • chronochrono0 Posts: 1Member
    That depends on whether said genius realizes that it's not so much the tools but rather how one uses them. :devil:
    LOL! :lol:

    Not when it comes to TS is doesn't. ;)

    Seriously though we should stop the bs'ing and wait for an update.
  • RolibaRoliba171 Posts: 0Member
    chrono wrote:
    LOL! :lol:

    Not when it comes to TS is doesn't. ;)

    Seriously though we should stop the bs'ing and wait for an update.

    bs'ing? Is that short for Bussarding?

    *Sorry. Couldn't help myself. I'm under the control of some genius who is Evil.*
  • drudru0 Posts: 0Member
    Wasn't there an update scheduled for Sunday?
  • scifiericscifieric884 Posts: 1,296Member
    dru wrote:
    Wasn't there an update scheduled for Sunday?
    Close, Saturday. (Like my boss says, "You didn't say which Saturday.")

    I've started writing the Busssards tutorial.
  • RolibaRoliba171 Posts: 0Member
    scifieric wrote:
    Close, Saturday. (Like my boss says, "You didn't say which Saturday.")

    I've started writing the Busssards tutorial.

    Could it be true? Oh joyous day...:runs:
  • AlarethAlareth0 Posts: 0Member
    This seems like a reasonable place to ask. Does anyone have the correct RGB values for the hull color of the TOS Connies?
  • dan1701adan1701a2 Posts: 0Member
    Alareth wrote:
    This seems like a reasonable place to ask. Does anyone have the correct RGB values for the hull color of the TOS Connies?

    Seems like I read somewhere that the original studio model was painted with GM automotive primer. I don't know how many different shades of gray are available, but I bet if you looked up the RGB values for that paint it would come pretty close.

    The model I'm making in Cinema 4D actually has a white hull, but with the specularity map and lighting it looks more like 127-127-127 Gray (50%).
  • scifiericscifieric884 Posts: 1,296Member
    Alareth wrote:
    This seems like a reasonable place to ask. Does anyone have the correct RGB values for the hull color of the TOS Connies?
    You might want to take a look here:

    CultTVman: What Color Is The Classic Enterprise?

    It's even got a JPEG of some color chips of what matches over spray on old drawings of the ship used by the builders.
  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1801854 Posts: 9,999Member
    OK, I know I'm skipping ahead here, but I'm a little stuck in my own build. The part I have circled on these pics has a little indentation into the hull that smoothes out into the engineering section. However, every time I try to accomplish this, I wind up with mesh distortions out the butt. How did you do this part on your model without said errors? Or did you do it differently?

    I'm about to do something that's different than Alan's plans. It's more in line with the prints by Franz Joseph and the ones in Star Trek: The Magazine where there is no indentation. On the 3D model and plans in Star Trek: The Magazine, that part is flat but flush with the hull. I might just save myself a headache and do it that way, unless you have any sage-like advice on how to do this indentation nicely.

    :D
  • RolibaRoliba171 Posts: 0Member
    Carefull doing that EG. The studio model does have the indentations (that is if your refering to the omce that extend into the deflector area.)
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