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3DNew TMP Enterprise Model

furswiftfurswift475 BrooklynPosts: 157Member
Hello everyone,

Here is my model of the Enterprise from Star Trek the Motion Picture. It was built with 3ds Max and rendered with Corona Renderer. These are pics of the completed model, and I will post some "behind the scenes" pics as a sort of "reverse WIP thread". Please let me know what you think. Thanks for looking!

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"You've scanned my vessel..."
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  • trekkitrekki346 Posts: 903Member
    Very nice ! :)
    furswift
  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1801312 Posts: 9,496Member
    That looks really nice, great work.
    furswift
  • scifiericscifieric575 Posts: 1,069Member
    That is beautiful!
    furswift
  • JMoneyJMoney185 Posts: 127Member
    Fantastic! Love the materials. B)
    furswift
  • RekkertRekkert1432 Buenos Aires, ArgentinaPosts: 1,883Member
    Very nice looking renders! I love how the windows look, how'd you tackle those on the model?
    furswift
    For my finished Trek bridges and other works of mine, visit my portfolio
    Feel free to contact me if you're interested in commissions!​
  • Lizzy777Lizzy777351 PNWPosts: 486Member
    Looks pretty faithful to the studio model. Nice work!
    furswift
    "Cry 'Havoc!,' and let slip the corgies of war!"
  • furswiftfurswift475 BrooklynPosts: 157Member
    Thank you all so much for your kind words; I really appreciate it :)
    JMoney wrote: »
    Fantastic! Love the materials. B)
    Thank you. Recreating the studio miniature materials was a real challenge, but also the most satisfying part of the project.
    Rekkert wrote: »
    Very nice looking renders! I love how the windows look, how'd you tackle those on the model?
    I created "window boxes" to create some depth to the interiors behind the windows. They have really simplistic textures. The "hero" interiors such as the VIP lounge, the Rec Deck, and the Botanical Garden are more detailed and articulated. I'll show those in a future post. Here is a render of the window boxes:

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    Lizzy777evil_genius_180Rekkert
    "You've scanned my vessel..."
  • furswiftfurswift475 BrooklynPosts: 157Member
    More renders...

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    evil_genius_180ChlorelashleytingerLizzy777scifiericMadKoiFish
    "You've scanned my vessel..."
  • StarshipStarship232 São Paulo - BrasilPosts: 1,758Member
    Wonderfull work old bean!
    The pearlescent effect looks very good.
    furswift
  • furswiftfurswift475 BrooklynPosts: 157Member
    Starship wrote: »
    Wonderfull work old bean!
    The pearlescent effect looks very good.

    Hey Starship! How've you been? And thanks! :)

    Recreation Deck:

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    Anyone who's tried to model scale interiors for this ship has come to the grim realization that the space between the windows on the saucer rim is too narrow to realistically house two decks with the windows at head-height.

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    This shows two 6 foot tall human(oid)s and there's no way the recreation deck can be as large as they show in the movies. In order to fit that set piece as depicted in the film into this model I'd either have to make the whole ship larger or the saucer edge taller. Neither of those two solutions appeal to me, and I'd feel silly scale modeling furniture and fixtures for this room that wouldn't work anywhere else on the ship, so I merely "suggested" the interior detail. I only want it to look convincing in exterior renders after all.

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    scifiericLizzy777evil_genius_180PhilArtBrandenberg
    "You've scanned my vessel..."
  • akeel1701akeel1701172 Posts: 4Member
    That is absolutely gorgeous! Beautiful work indeed
    furswift
  • furswiftfurswift475 BrooklynPosts: 157Member
    akeel1701 wrote: »
    That is absolutely gorgeous! Beautiful work indeed

    Thank you!
    "You've scanned my vessel..."
  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1801312 Posts: 9,496Member
    That looks fantastic. Indeed, both this ship and the TOS one suffer from slight saucer thickness issues. I like how you dealt with it.
    furswift
  • furswiftfurswift475 BrooklynPosts: 157Member
    That looks fantastic. Indeed, both this ship and the TOS one suffer from slight saucer thickness issues. I like how you dealt with it.

    Thanks! I may flesh it out a bit more in the future; maybe I'll make the shufflelightboard game to add some detail to the floor.

    Impulse Coils.

    I decided to light the impulse engines by building a tube with an illuminated material to simulate the cfl lights they used in the filming miniature. This allows me to easily change the color and light level. Also I'm hoping it will give it a subtle perspective shift when I create animations.

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    Open Impulse Engine

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    Filming Miniature

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    Engines Off

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    Engines On

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    TMP Publicity Photos and Star Trek V

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    evil_genius_180Lizzy777PhilArt
    "You've scanned my vessel..."
  • Chris2005Chris2005363 Posts: 2,985Member
    That is a genius idea! :open_mouth: And I think it comes out absolutely amazing. :)
    furswift
  • furswiftfurswift475 BrooklynPosts: 157Member
    Chris2005 wrote: »
    That is a genius idea! :open_mouth: And I think it comes out absolutely amazing. :)

    Thanks! :) I don't like that the miniature's impulse engines are apparently broken, but at least it gives an insight as to how they were lit.

    Botanical Garden

    Here are a couple renders of the botanical garden in the secondary hull. There's a gravel walkway surrounding some grassy, hilly areas, and a snack bar on the aft side. Yes, this interior is to scale. I used a fancy architectural vegetation pack for the plants. Though they are quite heavy, I feel the results are worth it. I tried to optimize them as best I could, but beyond a certain threshold they began to look crappy. Fun fact: This model is 5,885,340 tris with vegetation and 2,219,300 without. Oh well...

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    "You've scanned my vessel..."
  • Chris2005Chris2005363 Posts: 2,985Member
    I'm blown away by this.
    furswift
  • furswiftfurswift475 BrooklynPosts: 157Member
    Chris2005 wrote: »
    I'm blown away by this.

    Thanks! :)

    And now it's time for everyone's favorite:

    Easter Eggs!

    As Adam Savage once put it, "You need to throw in little jokes while building your model in order to maintain your sanity"...or something like that.

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    A nod to TNG

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    Look who's in charge of Phaser Control!
    This is also a nod to the original model, which does indeed feature a picture of Mickey Mouse in the interior somewhere.

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    I thought it would be apropos to put a picture of the original model builders in Main Engineering.

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    I better be able to get me some McDonald's while I'm dealing with V'ger.

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    Anyone get the reference?






    Lizzy777evil_genius_180MadKoiFish
    "You've scanned my vessel..."
  • Lizzy777Lizzy777351 PNWPosts: 486Member
    furswift wrote: »
    Anyone get the reference?

    There's 106 miles to Chicago, we've got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark out, and we're wearing sunglasses.
    furswift
    "Cry 'Havoc!,' and let slip the corgies of war!"
  • scifiericscifieric575 Posts: 1,069Member
    Outstanding work ... and Bluesmobile reference!
    furswift
  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1801312 Posts: 9,496Member
    In jokes are always fun. They're there and you know they are, but they're not visible in most circumstances. Plus, that photo with the actual modeling team is a nice callback to the ship's builders. The team at Magicam did an awesome job on the model, which has stood the test of time and they deserve to be recognized like that.
    furswift
  • FreakFreak804 Posts: 3,991Member
    Love the Easter eggs, Very Cool!
    furswift
  • publiusrpubliusr239 Posts: 1,205Member
    Looks spot on.

    This might be a resource you would be interested in.
    https://www.trekbbs.com/threads/enterprise-evolution-from-tos-to-tmp.300617/
    Looks like Kimble was a bit off--but you guys probably knew that already.

    furswift
  • furswiftfurswift475 BrooklynPosts: 157Member
    publiusr wrote: »
    Looks spot on.

    This might be a resource you would be interested in.
    https://www.trekbbs.com/threads/enterprise-evolution-from-tos-to-tmp.300617/
    Looks like Kimble was a bit off--but you guys probably knew that already.
    Thanks for that link! :)
    It's easy to forget what a group effort it was to create such a great design. Human nature likes to put only one or two names behind great accomplishments.

    "You've scanned my vessel..."
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