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  • ViperViper1185 Posts: 676Administrator
    I posted the TOS Connie over in the finished section for anyone that is interested. Now to pick the next one, hmmmm....
    ChiefBrex wrote: »
    Anyway you could show me? I understand what it is you're explaining, but it's hard for me to picture. That would help me understand, because I'm doing a DSC/TOS Connie, and would like to be able to make that plate appearance!

    Certainly, as soon as my internet is not so crap :grimace:
    ChiefBrex
  • ChiefBrexChiefBrex250 North CarolinaPosts: 108Member
    edited February 15 #363
    Too many people on the next Viper!

    Edit - I have no idea what I was on when I typed this. But I think I meant to say no rush.... <_<;
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  • publiusrpubliusr275 Posts: 1,345Member
    Maybe some ships from Sternbach’s Chronology?

    The hyperwarp ships towards the end, perhaps.

    No one has done those.
    Viper
  • LoopholeLoophole31 Posts: 47Member
    MKF is working on an Atolm design, maybe one of those? I quite like the USS Jean-Luc Picard.
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  • Mustang13Camaro68Mustang13Camaro6893 DetroitPosts: 69Member
    Echoing all the rest - this is just a great image. I really love the subtle chromatic glints on the bright areas. Compositing plugin or something in your renderer? The spot lights on the nacelles and engineering section are also a nice touch.
    Viperpubliusr
  • ViperViper1185 Posts: 676Administrator
    @publiusr & @Loophole: Actually, it's probably going to be a canon design. I'm thinking Oberth right now, but haven't made a decision yet. For non canon, I have a couple idea of my own that I could work on.

    Echoing all the rest - this is just a great image. I really love the subtle chromatic glints on the bright areas. Compositing plugin or something in your renderer? The spot lights on the nacelles and engineering section are also a nice touch.

    Thanks! Just Vray glare does its work :)

    @ChiefBrex: Ok, so super quick explanation. Create a plane, give it plenty of divisions. The size of the square will determine the size of the holes. You can play around with make it rectangles for different looks:
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    Select the polygons that correspond to holes you want to have:
    z7ldqagj48z5.jpg

    After that, just delete the polygons and apply a turbosmooth/subdivide modifier:
    dkwrrftlyv4r.jpg

    Then add a shell/solidify to give it some thickness. Could also select all faces and extrude, as long as you don't need the back polygons. On the one on the right, I also added a bevel/chamfer to all edges:
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    That's it :) The good thing is that since it's all quads, you can pretty much do anything. You can do a curved grill, or any other shape as long as the polygon size doesn't change too much. For instance, here on the second one I did it on a cylinder:
    er4d45rxo9hs.jpg

    Bonus points, give it a cool material and do a nice render :)
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  • ChiefBrexChiefBrex250 North CarolinaPosts: 108Member
    Thanks Viper! This is a huge. Being able to see it makes sooo much sense. I think what I might do is delete the polies in place right now, and create a plane, like you recommended. Would certainly be easier than boolean!
    Viper
  • ViperViper1185 Posts: 676Administrator
    ChiefBrex wrote: »
    Thanks Viper! This is a huge. Being able to see it makes sooo much sense. I think what I might do is delete the polies in place right now, and create a plane, like you recommended. Would certainly be easier than boolean!

    Anytime :) These days, anything I can do to avoid having to boolean stuff, I'm all for it.
  • ChiefBrexChiefBrex250 North CarolinaPosts: 108Member
    Viper wrote: »
    ChiefBrex wrote: »
    Thanks Viper! This is a huge. Being able to see it makes sooo much sense. I think what I might do is delete the polies in place right now, and create a plane, like you recommended. Would certainly be easier than boolean!

    Anytime :) These days, anything I can do to avoid having to boolean stuff, I'm all for it.

    Do you have a quick way of selecting the edges/faces that are chamfered/beveled. It's taking forever to get them selected lol
  • ViperViper1185 Posts: 676Administrator
    ChiefBrex wrote: »
    Viper wrote: »

    Anytime :) These days, anything I can do to avoid having to boolean stuff, I'm all for it.

    Do you have a quick way of selecting the edges/faces that are chamfered/beveled. It's taking forever to get them selected lol

    What software are you using? In 3ds max I can just chamfer by smoothing groups, and those get auto assigned when doing the shell modifier. You might need to ask around if it's another software.
  • ChiefBrexChiefBrex250 North CarolinaPosts: 108Member
    Viper wrote: »
    ChiefBrex wrote: »
    Viper wrote: »

    Anytime :) These days, anything I can do to avoid having to boolean stuff, I'm all for it.

    Do you have a quick way of selecting the edges/faces that are chamfered/beveled. It's taking forever to get them selected lol

    What software are you using? In 3ds max I can just chamfer by smoothing groups, and those get auto assigned when doing the shell modifier. You might need to ask around if it's another software.

    I'm using 3DS Max.I didn't think about the smoothing groups.
  • ViperViper1185 Posts: 676Administrator
    So in keeping with the current theme of actually finishing projects for a change, I spend the weekend fixing a few things and then adding the finishing touches on my TMP shuttle. Missing RCS ports and the engines at the back plus a few small bits, but very close to done.

    galileo025.jpg
    galileo026.jpg
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  • ashleytingerashleytinger748 Central OhioPosts: 719Member
    I have always loved that shuttle design. I like the wear and tear look on it too.
    Viper
  • TralfazTralfaz293 Posts: 814Member
    That looks really good Viper. Just curious, what font did you use for the name Asimov?
    Viper
  • ViperViper1185 Posts: 676Administrator
    I have always loved that shuttle design. I like the wear and tear look on it too.

    Thanks :) I have a couple of other small craft I'm working on. Hopefully progress on those soon. I know the dirty look is probably not what would happen in a starfleet ship, but what the hell? :smiley:
    Tralfaz wrote: »
    That looks really good Viper. Just curious, what font did you use for the name Asimov?

    Thanks! I used a font called Palm Canyon Drive Heavy. It has a similar style than the lettering used on Final Frontier but the uppercase letters are not a very good match. Since I'm not doing the Galileo for now, this works nicely :)
  • MartocticvsMartocticvs253 Posts: 500Member
    Looking good!
    Viper
  • ashleytingerashleytinger748 Central OhioPosts: 719Member
    Viper wrote: »
    I have always loved that shuttle design. I like the wear and tear look on it too.

    Thanks :) I have a couple of other small craft I'm working on. Hopefully progress on those soon. I know the dirty look is probably not what would happen in a starfleet ship, but what the hell? :smiley:
    Tralfaz wrote: »
    That looks really good Viper. Just curious, what font did you use for the name Asimov?

    Thanks! I used a font called Palm Canyon Drive Heavy. It has a similar style than the lettering used on Final Frontier but the uppercase letters are not a very good match. Since I'm not doing the Galileo for now, this works nicely :)

    For a Starfleet shuttle? Oh it would absolutely fit in, especially if it's been out and about. As pristine as the Trek ships were in the shows, I doubt they'd be THAT nitpicky in reality. I figure they'd get a new coat or paint or what-not when they get a complete overhaul after so many hours of operations, but in between then the shuttles would definitely take a beating. Hell as good as the cruise lines are their tenders often look used, because they are, and Cruise lines stay on top of that stuff all the time.
    Viper
  • ViperViper1185 Posts: 676Administrator
    Yeah, I guess you are right :) Anyway, this is super easy to dial back if I need a more pristine version. Can't also make it even dirtier, heh.
  • ViperViper1185 Posts: 676Administrator
    I had no internet yesterday, so I took the opportunity to finish the shuttle. There were some wrong things in the UV map, so I fixed those and added the RCS thrusters. That meant I had to retexture the entire shuttle, but I think it looks even better. Here are a few renders:
    galileo030.jpg
    galileo029.jpg

    And then in a hangar setting, sort of:
    galileo031.jpg
    galileo032.jpg
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  • RekkertRekkert2289 Buenos Aires, ArgentinaPosts: 2,098Member
    I usually think that future tech would make stuff like scrapes a thing of the past, but other than that which is a personal preference, I love this. The modeling and materials look on point!
    Viper
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  • ViperViper1185 Posts: 676Administrator
    edited February 25 #382
    Rekkert wrote: »
    I usually think that future tech would make stuff like scrapes a thing of the past, but other than that which is a personal preference, I love this. The modeling and materials look on point!

    Thanks! I think for the starships the pristine look makes more sense, but for shuttles that perform atmospheric flight, a bit of dirt and damage work well :)
    Post edited by Viper on
    Rekkert
  • seanrseanr764 Brooklyn, NYPosts: 467Member
    Viper wrote: »
    Rekkert wrote: »
    I usually think that future tech would make stuff like scrapes a thing of the past, but other than that which is a personal preference, I love this. The modeling and materials look on point!

    Thanks! I think for the starships the pristine look makes more sense, but for shuttles that perform atmospheric flight, a bit of dirt and damage work well :)

    Well, it's perfect if it was the shuttle that crash landed in the shuttlebay in TFF. =)

    Looks great!
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