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3DStar Trek bridge chairs (general WIP thread)

seanrseanr895 Brooklyn, NYPosts: 533Member
edited August 2020 in Work in Progress #1
Updates:
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I'm working my way through the various Trek bridge chairs, generally working from Ent-A-era chairs forward. I'll be tossing in some originals along the way, though, pegged more or less into that time frame with a couple of notable exceptions. The exceptions will still be patterned after real-world chairs in the vein of actual Trek set pieces.

Ergoform Workseat (Star Trek V and beyond):
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Completed. This has been released.

HÅG Capisco, original model (Star Trek V, Excelsior bridge):
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Completed. This has been released.

TODO:
Canon:
Wise 8WD139LS (possibly a variant, Star Trek: Generations, Enterprise B)
Star Trek IV bridge chairs (reupholstered from original TMP chairs - yes, I have blueprints!)
HÅG H03 (Enterprise, NX-01 task chair)

Non-canon:
Eva Chair by Ora Ïto
Evolution Armchair by Ora Ïto (will be a variant based on that)
Seat from Model F wheelchair concept by Kwanjun Ryu
Altwork Station
Scoop Task Chair by Blu Dot
Daily Task Chair by Blu Dot

Non-canon, boat seats:
Wise 8WD1007-710 Captains Chair (with alterations)
Ozark Bass Seat
Deluxe Sport Flip-Up Seat (with alterations)
Norsap 1600 Art.No 8720
Todd Freeport Helm Seat (great alternate TOS seat)
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  • ViperViper1211 Posts: 682Administrator
    Great work on these :) I thought the material was supposed to be just a cloth pattern for the upholstery?
  • BrandenbergBrandenberg1488 CaliforniaPosts: 1,861Member
    Great stuff
  • RekkertRekkert2419 Buenos Aires, ArgentinaPosts: 2,125Member
    Those are great! Looking forward to see you tackle the rest.
    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_1801843 Posts: 9,995Member
    Those both look great. Your materials are what really sell them.
  • seanrseanr895 Brooklyn, NYPosts: 533Member
    Viper wrote: »
    Great work on these :) I thought the material was supposed to be just a cloth pattern for the upholstery?
    Yeah, that material is just soe layered noise right now and needs some work. There's also some kind of a UV issue going on with the HÄG chair. ;)
  • maranmaran177 Posts: 37Member
    Those look pretty nice!
    Although that 2nd looks really uncomfortable.

    What software are you using for the rendering?

    (And thanks for reminding me of work during my holiday :tongue: Also had to render bridge chairs )
  • seanrseanr895 Brooklyn, NYPosts: 533Member
    maran wrote: »
    Although that 2nd looks really uncomfortable.
    They actually are shockingly comfortable! We had the newer version (the one currently being sold) at one of my recent jobs and they're fantastic - they're lucky I didn't try to sneak off with one. :lol:
  • seanrseanr895 Brooklyn, NYPosts: 533Member
    These are incredible, and I'll be using at least two of them:
    https://www.marineseating.com/product-category/marine-seat-pedestal-and-footrests/
  • JoeRalatJoeRalat176 Posts: 486Member
    Great work. Nice to see you back. Do need photos of Picard Readyroom chair? I also own two of the TNG/VOY sickbay chairs if you need reference.
  • maranmaran177 Posts: 37Member
    These type of chairs I frequently need to render for my job:
    https://norsap.no/product-category/chairs/n16/
    Really nice since it has the drawings with dimensions for almost every type they sell :)
  • seanrseanr895 Brooklyn, NYPosts: 533Member
    maran wrote: »
    These type of chairs I frequently need to render for my job:
    https://norsap.no/product-category/chairs/n16/
    Really nice since it has the drawings with dimensions for almost every type they sell :)
    Holy shit - they straight up built a Trek captain's chair. :lol: Yeah, I'll be building at least one of those.
    JoeRalat wrote: »
    Great work. Nice to see you back. Do need photos of Picard Readyroom chair? I also own two of the TNG/VOY sickbay chairs if you need reference.
    TBH, I'm a little unlikely to do that era in the immediate future. I'm focused on TMP through pre-TNG (anything that would have blue Okudagrams pre-LCARS, basically), and at lease on collection of far-future stuff (think 50+ years post-Nemesis, likely even post-Picard but pre-Ent-J).
  • seanrseanr895 Brooklyn, NYPosts: 533Member
    Near-final cloth texture (aside from color and fresnel/sheen tweaking):
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    That material will be ported over to the Ergoform Workseat as well as other items I do going forward.
    evil_genius_180lewisniven
  • seanrseanr895 Brooklyn, NYPosts: 533Member
    Now we're singin' the blues! :p
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  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1801843 Posts: 9,995Member
    Your fabric looks absolutely fantastic. Real enough to touch.
  • seanrseanr895 Brooklyn, NYPosts: 533Member
    Thanks! Working on the seams right now, BTW (they're already in the correct place, just working on another layer to the displacement).
  • seanrseanr895 Brooklyn, NYPosts: 533Member
    There are some issues with the control mesh for the subd stuff that I am aware of, FYI (sharp corners and flat faces due to the location of some seams). Those will be fixed soon enough. Also, remaining are the inset on the top of the base, a couple of bevels, and of course the levers for seat adjustment.
  • markmasseymarkmassey404 StaffordshirePosts: 536Member
    i could imagine getting a numb bum after sitting on that blue one after a long shift.... They do look nice tho.. the renders are really good..
  • seanrseanr895 Brooklyn, NYPosts: 533Member
    markmassey wrote: »
    i could imagine getting a numb bum after sitting on that blue one after a long shift
    I've actually sat in the newer version of one of these and believe it or not, they are astonishingly comfortable. It's like sitting in a saddle (or think of one of those beach cruiser bikes).

    Thanks!
  • japetusjapetus1282 SeattlePosts: 1,129Member
    You know I like the blue chairs! :-D
  • seanrseanr895 Brooklyn, NYPosts: 533Member
    HÅG Capisco is effectively done and has been released:

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    I am aware of some segmentation in the base, but that is unlikely to be noticeable in typical usage.
    RekkertLizzy777evil_genius_180JoeRalat
  • japetusjapetus1282 SeattlePosts: 1,129Member
    Hey SeanR I think I just saw your work on 3d scifi renders on facebook! I joined that group this week :)
    seanr
  • seanrseanr895 Brooklyn, NYPosts: 533Member
    Nice, and yep, I've been posting there the last few days.
  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1801843 Posts: 9,995Member
    Looks fantastic.
    seanr wrote: »
    I am aware of some segmentation in the base, but that is unlikely to be noticeable in typical usage.

    I only noticed it after you mentioned it, so I'm sure it won't be an issue.
  • rwkingrwking179 Posts: 164Member
    I'm sorry, that blue chair with the center ridge, just looks like a nut-crusher.
  • seanrseanr895 Brooklyn, NYPosts: 533Member
    LOL, believe it or not, it's actually anything but. I worked for a while at a company that had a few and they're surprisingly comfortable. :)
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