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3D2001 Discovery One

ShonnerShonner359 Posts: 83Member
edited August 22 in Work in Progress #1
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A couple days ago, I started modeling the Discovery One.

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It's turning out easier than I thought. I have a few other shots over at http://shawndriscollcg.blogspot.com

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  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1801854 Posts: 9,999Member
    Great start on one of the best Sci-Fi ships of all time. :D
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  • TralfazTralfaz312 Posts: 822Member
    You are doing a really good job on modeling the Discovery from 2001 - A Space Odyssey. Absolutely love that film and the models in it still look totally functional today. Really looking forward to seeing how this progresses. Keep up the great work.

    A few years ago, I modeled the Discovery, cockpit, pod bay and EVA pod. Put them all in a short animation in case you are interested in seeing it. YouTube really kind of screwed up on the snap shot used for the video. It really doesn't look so garish in the video.
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  • ShonnerShonner359 Posts: 83Member
    Thanks. I've been using a model hanging in a museum for most of my reference. Some of it is mostly eyeballing.
    Last night I added the emergency airlock.
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  • TralfazTralfaz312 Posts: 822Member
    That is looking really good. Looks like a nice clean mesh.
  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1801854 Posts: 9,999Member
    Yep, it's looking really good so far.
  • ShonnerShonner359 Posts: 83Member
    Got some windows put in finally. And gave it some simple walls for the interior lights for now.

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  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1801854 Posts: 9,999Member
    Good stuff. :thumb:
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  • ShonnerShonner359 Posts: 83Member
    Thanks. I finally found some good photo references for the backside of the antenna. So I'm modeling that piece today. And I revised the windows for the fourth time.

    Here is the draft of the antenna so far.
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  • ShonnerShonner359 Posts: 83Member
    Some renders. I may have the antenna the wrong size. I modeled it separately from the rest of the model. Different lenses give it different scale. These are 50mm shots.

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    Still need to work on the ends. And add more detail to the back of the antenna.
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  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1801854 Posts: 9,999Member
    I don't know, it looks like it's about the right size. It looks great, just as the rest of the ship does so far.
    scifieric
  • publiusrpubliusr288 Posts: 1,421Member
    I'd like to see variants of this ship.

    Imagine one with tankage that attaches to the spine in a helix.

    To me, this ship and Drax's space station from Moonraker--and the shuttle--all fit together visually. Moonraker One looks better next to Space Station V however.
  • scifiericscifieric899 Posts: 1,307Member
    Oh man, this is one of my favorite ships of all time. You're doing her justice!
  • ShonnerShonner359 Posts: 83Member
    A draft animation so far on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dw7OiCDCOc4
  • HelotHelot0 Posts: 0Member
    Nice work!
  • scifiericscifieric899 Posts: 1,307Member
    "My god ... it's full of ULTIMATE COOLNESS!" Isn't that the line from the movie? No? Well, it certainly applies to this model.
  • Judge DeathJudge Death0 Posts: 0Member
    Accolades to you for picking a classic vehicle and one that is still a p-retty 'hard science' vessel. You really have a task ahad of you as the original model and plans were destroyed by kubrick to keep the discovery from being used in any future cheap cheesy scifi movies, you know.

    But since the original doesn't exist any more and all people have are the original film images they're all you have to match, so there's that. And you're doing a great job of that. :thumb:

    Some discovery trivia for you. The ship was in some ways the first "technoorganic" design, as the command pod and the spar it was linked to were meant to look like a skull at the end of a spine reflecting how HAL essentially controlled the ship like a brain controlling a body.

    BTW, don't forget that 2001 had some other cool ships like the earth/moon shuttle, the giant ball, remember?
  • ShonnerShonner359 Posts: 83Member
    edited April 2020 #18
    BTW, don't forget that 2001 had some other cool ships like the earth/moon shuttle, the giant ball, remember?

    Yes. Giant ball ships were very popular in the '60s. RPGs and wargames in the '70s borrowed from them a lot.

    I'm working on the back end of the ship finally after getting a new video card, etc.
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  • lewisnivenlewisniven1877 UKPosts: 386Member
    looking great so far, the lighting especially is great!
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  • BrandenbergBrandenberg1562 CaliforniaPosts: 1,877Member
    Heck yeah. Finish this! :)
  • japetusjapetus1602 SeattlePosts: 1,175Member
    Great work on a great ship! I know I had a pretty good time when I modeled the Aries.
  • gerb200gerb200176 Posts: 114Member
    This is amazing.
  • srspicersrspicer267 Posts: 233Member
    Stunning!
  • ShonnerShonner359 Posts: 83Member
    Since seeing the 1/144 scale plastic models of this ship on YouTube recently, I'm motivated again to finish this model. This is the exaggerated back end of the Discovery One ship so far.

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  • ShonnerShonner359 Posts: 83Member
    edited July 11 #25
    I still have details to add to the engine part. And there is more painting to do. But the ship is about 70% done so far.

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  • scifiericscifieric899 Posts: 1,307Member
    Beautiful work!
  • publiusrpubliusr288 Posts: 1,421Member
    Looks great
  • ShonnerShonner359 Posts: 83Member
    edited July 28 #28
    Thanks! Here's an engine lighting test in modo. Textures not painted yet.

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  • ShonnerShonner359 Posts: 83Member
    edited July 28 #29
    Here is a lighting test in Vue Infinite. Next is to start greebling the thing.

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  • scifiericscifieric899 Posts: 1,307Member
    Nice! Getting there!
  • ShonnerShonner359 Posts: 83Member
    scifieric wrote: »
    Nice! Getting there!
    Thanks. Here's a lighting/shading test near orbit.
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