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3DGalaxy Class

Well. I've got COVID. After 2 years of seeing patients at work, they finally got me. So I figured what better way to relax than tackling one of the most irritating yet beautiful shapes ever. I've been working on it for about 2 days now, and I actually think I've gone insane.

I'm trying my best to keep it all as one mesh, cos joining a load of separate parts together whilst keeping the mesh flow seems like it might be the thing that finishes me off.

Also, I'm trying to keep it as low poly as I can so my computer doesn't explode. I know the shape is not 100% by any means but I think it's heading in the right direction. LOT to do though.

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  • Ael'sAel's82 FrancePosts: 67Member
    As the first one to comment I have the pleasure to say that it's a Beauty considering how early in the modelling it is.
    I'm definitely gonna keep an eye on this thread.
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  • count23count23336 Posts: 747Member
    excellent start, if you hop on the SFM discord, we can give you heaps of references for the studio models and some advice how to tackle the trickier parts.
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  • MikeFinleyMusicMikeFinleyMusic171 Posts: 60Member
    Decided to work on a bit of nacelle self-illumination. Because why not. c3k6k09kjxsf.png

    Ael's wrote: »
    As the first one to comment I have the pleasure to say that it's a Beauty considering how early in the modelling it is.
    I'm definitely gonna keep an eye on this thread.

    Thank you!! That's really kind. I appreciate it.
    count23 wrote: »
    excellent start, if you hop on the SFM discord, we can give you heaps of references for the studio models and some advice how to tackle the trickier parts.

    Thanks, I'll definitely do that, because I'm completely making it up as I go along
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  • StarshipStarship371 São Paulo - BrasilPosts: 1,911Member
    Great start on a difficult shape!
  • MikeFinleyMusicMikeFinleyMusic171 Posts: 60Member
    Look at my little glowing son. And I've started working on the top of the saucer. (And I've also started cutting in the little window alcoves on the lower saucer but that's boring so I won't render that yet)
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    Starship wrote: »
    Great start on a difficult shape!

    Thanks!
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  • MikeFinleyMusicMikeFinleyMusic171 Posts: 60Member
    Right, that's enough windows for today. I hate them, they're all stupid, and nobody should have windows in space anyway. And there's still so many to go!!
    I'm also making a start on the deflector, which is much less hateful.1fboqhw1fqai.jpg
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    And my saucer section has gone weirdly pointy at the front, need to sort that out
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  • MikeFinleyMusicMikeFinleyMusic171 Posts: 60Member
    I messed up my last boolean operation for the last row of windows - I left in an edge I'd been using to line all the cutters up - and now I have hundreds of little verts and faces to clean up. Yay! squsmpk6vvzl.png
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  • MikeFinleyMusicMikeFinleyMusic171 Posts: 60Member
    Spent my whole day cutting out little windows for my fake spaceship. And I've had a lovely time doing it. This is them all lit up just so you can see them. Also made a start on the RCS thrusters just to give me something else to do.

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    How's it looking?

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  • xiaorobearxiaorobear467 Posts: 145Member
    So good so fast! Extremely impressive stuff. It looks like there might still be a couple of slightly pointier edges around the saucer, maybe the same thing that caused the pointy front you already fixed? Looking great.
  • JayruJayru843 UKPosts: 599Member
    She's looking good, very nice work.
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  • markmasseymarkmassey498 StaffordshirePosts: 579Member
    no matter how many times you see a galaxy class build on here.. i cant get enough of watching people model it.... Great work so far :)
  • MikeFinleyMusicMikeFinleyMusic171 Posts: 60Member
    xiaorobear wrote: »
    So good so fast! Extremely impressive stuff. It looks like there might still be a couple of slightly pointier edges around the saucer, maybe the same thing that caused the pointy front you already fixed? Looking great.

    Yeah, I should've really done another level of subdivision but again I'm trying to keep it as low-poly as possible.
    Jayru wrote: »
    She's looking good, very nice work.

    Thank you!
    markmassey wrote: »
    no matter how many times you see a galaxy class build on here.. i cant get enough of watching people model it.... Great work so far :)

    Thanks a lot! I'm having a lot of fun learning as I go along.

    It's been a Phasery Escape Pod-y kinda day today
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  • MikeFinleyMusicMikeFinleyMusic171 Posts: 60Member
    This is going to be a bit delayed as I'm back to work so I've got a lot less time now. Will keep working on this and update asap
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