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3Dbackstept's Shipyards - Various WIPs

backsteptbackstept815 Posts: 738Member
edited January 29 in Work in Progress #1
Hi, guys. It's been a while!
Here are some things I've been working on.

[Edit] can I change the title? Thought I'd turn it into a more focused thread.
Changing the title again!

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First up is my 1701. bqo1ug36kshy.png
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And my try at a Galaxy Class
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And finally I want to show off my recent work on my 1701 Refit

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I couldn't find any tutorials on how to make this effect for the pearlescent hull. Turns out its as easy as taking a procedural brick texture and using it for base color variation, and through a color ramp set to full rainbow for the specular tint, and roughness to control where the shiny colors show up! You could change the brick texture to any texture and use a separate map for the specular tints, but for this build I want to do it all with procedural shaders.

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and the result:

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  • trekkitrekki733 Posts: 1,271Member
    Very nice work
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  • backsteptbackstept815 Posts: 738Member
    edited December 2022 #3
    OK, how do I edit my post? I am unfamiliar with this forum software.

    Ah I figured it out :P
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    scifieric
  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1802480 Posts: 10,250Member
    That's some great work. The 1701 and 1701-D look fantastic. The refit looks great so far too, and that pearlescent effect is perfect. Great job figuring that out.
    backsteptscifieric
  • backsteptbackstept815 Posts: 738Member
    Here's another ship inspired by the new Titan A

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  • TallguyTallguy272 Posts: 442Member
    backstept wrote: »
    I couldn't find any tutorials on how to make this effect for the pearlescent hull. Turns out its as easy as taking a procedural brick texture and using it for base color variation, and through a color ramp set to full rainbow for the specular tint, and roughness to control where the shiny colors show up! You could change the brick texture to any texture and use a separate map for the specular tints, but for this build I want to do it all with procedural shaders.

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    Annnnd I'll just tuck that one away for later.
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  • PixelMagicPixelMagic471 Posts: 663Member
    I actually did a ton of experimenting to get the correct pearlescent look on real life miniatures, as well as CG shaders. The paints used on the original studio model are known as "interference paints." When a specular highlight is not hitting them, they have one color, vs the compliment color when they are being hit with a highlight. I bought some of these real paints and airbrushed them onto a spare model piece to test them.

    Note, I sprayed them VERY heavy so that I could get a good look at them, and you'd not want them this opaque on the Enterprise.

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    I made this quick reference chart for how to set your shader colors in CG. (sRGB, you'd need to linearlize them for a linear scene)

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  • scifiericscifieric1069 Posts: 1,442Member
    backstept wrote: »
    Here's another ship inspired by the new Titan A

    My friend, you continue to demonstrate that you ALWAYS create astounding work! Well done!
    backstept
  • backsteptbackstept815 Posts: 738Member
    edited December 2022 #9
    Thanks!

    The new ship is my reimagining of my old Kelley class from back in the day.

    Speaking of which... Here's the old one

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    I'm pretty sure I lost all of my old truespace models a computer build or two ago. Man, I'd love to go back to those old models just to see how much I've learned since then!
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  • backsteptbackstept815 Posts: 738Member
    PixelMagic wrote: »
    I actually did a ton of experimenting to get the correct pearlescent look on real life miniatures, as well as CG shaders. The paints used on the original studio model are known as "interference paints."

    Fascinating! One can never have too much research in this hobby. Thanks for sharing!
    scifieric
  • JESJES167 Posts: 101Member
    I'm really liking the Kelley class, especially the rebooted version (although I really love the Excelsior-style nacelles better). I really love how the neck is flared out from behind!

    What are the namesakes for the Temple and Kelley?
    backsteptscifieric
  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1802480 Posts: 10,250Member
    The ship inspired by the Titan-A looks great. I especially like the nacelle design.
    backsteptscifiericJES
  • backsteptbackstept815 Posts: 738Member
    JES wrote: »
    What are the namesakes for the Temple and Kelley?

    McCoy actor DeForest Kelley and Temple is for a friend who passed a few years ago.
    scifiericJES
  • JESJES167 Posts: 101Member
    backstept wrote: »
    JES wrote: »
    What are the namesakes for the Temple and Kelley?

    McCoy actor DeForest Kelley and Temple is for a friend who passed a few years ago.

    Hah, I should have guessed the former! As for the latter: he must have been a dear friend of yours, and I acknowledge your loss. This is a fine tribute to your fallen friend.

    I must echo Evil_Genius_180's sentiment regarding the newer nacelles. I have a weakspot for the Lost Era, but I just love the new (or older?) nacelles as well! I especially like the way that they taper towards the aft ends from underneath. But the way that the nacelle pylons flare out from the pair of impulse decks, and gently curve up and outwards is a chef's kiss. It just looks great from any angle!
    scifieric
  • backsteptbackstept815 Posts: 738Member
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  • Admiral156Admiral15638 Posts: 15Member
    Excellent work, and thanks for the shading guide, that's gonna come in handy.
  • johnl2112johnl211239 Posts: 47Member
    PixelMagic wrote: »
    I actually did a ton of experimenting to get the correct pearlescent look on real life miniatures, as well as CG shaders. The paints used on the original studio model are known as "interference paints." When a specular highlight is not hitting them, they have one color, vs the compliment color when they are being hit with a highlight. I bought some of these real paints and airbrushed them onto a spare model piece to test them.

    Note, I sprayed them VERY heavy so that I could get a good look at them, and you'd not want them this opaque on the Enterprise.

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    I made this quick reference chart for how to set your shader colors in CG. (sRGB, you'd need to linearlize them for a linear scene)

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    You are a gentleperson and a scholar, a steely eyed missile person
    BolianAdmiral
  • johnl2112johnl211239 Posts: 47Member
    I kinda wonder what the enterprise D would look like all pearlescent textured like the A
  • backsteptbackstept815 Posts: 738Member
    got the secondary hull roughed in

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  • backsteptbackstept815 Posts: 738Member
    Decided which ship I'm actually making. I'm not aiming for total accuracy, so if I don't do Enterprise I can get away with a little more!

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  • scifiericscifieric1069 Posts: 1,442Member
    Beautiful work!
    backstept
  • backsteptbackstept815 Posts: 738Member
    PYLONS! It looks like a whole ship now! All the major shapes are in, aside from the neck pod, and the shuttlebay.

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  • backsteptbackstept815 Posts: 738Member
    Here's a comparison with the ol' gal herself. I can see I need to adjust the pearl colors, I have too much magenta in there and too saturated.

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  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1802480 Posts: 10,250Member
    backstept wrote: »
    Decided which ship I'm actually making. I'm not aiming for total accuracy, so if I don't do Enterprise I can get away with a little more!

    Maybe not total accuracy, but you're really close! I love it when people give some of the other ships in the fleet some love. Sure, we only saw the Enterprise, but there were a lot more Constitutions out there.
    scifieric
  • backsteptbackstept815 Posts: 738Member
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  • backsteptbackstept815 Posts: 738Member
    Little things here and there.
    I am absolutely loving working on this!

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  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1802480 Posts: 10,250Member
    You're doing fantastic work and whipping this thing out very quickly.
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  • backsteptbackstept815 Posts: 738Member
    edited December 2022 #28
    Last major things to do are the shuttle bay detail, secondary hull and neck panels, some panels on the saucer, pylon panels, windows, various signage, and lights!

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  • backsteptbackstept815 Posts: 738Member
    You're doing fantastic work and whipping this thing out very quickly.

    I know! It's crazy! I don't think I've ever properly finished a model. Ever. I think I can attribute it to medication changes 🤣
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  • TallguyTallguy272 Posts: 442Member
    You're doing fantastic work and whipping this thing out very quickly.
    I KNOW! In the time it's taken me to start on the bridge he's done the whole freaking ship!
    backstept wrote: »
    I know! It's crazy! I don't think I've ever properly finished a model. Ever. I think I can attribute it to medication changes 🤣

    It's an amazing feeling, finishing a project. May the wind be at your back.
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    Various Work: U.S.S. Constellation - Matt Jefferies Concept Shuttle
  • backsteptbackstept815 Posts: 738Member
    Tallguy wrote: »
    I KNOW! In the time it's taken me to start on the bridge he's done the whole freaking ship!

    I don't know what's gotten into me!

    First picture is sans-post processing

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