Generic Star Trek Fantails and Other Aft Related Things.
Sorry, reworking the file my http got wiped on a "matinence update" (yeah sure) looking at hosting a pdf or some other method to attach images without relying on a outside source or crap spam hosts. Hope to have these back up before 2007
One question, if you're using Max, what the hell is Turbosmooth?
its a fast way to sub divide a mesh. It was added in MAX7 I use it more than meshsmooth since at one time max would crash when applying meshsmooth to certian symmetery objects. Its much afster too when your bouncing back and forth between stacks.
Oh and in no way was I attempting to beat anyone or take away from their tuts. Someone here and a few elsewhere have asked or in other ways hinted at this so instead of doing it individualy I decided to use this route. As well trying to communicate this via text is a bit hard without piccies.
I guess now I'm going to have to crank one of these out and go a whole different way, except to already taken to really good ways of doing it.:D
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Other methods are to spline the shapes then attach it or boolean the shapes in by subtraction or via cut. (quite messy) Or model the individaula parts then boolean them together (messy again)
Now we all have to wonder when scifieric will get to his bussards. . . . . :flippy:
Now you can continue by making the interior too.
Uh, . . . . WHAT?!?!?!
In 3DS Max 8, there is TurboSmooth, MeshSmooth, and HSDS Modifiers.
My tutorial deals in 3DS version 6, and doesn't have TurboMesh.
As well I corrected all the images in here I accidently deleted the images for this tut. I plan later to create a http for these things so that if these tuts here dissapear there will bo some other source for them. I just need to set up code to keep those pesky for $$ sites that cross link tuts like mad, nothing like jackasses who make money off adds without carrying the BW. grrr lol Oh as well I plan to pdf these too. Which is a better solution to the crosslinking sites out there.
You area good teacher. An excellent one as a matter of fact.
I really would like to see it
A bit of acual reading would help answer things. . . . . . . . . :rolleyes:
Now ot find the bloody saucer tut pics.
Glad the tuts are of help to ppl, hopefulay I will have more up soon since I will have a regular isp soon.
site is down for matinence Ill stuff the old index back for now since I don't have the time to finish the update.
HTTP tutorials are back online!
blog will serve as back up. But I recommend the http since it is the original formatting.
I´m out of 3d modelling in 3ds max since many years ago, but I´m slowlly trying to come back, revisiting old tuts, playing in 3ds max 2016.
In advance, thanks !
TOS is my first interest, cause it looks more simple. But TMP would be cool too. Based upon any of them, I think I can apply the knowledge to the other. I was playing with a design from my own... It don´t looks that bad, neither that good for now. So, I need to learn more about modelling tricks.
After numerous false starts, I started with a 32 sided cylinder, to give me edges along the horizontal and vertical axis, so i could cut it in half and mirror it later...
I don't know your skill level in Max, but some of the controls that make my life a lot easier are the Constraints in the Edit Geometry tab in the Editable Poly, especially the Edge constraint. For the bottom curve I just used the Cut tool to cut it into the cylinder, deleted the lower faces, and then cleaned up the curve welding points and using the edge constraint to tweak the vertices along the edge normals.
For the shuttle bay I just chopped off the end of my cylinder and drag extruded out the bottom of the shuttle bay and used Flow Connect to round it out a bit, and some hand tweaking. I also used a number of FFD's in that whole area to get things formed correctly, still doesn't look quite right I think, Maybe the area between teh doors and edge of the fuselage is too wide...but anyway, seems pretty close.