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Starship April 17 2011 08:10 AM

Bringing back to life the Apollo Class
 
More than ten years ago, when the dinossaurs walking on Earth, there was a group named Wolfpack. They were the first ones to make scifi meshes available, and who inspired me in my 3d adventures. http://s0.wp.com/wp-includes/images/...?m=1300158144g In 1998 Eric Peterson built, between other meshes, the Apollo Class. It isnīt a public release, but I always loved that ship. So, I trying to build my own version. Take a look and tell me what do you think about her. :)

http://brstarship.files.wordpress.co...pollo_eric.jpghttp://brstarship.files.wordpress.co.../04/apolo8.jpg

Starship April 17 2011 08:17 AM

Re: Bringing back to life the Apollo Class
 
A few more renderings...
http://brstarship.files.wordpress.co.../ap_bridge.jpg
http://brstarship.files.wordpress.co.../04/ap_esc.jpg
http://brstarship.files.wordpress.co...4/ap_neck2.jpg
http://brstarship.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/pod1.jpg

Dammit!!! How to resize the renderings?? :wtf:

Dac April 17 2011 05:59 PM

Re: Bringing back to life the Apollo Class
 
Very nice start. :)

LordSarvain April 17 2011 06:10 PM

Re: Bringing back to life the Apollo Class
 
Cool, nice details so far!

Santaman April 17 2011 07:45 PM

Re: Bringing back to life the Apollo Class
 
Nice ship. :)

BillJ April 17 2011 08:50 PM

Re: Bringing back to life the Apollo Class
 
So it's a forerunner of the Nebula-class starship?

Vance April 17 2011 09:16 PM

Re: Bringing back to life the Apollo Class
 
Being a little pendantic, but I was seeing 'sci-fi' meshes on UseNet back in 1989... ray-traced Enterprise variants were all the rage back then.

*hits young whipper-snappers with his cane*

Ar-Pharazon April 18 2011 01:14 AM

Re: Bringing back to life the Apollo Class
 
I might have seen that ship back in the early 90's.

I always loved the Nebula style and you're doing great work on this one.

Savage Dragon April 18 2011 12:38 PM

Re: Bringing back to life the Apollo Class
 
Quote:

Vance wrote: (Post 4893613)
Being a little pendantic, but I was seeing 'sci-fi' meshes on UseNet back in 1989... ray-traced Enterprise variants were all the rage back then.

*hits young whipper-snappers with his cane*

I took it to mean that the meshes were available for download.

Anyway, very nice. :techman:

Vance April 18 2011 02:54 PM

Re: Bringing back to life the Apollo Class
 
There was a world before Al Gore invented the Internet, ya know. Some of us even had computers. :P

Kaiser April 18 2011 05:40 PM

Re: Bringing back to life the Apollo Class
 
Very nice art there :) :techman:

Starship April 20 2011 06:51 AM

Re: Bringing back to life the Apollo Class
 
Thank you for the kind words.
It isnīt a big update, but here it goes anyway. :)
Added the thusters and started to play with colors.
http://brstarship.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/ap_th.jpg
http://brstarship.files.wordpress.co.../ap_colors.jpg

LibraryComputer April 20 2011 02:22 PM

Re: Bringing back to life the Apollo Class
 
Very nice!

137th Gebirg April 20 2011 09:38 PM

Re: Bringing back to life the Apollo Class
 
I was never really a fan of the Ambassador-style line of ships but for some reason this one always worked for me. The weapons pod on top just exudes a certain unique level of un-Starfleet bad-assness, which is probably why I like it so much. You are definitely doing this old girl justice! :techman:

And yeah, I miss the old WolfPack stuff. A shame their site hasn't been updated since 1997 - they were some of the earliest pioneers of real next-generation (pun not intended) fan-made designs and renderings. Some of their stuff still holds up pretty well today compared to the more advanced meshes, texture/bump maps and rendering engines that have since been built.

Starship May 30 2011 06:00 PM

Re: Bringing back to life the Apollo Class
 
Update time!
The plateau was redone;
- The plateau, the upper structures and sec hull were repositionated;
- the neck wonīt have torp launchers anymore;
- the ship is a little longer now, but I believe it makes her better ballanced;
Is it better?
http://brstarship.files.wordpress.co...pg?w=300&h=225
http://brstarship.files.wordpress.co...pg?w=300&h=225
http://brstarship.files.wordpress.co...pg?w=300&h=225
http://brstarship.files.wordpress.co...pg?w=300&h=225


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