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lewisniven July 1 2012 11:33 PM

Intrepid Class Bridge (Sketchup)...
Some of you may of seen my defiant bridge project I've got going 'here'.

Just to mix things up a bit and to learn a few different bits and pieces in Sketchup I've made a start on an intrepid class bridge. Got most of the floor plan down now and starting to flesh out the consoles and doors. Here's some quick renders to show how things are progressing so far;

Comments/suggestions/slagging off welcome :cool:. I'll keep updating as I go.


lewisniven July 2 2012 01:04 PM

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lewisniven July 2 2012 08:05 PM

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Working on the lit floor area round toms station right now, what a complicated mess! wow. Getting there though. Also had to pull out all the rear wall console section as that was entirely wrong.

lewisniven July 2 2012 09:18 PM

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And now the file's corrupt and just crashes sketchup, so I've lost everything I did to that floor section. Fail.

Thank god for a backup.

Albertese July 4 2012 01:38 AM

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Are you following a tutorial on any of this? Or writing one? I'd love to do what you can do with this stuff, but I'm just a meat-fisted buffoon when it comes to virtual 3-D...

Now, give me some foam core, poster board, and a good set of prints and I'll bang it out in RL! Physical models is where I'm a viking! Sadly, they take up more room in my apartment that virtual stuff...:(


lewisniven July 4 2012 01:33 PM

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Honestly just download it and install it. Most 3d software is rediculously intimidating for beginners and really hard to grasp but sketchup is super easy, I may write sone brief tutorials though.

I'm just learning as I go and when I get stuck I just look it up. Things do get pretty frustrating when toy get into complex curved surfaces and the like but the software isn't really geared for that. Interior stuff like this is fine though.

lewisniven July 5 2012 01:18 AM

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ILOVETREK1701 July 5 2012 04:58 PM

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Is this on the 3D warehouse?

lewisniven July 6 2012 12:15 AM

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not yet but it will be when it's done.

lewisniven July 8 2012 12:16 AM

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This one of those parts that's been a right pain in the bum, I keep having to go back and re do stuff because I'll spot something in a another reference image that doesn't tally up or whatever, it's getting there though.

lewisniven August 5 2012 09:06 PM

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Finally got around to resuming work on this, fleshed out Tuvok and Harry's consoles;

NebulaClassGuy August 5 2012 10:05 PM

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Wow... this is some absolutely beautiful work! I love what you have so far. The only thing I would like to ask/comment on, is please try to make your final renders just a wee bit more brightly lit... they're pretty dark. As I said, you're off to an excellent start!

cardinal biggles August 6 2012 04:22 PM

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It's probably dark because he hasn't put in the overhead lights yet.

I'm really liking what I see so far; liked your Defiant project, too!

lewisniven August 6 2012 06:14 PM

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yeah I'm only using the one light atm, mainly to keep the render time down but I'll be starting to add a few other detail lights tomorrow. Glad you like it :)

lewisniven August 8 2012 11:57 PM

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Some horribly dirty renders of where I am are so far, now that lights are going in the render time has shot through the roof so I've scaled the quality right back for the sake of these...

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