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Kirkunit October 1 2012 09:11 PM

New Model of 1701
 
Hey All,

I started teaching myself SolidWorks this year & back in the Spring I posted renders of the Galileo I built. More recently, I started building a model of the original E & I thought I'd share my progress.

The model is built from a combination of Casimiro's plans & pictures culled from the interwebs. I have a ways to go (and a few corrections I need to make), but here she is:

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n...ntitled253.jpg

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n...ntitled254.jpg

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n...ntitled255.jpg

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n...ntitled256.jpg

NCC-1701-B October 1 2012 09:32 PM

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That's awesome! I've been using solidworks and it's not the nicest thing to use. Even getting curved surfaces seems to have eluded me.

Great work!

Kirkunit October 2 2012 02:15 PM

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Thanks! You're right: SolidWorks is a constant struggle for us. Unfortunately, it's what our industry calls for right now. I much prefer surface modeling in Alias. However, SolidWorks is parametric, so the models we make are much more robust. And, if you're patient (or stubborn) you can get SolidWorks to do what you need.

I should also mention the renderings were done in Keyshot. Not too pretty, yet -- but when I'm far enough along to add textures she should really start to come together.

USS Mariner October 2 2012 10:06 PM

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Kirkunit wrote: (Post 7044319)
Thanks! You're right: SolidWorks is a constant struggle for us. Unfortunately, it's what our industry calls for right now. I much prefer surface modeling in Alias. However, SolidWorks is parametric, so the models we make are much more robust. And, if you're patient (or stubborn) you can get SolidWorks to do what you need.

I should also mention the renderings were done in Keyshot. Not too pretty, yet -- but when I'm far enough along to add textures she should really start to come together.

You ever use Rhino3D? I love it. Solidworks is a PITA, despite being parametric.

Bernard Guignard October 2 2012 10:14 PM

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Nice work there :techman:

Kirkunit October 4 2012 02:57 PM

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Unfortunately, we can't use Rhino for work. Our clients usually require Pre/E or SolidWorks. The few Rhino files we're received over the years have been pretty poor quality -- usually to the point of having to be rebuilt.

USS Mariner October 4 2012 08:17 PM

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Kirkunit wrote: (Post 7054486)
Unfortunately, we can't use Rhino for work. Our clients usually require Pre/E or SolidWorks. The few Rhino files we're received over the years have been pretty poor quality -- usually to the point of having to be rebuilt.

That's really odd. Rhino is a great program: it's similar to AutoCAD (except more coherent) and it's surface and NURBS tools are incredible and fast.

Kirkunit October 5 2012 06:05 PM

Re: New Model of 1701
 
Update! Got the struts in, plus started adding all the windows. BTW, all comments, questions & nitpicks are welcome.


http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n...s/th_E3266.jpg

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n...ntitled262.jpg

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n...ntitled263.jpg

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n...s/th_E3265.jpg

Kirkunit October 10 2012 10:00 PM

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Update time! I believe I have all the geometry done & I'm starting to break out the different shaders. None of the colors are final at this point, but this is sort of the way the work flow between SolidWorks & Keyshot works.

BTW, I don't have any texture maps at this point (bump or displacement). The fluting at the rear of the nacelles is modeled & patterned geometry.

Any & all comments, nitpicks, etc. are welcome!

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n...kas/e4a137.jpg

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n...kas/e4a138.jpg

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n...kas/e4a139.jpg

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n...kas/e4a140.jpg

blssdwlf October 11 2012 03:02 AM

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Looking good!

Sumghai October 11 2012 05:10 AM

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Hot stuff! Nice to see excellent work from a fellow SW user!

Tiberius October 11 2012 05:47 AM

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Looking really good!

Albertese October 11 2012 02:58 PM

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That's gorgeous! I want that top image to have all of it's markings in place and be the wallpaper for my computer!

--Alex

Kirkunit October 11 2012 08:29 PM

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Thanks for the feedback, everyone. No updates today, but I corrected a few things that were bugging me (mostly window sizes & location on the saucer).

I thought I would mention, though, what I'm aiming for from an 'accuracy' standpoint. My target is the production version of the 11-footer with the following notes:

The nacelles, neck and secondary hull on my model are symmetrical. I believe this was the design intention. I chose to make all the windows symmetrical, as well.

The saucer is not symmetrical -- at least the windows aren't. The 11-footer shows different window patterns on the port side & that's what I chose to follow.

As I mentioned above, I'm using the Casimiro plans as my main guide. But, I have found a few little things in those drawings that needed correcting. I'm also using all the photographic references I can find including screen caps & Smithsonian pictures.

The tricky thing with the Smithsonian pics, is reconciling all the changes that were made to the model which weren't present during the series' production.

Back to work... :)

blssdwlf October 12 2012 03:09 AM

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I highly recommend this catalog made by Tallguy: http://www.trekplace.com/tosfxcatalog.html for screen caps. You are right that the Smithsonian model some liberties were taken with the details. Keep it up!


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