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Old March 27 2012, 02:46 AM   #781
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Cool, thanks for the insight. I'm looking forward to seeing this thing fly.
Yes. I can't wait to get the model into the pipeline so we can start rendering placeholder shots to work into the edit.
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Old March 27 2012, 07:24 AM   #782
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More engine cowling details, and back to the clay renders for better clarity:

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Old March 29 2012, 10:34 PM   #783
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Got a request for wireframe renderings of the engine areas. Ask and ye shall receive:




Please note that a lot of these parts have not been optimized and the wires are much more dense and in some cases messier than they will be in the final version.
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Old March 29 2012, 10:39 PM   #784
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As always your workmanship is BOSS
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Old March 29 2012, 11:33 PM   #785
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It's already a cleaner and more efficient mesh than most professional ones I've seen. You have some totally undeserved self-deprication with your disclaimer there, IMO.
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Old March 30 2012, 03:22 AM   #786
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It's already a cleaner and more efficient mesh than most professional ones I've seen. You have some totally undeserved self-deprication with your disclaimer there, IMO.
I think its more a result of being personally irritated at inefficiency than it not being professional-grade.
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Old April 1 2012, 06:12 PM   #787
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More detail on the engine cowlings. These are proving to be a real time consuming pain in the butt.


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Old April 1 2012, 06:23 PM   #788
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The level of detail you have is just ridiculous.



In a good way!
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Old April 2 2012, 07:31 AM   #789
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Last ones for this weekend:


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Old April 2 2012, 06:41 PM   #790
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This thread is becoming my storm cellar against the tornado of kitbash threads.
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Old April 2 2012, 09:02 PM   #791
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This thread is becoming my storm cellar against the tornado of kitbash threads.


Excellent.
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Old April 3 2012, 05:52 PM   #792
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Amazing.

I think I see RCS thrusters to control pitch and yaw, but where are thrusters for roll? Is that controlled by the main engines? Can the yaw thrusters be angled to put Polaris into a spin around its roll axis?
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Old April 3 2012, 11:16 PM   #793
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Amazing.

I think I see RCS thrusters to control pitch and yaw, but where are thrusters for roll? Is that controlled by the main engines? Can the yaw thrusters be angled to put Polaris into a spin around its roll axis?
there are thrusters on the disc above (and presumably below, though they're not visible in the recent wips, and taking the image frame of reference) the centerline of the ship, which would effect a roll.
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Old April 5 2012, 07:27 PM   #794
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Y'know, I can only gush about the work here so many times. But it is freaking awesome.
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Old April 5 2012, 10:49 PM   #795
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I think I see RCS thrusters to control pitch and yaw, but where are thrusters for roll? Is that controlled by the main engines? Can the yaw thrusters be angled to put Polaris into a spin around its roll axis?
There are four thrusters on either side of the vertical disc, two above and two below, that are visible in numerous renderings. Some of the thrusters, mainly the ones around the aft engine assemblies, can indeed be angled to a limited degree.

Polaris is supposed to be unusual in a number of design aspects, including the size and quantity of its maneuvering thrusters. Being essentially unarmored, it's first line of defense is its exceptional maneuverability. A pair of point-defense guns were retrofitted onto the tips of the forward pylons when Polaris joined the war effort (not to mention the modular sensor suites being entirely replaced with missile racks) which can take out incoming missiles in a pinch, but agility is key to the ship's survival in combat.
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