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Old December 5 2012, 02:35 AM   #1156
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To be honest, I'm reasonably happy with the floor as it is. Creating it was a pain but the results were pretty satisfying.
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Old December 5 2012, 02:42 AM   #1157
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That is whats important. It is good work. I know i couodnt do better.
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Old December 5 2012, 03:17 AM   #1158
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I'm thinking of a different design. Had a front thick saucer section that resembled an Akira a little with a smaller sub engineering section shaped like an egg.
Okay, I've decided you must be talking about my old UES Vanguard:



That one does hold a special place in my heart and I will get back to it eventually.
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Old December 5 2012, 03:58 AM   #1159
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^He might also be thinking of that starbase sized ship you did a sketch of.
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So, lately I've been trying to do more "sketch of the day" type stuff, just to get in the practice and try to improve my speed. I had the idea for this one earlier today while I was at work, then I came home and drew it up in less than 10 minutes. Nothing fancy but I think it might have promise for further development.

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Old December 5 2012, 05:29 AM   #1160
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I'm thinking about how to model this to use as a virtual set. If the "pie slices" are 60 degrees and I assume the width of the three-display overhead in the center of the room to be the same as on the Command Deck - eight feet wide - that gives me some idea of how to proceed.
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Old December 5 2012, 05:44 AM   #1161
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I'll see if I can rough out a deck plan for you.
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Old December 5 2012, 05:46 AM   #1162
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Thanks.
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Old December 5 2012, 06:44 AM   #1163
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Okay, here's a really rough plan view of what I had in mind. This is NOT to scale and may require significant adjustments to make it fit inside the hull outline. I did both the concept illustration and this plan purely by eye, so I guess we'll see if this actually works or not.

Also note there's quite a bit of stuff shown on the plan that isn't in the illustration yet, like the step down to the main engine control stations on either side, the additional consoles, etc. A lot of this is just stream of creative consciousness.

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Old December 5 2012, 06:48 AM   #1164
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You know, I can probably pull a set of cross-sections off the model to create a basic shell for this space, if you think that will help give you a proper starting point, Dennis.
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Old December 5 2012, 07:57 AM   #1165
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Haha! I had sudden visions of Doc Brown when I read the "not to scale" comment and saw that awesome blueprint sketch.
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Old December 5 2012, 03:49 PM   #1166
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It looks great Doc!
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Old December 5 2012, 03:57 PM   #1167
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Look at the time stamps on Vektor's last two messages! "I'll see if I can rough out a deck plan ..." and one hour later, BANG! A detailed sketch that would work as background art representing a blueprint.

The comparisons to Doc Brown are quite appropriate.
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Old December 5 2012, 07:06 PM   #1168
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Looks great!

Re "Unnamed crewman", as per my previous messages he is Petrie, as in Rob and Laura.

One thing we can probably do is add some interacting lighting effects to tie together the matte and live action. We could some flashing alarm lights in the background when necessary and cast appropriately colored rim-lighting around the edges of the actors.
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Old December 5 2012, 08:32 PM   #1169
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Look at the time stamps on Vektor's last two messages! "I'll see if I can rough out a deck plan ..." and one hour later, BANG! A detailed sketch that would work as background art representing a blueprint.

The comparisons to Doc Brown are quite appropriate.
Dang, he is fast. Almost as fast as I am slow and meticulous.

Vector, how do you do it?

And do we have to call the "booster engines" booster engines? "Auxiliary thrusters" would seem like a more likely term to be used.
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Old December 5 2012, 08:35 PM   #1170
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ThunderAeroI wrote: View Post
I'm thinking of a different design. Had a front thick saucer section that resembled an Akira a little with a smaller sub engineering section shaped like an egg.
Okay, I've decided you must be talking about my old UES Vanguard:



That one does hold a special place in my heart and I will get back to it eventually.
That is it! Thanks. I look forward to its revision
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