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Old September 11 2010, 06:37 PM   #91
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Re: NCC-1701 USS Enterprise Deck by Deck - WIP

I'm currently working on Deck 6. The work on 7 was quite a bit more tedious than I'd imagined; but, the outer and inner hull skins weren't spun up on the same number of segments; so, that made it more .. interesting. Nearly bald now. lol. Been taking breaks doing some C coding work to keep my sanity. Still moving.
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Old September 14 2010, 07:57 PM   #92
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Re: NCC-1701 USS Enterprise Deck by Deck - WIP

Slogging along...



This shows the cutting down of deck 6 underway. The floor has been cut free, then seperated into the actual deck 6 floor and deck 7 ceiling. The outer skin wall has been removed and will be seperated into outer/inner skins. The walls are seperated out as well and the turbolifts are a seperate item still. All have been trimmed further as the process continues and the polycount
thusly continues to fall even with the addition of new items into the mix.

Deck 6 is at this point about 50 percent completed. The image doesn't show a lot, thus the reason I haven't been posting very much of late. The work right now as I've said before is just
sheer tedium. There isn't a real change in any of the geometry other than getting rid of geometry that isn't needed. The structure remains largely unchanged.

More to come.
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Old September 14 2010, 08:00 PM   #93
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Re: NCC-1701 USS Enterprise Deck by Deck - WIP

Just awesome stuff.
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Old September 14 2010, 08:29 PM   #94
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Re: NCC-1701 USS Enterprise Deck by Deck - WIP



..almost forgot, this is an image I'd intended to post a while back and didn't get posted. Just some more eye candy
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Old September 14 2010, 09:06 PM   #95
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Cool, x-ray specs!

This is an amazing project. Thanks for sharing.
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Old September 15 2010, 06:18 AM   #96
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good to see this completed
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Old September 15 2010, 05:34 PM   #97
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Re: NCC-1701 USS Enterprise Deck by Deck - WIP

I can't tell you how spectacular this is to me.

Actually, I possibly COULD tell you, but it would get very boring and repetitive after about five hours.
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Old September 15 2010, 08:10 PM   #98
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AJBryant wrote: View Post
I can't tell you how spectacular this is to me.

Actually, I possibly COULD tell you, but it would get very boring and repetitive after about five hours.
Probably would be a tad more exciting than working deck 6 right at the moment; but,.. I take the point rofl. Thank you.
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Old September 17 2010, 03:09 AM   #99
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Re: NCC-1701 USS Enterprise Deck by Deck - WIP

Deck 6 cleanup is now complete:



Here's the deck assembled


wireframe...


and rendered exploded views.

Five decks to go.
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Old September 17 2010, 05:08 AM   #100
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I get dizzy just imaging doing something like this. Great stuff.
Is there any way to get an estimation of the square footage for the ship? It must me staggering.
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Old September 21 2010, 11:11 AM   #101
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kkozoriz1 wrote: View Post
I get dizzy just imaging doing something like this. Great stuff.
Is there any way to get an estimation of the square footage for the ship? It must me staggering.
No idea; but, I'm sure it could be derived from the FJ plans. I'd be curious as to the displacement volume; but, not sufficiently driven at the moment to find out lol.

And here's the latest update:

Here are shots of the completed work on deck 5. Lots of complicated geometry. It's been simplified now. Still a little work to do in seaming up the ceiling for deck 6 as part of it had to be cut from the deck 5 floor and from the outer hull ring; but, minor stuff at this point by comparison.


..wireframe


..30 percent transparency render.

Deck 4 work has already begun.
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Old September 22 2010, 05:20 AM   #102
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kkozoriz1 wrote: View Post
I get dizzy just imaging doing something like this. Great stuff.
Is there any way to get an estimation of the square footage for the ship? It must me staggering.
Standard drafting technique...use of layers.
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Old September 22 2010, 05:34 AM   #103
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Re: NCC-1701 USS Enterprise Deck by Deck - WIP

Just awesome... I love the layers approach... there's something really aesthetically pleasing about seeing each layer in its own color, grouped together to form a large construct... really drives home just how much there is to the ship.
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Old September 22 2010, 07:08 AM   #104
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kkozoriz1 wrote: View Post
I get dizzy just imaging doing something like this. Great stuff.
Is there any way to get an estimation of the square footage for the ship? It must me staggering.
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Just awesome... I love the layers approach... there's something really aesthetically pleasing about seeing each layer in its own color, grouped together to form a large construct... really drives home just how much there is to the ship.
What is normally utter confusion as a whole is ordered and isolated in layers. Before Computers the concept was used sheet by sheet on a blue print. With 3D we can now problem solve the problematic intersections between those layers and resolve the conflict so that one person can coherent define an entire system.

Imagine building the human body without layers and you might lose your mind.
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Old September 22 2010, 12:04 PM   #105
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Saquist wrote: View Post
kkozoriz1 wrote: View Post
I get dizzy just imaging doing something like this. Great stuff.
Is there any way to get an estimation of the square footage for the ship? It must me staggering.
BolianAuthor wrote: View Post
Just awesome... I love the layers approach... there's something really aesthetically pleasing about seeing each layer in its own color, grouped together to form a large construct... really drives home just how much there is to the ship.
What is normally utter confusion as a whole is ordered and isolated in layers. Before Computers the concept was used sheet by sheet on a blue print. With 3D we can now problem solve the problematic intersections between those layers and resolve the conflict so that one person can coherent define an entire system.

Imagine building the human body without layers and you might lose your mind.
Yeah, that's along the lines of what I was thinking. In drafting we always did multiple views or exploded views. I can visualize the 3d without much trouble. It helps substantially in building this stuff; but, others might not be able to; so, I started doing these exploded views to give people a better grip on just how much work is represented there and how involved it really is. Just wish I could have done videos of much of it.
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