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Old August 16 2013, 07:14 PM   #1
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Requesting Some 3D Help...

Hello My Fellow BBSers,

I have made a similar request in the past and mainly just received some negative feedback. However, I am going to try again.

I am working on a 2D animated Trek project. I would like to have a simple 3D version of the enclosed design for the purpose of "tracing" in Flash for use in the animation. A 3D model would greatly help me in creating custom angles of the ship. I've drawn several angles from scratch, but a model would greatly speed up the process and allow for more choices.

No detail is needed...just the basic shape. And, yes, as several people have pointed out in the past, I could do it using SketchUp, DAZ, etc. My work schedule doesn't really offer me the time to learn yet another piece of software. My job tends to do that. :-)

In any event, if there is one of you talented artists interested in helping me out, I'd be forever grateful. The only thing I can offer is permanent placement in the closing credits for the duration of this project...which I hope will have a long life.

Thank you all very much for taking the time to read this.

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Old October 11 2013, 02:59 PM   #2
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Re: Requesting Some 3D Help...

If you're still interested, I've had a go at your design.

I would have mentioned it earlier, but I haven't been too reliable at finishing projects lately.


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I added the Enterprise-type impulse deck to your design just to see what it would look like, but that can be removed.

It's built in Blender, btw.
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Old October 11 2013, 03:05 PM   #3
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Re: Requesting Some 3D Help...

That is exactly what I needed! Just a reference model I can spin, rotate, etc. so I may draw different 2D angles in Flash. I'm very, very impressed. Thank you so much! Is there any way I could get the Blender model from you?
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Old October 11 2013, 03:39 PM   #4
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Re: Requesting Some 3D Help...

Thanks and you're very welcome.

I can add some basic textures with the name and registry, if you want.


Once I've tidied up the blender file, I'll put it on my webspace and PM you a link.
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Old October 11 2013, 03:47 PM   #5
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Re: Requesting Some 3D Help...

Thanks again! Can't tell you how much I truly appreciate this. And please let me know what name I should use in the credits. Definitely including you. You da man!
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Old October 11 2013, 04:08 PM   #6
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Re: Requesting Some 3D Help...

Whoa, that's a nifty design! Like if the Defiant and Miranda classes bumped uglies to make a baby starship.
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Old October 11 2013, 04:16 PM   #7
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Re: Requesting Some 3D Help...

Professor Moriarty wrote: View Post
Whoa, that's a nifty design! Like if the Defiant and Miranda classes bumped uglies to make a baby starship.
Thanks. I designed it for an animated web series I am currently producing. The series takes place a year after The Undiscovered Country and focuses on the dismantling of the Klingon/Fed Neutral Zone. This ship is a new class...The Sentinel Class. The Perseus is the command ship for this mission.

You're welcome to follow the progress on my FB Group Page...

https://www.facebook.com/groups/427109314011506/
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Old October 11 2013, 06:16 PM   #8
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Re: Requesting Some 3D Help...

sure looks good in 3D
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Old October 11 2013, 06:28 PM   #9
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Re: Requesting Some 3D Help...

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sure looks good in 3D
It sure does! He did a great job. I received a lot of criticism on my design when I first presented it but I truly think it works. Seeing it in 3D helps a lot. Another member here, Solarbaby, did a simple SketchUp model of it which is great. This rendition truly has the proportions correct. Makes me anxious to get going on this project again...once my work schedule allows. Shooting for a late fall, early winter premiere of the first 15 minute episode.
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Old October 12 2013, 03:55 PM   #10
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Hahaha puts my sketchup frankensteined model to shame. Im really pleased someone came to your rescue! Now get animating!!
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Old October 12 2013, 08:26 PM   #11
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Re: Requesting Some 3D Help...

Here's a few minimal textures added:


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Ensign Ro-, if you haven't used Blender before the Noob to Pro book/tutorial is a good place to learn the basics. The interface can look a bit daunting at first.
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Old October 12 2013, 09:26 PM   #12
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Re: Requesting Some 3D Help...

That looks bad ass! I love it. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

And, Solarbaby...your "Frankenstein" model will still come in very handy. Thank you VERY much for helping me out with this.
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Old October 14 2013, 06:42 PM   #13
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Re: Requesting Some 3D Help...

Thanks!

Just for fun I tried a toon render... I probably didn't get the settings quite right.




Anyway, I've got the blender file uploaded onto my webspace so I'll be PM'ing you the link soon, Ensign Ro-.
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Old October 16 2013, 08:52 PM   #14
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Re: Requesting Some 3D Help...

Wow, Ensign Ro and Starscape!! Great design Ensign, and thats a pretty nice mesh Starscape. Wish I could build ships. I have tried and tried to lurn to build meshes. Just can't seem to understand the interface and lingo. But I'm not so bad with rendering though. I hope to see the 2d animated project soon!!!
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Old October 18 2013, 06:25 PM   #15
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Thanks Mycroft Maxwell.

Yeah, there's a lot to get your head around when you start 3d-ing. If you can't understand one piece of software try another, there's several free ones out there. See which one fits you best. I started with Anim8or as the interface seemed the friendlest, at the time, and there was plenty of tutorials.
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