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Old July 15 2007, 07:32 PM   #376
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Re: USS Grandeur - One... More... Time!

^^^ What in blazes does Vektor mean by "triangles"?
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Old July 15 2007, 07:36 PM   #377
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^ A 3D mesh is composed of polygons, the simplest of which are triangles. So that means that Grandeur's mesh is composed of approx. 270,000 3-sided polygons :thumbsup:.
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Old July 15 2007, 11:19 PM   #378
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^ A 3D mesh is composed of polygons, the simplest of which are triangles. So that means that Grandeur's mesh is composed of approx. 270,000 3-sided polygons :thumbsup:.
Each one meticulously placed by hand. So stop asking Vektor for updates every six months... it takes time to assemble all those pointy little jigsaw puzzle pieces!
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Old July 16 2007, 04:17 AM   #379
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Yes, the view from the lounge/briefing room at the back end of this baby ought to be REALLY spectacular
No doubt! Do you plan to model it as well at some point?
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Old July 16 2007, 04:16 PM   #380
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This is really shaping up, VEK!!
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Old July 16 2007, 04:25 PM   #381
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Wouldn't those windows cut into the roof - which are beautiful - mean the running light was constantly irritatingly bleeding into the briefing room ?
If that's a running light, keep in mind that in space, there's no atmosphere to refract or reflect the light back into those windows; if a direct line of sight can't be made between the light source and the window opening or frame, it shouldn't show up to the occupants.

And, hey, the windows may be polarized to block it, anyway .
I thought there was, just a line of sight as it's quite an erect little niblet of a running light...

but I like the poloarsation explanation
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Old July 16 2007, 05:16 PM   #382
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Hey! How about mirrior tinting on the windows... LOL Seriously... wouldn't that eradicate a few "exterior lighting" problems?
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Old July 23 2007, 08:17 AM   #383
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Well, it may not look like much, but I've been doing lots of little tweaks all over the ship. Here you can see that the phaser strip and groove it's recessed into have been shortened and rounded off. I also put a slight curve on the anterior face of the window niche below the phaser strip to make it flow a little better with the surrounding lines.



And here is some further refinement of the bridge module, probably pretty close to the final version.



More to come.
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Old July 23 2007, 01:56 PM   #384
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This continues to look fantastic. Can't wait to see it with the textures.
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Old July 23 2007, 02:50 PM   #385
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What is that slightly bent black & gray line to port and aft of the bridge dome?
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Old July 23 2007, 03:49 PM   #386
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What is that slightly bent black & gray line to port and aft of the bridge dome?
a person standing on the hull, for scale. they're casting a shadow towards the foreground, which forms the bend.
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Old July 23 2007, 03:56 PM   #387
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a person standing on the hull, for scale. they're casting a shadow towards the foreground, which forms the bend.
Bingo.
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Old July 23 2007, 09:42 PM   #388
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Yeah, that's the little blue guy from many moons ago, who filed a complaint for never having a little blue girl to spend his stand-around time with. :-)
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Old July 23 2007, 11:07 PM   #389
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This continues to look fantastic. Can't wait to see it with the textures.
No joke. I'm just worried it's going to look so good that my monitor will explode!
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Old July 24 2007, 04:10 AM   #390
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Dude, I'm glad I'm not the guy standing outside the ship without an environmental suit. All kidding aside, great job Vector!
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