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Old October 30 2012, 05:49 PM   #961
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I sent the complete model over to Dennis last night. Note that I said "complete," not "finished." I'm going to deliver one last update by the end of this week to finish optimizing and cleaning up a few remaining objects and possibly add a couple of greebles I just haven't gotten around to.

I'll post a few final renders over the next day or two, then I'm going to run a set of high-res orthos and use them to do some paintovers as a general guide to whoever textures the model.

While Dennis and the gang are working on the Polaris conversion, I may take some additional time to detail out the lander module and the interior of the lander docking bays for the scenes in which they are required. I'm also working on some design sketches for the engineering section, which will be visible as a backdrop in one scene, and maybe the interior of the EVA pod bays, though I don't intend to model those myself.

It's been a fun ride but I have to admit I'm glad this leg of the journey is finally done. I want to thank Dennis for giving me the opportunity to participate in this project. I also want to thank David Nielsen, a.k.a. Aridas Sofia, for originating the Polaris design and letting me run with it. I can hardly wait to see it in action.

I will, indeed, be returning to work on Grandeur fairly shortly, but I have a couple of real-life issues I need to deal with first. I should be back at it in earnest within 2 or 3 weeks.

Moving on!
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Old October 30 2012, 06:10 PM   #962
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So, when can we expect a link for general download?

I'm kidding! I'm kidding!

I realize those files are going to be more tightly guarded than the gold in Fort Knox. And if they ever did wind up on the net, I suspect Dennis will order a "hit" upon both the "leaker" and the downloaders of the data.

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Old October 30 2012, 06:40 PM   #963
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Yeah... nice try.
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Old October 30 2012, 06:51 PM   #964
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I sent the complete model over to Dennis last night.
Well, that explains the "Zoom!" and "Woosh!" noises coming from Dennis's room.
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Old October 30 2012, 07:28 PM   #965
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Truly fantastic work. And while I'm glad to see this chapter coming to a close, I'm going to miss the updates.
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Old October 31 2012, 10:23 AM   #966
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Congratulations, Vektor! You have shown tremendous development as a designer, visualizer and modeler during the course of the last four years. I can hardly wait to see where you go with your skills next!
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Old October 31 2012, 04:19 PM   #967
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I've taken a good look at the mesh and it's really magnificent. I know I'll have many questions for Vektor as I start on the conversion.

Thanks so much for this, Vektor. Needless to say, I'm anxious to see any other art and ideas that you have for Polaris - everything you've contributed so far is way beyond what I could have imagined when we started out on this.

And thanks again to aridas sofia for coming up with the original design to begin with.
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Old October 31 2012, 05:15 PM   #968
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Old October 31 2012, 05:48 PM   #969
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Fred, please stop giving SyFy any more ideas! They'll ship a crew off to Eastern Europe with Dean Cain to star in it tomorrow. :vomit:
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Old October 31 2012, 07:20 PM   #970
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Wow. Is this thread 4 years old already?
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Old November 1 2012, 05:48 PM   #971
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Old November 1 2012, 06:35 PM   #972
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Nice. From this distance it almost looks like there's a potted plant filling most of the EVA control room window.
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Old November 1 2012, 08:08 PM   #973
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Here's a weird question - how do you guys in the production pronounce Polaris? Is it po-LARR-iss or po-LAIR-iss? I've heard and said it both ways myself, depending on the situation.
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Old November 1 2012, 08:14 PM   #974
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Depends on the planetary accent of the speaker.
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Old November 1 2012, 08:33 PM   #975
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Nice. From this distance it almost looks like there's a potted plant filling most of the EVA control room window.
That's the ship's mascott, Audry II.
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