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Old November 11 2012, 10:43 AM   #1021
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Okay, the last remaining details and updates are finished. I'm calling this baby DONE.








Note that the model is still essentially untextured. Everything you see here is just material effects, procedural textures and a couple of maps for things like the sail grids. I just wanted it to look a little more realistic for these final renders, even though none of it will translate over to the Lightwave version.

I'll post some more renders tomorrow at a more decent hour. I will also send the COMPLETED model over to Dennis along with the few texture maps that may be useful.
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Old November 11 2012, 12:06 PM   #1022
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Awesome!
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Old November 11 2012, 05:06 PM   #1023
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Vektor, truly stellar work. You've done a wonderful job of bringing the original concept sketches to life.

Also, props to Aridas Sofia. Between the two of you, I think you've created a potentially iconic design.
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Old November 11 2012, 06:27 PM   #1024
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I love that ship. I want to build a physical model of it and have it on my desk.

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Old November 11 2012, 09:38 PM   #1025
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A few more renders of the finished model:






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Old November 11 2012, 10:54 PM   #1026
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She's simply one of the most gorgeous things I've ever seen, Vektor.
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Old November 12 2012, 05:39 AM   #1027
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Definitely the coolest scifi ship I've seen in ages.
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Old November 12 2012, 03:37 PM   #1028
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My nickname for her is the "AngelFish".

I suspect someone has already made that comparison. (I tend to be "late for the party" in these matters.)

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Old November 12 2012, 06:11 PM   #1029
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She's a beauty! I can't wait to see her in action!
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Old November 12 2012, 10:01 PM   #1030
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Just for fun, I thought I'd do a Polaris design variant without the advanced drive system (the "sails") and with a horizontal rather than vertical default orientation, more along the lines of the original concept by Aridas Sofia.






Obviously, I also changed the color scheme and tweaked a few other things here and there. I probably won't go much further with this, but it was a fun little exercise.
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Old November 12 2012, 10:44 PM   #1031
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Gives it a much more retro feel. Very "Flash Gordon".
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Old November 12 2012, 11:06 PM   #1032
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That's pretty cool, though somehow it looks like a much smaller ship - windows to the contrary - and a bit like a one or two person fighter.

It may just be that the main docking dome looks suspiciously like the head of a Star Wars astrodroid this way.
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Old November 12 2012, 11:29 PM   #1033
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It does read as more compact somehow, possibly because of the orientation.

Gotta say, though, I tried the red/black color scheme on a whim and I REALLY like it. Not suggesting we should change Polaris from orange/blue, but red/black is really nice.
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Old November 13 2012, 12:04 AM   #1034
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I'm just chiming in to say I love this design and work. Absolutely great.

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Maybe they could make 3d prints of these. Merchandising, merchandising, merchandising!
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Old November 13 2012, 08:27 AM   #1035
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Actually, we could use that second version as a background ship in a certain sequence, Dennis.
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