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Old December 2 2012, 08:33 PM   #1126
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How about we call service tunnels Vektor Orifices? Sounds legit to me!
Let's just leave my orifices entirely out of this production, shall we?
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Old December 2 2012, 08:39 PM   #1127
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So, 'Vektors Cavities' is also out I must assume.
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Old December 3 2012, 06:01 AM   #1128
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Turned on the lights on the upper level and adjusted the lighting accordingly. Also did a lot of polishing all over the image.

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Old December 3 2012, 01:08 PM   #1129
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Vektor, you have simply outdone yourself. This is the BEST engine room I have ever did see. I'm constantly in awe of your talent, seriously you are one talented MOFO.
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Old December 3 2012, 04:34 PM   #1130
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Thanks, everybody. Just a little ways left to go on this one.
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Old December 3 2012, 04:58 PM   #1131
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Vektor, this has been fascinating! Obviously, you're talented and your work is a delight, but watching your sketches of this space go from "meh" to near photorealistic is inspirational.

I bet a lot of your fans would love to look over your shoulder while you work. To see how you lay out your construction lines, see what kind of mistakes you make and then how you fix them, and how you layer on textures and effects until you have a finished project.

I think I begged you once before for a timelapse video of your 3D work. I'm begging again ... if you find the time on your next project, please set up to record your workscreen so we can see how you do what you do? I know you're humble about your talent, but there are a bunch of us here who would learn eagerly from you.
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Old December 3 2012, 05:47 PM   #1132
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Worth considering, I suppose. Anybody want to recommend some good software for desktop recording?
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Old December 3 2012, 06:20 PM   #1133
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Hell, I'd be happy with a gallery of images with a lot of your past work. Some of your older stuff is getting hard to find.
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Old December 3 2012, 06:26 PM   #1134
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Vector, I can't tell you how great this looks. Really inspired. Completely non-Trek (which I expect) and yet still believable. I echo the thoughts towards a step by step run through of how you develop your ideas. Doesn't even need video, just a quick narrative af what you were thinking, then a picture.

Again, I have enjoyed watching your work on this and look forward to seeing more.
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Old December 3 2012, 08:13 PM   #1135
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This is really shaping up to be a classic sci-fi design. Loving it!
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Old December 3 2012, 10:06 PM   #1136
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Worth considering, I suppose. Anybody want to recommend some good software for desktop recording?
Good question! After trying a bunch of GUI-based applications on Linux, I settled on a command-line application written in ... Python! The darned thing is wonderfully configurable and works flawlessly. In Linux. Although I don't see why it wouldn't work in any OS if one had all the right libraries.

For Windows, I used to use CamStudio. It's free and it got the job done.

For Mac, I bet one could get their BSD-based OS running that python script really easily. Beyond that, I haven't a clue, but a quick search led me to a blog listing 10 possible tools.

Thanks for considering this, Vektor.
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Old December 4 2012, 03:12 AM   #1137
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For Mac, I bet one could get their BSD-based OS running that python script really easily.
tricky. libav isn't native to MacOS, and can be a trick to compile. some of the other tools the python script uses aren't normally available and probably won't work at all outside a linux windowing system.
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Old December 4 2012, 04:34 AM   #1138
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Can I demand you return to the Egg shaped Independence or whatever that star ship was called. I liked that design.
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Old December 4 2012, 04:39 AM   #1139
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You mean Grandeur? Don't worry, I've already resumed tinkering on that one. Hopefully I'll be able to show more progress on the 3D model relatively soon.
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Old December 4 2012, 04:51 AM   #1140
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I swear we should just start up a kickstarter fund for you so that you can work on cool projects for us full time.
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