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Old June 20 2008, 09:07 PM   #16
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Re: Modified TOS Ent - Wallpapers

Holy. SHIT.

Must. Know. How. You did. Lighting. And are those blurry reflections, on the hull, of the highlights on the pylons and neck? Sweet!
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Old June 20 2008, 11:15 PM   #17
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Very impressive, Vektor. Allow me to join the hungry mob demanding "More!"
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Old June 21 2008, 12:40 AM   #18
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More. We need more shots... must have more shots...*drool*
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Old June 21 2008, 01:11 AM   #19
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Thanks for the great wallpapers!
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Old June 21 2008, 03:25 AM   #20
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Vektor, you know I've been a huge fan for a very long time on here, and you've done some amazing stuff. But this ...? This is probably the most photo-realistic work I've seen you post. I almost feel like I could step inside these images and be inside this ship. Amazing!
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Old June 21 2008, 08:51 PM   #21
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Re: Modified TOS Ent - Wallpapers

Enough glowing praise! Every moment Vektor spends reading glowing praise is just another moment not spent making more images! Look at the BIG picture, people.

You want more praise, Senior Vektor? Then you shall have to give us something in exchange for it!
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Old June 22 2008, 11:38 AM   #22
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Psion has a point! Get to work!
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Old June 22 2008, 11:49 AM   #23
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Praise alert. Great work, Vecktor!!
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Old June 23 2008, 03:26 AM   #24
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Those are awesome!

You don't have that second one in 1680x1050 like the other two, do ya?
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Old June 23 2008, 04:05 AM   #25
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Gorgeous. Just... gorgeous.
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Old June 24 2008, 12:14 PM   #26
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I really enjoy your effort at photo-realism with the lighting. The first is my new desktop image and I think it works best of these three.

The second has excellent texture work and conveys the massiveness of the ship pretty well. My primary quibble is the planet background which is unexpectedly noisy.

I'm not quite sure about the lighting choice for the impulse engines since it betrays the appearance of realism. The glow almost suggests diffused lighting caused by an atmosphere. The third image, likewise, has a lighting concern with the navigation lights of the saucer. Were they done in post-processing?

High marks all around for your best Trek renderings to date and some of the very best Trek images period!

Is there any chance of a small animation using this lighting?

Was this still done in Lightwave?

Edit: I just wanted to say the initial impression was one of shocked delight and amazement. They were so good that I asked myself to look for quibbles in the way art critics may examine a masterpiece.
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Old June 24 2008, 02:35 PM   #27
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Awesome stuff! I've always loved your work!
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Old June 24 2008, 06:47 PM   #28
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Vektor, you know I've been a huge fan for a very long time on here, and you've done some amazing stuff. But this ...? This is probably the most photo-realistic work I've seen you post. I almost feel like I could step inside these images and be inside this ship. Amazing!

SHIT! THIS is what the movie model should look like!
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Old June 27 2008, 10:48 AM   #29
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I bow to your skill, Vektor.
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Old June 27 2008, 08:47 PM   #30
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Lovely work. Really very awe-inspiring.
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