Enterprise-D 1:1 Scale model, with decks, in Sketchup

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by halkun, May 11, 2009.

  1. Gagarin

    Gagarin Commander Red Shirt

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    I'm doing some things in SketchUp (non-ST related) now, learning it bit by bit... and I never realized it could be that powerful. Inspiration!
     
  2. Savage Dragon

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    I'll be interested to see how you worked that out.
     
  3. judge alba

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    I can second this advice when i first used sketch up i had to scrap a design and start over as i had got myself ito a corner and there was no way out so to speak.

    seeing this project gives me a possible idea to deck one of my designs out.
     
  4. halkun

    halkun Ensign Newbie

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    You can see out the ready room....
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    This is my "hack" for the ready Room... I made a porch :P I could "cut out" a step around the whole top, but that was more effort than I was willing to give. I was thinking of putting a window around the hole I cut in, but it looked tackier than this solution
     
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  5. kitsune

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    He needs a lawn chair on the porch and a table to set down his Earl grey while he reads Shakespeare :D
     
  6. halkun

    halkun Ensign Newbie

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    Here, I fixed it... Is this better?
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    :P
     
  7. kitsune

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    :lol:
     
  8. ThunderAeroI

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    The sad thing being because of force fields and the like, this would be possible.
     
  9. Capt Dazio

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    Really!! Better than a yacht! :lol:
     
  10. ThunderAeroI

    ThunderAeroI Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I looked at my Enterprise D blueprints and they do not have this problem. Why was it again that you didn't want to use the Rick and Mike Enterprise D blueprints?
     
  11. FalTorPan

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    If the Sternbach and Whitefire blueprints have Deck 1 modules of substantially similar external shape -- and I suspect that they do -- then both sets have the same basic problem.
     
  12. Santaman

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    Big project... awfully big ships those Galaxys...

    Going to try something modest next? Or skip everything and try the D'Deridex class warbird? ;)
     
  13. BolianAuthor

    BolianAuthor Writer, Battlestar Urantia Rear Admiral

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    Well... there was also the Ed Whitefire blueprints, which are also accurate to the original 6-foot filming miniature, pre-GEN.
     
  14. halkun

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    The big reason is I have a P4 with 3gigs and a X1300 graphics card sitting in a semi-functional AGP slot that broke when my 6200 blew some caps. Rick's pans had way too much kibble and it would of killed my graphics card. I also like the easy to make wide spaces simple layout...

    The bridge was the first thing I did. The original plans call to "carve out" the bridge on top, put walls around it, and then slope the structure foreward. The problem is I made the outer rooms on deck 1 much too tall. (Which is why the "porch" is cut out between two windows. Now I can relpace the skin of deck 1 at a later time. with something more creative, but as I have rooms to the left, right, and the hall below. I simply no place to carve into... I'll most likey add another outer window there and make it a touch prittier.

    Quick story...
    I translate Japanese music concerts, once I got a comment from a Japanese native speaker telling me that my traslation was not 100% correct, but I was able to conveay the same messages in a more creative way. He liked my "take" on the lyrics even though it wasn't technaclly all correct. I found it a bit of a complement.

    I think that applies here too.
     
  15. ThunderAeroI

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    I'm not sure I understand myself how the Ed Whitefire bridge is suppose to mesh into the frame of the ship. It seems to me that they drew he bridge incorrectly and that what they drew is really decks 1 and 1.75. In the end I dont get how deck 1 and deck 2 are suppose to mesh together in the Ed Whitefire plans
     
  16. BolianAuthor

    BolianAuthor Writer, Battlestar Urantia Rear Admiral

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    It's been a long time since I looked at my copy of the Whitefire prints, but am I correct in assuming that his prints were of the "Encounter At Farpoint" 1701-D? Because if you recall, in the establishing shot of the 1701-D, in the start of the episode, we see the camera zoom in to where Picard is standing, in those forward rows of large windows, at the fore of the Shuttlebay/Bridge hump, on the saucer... and that room (the set) had the back wall of the Conference Room.
     
  17. kitsune

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    That was the conference room. The camera zooms in on the Enterprise's bow, then jumps to the rear of the conference room.
     
  18. ThunderAeroI

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    You can search for the prints online, there are a few sites where you can download them. They are not bad, but I wouldn't use them if I were building something
     
  19. FalTorPan

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    That room was a forward observation room of some kind. Yes, it was made from elements of the conference lounge, but I'm reasonably certain that it wasn't intended to be the conference lounge that we would come to know and love.

    The camera zooms in on the bow of the ship, and then the image dissolves to a set of windows behind which Captain Picard is standing. The far wall doesn't have the trademark ship sculptures, and there is no reason to believe that we would be looking at a room whose windows face the back of the ship.
     
  20. FalTorPan

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    Why not? Just curious.