Modified TOS Ent - Wallpapers

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by Vektor, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. Vektor

    Vektor Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Thanks for all the kind words gang. I'll get around to doing some more of these eventually but first I need to make some serious progress on the Grandeur. Stay tuned.
     
  2. Antihero

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    These are beautiful images. :drool:
     
  3. ncc-1017-e

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    I know your busy with other projects, but we all would love to see even more views of this beauty!
     
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  4. Cary L. Brown

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    Agreed. I have the "aft close-up view" as my wallpaper at work. But I'd really love to see a few of the "classic TOS views" of the enterprise set up as high-resolution wallpaper images. Stuff that folks would look at and say "that's from the original show" until they looked REALLLY closely. ;)
     
  5. Savage Dragon

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    ^I'm also using the "aft close-up view" as my wallpaper. So please allow me to chime in with a "Please sir, may I have some more?" :D
     
  6. Vektor

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    Here's a little something.

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  7. Venardhi

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    :: swoons ::

    Take me Vektor, take me now.
     
  8. Savage Dragon

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    Sweeeeeet......
     
  9. Gagarin

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    That second shot in the group of three is one of the first 'fan shots' - heck, even Paramount's! - that I've seen that actually made me FEEL like this was a ship that had gone places! Great job!!!
     
  10. Manticore

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    I'm also using the shot right over the fantail as my desktop; nice work! I love the subtle reflection map a lot; going to try and incorporate it into a future project, I think. ;)

    What was it; flat mirror, reflect/refract, or raytrace, out of idle curiousity?
     
  11. ncc-1017-e

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    So Vektor what would be your take on the look of this beauty's bridge! What do you think it would look like! Naturally I would think it would be very close to TOS bridge!
     
  12. Vektor

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    None of the above. It's an Architectural Design material rendered in Mental Ray. There is no method I know of to accomplish quite the same thing using the scanline renderer, which is one reason why I use Mental Ray and its advanced materials almost exclusively now.
     
  13. Vektor

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    I actually gave some thought to this question a while back. I would probably start from the version used in The Cage and then apply the same kind of "similar from a distance but more detailed and refined close up" approach that I have used on the exterior.

    I would also ditch the gooseneck lamps. ;)
     
  14. Vektor

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    And one more for your viewing pleasure.

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  15. Coloratura

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    *smokes cigar*

    You were wonderful.


    J.
     
  16. Venardhi

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    Bah, those lamps are awesome! They could be anything from a personal view-screen, to a holographic projector or eyeballwasher. . . or it could just a lamp, they still need to see in the future. They add an interesting shape to the bridge, surely they could be slightly altered to look less useless.
     
  17. Philo

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    Excellent. I'd love to see some sketches if anything else. You really should post more of your sketchwork anyway. From what little I've seen over the years, I find it to be as equally impressive as say, oh, this work. :cool:
     
  18. Santaman

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    Awesome work there Vektor. :bolian:
     
  19. Savage Dragon

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    :guffaw:

    I agree though...
     
  20. GilmourD

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    That's my desktop at home, FYI. :drool: