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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    I've gotten a lot of requests from people asking how I did the textures for this ship, so I decided to post a sampling of the diffuse maps. Most of these are reduced by anywhere from 50-75% from the ones used on the actual model.

    Saucer Top:
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    SaucerBottom:
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    B/C Deck Command Module:
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    Secondary Hull:
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    Nacelle:
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    Nacelle Inner Body Grill - Diffuse, Bump and Opacity Maps:
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    The specular maps are, for the most part, just darkened and higher-contrast versions of the diffuse maps. What really sells the textures is the material setup in Mental Ray, which I unfortunately don't have time to go into right now, but maybe some time down the road.
     
  2. lennier1

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    So basically you refined the techniques from your (by now legendary) FJ Connie?
     
  3. Santaman

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    ^^ Now that was a beauty as well. :cool:

    As for the rest I guess like everyone else I'll just nag for more views/wallpapers and so on. ;)
     
  4. Johnnymuffintop

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  5. ancient

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    Wow, the texture really sells this ship. Amazing work!
     
  6. Cary L. Brown

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    Vektor,

    I'm still developing my "texturing" techniques. I'm curious... how much of that is painted "in-place" on the model, then UV-unwrapped, and how much is painted in 2-D?

    It seems like some of it would be difficult to get "right" either way... like the lines on the B/C-deck superstructure, for instance. The saucer, on the other hand, I could see being done in pure 2D... and the secondary hull LOOKS like it would have been painted, then UV-unwrapped, then have 2D elements added, then rewrapped and retweaked.

    That stuff just kills me... :\
     
  7. Vektor

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    All of the pictures were painted purely in 2D using PhotoShop. I did unwrap the objects in question beforehand and create background templates to use as a guide for the textures, which made it a bit easier.
     
  8. CuttingEdge100

    CuttingEdge100 Commodore Commodore

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    Sweet Jesus that's the best 3D Constitution-Class model I've ever seen. I really like that white glow coming off the warp-grilles (though I'd only have them on when at warp...)


    CuttingEdge100
    BTW: Is the surface detail less than, equal to, or more so than the actual Constitution-Class miniature?
     
  9. Vektor

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    Had some more fun with my Modified TOS Enterprise over the weekend. I was so happy with the deflector dish I built for my Starhawk project that I decided to swap it over to this model as well. I have to say that I really like the result. Truth is, this model is still more or less a work-in-progress and I may tweak it even more as time goes on.

    For now, here's a new batch of wallpapers for your viewing pleasure. There are regular and widescreen versions of each of these. Clcik the thumbnails below for full-size images.

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    And here's one more just for fun:

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    That's me in my driveway showing off my new ride I picked up at the used starship lot. Or it's a little experiment I did in 3D photo compositing. Whichever you prefer to believe. ;)
     
  10. Relayer

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    Very inspirational work! There's so much to steal here. ;)
     
  11. Outpost4

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    Sweet ride, Vektor. :bolian:

    Very nice work as always.
     
  12. Savage Dragon

    Savage Dragon TheSeeker Premium Member

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    All great renders but I love the last one. I would totally do something like that too if I could!
     
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  13. Santaman

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    Excelent work. :techman:
     
  14. RedSpar

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    Man do all you rednecks in Spokane leave your starships out on blocks on the driveway!! ;)

    Top notch renders Vektor. I'm curious did you use a mirrorball to make the HDRI for that driveway shot in Mental Ray? or did you just play with the lighting until you got it right? I plan on trying a composite for my shuttle with a mirrorball soon (gotta find one). From what I have seen it makes composites darn near perfect.
     
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  16. Mr. B

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    I know I'm not making a unique contribution to the thread here but that is incredible, awesome work. If only this design was in the new movie.
     
  17. Neroon

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    FOR THE WIN!!!! That is supremely cool!!

    But somehow I keep hearing Bill Cosby saying "How long can you fire phasers?" .....
     
  18. RobertScorpio

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    These are pretty cool...or "DOPE" as they say today...

    Rob
     
  19. ncc-1017-e

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    Amen buddy I totally agree!
     
  20. 22 Stars

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    Those are brilliant! And I love the homage to the classic picture of the old enterprise model outside with the builders back in 1964. Classic.
     

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