Star Ship Polaris

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by aridas sofia, Mar 3, 2008.

  1. Jeyl

    Jeyl Commodore Commodore

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    Well, as long as it doesn't make that annoying Jellyfish spinning noise from Trek09, I'll be perfectly ok with it. It looks great!
     
  2. publiusr

    publiusr Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    It does look a bit like the Jellyfish predecessor. With its vertical make up--call it the Sunfish class, since it does resemble a sunfish.

    OT, I seem to remember a story about a WWII tale who swore he saw an injured mate eaten by sunfish!
     
  3. BK613

    BK613 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Great ship and great design but if it were me I'd leave the NCC-xxxx style hull numbers in the trekverse. Maybe do something like USAF tactical numbers, which is AF over the fiscal procurement year, with the last digits of the serial number to the right in a bigger font.
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  4. Vektor

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    The registry number was just a random collection of characters I slapped on and is in no way final.
     
  5. Professor Moriarty

    Professor Moriarty Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Jason, that is just MARVELOUS "pen-and-digital ink" work there. Very nifty... I am green with envy for your drawing talents.
     
  6. Admiral Buzzkill

    Admiral Buzzkill Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    There you go. :lol:
     
  7. Professor Moriarty

    Professor Moriarty Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Orly? Learned something new today... interesting. :cool:
     
  8. RAMA

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    Excellent! :techman:

     
  9. Vektor

    Vektor Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Just when you think ol' Vektor has given up the 3D game for good, you find out I'm just full of surprises!

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    Expect to see more of these coming pretty fast and frequent.
     
  10. ghoyle1

    ghoyle1 Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    I really love it! That's bold and dynamic. I love the vertical alignment, assuming that's how the ship is actually oriented. If not, pardon my ignorance! ;-)

    Guy
     
  11. Scroogourner

    Scroogourner Admiral Admiral

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    It gets better. If I remember right, the decks are perpendicular to the direction of travel. So the top deck is at the nose of the ship and the bottom deck is near the engines.

    p.s. YAY!! Vektor's back!!!!
     
  12. largo

    largo Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    vector's back? i'd heard that he'd gone to join an ascetic trekkie commune in the mountains of nepal.

    :bolian:
     
  13. erifah

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    I hear the ritual scrotum shavings, though breathtaking, got to be a bit tedious.
     
  14. Albertese

    Albertese Commodore Commodore

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    But I do suggest you try it.

    --Alex
     
  15. Hau’oli Lanui

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    It does make your Starship look bigger.
     
  16. Admiral Buzzkill

    Admiral Buzzkill Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I love this - I particularly like the addition of the "antenna" extensions to the smaller wings.
     
  17. USS Intrepid

    USS Intrepid Commodore Commodore

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    Can't wait to see the finished model. She really is a beauty.
     
  18. Admiral Buzzkill

    Admiral Buzzkill Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I've got to work on finding someone or learning to do the conversion to Lightwave - my experience with Chiron has not been salutory in that regard other than to alert me to how involved this can be.
     
  19. Vektor

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    For what it's worth, I intend to deliver the model with everything collapsed to basic Poly or Mesh objects, nothing fancy. I may wind up doing my own texturing at some point but I'm probably not going to attempt UV mapping the version I send you as that tends to be one of the biggest conversion headaches. Better to let your own CGI guys do that.
     
  20. Admiral Buzzkill

    Admiral Buzzkill Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Thanks. I know that conversions from Max can be pretty challenging. I've never done UV mapping, so I definitely need to find help there.