Star Ship Polaris

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

  1. Vektor

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    Wasn't really intended to be indistinguishable from the model. That would require more time and effort than is warranted for what is essentially a concept "sketch."
     
  2. Vektor

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    Finally got the time to resume work on the model this weekend. Using my recent paintover as a guide, I've added most of the detailing around the aft booster engines, though I still have to freeze the SubD objects, optimize them and do quite a bit of additional work in this area. I'm hoping to get most of that done tomorrow.

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    Just for kicks, I decided to do an exploded view to show how many different parts are involved here:

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    I'd say the model is now about 85% finished and I'm hoping to finish it up within the next couple of weeks.
     
  3. Klaus

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    ...simply stunning. Good grief. :eek:
     
  4. Scroogourner

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    Droooooool.
     
  5. Santaman

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    Awesome! :cool:
     
  6. USS Intrepid

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    Beautiful! Really looking forward to seeing her in action.
     
  7. Ensign Ro-

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    Your modeling abilities are unmatched. Absolutely stunning work.
     
  8. Warped9

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    The work in here is amazing and inspiring. It's also a bit humbling for us novices. :)
     
  9. MadMan1701A

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    Awesome, I love all the separate parts. :) I like to do things that way, too... so many models I download and look at are modeled as one part. Can't wait to see it finished. :)
     
  10. largo

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    man, NASA is really slackin' off if those are all the parts needed for a super-awesome starship.
     
  11. JES

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    Give NASA a break. It's not completely their fault. Their recent budget cuts has been a killer. I would say that Lockheed Martin hasn't done anything because they don't have enough of an incentive to bother, but the rumors go that they have been building trans-atmospheric craft for the U.S. Air Force in secret. Craft that are super fast, and super secret.
     
  12. Crisp Crinkle

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    Well, either not at all or not anymore. Good job! :techman:
     
  13. The Castellan

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    Pffft, NASA has not impressed me for years. And considering they have the damned Brookings Report, which I hate with passion, I have no respect for NASA to begin with.
     
  14. Herkimer Jitty

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    Been listening to Richard C Hoaxland, have we?
     
  15. Vektor

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    More booster engine detailing. I've also optimized most of these parts and the polycount has actually gone down since the last set of renderings.

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  16. The Castellan

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    My own research, and it's right there page 215, I believe. It pretty much says, "hide anything we find from them, they'll go crazy otherwise" So, that makes me have no respect for the all mighty NASA.


    Anyhow, I look forward to the next images.
     
  17. Vektor

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    I'm not normally a stickler about staying on-topic, but I'm having a really hard time seeing what bitching about NASA has to do with my thread. :vulcan:
     
  18. MadMan1701A

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    Man, those engines are fantastic. I can't wait to see this thing moving around. :D

    Slightly off topic, but is the Polaris film something that will be publicly released when it's done, or is it an actual show pitch?

    Can't wait to see some more. :)

    -Ricky
     
  19. Herkimer Jitty

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    As I understand, it will be an open release on the web.
     
  20. Admiral Buzzkill

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    We haven't really started to address distribution yet; there are a number of possibilities. But it is a stand-alone short film rather than a pilot-presentation.