Star Ship Polaris

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

  1. Maurice

    Maurice Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Yes. I can't wait to get the model into the pipeline so we can start rendering placeholder shots to work into the edit.
     
  2. Vektor

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    More engine cowling details, and back to the clay renders for better clarity:

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  3. Vektor

    Vektor Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Got a request for wireframe renderings of the engine areas. Ask and ye shall receive:

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    Please note that a lot of these parts have not been optimized and the wires are much more dense and in some cases messier than they will be in the final version.
     
  4. Atolm

    Atolm Commander Red Shirt

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    As always your workmanship is BOSS
     
  5. Gep Malakai

    Gep Malakai Vice Admiral Admiral

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    It's already a cleaner and more efficient mesh than most professional ones I've seen. You have some totally undeserved self-deprication with your disclaimer there, IMO.
     
  6. USS Mariner

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    I think its more a result of being personally irritated at inefficiency than it not being professional-grade.
     
  7. Vektor

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    More detail on the engine cowlings. These are proving to be a real time consuming pain in the butt.

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  8. Savage Dragon

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    The level of detail you have is just ridiculous.



    In a good way! :techman:
     
  9. Vektor

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    Last ones for this weekend:

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  10. sojourner

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    This thread is becoming my storm cellar against the tornado of kitbash threads.
     
  11. Admiral Buzzkill

    Admiral Buzzkill Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    :lol:

    Excellent.
     
  12. Psion

    Psion Commodore Commodore

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    Amazing.

    I think I see RCS thrusters to control pitch and yaw, but where are thrusters for roll? Is that controlled by the main engines? Can the yaw thrusters be angled to put Polaris into a spin around its roll axis?
     
  13. largo

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    there are thrusters on the disc above (and presumably below, though they're not visible in the recent wips, and taking the image frame of reference) the centerline of the ship, which would effect a roll.
     
  14. USS Intrepid

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    Y'know, I can only gush about the work here so many times. But it is freaking awesome. :)
     
  15. Vektor

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    There are four thrusters on either side of the vertical disc, two above and two below, that are visible in numerous renderings. Some of the thrusters, mainly the ones around the aft engine assemblies, can indeed be angled to a limited degree.

    Polaris is supposed to be unusual in a number of design aspects, including the size and quantity of its maneuvering thrusters. Being essentially unarmored, it's first line of defense is its exceptional maneuverability. A pair of point-defense guns were retrofitted onto the tips of the forward pylons when Polaris joined the war effort (not to mention the modular sensor suites being entirely replaced with missile racks) which can take out incoming missiles in a pinch, but agility is key to the ship's survival in combat.
     
  16. Psion

    Psion Commodore Commodore

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    Yep, I see them now, thanks. They're rather obvious, too, so I don't know why I saw the others and not those. I'll shamble off now to contemplate my chili, my tortilla chips, and my demons.

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  17. Vektor

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  18. sojourner

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    I believe I have gotten the vapors....... <passes out>
     
  19. Klondike307

    Klondike307 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    The detail is amazing! Very original!
     
  20. Psion

    Psion Commodore Commodore

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    Alright, that's pretty neat! I hadn't thought of the sails as looking quite so ... sail-like.

    It's a shame there's already one dislike on that YouTube video ... I wonder what's up with that? Anyway, I gave you a like to offset it.
     

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