The Prime Alternative

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by MadMan1701A, May 11, 2013.

  1. Santaman

    Santaman Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Nice work. :) great model and design. :cool:
     
  2. Q2UnME

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    Holy crap. The videos were simply stunning. Please, please, please take this to the next level and go hi-rez. Your work could easily be movie quality.

    Awesome! :techman: :techman:

    Q2
     
  3. BillJ

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    Beautifully done. But the slanted warp-nacelle pylons never worked for me on the original ship, they just look out of place.
     
  4. Sarvek

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    Wow. This is amazing. Could this be a Internet movie done sometime in the future because this would be great. :techman::techman: I can not wait to see more. Fantastic work. :techman::techman:
     
  5. MadMan1701A

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    Thanks guys. :)

    The original videos were 720p, and look a lot sharper than these. I might try to upload them to youtube instead.

    The idea we had with the wallpapers, were that they were storyboards for what would become a movie at some point. I wanted to actually have an animation for each one, but I just ran out of time.

    -Ricky
     
  6. STRenegade

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    Actually Youtube compresses vids horribly so you might not want to
     
  7. Shawnster

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    Now see, I totally disagree with this. I think this design would work very well. I much prefer this to what we got in Abram's movie.

    This shows respect, I don't know what that abomination we got on screen showed.
     
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  9. Santaman

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    Vektor and deg3D have proven otherwise countless times already.

    Hmm.. might wanna nag at deg for some updates... ;)

    Madman, just continue to work on this thing, it will be awesome.:cool:
     
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  13. sojourner

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    Loved the videos. The use of the Tron:Legacy soundtrack is great. I always thought it would work well for Trek.
     
  14. 1701TPA

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    We Agree 100% : ) ... that's why we altered the Pylons just enough, in the hopes they would look like the design followed the NX01 pylons design but still a design predecessor to the TMPE pylons.[​IMG]
     
  15. sojourner

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    Oh, out of curiousity, how long did it take you to render those scenes? what kind of hardware setup did you use?
     
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  17. MadMan1701A

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    It depends... most of it was rendered on my PC that I built around mid-2010, when the model was finished up. It's an AMD Phenom II hex-core 1090T, which does pretty well. I've also got 8GB of RAM in there, with a couple of GeForce 9800GTs.

    I was doing all of this with Blender 2.45, too, which renders a little slower than the newer versions. The still pictures only take about 5-10 minutes to render out, but then I do all of the compositing and effects in Photoshop for about 3-5 hours.

    The videos take longer, of course... for a 30 second clip it was taking around 3-4 hours at 720p. I would then take all of that into After Effects, and add flares and things, taking another 2-3 hours.

    :)

    -Ricky
     
  18. Starship

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    Ricky, all other meshes built by you were great, but this one is simply your masterpiece! Ten stars bro! :techman:
     
  19. sojourner

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    Cool stuff. Does Blender use the graphics cores to do the rendering, or still using the cpu?
     
  20. MadMan1701A

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    Thanks. :)

    It is by far the model with the most time in it, for sure. I did V6 of my Enterprise in about 2 weeks... this one took more like 4 months. :)