USS DRAKE - My own design!

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by NCC-1701-B, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. NCC-1701-B

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  2. Hyperspace05

    Hyperspace05 Commodore Commodore

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    Much better... The old one looked too much like an Akira.
     
  3. Kaiser

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    I agree that alot better :techman:
     
  4. NCC-1701-B

    NCC-1701-B Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Thanks, but Have no idea how to draw a sensor platform. It just looks like a grey blur! Any ideas?
     
  5. Cary L. Brown

    Cary L. Brown Rear Admiral

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    Hi...

    My advice... it depends on what sort of "sensor" you're talking about.

    There are two sorts of detecting technologies... "sensors" and "scanners."

    A sensor is passive. Think of this like an infrared camera for detecting radiant heat. Or a radio antenna. Or a thermometer.

    A scanner puts out energy and then uses a sensor to analyze the "bounced" energy. This is like a radar system, or a sonar system, or an IR "night vision" camera with integrated IR source.

    Basically... "sensor" = "passive" and "scanner" = "active."

    A scanner "reaches out and touches" the object being analyzed, while a sensor just "looks" at it.

    Now, think of your "sensor platform" that way. What is it? Is it a big pallet with many small devices? Is it a single large device? It's all sort of open to interpretation... but you should think about what your device is trying to accomplish.
     
  6. NCC-1701-B

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    Well, I want it to look like the one on Intrepid class ships
     
  7. Geoff Thorne

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    Personally, I liked the first version.