USS Grandeur - One... More... Time!

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by Vektor, Mar 21, 2006.

  1. Santaman

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    Cool :techman: nice to see at least a little how things are done. :)
     
  2. Praetor

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    Vektor, any updates? :)
     
  3. ThunderAeroI

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    you need to stop doing that. here i was getting all excited because of more content and then the big let down.
     
  4. Praetor

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    Sorry to disappoint. :(
     
  5. sojourner

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    What ThunderAeroI said, lol.
     
  6. Mr. Cellophane

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  8. Vektor

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    Still working on it. Still nothing I'm ready to post. Stay tuned.
     
  9. Savage Dragon

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    I've been guilty of doing the same thing on occasion.
     
  10. ThunderAeroI

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    I wish I could go dig up the old Vanguard thread and pull the same trick, imgien the uproar!
     
  11. Savage Dragon

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    I guess we'll just have to coax Vektor into starting a new Vanguard thread then!
     
  12. Praetor

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    Perhaps we can summon him the Beetlejuice way?
     
  13. ThunderAeroI

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  14. Psion

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    ... Vektor ...
     
  15. Vektor

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    As I said about six posts ago, still working on it, still not ready to show anything new, stay tuned.
     
  16. ThunderAeroI

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    He apperently hasn't seen the movie, he came premature
     
  17. Psion

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    That happens to the best of us, sometimes.
     
  18. Vektor

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    Well, it may not seem like much considering how long it's been since my last update, but here's a little something to prove this project is still alive and kicking.

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    This is probably pretty close to final for the bussard collectors., though there are a few details yet to add along the remaining length of the nacelle.

    Texturing is technically still temporary, though everything you see in these renderings was made specifically for this project. The rim around the bussard collectors is not modeled, it's a combination of bump and reflectivity maps applied with some fairly meticulous UV mapping. The same is true of the phaser strips.

    Another thing worth mentioning is that the actual bussard collectors are semi-transparent lenses with a diffuse Arch & Design material applied that blurs some simple, coil-like geometry behind them. Intense spot lights are aimed at the internal geometry and set to include only those objects in illumination and shadow casting. The result is fairly realistic, if I do say so, and should show well when animated with a changing perspective.

    More to come in the not-too-distant future, I hope.
     
  19. Herkimer Jitty

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    I need paper towels.

    There is drool on my keyboard.
     
  20. ShamelessMcBundy

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    At least i hope that's drool. :eek: