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

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

  1. BlobVanDam

    BlobVanDam Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Vektor, this ship is the most amazing original Trek design I've ever seen, and the modeling is perfect. Your talent for materials and lighting really raise your renders above most others.
    I'd like to say that seeing this model really inspired me on my current modeling project (although I'm modeling Voyager, not an original design). Also, this is the only thread on this forum I have subscribed to, because I can't wait to see more of it.
    I took a quick look around your site, but couldn't find out, what modeling software do you use?
     
  2. Vektor

    Vektor Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I do all my 3D stuff in 3ds Max.
     
  3. Praetor

    Praetor Vice Admiral Admiral

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    The fine line between continuity and fanwank.
    Vektor, the Grandeur is just breathtaking. :techman:
     
  4. Herkimer Jitty

    Herkimer Jitty Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    "In other news, Jason "Vektor" Lee has been arrested under multiple counts of manslaughter by asphyxiation."
     
  5. erifah

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    Meh, this ship is OK, I suppose. I found a flaw on the saucer over to the left, there. A panel is a little lighter than it should be. Inexcusable.
     
  6. Vektor

    Vektor Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    More detailing on the nacelle pylons:

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    The sharp-eyed will note that, in addition to pylon greebling, I've reverted to an earlier design for the bussard grills. I just think this one flows better.
     
  7. GilmourD

    GilmourD Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Any new wallpapers? :)
     
  8. Titan Designer

    Titan Designer Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    This design keeps getting better and better with every post. Makes me really want to start learning 3D modeling. Thanks for sharing.
     
  9. Vektor

    Vektor Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    No and there probably won't be any time soon. I'm am working hard to avoid any more detours from the path of simply getting this thing done. After that, I'm sure there will be many wallpapers. ;)
     
  10. Scroogourner

    Scroogourner Admiral Admiral

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    ^Yeah, after this many years, beautiful though it is, I imagine you must be getting tired of looking at it!
     
  11. Tallguy

    Tallguy Commodore Commodore

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    I suppose that's THEORETICALLY possible... :guffaw:

    Great work, Vektor. Keep your eye on the finish line.
     
  12. GilmourD

    GilmourD Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Awesome.

    One of your older wallpaper renders of the Grandeur is my current wallpaper on my desktop. :techman: I think I have your pre-refit Enterprise on my laptop, which I haven't used in a while.
     
  13. Belisarius

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    Would love to see some updated wide angle shots of her, Vektor.


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  14. Vektor

    Vektor Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    No new modeling updates, but I have started working on a fully rendered version of the "sketch" I first posted a couple dozen pages ago. I gained some valuable experience on my submission for the STO "Design the Next Enterprise" contest and I wanted to give the Grandeur the same treatment.

    Here's the progression so far:

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    I'll keep these coming over the next few days.
     
  15. Warped9

    Warped9 Admiral Admiral

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    What can I say? It's just so right! :techman:
     
  16. RoJoHen

    RoJoHen Awesome Premium Member

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    I think we need a new animated Trek series with this as the hero ship.
     
  17. Kaiser

    Kaiser Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I agree its fine time there was a Star Trek Anime :) :techman:and this ship in this style would be perfect :)
     
  18. Santaman

    Santaman Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Looks great. :cool::bolian:
     
  19. B.J.

    B.J. Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    *Sigh.* Too much talent for one person.
     
  20. LordSarvain

    LordSarvain Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    ^ what he said, beautiful work no matter what medium you use.