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

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

  1. Potemkin_Prod

    Potemkin_Prod Commodore Commodore

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    Outstanding work, Vektor. Thanks for sharing it with us!
     
  2. Vektor

    Vektor Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Just to clarify, I'm still tightening up the parts and pieces on the underside of the primary hull. Progress has been slow with holidays, birthdays, work stuff and ramped-up remodeling work on my house, but I expect to have considerably more free time after Father's Day to really push things along.
     
  3. northstar

    northstar Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    She is coming along nicely. Will this be used in some fan film project?
     
  4. aalenfae

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    Wow - the ship looks really awesome from this angle! Love the nacelles!
     
  5. RoJoHen

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    Those nacelles are my absolute favorite.
     
  6. publiusr

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    It really is the ultimate starship--the best of all worlds.
     
  7. Vektor

    Vektor Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    New wallpaper.

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  8. largo

    largo Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    sweeeeeet!
     
  9. Kaiser

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    Epic and awesome :)
     
  10. JES

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    :D^I don't think I need to repeat what was said above.

    Neato!
     
  11. Red Omega

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    Truly spectacular stuff. I love this ship. Your work is top notch.
     
  12. Vektor

    Vektor Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Holy smoke! Look who's not dead! And look which project isn't dead either!

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    (Click to embiggen)

    As usual, I'm still playing around with rendering and Photoshop techniques, but the real thing to see here are the Wyvern cannons on the bow which, I'm really hoping, will be the final final versions.
     
  13. Savage Dragon

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    Sweet! Nice to have you back!
     
  14. Psion

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  15. Vektor

    Vektor Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Nice to BE back.

    One more before the weekend is out:

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  16. JES

    JES Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    It always is!

    This is certainly not something I was expecting to see when I got up today! =D
     
  17. Santaman

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    Coming along fine..which I've said now for years.. ;) :p
     
  18. Vektor

    Vektor Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    For anyone wondering about the current status of this project, I did a bunch of work on it over the Holidays, mostly still trying to unify and optimize all the separate parts on the bottom of the primary hull. Admittedly, I'm being anal retentive about it at this point, doing a lot of mesh editing and clean-up that isn't strictly necessary, but I'm really trying to simplify it in as many places as possibly to reduce poly count and make it easier to UV Map when the time comes. If I get a chance, I'll try to post some before/after shots of what that looks like some time this week.

    I hope to chew my way through this part of the process within another week or two, time permitting, and then I can FINALLY move on to the ventral gridlines and other details, including windows.

    Stay tuned.
     
  19. Santaman

    Santaman Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Good luck with the cleanup, I'm not a 3D artist but this all sounds bothersome and laborious.

    We'll stay tuned of course.
     
  20. Vektor

    Vektor Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Bothersome and laborious is a pretty good way to describe it, especially when it's holding up just about everything else that still needs to be done to the model.

    As I said, the stuff I'm doing now is not strictly necessary. It won't change the rendered appearance of the model one iota except to clean up some joints and edges here and there. Where I expect the extra effort to pay off most is when I start cutting in the windows, which should go a lot more smoothly with a cleaner mesh.