VRML TOS Enterprise

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by BrookeStephen, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. TowerPower

    TowerPower Commander Red Shirt

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    Did you download BS Contact 7.2 or BS Contact VRML 6.1, both, or something else?
    Both of those say 'test version'. Do they offer a 'full version' and if so how much does it cost? Is this the 'renderer' software? This may be obvious but I'm not sure...?
     
  2. BrookeStephen

    BrookeStephen Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Dude!
    Glad to see you're on the path!
    BS Contact VRML/X3D 7.1 is the one I have...
    That's the renderer.
    You install this, then double-click on the VRML file, and it's opened by the renderer and you get to interact with the model.
     
  3. TowerPower

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    I don't see 7.1 available for download. Is this freeware? One link said the price was $400. I'm confuced about exactly what to download. Can you provide me with a link?
    Thanks.
     
  4. BrookeStephen

    BrookeStephen Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Here you go pal

    Go to this page:
    http://www.bitmanagement.de/download/playerdownload.en.html#BS_Contact_VRML/X3DBS
    Scroll down to this section of the page:
    BS Contact VRML 6.1
    Click on the button in this section with the text:
    Download
    You MUST put some personal information on this next page.
    It does not hurt you to include your actual information here.
    Then you move to another page where you start the download.

    Try this, let me know!
     
  5. BrookeStephen

    BrookeStephen Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Hi Guys!
    I don't want you to think that I've abandonned this work...
    I did get most of the Primary Hull cross-section finished.
    I put together a video and put it up on YouTube:

    [​IMG]

    I hope you enjoy it!
     
  6. TowerPower

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    That video looks great. I could not get into all the details of the instructions from earlier. If there was a way to create the layouts then export to VRML ... then I might pick it back up. I'd like to see more of the bridge.
    You put the engine room at the rear of the saucer section. What are your views on this Enterprise having a warp core? Where is it?
     
  7. BrookeStephen

    BrookeStephen Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Hey Tower;
    So, what you're saying then, if I'm hearing you correctly, is that you asked me for a tutorial, I gave it, and you didn't build a ship with it...

    That's ok! I'm just getting a little bit verklempt...
    [just one single tear]
    I'll be all right... but I'm worried about you!
    You have such potential!!!
    Why haven't you continued?
    I'm just curious...
     
  8. BrookeStephen

    BrookeStephen Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I found a new way to build the ship!
    I found someone else using WIP to build their own TOS Enterprise on the 3DBuzz.com forum for:
    "Everything-About-Computer-Graphics-But-NOT-VRML"
    LOL
    Anyways, he had the blueprints in the workspace with him as he was moving walls and doors around... so I thought "Hey - I can do that!"

    So I thought I'd show you how that's going... because of course no sooner had I put the blueprints in my visual workspace, I began to find discrepancies (horrible mistakes more like!).

    So that has led me to start Phase2 of the TOS Enterprise before Phase1 was finished... typical computer software project LOL.

    Enjoy the pics!

    [​IMG] [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  9. TowerPower

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    Don't get me wrong. I greatly appreciate your work here, and I don't know how you did it. Beyond the basic 'plane' I had trouble getting any geometrical shape done. That's just me - you obviously have talent, and I appreciate the effort, but it's obviously not my talent to do it the way you did.

    What was the 'other way' you are talking about?

    I've wanted to design and build walkthroughs for a long time, not just Trek but other stuff as well and can't seem to find the right tool for me.

    For the absolute beginner, anyone have a suggestion to design floorplans, deckplans, etc that can be then rendered in 3D and walked through? I'd settle at first to get something like Wolfenstein 3D (that old game) working...
     
  10. BrookeStephen

    BrookeStephen Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Well little buddy, you give up WAY too easy...
    I can help you figure out how to create the points you want using an Excel spreadsheet.
    Tell me the shape you want and I'll walk you through generating the points
    and indices so you can actually take VRML out for a proper test-drive...

    I'm listening...
     
  11. The Castellan

    The Castellan Commodore Commodore

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    I think they are too spaced apart, my 3D glasses still show two images. :borg:
     
  12. BrookeStephen

    BrookeStephen Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Sorry - you're using the wrong 3D glasses - this requires Red/Blue I think... don't quote me!
     
  13. BrookeStephen

    BrookeStephen Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    So I haven't posted anything from my VRML TOS Enterprise in a while. I've been working on SickBay a bit... let me get some pics...
     
  14. BrookeStephen

    BrookeStephen Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    So here's a video walking from Briefing Room to Sick Bay... it's slow work... all the detailing...

    [​IMG]

    Later!
     
  15. BrookeStephen

    BrookeStephen Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Hi there!
    Been a while - a couple of years give-or-take.
    I've recently, once again, picked up the Life-sized Enterprise model in Virtual Reality Modeling Language - VRML.

    I've been working on one piece in particular, the "stand-by power unit" from engineering.

    Have a look at what I've come up with from a collage of set pics:

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]


    Please - any comments on dimensions, colour, shape etc would help!
     
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  16. BrookeStephen

    BrookeStephen Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    It's definitely easier to see how they look in place...

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I know I have yet to add the greeblies - little bits on the units - but I'm going for "big-picture" issues first...

    What do you think?
     
  17. TIN_MAN

    TIN_MAN Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I'd say that's pretty darn close! great job.
     
  18. BrookeStephen

    BrookeStephen Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Hey TinMan!
    Would you like a copy of the VRML file?
    You could take a look at it in 3D...

    Stephen
     
  19. largo

    largo Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    wow... i mean, wow, someone's still doing anything with VRML? that's totally cool.
     
  20. TIN_MAN

    TIN_MAN Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    what's the catch?:shrug:
     

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