3D interiors in Blender

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by Rekkert, Apr 21, 2017.

  1. 137th Gebirg

    137th Gebirg Admiral Premium Member

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    At first I panicked and thought, “oh no, you blew away the mandala”, then I found it on that other narrow wall and balance was restored to my chakras. :)

    I think I still liked it above and behind the Captain’s chair, though…
     
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  2. Rory1707

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    Total Awesomeness my friend. Great job as usual!
     
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  3. danellis

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    Forgive me if this is a horribly ignorant question, but do mandalas have a "purpose?" Are they supposed to protect the captain (in which case it should be behind the captain's chair)? Are they supposed to be contemplated (in which case they should be in front of the captain)? Or are they just "pretty?"

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  4. Rekkert

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    I should point out, that's not a mandala, as in the religious pattern mostly associated with Buddhism or Hinduism; it's just a decorative circular pattern, which were very common in classical and medieval Persian decor. You can see similar patterns in everything from bronze plates and shields to architectural pieces.

    @137th Gebirg: I liked its positioning there as well, but once the other elements were in place it kinda made that wall too much, so it balanced the room a bit more to have it somewhere else IMO.

    @Rory1707: Thanks my friend!

    @danellis: Religious mandalas are usually representations of aspects of the faith, they're like a mix between scripture and religious painting, rather than a protective amulet.
     
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  5. Bry_Sinclair

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    Love the design, really fits in perfectly with the aesthetics of the time.
     
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  6. 137th Gebirg

    137th Gebirg Admiral Premium Member

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    I think @Rekkert definitely answered this question better than I would have. Yeah, I probably used the wrong word there. :)
     
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  7. danellis

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    Thank you. In that case I agree with the new position, so that the captain can enjoy it from their desk.

    dJE
     
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  8. EnnJaySeeT800

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    these look awesome
     
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  9. Rekkert

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    Not having much free time lately, but last weekend playing around with stuff I came up with this very compact Enterprise-C/Stargazer era bridge, I planned to use it for an Oberth-Class ship but it's way too small for that IMO, so I decided to move it up to the TNG era and make it the bridge of the ill-fated USS Lalo, the small Mediterranean-Class freighter destroyed by the Borg in BoBW.

    I already have ideas for other rooms in such a small craft intended for short range missions, so I intend to do 1 or 2 more directly after the bridge, starting with sickbay.

    As you can see most stuff's already in place, though the colors aren't necessarily final. I still have to add LCARS, detailing on the walls, dedication plaque, and other details. Not to mention finishing the ceiling and adding more light. I don't think I'll add chairs for the two stations flanking the Captain.

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    Also, I should probably mention that last month Modiphius released the Utopia Planitia sourcebook for Star Trek Adventures, for which I had the pleasure of providing a couple bridge renders, including a TOS one which I did from scratch for the publication. Beyond being involved and all the excitement from that, after reading the copy I got I also genuinely really liked the book, as it contains a lot of new, cleverly written and well researched in-universe information about the ships and history of Starfleet, which is really cool to read if you like the topic, even if like me you're not an STA player. It's quite expensive for the physical copy, but I know they're planning on releasing just the PDF version down the line, just like they do with all their books.
     
  10. batboy853

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    Is it me, or did you add a new backlight effect to the lcars on the helm?

    Regardless it looks really nice.
     
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  11. Rekkert

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    @batboy853: Oh I've been doing that for over a year, @Donny finally convinced me to start adding those in back when I was working in the Thunderchild bridge :lol:, and I've retroactively added them to most of my personal projects and canon reproductions, so if you look at most of them in my portfolio now they have backlit falloff effects.

    Like clockwork to showcase how much of a terrible salesman I am (not that I get paid or anything), the Utopia Planitia PDF was released today, so uh, if you want to check it out, now you can actually buy it! :lol:

    Some more progress on the Lalo I did during the weekend. I tweaked the colors a bit and begun filling the LCARS. I decided to go with the "cheaper" sticker style keyboards often seen in TNG such as on the USS Sutherland bridge, to show this is far from a ship-of-the-line. I also went with a top view MSD style graphic above the Captain, as I imagine that's something they'd done on TNG to quickly establish the ship, I still have to add more details to it though. Also, the ceiling is a bit more developed.

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  12. Jedman67

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    Sweet bridge, love the renders. Looks a bit too uncluttered, if you know what I mean, but I think spartan is a good look.
    Loving it Rekkert!
     
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  13. Nays

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    I'm really digging the sticker style LCARS! Looks great!
     
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  14. Matthew Raymond

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    @Jedman67, I don't think he's put in the chairs for the back consoles yet. Plus those two top screens are blank. Once he puts those in, it probably won't look so uncluttered.
     
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  15. cardinal biggles

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    I thought he said they weren't getting chairs?
     
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  16. Rekkert

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    Yeah most likely those stations won't have chairs. Do keep in mind, the walls still have to get paneling and stuff added to them; and this bridge is really really tiny, like a-third-the-floor-space-of-the-Enterprise-C-bridge tiny.

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  17. Tomalak

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    I love that even a tiny ship has a captain’s chair! It’s like the Jenolan.
     
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  18. Matthew Raymond

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    So, wait, the entire bridge crew (sans the captain and helm), are going to be in the corners facing backwards away from the view screen, while the Captain has line of sight on everything they're doing, and they have to stand the whole time? You're going to have a serious problem with crew turnover.
     
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  19. cardinal biggles

    cardinal biggles A GODDAMN DELIGHT Moderator

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    In-universe explanation: Given how small the ship is and what they're doing, maybe those stations don't need to be staffed all the time.

    Real-world explanation: It's a ship-of-the-week bridge, don't overthink it. :p
     
  20. danellis

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    Whenever we have conversation like this: standing on the bridge, exploding consoles, seat belts, I wonder what real-world navy ships (as as reasonable comparison) do in that regard?

    Does the HMS ship-of-the-week have standing stations that explode on her bridge?

    dJE
     
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