3D interiors in Blender

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

  1. cardinal biggles

    cardinal biggles PANDA MAN Premium Member

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    Any chance you could post a closer view of the MSD? I'm having trouble making out what's different about the Astraeus' nacelles from a standard Galaxy.
     
  2. Rekkert

    Rekkert Commander Red Shirt

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    @Donny: Thanks! Indeed, I definitely want to keep the moodiness of it, it's just finding the right balance.

    @cardinal biggles: Sure thing. Also, here's a gallery with several images of the ship's exterior, they do a better job at showcasing the changes.

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  3. CaptainSerek

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    Good stuff, thanks for the bonus.
     
  4. Rekkert

    Rekkert Commander Red Shirt

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    Remember how I said some inspiration would come from a certain alternate timeline? Well, here it is, the chairs for the stations are a modified version of the Kelvin bridge chairs, which are one of my favorites to ever appear on a starship bridge. The color pallet, and the base of the chairs, are lifted from the TUC Enterprise-A.

    The chairs are an actual purchasable product, the Silver 810S by Interstuhl. They provide cad documents and files of the chairs on their website, so these are directly referenced from there, making my job a lot easier. [​IMG] (Do keep in mind I only do this because it's straight from the manufacturer)

    As you can see, I've also added labels on the four central consoles, similarly to how the Stargazer had them. I will have to modify the helm station slightly though, currently it's based in its appearance in TFF, so it sits higher than it did on TUC (plus, I have to add the little table add-on at the back).

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  5. Donny

    Donny Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    You know, I had to model the chairs for the Discovery bridge for Star Trek: Online's latest Discovery-era release, and I got lucky because I found a brochure of the actual purchasable chair, complete with orthographic views. Made a two-or-three day task a one-day task! I felt so lucky (although not as luck as you, with the CAD files and all ;P))

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  6. Lt. Washburn

    Lt. Washburn Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Can you share the info on this?
     
  7. Donny

    Donny Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    So as not to further derail @Rekkert's thread, I'll send it to you via PM :D
     
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  8. Rekkert

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    Haha, it's not derailment, feel free to share @Donny :)

    Cool that you could find the references for that one! It really is a lucky break when good references are around. Your reproduction is incredible; even if I'm not exactly a fan of the actual chair design.

    Been working on the labels and stickers some more these past few days. The port side door leads directly to a turbolift, but the starboard one goes to a little corridor with a lounge, ready room, etc:

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  9. Donny

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  10. Rekkert

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    Thanks for sharing! :) Pretty funny how that first link tries to sell you the chair by showing someone not using it.

    More work on the helm console, modifying it sit lower as the TUC version, and with the back 'table' bit added. It's not intended to be a 1:1 reproduction of the TUC helm however, several details are purposely different, like the lack of the lights at the sides and the (still not done) TWoK inspired controls.

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  11. valkyrie013

    valkyrie013 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Poor security and Tactical officers.. Always have to stand up all day.. :(
    Now on chairs!.. where's the adjustment devices? like a knob? :) Star trek needs more comfortable chairs! Your seating down for 8 hours.. atleast a nice computer chair! he he..

    On tactical/security.. I liked the TMP refit bridge concept of that, in a corner facing forward in its own nook... has a chair.. :)

    Looking great sir!
     
  12. Rekkert

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    @valkyrie013: Hahaha, thank you! :)

    There is an adjustment lever on the side, but it's not that easy to see on the black chairs. These are some of the more comfortable looking chairs in Trek bridges, which is why I like them so much! A lot better than what the Ent-A and Excelsior had!

    I usually like everyone to have a chair on bridges, but I must admit I like the standing consoles here, it's a natural fit on the more utilitarian TMP aesthetic, rather than on the 'luxury hotel' aesthetic of TNG.

    I've worked on the keyboards for the wall facing consoles. These take a lot of inspiration from the Enterprise-C consoles, using the same muted colors and numbers at the top. However this is mixed with the traditional Ent-A keyboard layout, and they're only lit half as much as the other consoles, similarly to the unlit segments of white and light blue controls on the Ent-A science and comms stations (see the lower right corner here).

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  13. Schimpfy

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    Wow! I love how this is coming along and the colors go great with the era LCARS.
     
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    @Schimpfy: Thank you! :)

    I've created the central monitor area for the tactical station, which is heavily based on the transporter/torpedo room console from TUC, including its awkward looking top keypad panel.

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