Howie's Random Star Trek WIP

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by Howard Day, Dec 14, 2021.

  1. Howard Day

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    Hello! Lately I've been working on a buuunch of Star Trek work - all sort of nonsense. It started with trying to figure out how to do a TMP-TUDC eras warp effects in 3dsmax and Vray, without doing a ton of passes and post work. I had some success with that:

    And then I moved onto trying to duplicate the pearlescent painting effects on the classic TMP Enterprise refit. I figured out an *extremely* hacky and fake method that against all reason seems to work really well. The results of that work is in the video above as well.

    Next, I messed around with trying to do the same thing with the Cloaking effect of a Klingon Warbird - All done in one pass, in camera, using VRay in MAX:


    Then I started working on an awesome ship, originally made by Mike Hanson, the USS Arges:
    https://www.artstation.com/artwork/mDOkVd
    Doing a higher detail and material mesh rebuild. Here's the result of that, in animation form and some 8K renders:

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    Now, I'm working on a 3dmodel version of Bill Krause's awesome Shangri-La! Here's the current progress on that:
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    And some of the wireframe work:
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    For those unfamiliar, here's Bill's original model:
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    I'm going to finish her up and maybe do a Spacedock launch sequence. I also want to work with Diogo's awesome Atlantis:


    Thanks for taking a look, and enjoy!
     
  2. blssdwlf

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    Excellent renders!
     
  3. Howard Day

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  4. scifieric

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    Beautiful work, Howard Day!
     
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  5. Starship

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    Brilliant work all around Howie!! It´s good to see you here too.
    I saw you already added some personal touches to the awesome Shangri-La. Between them, are the cores at ~45 degrees. I think this idea can be added to the old Akula Class too. :)
    Keep doing the awesome work old bean!
     
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  6. Professor Moriarty

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    I think I just wet myself.

    ETA something more on point: Your take on the annular warp ship (the ring ship hybrid) is **chef’s kiss** magnificent.
     
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  7. Santaman

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    Nice work. :mallory::techman:
     
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  8. Atolm

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    Hey @Howard Day !! Good to see you alive again bro!
    Always Awesome stuff (I've been subscribed for a couple of years now)!!!
     
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  9. Howard Day

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    Hi Atolm! Wow, it's been a while. :D I'm actually thinking of taking on your TMP-era Romulan warbird here shortly, if that's ok?

    Anyhow, here's a recent update of stuff I've been up to, starting off with some combat art!
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    Videos:
    Okinawa-Class Bridge POV #2 (WIP) - YouTube
    Bird-of-Prey Arrives at a Mysterious Planet (4K and new Music!) - YouTube
    Art in general:
    I also finished the Shangri-La class, just in time for that Picard SSN #3 trailer release!
    ArtStation - USS Niimiipuu, NCC-2596
    As well as my own take on the Okinawa-class from the Star Fleet Command games - you can see the bridge up there in video form.
    ArtStation - The USS Lawpai (NCC-955) takes on a Klingon Bird of Prey!
    I've also just finished a Starfleet commission - The USS Fortitude!
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    And I've also brought the USS Arges up to a very similar detail level.
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    Anyhow, enjoy!
     
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  10. Howard Day

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    Oh! And the schematic for the Fortitude. :D
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  11. publiusr

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    Thanks!

    Lots of goodness there
     
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  12. Professor Moriarty

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    Do you live in some sort of time bubble or something? Your output and the quality of your work is just staggering.
     
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  13. Santaman

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    Nice design, looks indeed very sturdy. :mallory:
     
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  14. Atolm

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    Awesome stuff!
    Yeah that is more than fine bro!
    Stay epic my friend!
     
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  15. Howard Day

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    Heyo! Been busy, but I finally got around to doing your TMP-era Warbird! Or at least a variation of it. :D
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    Now I gotta do some UVs and start on the materials and lighting! Whoo hoo!
     
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  16. Santaman

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    Nice design. :mallory::techman:
     
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  17. publiusr

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    I love that!
     
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  18. Howard Day

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    Thanks folks! Here's an update with the UVs done, and some material/rendering work in progress!
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    Enjoy!
     
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  19. Howard Day

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    Okay, calling it on this for tonight! Got some windows and details left to material, but I'm very happy with the progress so far! Hope you like it, Atolm!

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  20. Santaman

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    That's looking really nice. :mallory::techman: