New project - TOS Enterprise 1341-foot version full interior 3D model

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by Toddard, Apr 17, 2022.

  1. Professor Moriarty

    Professor Moriarty I’m BAAAA-AAAAACK! Premium Member

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    Welll, now that we’ve established your bonafides as someone who’s batshit insane for tackling a Herculean task like this :wtf: it sure looks like you’re off to a good start! What will you do when you’ve caught up to Jim’s work? Last I checked he was only halfway down the dorsal neck on his blueprints..:
     
  2. Toddard

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    LOL! I'm in regular contact with Jim and I keep sending him renders to inspire him to continue his work on the 1341-foot version of his blueprints. Maybe I'll just improvise in the secondary hull and drive him crazy with my design decisions until he feels compelled to correct my mistakes :rommie:. Seriously though, I hope he does complete that work. It's great stuff.
     
  3. UssGlenn

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    I'm always excited to see a new attempt at the Hanger Deck
     
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  4. Toddard

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    Got a start on the Briefing Room / Rec Room view screen and got carried away by building the Auxiliary Control room around it. Still can't seem to embed pics, but here's the link.
     
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  5. blssdwlf

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    I'm not sure if it is because you haven't posted enough to unlock the Image button in the forum editor. If you have then try this:
    1. Right-click on your image in google photos and select Copy Image Location or Copy Image Link (depends on your browser). It'll look like this long link:
    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/p...Nkgnn4SPTe7sR119yw7w=w1667-h936-no?authuser=0
    2. Click on the Image button
    3. Paste in the URL in the Image URL field
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  6. Professor Moriarty

    Professor Moriarty I’m BAAAA-AAAAACK! Premium Member

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    Just curious @Toddard… you said you’re using Blender for the modeling — what render engine are you using?
     
  7. Toddard

    Toddard Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    Blender's built-in renderer Cycles.
     
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  8. Toddard

    Toddard Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    OK, a couple of hours later and I've gone down the rabbit hole of alternate rendering engines for Blender. Thanks a lot @Professor Moriarty! We'll see what the next few days brings as I retire to my lab to experiment.
     
  9. Toddard

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    Thanks @blssdwlf for the embedded picture tips. I was using the 'share photo' link instead of right clicking and using Copy Image Link. Here's another view of a rec room concept.

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    Also, a link to a 360° image... kind of an experiment, but if people like this I can post more.
     
  10. Professor Moriarty

    Professor Moriarty I’m BAAAA-AAAAACK! Premium Member

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    Definitely would like to see more of those 360° images, and I for one would also love to hear how you created them.
     
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  11. Toddard

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    I don't know what I'd do without YouTube tutorials! Here's what I followed to make the 360° view in blender: . After the image was rendered, I uploaded it to Momento360 and created a link to share.
     
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  12. Toddard

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  13. gmd3d

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    amazing work from both, the 947ft is unworkable at least for me when I started building mine, in 2016/17. I ended up with 1311.5ft long but in the last few years, I thought a little larger would help.1341ft is better again.

    watching with interest
     
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  14. Spaceship Jo

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    I've always preferred working with the 947' for (most of) my own stuff, but that's no reason to not enjoy this amazing project. :luvlove:

    I'm loving everything I'm seeing here, and I'm greedily waiting for more!

    (I also must chime in to echo that there's no reason you should be worried about a C&D as long as there's no publicly available interactive content and/or no sales.)
     
  15. Toddard

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    Started in on the Aux Control Room consoles. I futzed around with a bunch of different lighting solutions for the buttons before coming up with my own. I think they look pretty good but would like some constructive criticism on what I could do to make it better. Thanks!

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  16. ashefivekay

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    I like the effect you have going on here. Looks good.

    You just having the lighted element buried underneath the outer shell lighting it up?
     
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  17. blssdwlf

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    I think the lighting you have on the buttons look good but is too bright for that panel. In the shots I've seen the colored button lights primarily the top and the corners of the button while the core is dark. You can see that in this shot (compare the lit green button on the left with the other two that are not).

    Edit: Interesting. That panel is on this side in "The Changeling" but swapped with the other panel in "Doomsday Machine" and "The Way to Eden". Hadn't noticed that before.
     
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  18. Professor Moriarty

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    Agree, the lights are too bright but that’s about it for criticism—the effect works really well. If you build a light the way that it actually works in the real world (in this case, a light filament encased in the middle of a Perspex-molded button that subtly refracts and distorts the filament), it’s gonna look like the real deal! Turn down the intensity and perhaps up the dispersion a tidge and I’d say you’ll have nailed it.
     
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  19. Toddard

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    @ashefivekay here's how I made the square lights (called Ice Tray Lights by the team who did Star Trek Continues. They also have detailed dimensions on this and other props).

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  20. Toddard

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    Here's another shot at the lights. They are dimmer (thanks for the tips above), but I still don't like the look of them somehow. I've spent a lot of time tweaking over the last two days, so I'll leave them as-is for now and come back to them later.

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