Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Relayer1, Aug 26, 2013.
Whenever I look at that picture of the USS Nog, I get major Galaxy Quest vibes.
I just finished Rise of the Federation: Live by the Code. I would love to see an image of the Pegenoi. I always like when new species, that are not typical humanoids are introduced. Based on the limited description, I picture a huge lumbering species like the Dowutin from Star Wars.
Kind of subtle, but the VOY relaunch novels depicting the Full Circle fleet established the Vesta-class USS Esquiline NCC-82614.
In a recent update of Star Trek Online, the Vesta-class ISS Esquiline NCC-82614 is depicted on a holographic display of ships assigned to mirror Earth Spacedock.
Just like with the USS Curie-J, I'm grateful that elements of Beyer's VOY run survive.
I hope some brave artist tackles ships from the novels.
The old annuals look nice
Be careful, artists:
In the news:
Old manip I made, of Captain Afsarah Eden from Kristen Beyer's "Voyager" novels. I used actress Lupita Nyong'o (and before "Black Panther" made her more famous to us nerds!)
I also did some "sketch cards." I'll just copy-paste my post from an older thread about drawing the book-characters.
I love it!
Those are great.
I love those drawings!!!
This is somewhat indirect but Star Trek Online is introducing the Da Vinci (da Vinci?) class.
It is a miracle worker escort, and the 25th century version of the Saber class.
The new USS da Vinci/USS Da Vinci is a reference to the Corps of Engineers novels.
The vessel has a "Troyius Protocol" trait, which allows to temporarily stealth/hide itself and become untargetable. This is a reference to the original USS da Vinci hiding Troyius from the Borg in Destiny.
This breakthrough may be of use for those of us who want to see what the novels' ships look like:
"We create an end-to-end solution that can generate artistic images from text descriptions," Qinghe Tian and Pr. Jean-Claude Franchitti wrote in their paper....(this) is based on a dynamic memory generative adversarial network (DM-GAN), a model based on two artificial neural networks that work together to generate increasingly convincing images.
I hope some artists here might do some input to help a program extrapolate based on different styles...TMP ships for the program to look at....TNG ships to do a different look....etc.
This can pull images off novels one day:
AI art is a lot of fun, and if anyone's seen DALL-E 2 the next generation of it is mildly terrifying (some of it is photoreal) so I'm sure one day there'll be amazing AI generated starships for fans to enjoy/complain about.
Writers take note
Combine books and cyber?
Fables and ai
DALL-E has just the one ship now
There is now a way to retrieve images by sketching them
Researchers at the SketchX, University of Surrey have recently developed a meta learning-based model that allows users to retrieve images of specific items simply by sketching them on a tablet, smartphone, or on other smart devices. This framework was outlined in a paper set to be presented at the European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), one of the top three flagship computer vision conferences along with CVPR and ICCV.
Bloody things are sketching now
Move over DALL-E
I'd like to see a Trek art book with this type binding
F-everyone's-I, whenever Nan Bacco shows up, I envision an older version of the Mayor from South Park.
I used to be hardcore in favor of Leslie Hendrix (Dr. Rodgers from L&O) as Bacco.
I still (mostly) am, but I'm also leaning towards Amy Morton from Chicago P.D..
Whoa, one can upload pictures now?! *deep breath*
USS Saticoy (NCC-75404), Commander Nog's California-class cruiser, pictured at Baseras (Bajor IX), as per ST: Coda: The Ashes of Tomorrow.
USS Pioneer (NCC-63), Captain Malcolm Reed's Intrepid-class light cruiser, as per ENT: Rise of the Federation: A Choice of Futures.
very cool, Admiral
In STO, I've attempted to approximate the Starfleet uniform of 2161-2165, as depicted in the Rise of the Federation series.
It's happenstance that I fell back on the ENT (2130-2155) uniform. With the mandarin collar and visible undershirt, it's the closest thing. Can't have wrist rank stripes, so I used the mirror ENT uniform - those ranks are epaulettes. The chest belting is not removable, unfortunately. The uniform does not work for women because the mirror version is bare-bellied.
By the way, Starfleet's contemporary jumpsuit variant, first seen in Star Trek Beyond, is not available in game, either.
Cool. I appreciate the tribute.
That's too bad. Ever since Beyond came out, I've wanted to see someone adapt the Franklin-era uniforms with the color scheme and 2-piece design of my rough sketch. I think it would make more sense if the two were variants of the same basic design, and the Franklin uniforms are canonical while mine was just a concept sketch, so the former should be the baseline.
Upon closer examination, one could be justified in assuming that the two uniforms of the 2160s are closely related variants.
Back when ENT was first released, I wondered how it'd look if the area inside the department color on the shoulder was filled in. The Franklin jumpsuit kinda has that.
If the uniform was in STO, to apply the ROTF color scheme, I'd switch the chest piping to blue, make the trousers black, and turn the shirt to avocado (or burgundy, darker grey, or blue). The Franklin department patch on the shoulders is where rank is on the ROTF uniform. The jumpsuit having no rank insignia dovetails with the practical jumpsuits worn by Archer-class crews in ST: Vanguard.
Also, Spock could pass for a 32nd century admiral in his Franklin outfit.
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