The New Enterprise in 3D! ... NOW FINISHED (threads merged)

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by MadMan1701A, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. Captain_Cash

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    I like that idea. I like it alot. :D
     
  2. MadMan1701A

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    OK, I've been trying to make my Enterprise more accurate.

    I've rebuilt the windows, and did all the cuts under the Secondary Hull. I also tweak a bunch of textures, and smoothed out the neck. I'm not 100% happy with the neck, but I'm tired of fighting with it. :)

    I made new nacelle cap textures, and updated my dish texture.

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    Now, I have to build the impulse engine, and the insides of the back of the Nacelle. I'm still not sure what I want to do about those large black areas on the bottom of the Nacelles; I had a glowing panel back there, but I decided I don't like that. I may have to re-build that section.

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  3. BK613

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    ^^ Good job as always
     
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  5. MadMan1701A

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    Not really. The engines are too far apart, and the impulse engine is too wide.

    The neck is also pretty weird on that one, but it's weird anyway. :)
     
  6. TK421

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    Phew. I'm glad. I don't like the back of the bridge. Looks like someone stretched out chewing gum.
     
  7. ancient

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    Looking good, MadMan. One of the things I really do like about this design is the bright color.

    Unlike the Ent-E which looked a lot worse than it had to because of the crappy dark hull color. The E looked best in FC when they were still using the brighter looking miniature, imo.
     
  8. MadMan1701A

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    Yeah, that's a great difference, I think. It makes it look really brand new. :)
     
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  10. MadMan1701A

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    Yep, that's what I'm using as reference right now.

    Some of my shapes are going to be a little off, but I'm aiming to at least get all the detail right. :)
     
  11. MadMan1701A

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    Still plugging away... It's slow at work today. :)
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    I think I'm getting close.

    I fixed the underneath of the engines, fixed the engine cowlings, added running lights, and built the impulse engines.

    I think all I have left to tweak is the back of the nacelles...
     
  12. MadMan1701A

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    Forgot to show the impulse engine!

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  13. ancient

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    This design looks so much better from the rear than the front, imo.
     
  14. Praetor

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    Agreed, though I can't decide why.

    Nice updates, Madman!
     
  15. MadMan1701A

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    OK, I think this might be the first model I have actually 100% finished, and that I'm going to call complete. :)

    The biggest difference now, is that he back of the Nacelles are closer to the right shape. They aren't perfect, but they are as close as I can get them. (I guess most of the ship is that way. :) )

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    I need some new wallpaper ideas... Does anyone have any especially good backgrounds that would look good as a backdrop? I'll give proper credit, of course.
     
  16. Johnnymuffintop

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    Is that a shuttle I see in the second picture...?!?
     
  17. MadMan1701A

    MadMan1701A Commodore Premium Member

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    Oh, no.

    Its some garbage I forgot to get out of the way. :)

    The better pics are below. I took out the trash before I rendered those. :)
     
  18. MadMan1701A

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    I know I'm in the minority on this, but I still think this is the ship's best angle.
     
  20. darkwing_duck1

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    I haven't seen an Enterprise yet that DIDN'T look good from this angle...