TNG & Voyager LCARS

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by JoeRalat, May 25, 2005.

  1. JoeRalat

    JoeRalat Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Hello all. Been working on some more Lcars. The first two are voyager lcars and the last three are the TNG Graphics. I have seen some TNG Graphics, but I have to say that they are not that accurate. So I'm hope to have everything right down to the numbers and the colors be accurate. Right now its still a WIP.

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  2. Vulcan

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    Can't you space emission scan detect positrons? :confused:


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    Those are great! I set the grey engineering one as my background. Very cool pics. Great job. :)
     
  3. BolianAuthor

    BolianAuthor Writer, Battlestar Urantia Rear Admiral

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    VERY, VERY, NICE!!! I especially love the TNG ones... more, plz!!! Excellent work!
     
  4. JoeRalat

    JoeRalat Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    They could "B4" the update. :D

    Thanks more coming very soon.
     
  5. Bill Morris

    Bill Morris Commodore Commodore

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    The standard LCARS colors from Voyager are ORANGE: #FF9900, MANGO: #FF9966, LILAC: #CC99CC, PURPLE: #CC6699, BRICK: #CC6666, NAPLES: #FFCC99, PALEBLUE: #9999CC, and SKYBLUE: #9999FF.
    Also, GRAY is #99999, and there is also a deeper blue, seen on Nemesis and on the Defiant, which I call in my source code BIGBLUE: #6666FF. There are numerous sources that will at least confirm the first eight above.

    Your fonts look better than most. TrueType is good for general fonts, but LCARS fonts in the smaller sizes require custom drivers. Anyway, I prefer to make 13-point the minimum size for LCARS fonts.

    Here's the thread about my working LCARS system. There is no Windows version. I may experiment with one when I have time. Anyone who wants this can download it free, but it requires a TrueColor laptop of its own, one with a standard graphics card and sound card, which most of those made after 1998 don't have. The program has embedded drivers for a few of the oddball cards, not many, and it only runs under DOS, not Windows.

    LCARS 24 thread
     
  6. JoeRalat

    JoeRalat Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Thanks. For the reply and the colors. I building a library of colors. I never happy with them. Here is a small update.

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    The Defiant's Chair Lcars and a Voyager Keypad

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  7. Bill Morris

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    Where a curve meets a straight line, it's tricky, but remember you need a few pixels of antialiasing on the straight edge itself to smooth out that little nib. Easy for me to say, because my program micromanages such things.

    If you use red, don't make the common mistake of making it #FF0000, but make it #CC0000.

    Swiss 911 is a favorite TrueType font for LCARS, but it needs a line of background color above and below put in afterwards to erase the slop you get with rounded characters. But they all take antialiasing color values from tables rather than using calculated values, which is fine except in the case of LCARS fonts. OpenGL, for example, does the same thing for curves to obscure flaws, which is also good except when you're dealing with the demanding smoothness LCARS objects need.
     
  8. JoeRalat

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    Thanks for the info. The font I use is the sameone the Mike Okuda said that he uses. Helvetica (Ultra Compressed) I know alot of people who make lcars say that they are the same font, but I like to make sure everything is the same as the ones the pros use. :D
     
  9. JoeRalat

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    More TNG Lcars. Some of the text are the same,because I still looking for the right numbers and text for them.

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  10. JoeRalat

    JoeRalat Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Huh no replys? Oh well an update

    Some more voyager lcars
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  11. Bill Morris

    Bill Morris Commodore Commodore

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    Okay, some input. Take a look here:

    Okudagram stills

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    LCARS Flash Animations

    Not to mention the links with my sig, below.
    If you look at the second one, click on Screenshots.
    Of course, if your final product is printouts, any problems I mentioned with TrueType disappear, since you're no longer so limited by resolution.

    You do have a couple of elements in these I've been wanting to use, but the need for them just hasn't come up yet for actual programs.
     
  12. Mentalist

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    Very nice work!
     
  13. JoeRalat

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    Thanks for the replys. Here is a update.
    I will be working on the colors today.

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  14. Bill Morris

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    On your title bar (large popsicle sticks), on the end opposite the title, your gap is too wide. It's the right distance from the end. It just needs to be narrower. On my avatar, the reason for the wider gap to the left of each F is to have room for three digits, such as with F12, since that's taken from a menu where function keys call programs.

    The color or lettering there may be hard to determine sometimes looking at a TV screen, but it's the one I call NAPLES, because it looks like what artists call Naples yellow.

    What is your purpose here? Are you making a large backlight panel for a wall or just doing some computer art? Some people have actually built LCARS panels with plywood and Plexiglas, etc. Some make LCARS light switches for the house. Some even cut holes in coffee tables and put in backlit Plexiglas with LCARS buttons that don't even do anything.

    If I were shopping for a washing machine or microwave oven, and only one model had LCARS buttons, that's the one I'd buy for sure, regardless of other factors. :)
     
  15. JoeRalat

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    Thanks for the reply. I will try to fix that. The reason I'm making the lcars, well one of the reasons is to have content for my lcars site, Also for fun.

    Here is an update Voyager cutaway Still a WIP.
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  16. JoeRalat

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    Update

    Someone wanted a plaque. So I made this in Illustrator.Also a small update of Voyager's Cutaway.
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  17. BolianAuthor

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    Damn, there LCARS are just fantastic... and the plaque is really nice! What font did you use for the motto on the bottom?

    Also, I hope this is not wholly out of line, but I was wondering if you are planning to do a particular set of LCARS from the 1701-D, that has never been done before, in a GOOD way... I am referring to the thin panel-like LCARS panels, directly on either side of the aft stations, on the bridge pillars, and between the forward turbolift and ready-room doors... is there any chance you could do those? That would rock.

    Anyway, great job, and keep up the Voyager cutaway... it's looking great!
     
  18. JoeRalat

    JoeRalat Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Thanks. I'm making all the lcars on the Enterprise-D. All the ones in the bridge and the other sets. Right now I'm its the voyager bridge.

    I started on the Voyager Plaque. I need some help. Could someone help me witht he names on the plaque. The names are hard to make out in the photos that I have. Thanks

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  19. cardinal biggles

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    Spike has a page of dedication plaques over at his site. The names are reasonably legible on some, not so much on others, but since he found these, he might be able to point you to bigger ones.
     
  20. Spike730

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    There are two minor mistakes in the quote. It should be "that would be" instead of "the would be" and "Alfred" instead of "Alferd".

    The names are as follow:

    STARFLEET COMMAND
    Rick Berman
    MIchael Piller
    Jeri Taylor
    David Livingston
    Peter Lauritson
    Merri Howard
    Brannon Braga
    Wendy Neuss

    FLEET OPS
    Brad Yacobian
    Jerry Fleck
    Adele Simmons
    Arlene Fukai
    Cosmo Genovese
    Andre Bormanis
    Diane Overdiek
    Kristine Fernandez

    RESEARCH & DEV
    Marvin Rush
    Joe Chess
    Mike Stradling
    Bill Peets
    Bob Sordal
    Alan Bernard
    Dick Brownfield
    R. Chronister

    SCIENCE OPS
    Richard James
    A. Neskoromny
    Gary Speckman
    Louise Dorton
    Rick Sternbach
    Michael Okuda
    Jim Magdaleno
    Wendy Drapanas

    TACTICAL OPS
    Dan Curry
    Ron B. Moore
    David Stipes
    Phil Barberio
    M. Backauskas
    Joe Bauer
    Tony Meininger
    Greg Jein

    YARD ENGINEERS
    James Mees
    Alex Smuiko
    Mike Westmore
    Bob Blackman
    Alan Sims

    CHIEF OF STAFF
    Gene Roddenberry