What's this...? TOS.5.2

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by deg3D, Aug 27, 2009.

  1. Kaiser

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    cant wait to see it on paper ^_^
     
  2. Starship

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    Hi Deg, long time no hear news from you!
    The rendering is fantastic, as always! :techman:
     
  3. blssdwlf

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    Nice take on "The Corbomite Maneuver" :)
     
  4. deg3D

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    amok time...

    Thanks, guys! :)

    TOS.5 take on Spock's booty-call Vulcans Gone Wild adventure.

    And the original TOS shot that inspired.

    Enjoy!

    peace & bananas | deg

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  5. Sarvek

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    Fantastic. :techman::techman:
     
  6. Kaiser

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    Re: amok time...

    Awesome art :) :techman:
     
  7. Santaman

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    Awesome!:bolian:
     
  8. dayxday1000

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    Great looking shot! :drool:
     
  9. Venardhi

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    Is the slight blurriness intentional to capture the TOS look or just an effect of the lighting/render/motion blur/resolution? I'd love to see that shot with a sharper quality to it.
     
  10. YARN

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    Deg,

    Awesome work. Really great balance between respecting the original design while giving her a finish that updates her look.

    Yours is one of the very best CGI representations of the old E I've seen.

    I have no nits to pick or suggestions to make - just praise - THIS is a TOS Enterprise which would have done us proud on the big screen.
     
  11. Mad Jack Wolfe

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    Outstanding work as usual, Deg! You've given the old girl just the right amount of polish and style. Just as she deserves.
     
  12. Santaman

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    Just one thing... we've seen your ship's arse end quite often now, time for a few mug shots I would say.. :shifty: :p;)
     
  13. deg3D

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    Thanks, guys, glad you like the shot! I must say, this one has me staring at our girl all the longer it seems. I just LOVE Connie and esp. my TOS.5 version o' her.

    Venardhi, I always add a bit of blur as nothing in real life has that super-sharp-focus that comes of CG renders, aka The CG Curse. Nothing screams “I'm a CG render!” more than that to me. And while I understand the desire to see her crisp detail (as I often contemplate leaving her sharp before eventually blurring her .5 px), in the end I can't condemn her to the curse. In my “model” shots I leave her sharp, but when attemping to create her as real, I add what I deem is the reality of photo-realism, and reality ani't perfect-sharp, in my experience anywho.

    My thoughts exactly, my friend! I was just thinking that. The aft 3/4 is undeniably my fav view of the gal, but she has to be seen in her glory from other angles as well. Stay tuned. ;)

    Thanks again, guys! :)

    deg
     
  14. deg3D

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    Love your avie, dude! I built that model of course (long gone sadly) but have another SIB still. :)

    deg
     
  15. Venardhi

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    Oddly, that so-very-even slight blurriness screams digital to me far more. Targeted blur on highlights, shadows, details, etc. would seem a preferable middle ground. Have you tried using the blur at a higher resolution then shrinking, or making a second layer with the blur and playing with opacity and layer settings?

    In general how much post processing do you do on your renders?
     
  16. deg3D

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    Not odd to me in the least. Art and even perception of reality are both a completely subjective experience, IMO, subject to what ones feels for their own self is “correct.”

    Sure, I do post work to taste. Have tried all the options you mention to my liking of one degree or another. I'm always working on comping techniques as I pick them up, utilizing and/or discarding them as I feel fit.

    In general, I don't lay on an overabundance of post (I'm sure those that know more techniques than I do spend more time post tweaking than I do), but I don't leave the renders raw either.

    deg
     
  17. deg3D

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    “… strange new worlds …”

    TOS.5 take on the classic front 3/4 planetary orbital shot.

    Enjoy!

    peace & bananas | deg

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  18. Kaiser

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    Lovely art :) :techman:
     
  19. MadMan1701A

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    Oooh, that's a good one. :)

    -Ricky
     
  20. Santaman

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    :cool: She looks awesome there Deg! :techman:

    I really like all the little details on the deflector dish and saucer section.:cool: