Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by CTM, May 12, 2009.
My condolences CTM.
Life intervenes with love.
Quite. Fortunately, I have managed to finally crawl out from beneath (no-longer) broken cars, and get back to Enterprise. I finished the core of F-deck last night, but didn't post an image (it wouldn't be visually much different than what was previously posted). I started working on vertical positioning of E-deck, but got side-tracked again by life (Why is it always shortly before bedtime?). I may have something to post again tonight - at long last.
Waiting with anticipation.
Ok, not a whole lot to show for tonight, but I can show you the start of my work on fitting decks above E inside the hull:
I have not actually placed the deck for E-deck on top of F-deck, I want to get the spacing right for the remaining decks before I actually build any more. It will be tight to fit what is supposed to be there.
wow talk about interference. That hurts to look at.
Well, this should be easier to look at. I finished the vertical spacing on C-E decks, and did the corridor placement on E-deck. Most of what is going in there are crew quarters, with some lounges in the core. I zoomed in on the actual habitable section, most of the area of E-deck is eaten up by the low-ceiling of the upper saucer slope.
Indeed it is easier to see.
Good to have you back and hope things are a bit smoother.
Life keeps getting in the way... but I was able to complete the E-deck rough-in today. I might even get D-deck done today too...
woot! way to get back on the ball! keep up the amazing work!
The model still looks great! Have you ever positioned a camera inside the model, to see if things look right from that perspective?
I could, but the camera view system in AutoCAD r13 was not great, and I haven't learned it yet in AutoCAD 2000. For now, the engineering design view is all I need to work with. I will (eventually) export this model into something like Blender for full proper rendering and animations.
I realized after my final render that I accidentally deleted the actual deck for E-deck (e.g. the deck plates themselves, not the bulkheads and corridors). Easy enough to replace, but I won't get to it tonight. D-deck is roughed in, except for the Phaser banks. The first pic is a close-up of D-deck, the 2nd is the overall ship as it currently exists.
I'll have some cleanup and fitting/positioning to refine when I finish the rough-in.
Breathtaking. These updates are excellent, thanks!
Still using the blueprints as your primary reference, or have you deviated much from them at this point? Just sorta curious... these projects always "evolve" in my experience!
More or less. I made some changes here and there, but excepting the neck area and the Rec Deck, did so when I converted from paper to CAD 2-D. I expect some more deviation as I approach the bridge - the odd shapes in B and C deck will require it. Furthermore, I expect some more changes in the Secondary Hull as I fit the Warp Engines (the nacelles of which, I plan to build as a separate AutoCAD file block, which will be imported).
Great job CTM.
Big ships those refits..
Simply amazing stuff; keep up the great work.
Dude! What more can I say other then this is awesome!
Welcome back CTM.
As a big fan of the refit-Constitution design (my fanfic series is set on one) I have to say this is a treat for the eyes. The level of detail here is incredible.
Very nice work.
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