Yes, the batteries were included.

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by ST-One, Feb 11, 2008.

  1. ST-One

    ST-One Vice Admiral

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    I took a picture of my desk yesterday :D
    This still fantastic model was, of course, built by Dennis Bailey.
     
  2. Gepard

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    Wow. Thats nice. I had no idea Dennis was so handy with a model kit.

    Is that a modification of an existing kit, or a scratch-build, or what?

    Cool catch no matter what! :D
     
  3. Savage Dragon

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    I think someone is just very good at compositing...

    Nice work! :bolian:
     
  4. ST-One

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    Thank you so very much!
    You just made my day. :)
    Thank you!








    But, this (the ship) is indeed a CG-model composited into a picture of my desk :).
    I wish it were a real model.
     
  5. Cary L. Brown

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    Nice render. Of course, it's a little blurry... was that a "cheat" to help with the compositing, or just an issue with JPG-ing it for the net?
     
  6. Venardhi

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    Very nice. The blurriness may be helping with the composite but it also looks much more realistic that way. Props.
     
  7. ST-One

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    Thank you :)

    No, no cheat. The original image was already blurry (I used the camera on my mobil phone [HTC-Touch :D]). So, I just tried to match that...
     
  8. Cary L. Brown

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    AH... so you had to match the blur of the phone's camera... Given that, that's a remarkably nice job! :D
     
  9. Kaiser

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    Nice job mixing CGI with Real life Photo of your desk :thumbsup:
     
  10. ST-One

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    I thank you :)
     
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  12. ST-One

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    That's one of the best photo composites I've seen in a LONG time! The only thing that gives it away (besides the fact that I instantly recognized Dennis's Phoenix model) is that the lighted nacelle caps should have caused at least a faint diffuse reflection against the woodgrain of the desk.
     
  14. Admiral Buzzkill

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    Really, really nice job. :)
     
  15. TK421

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    Holy cow. I was convinced that was a real model!
     
  16. Brutal Strudel

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    Both the model and the fake out composite photo are frighteningly impressive. Ben Finney himself probably couldn't spot the fakery.
     
  17. Horizon

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    Y'know, the fact that I instantly knew the reference frightened me. Then I realized where I was reading....

    Great photo! I definitely had to do a double take.
     
  18. ST-One

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    Thank you :)

    I had the reflection set to 1,5 % or 2 % (not sure right now). At first I had it set higher, but that looked far to fake, to me at least...

    Could we (well, that we means 'I') see more of your 'Doomsday' project? A new thread, some preview images? :D Please. :)
     
  19. ST-One

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    Well, I had to work with what I had... which is a lot (namely your mesh).
    Are you planing on building a new ship? I haven't seen you in quite a while at SFM or LWG (now Foundation3D).
     
  20. Admiral Buzzkill

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    Thanks, but it's your composition and lighting and rendering work that really matters there - it's excellent. I've been working on "Starship Exeter" pretty steadily for a while, and doing designs for sets for a micro-budget movie that a few of us hope to get into production next year. I do have a finished mesh floating around on my hard disk for this old thing: http://shipschematics.net/startrek/images/federation/cruiser_phoenix.jpg but I haven't gotten to texturing it yet.