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Saquist 06-19-2009 06:34 AM

Enigma Class Solid Model
 
I decided to start a thread on the transfer of the Enigma Class ship from a Surface Model to solid model




This is not the final Draft of the Enigma MSD.

Enigma Class U.S.S. EPIC

Enigma is a special Project Design implemented by Section 31. The Design employs Peripheral Subspace Masking in an Active and Passive Stealth System. It's top Speed is Officialy Warp 9.94. Unofficialy Enigma is capable of Warp 9.991 and is equiped with a powerful rapid fire Forward Gun.

I've started on the Nacelles in Solid Model format.
Here are the results.







Saquist 06-19-2009 06:38 AM



AutoCad's primary method of Solid Modeling is through 3D Primitives like Cubes and Spheres but It can also take cross sections and guidelines and paths.

MrQ1701 06-19-2009 09:13 AM

That's some pretty cool stuff, Saq!!

I should have kept up with ACAD. I took a few years of it in high school. I got up to 3d modeling and used mesh and polygons. It was '95 and I used ACAD 14 !!

I have some military benefits I can draw on and I was thinking about getting a degree in drafting, the only problem is I would have to do it through internet based classes. I'm pretty good at reading a book and figuring stuff out on my own. (I never listened in Math class, for instance. I just read the book and did the homework)

MrQ1701 06-19-2009 09:15 AM

Is the little color picture of the shuttles for size comparison? I'm assuming that is the case.

Saquist 06-19-2009 09:28 AM

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Originally Posted by MrQ1701 (Post 223167)
That's some pretty cool stuff, Saq!!

I should have kept up with ACAD. I took a few years of it in high school. I got up to 3d modeling and used mesh and polygons. It was '95 and I used ACAD 14 !!

I have some military benefits I can draw on and I was thinking about getting a degree in drafting, the only problem is I would have to do it through internet based classes. I'm pretty good at reading a book and figuring stuff out on my own. (I never listened in Math class, for instance. I just read the book and did the homework)

I used A14 in School too...it's the one I learned on.
It's easy to a point but then you have to get keen.

Quote:

Originally Posted by MrQ1701 (Post 223168)
Is the little color picture of the shuttles for size comparison? I'm assuming that is the case.

yeah. I drew the shuttle in the shuttle in the bay off that picture so It does show the size of the ship.

RedShirtsRuS 06-19-2009 09:29 AM

Saq that looks amazing.

But what is that sharp pointy part sticking out underneath the shuttlebay for?

It just looks like added hull for the sake of added hull to me.

Saquist 06-19-2009 09:37 AM

I know it does look that way...
That's kinda cool. It's actualy a Torpedo Pod. Fore and aft.
My intent was to create a Pod that was detachable...modular. The location could house a different module.

Many times I've seen others try to put roll bars and torpedo pods on Constitution style vessels. They really don't belong there. They become inappropriate for the warp field and debris makers against the warp engines in battle.

RedShirtsRuS 06-19-2009 09:55 AM

That removable torpedo pod makes sense. But it could still be removable if it was stuck to the underside of the shuttle bay rather than just dangling there. It just looks a bit vulnerable. And it takes away from the sleekness of the rest of the ship which I like.

Of course I can only see the side view of it, maybe it would look better in 3D so I'll wait for you to put it in before I make further judgement.

Saquist 06-19-2009 10:28 AM

That was another reason why I placed it at the bottom of the Engineering section:

a. Modular removal
b. Easy Access to the antimatter supply at the bottom of the ship.
c. Explosive ordinance placed at a distance from the ship's vitals
d. Easy augmentation for upgrades.

Its a very thin...dual sided structure with a slim tractor array between the two of them
Each Pod has 3 Tubes. Two Aft One Forward. A total of 6 tubes in the Pod.

RedShirtsRuS 06-19-2009 11:05 AM

4 aft and 2 forward. You really like to cover your *** then lol.

In battle I would keep my bow on the enemy.(like Riker said in Nemesis). It looks like this ships strongest offense is to attack while fleeing.

But in a real battle where fighting is absolutely necessary I would want to put the 4 in front to make a stronger offensive strike if I were to go on an aggressive offense.

What do you want the purpose of this ship to be though.

If it is primarily an escort ship then the 4 aft/2 forward makes sense, because on an escort mission attacking while fleeing is the best overall strategy.

If it's a security ship then the 4 forward/2 aft makes sense, as security ships are morel likely to be in pursuit of a fleeing enemy.

Depends on what you want the purpose of the ship to be I guess.

But like you said it's modular so maybe it the entire apparatus can be swapped out when the ship is commissioned for certain tasks.


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