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Forum: Ships, Devices, etc. 10-27-2009, 11:16 AM
Replies: 105
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It's been a few weeks since my last post - how...

It's been a few weeks since my last post - how time flies.

I think I've caught the modelling bug! After my first attempt at doing the bottom of the saucer, I decided to do other parts. Slowly I'm...
Forum: Ships, Devices, etc. 10-08-2009, 06:45 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 25,961
Thanks Zardoz, A few weeks back I was...

Thanks Zardoz,

A few weeks back I was considering packing it in. I just couldn't get those inverse-square lights to work. But having created a new saucer bottom, the illumination now works and the...
Forum: Ships, Devices, etc. 10-08-2009, 06:07 AM
Replies: 105
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I finally completed sculpting the port holes...

I finally completed sculpting the port holes today. Like most things on this new saucer, they are different to the old ones. The positions are much closer to reference photos of the TMP model and...
Forum: Ships, Devices, etc. 10-07-2009, 02:18 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 25,961
I've done a little bit more work over the last...

I've done a little bit more work over the last few days. The saucer now has some new phasers.

I have been distracted by the issue of shaders. As you may recall, the biggest issue I have is render...
Forum: Ships, Devices, etc. 10-01-2009, 10:37 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 25,961
Hi Folks, It's been almost a week since I last...

Hi Folks,

It's been almost a week since I last updated the thread. I've been working on a new bottom to the saucer, which should overcome problems in illumination and reflections.

The saucer...
Forum: Ships, Devices, etc. 09-25-2009, 09:37 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 24,705
It's coming along nicely. Having spent a few days...

It's coming along nicely. Having spent a few days messing around with modelling, I envy anyone who can do a good job of it!

Following the modelling phase, what's your intentions for the Enigma?
Forum: Ships, Devices, etc. 09-25-2009, 09:28 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 25,961
Hi Folks, After a bit of experimentation I...

Hi Folks,

After a bit of experimentation I think I've come up with a way of generating a smooth bottom for the saucer.

As I mentioned in my previous post I thought there were 2 options...
Forum: Ships, Devices, etc. 09-23-2009, 01:30 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 25,961
I stayed away from the model for a day or so and...

I stayed away from the model for a day or so and come back to it this evening.

I knew the model as it was wouldn't yield the results I was after, so I've taken the plunge and started to model a new...
Forum: Ships, Devices, etc. 09-21-2009, 09:45 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 25,961
The lighting of the starfleet insignia on the...

The lighting of the starfleet insignia on the secondary hull comes from a spotlight at the bottom/front of the warp nacelle. An adjacent spotlight illuminates a patch near the rear RCS thruster on...
Forum: Ships, Devices, etc. 09-21-2009, 01:51 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 25,961
I have to admit that the saucer spotlights have...

I have to admit that the saucer spotlights have beaten me. For the moment I cannot see a way of getting sufficient inverse-square illumination on the saucer without over-illuminating the centre. It...
Forum: Ships, Devices, etc. 09-20-2009, 03:13 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 25,961
Hi Folks, Just a quick update on what I've been...

Hi Folks,

Just a quick update on what I've been doing over the last week.

I'm finding it very difficult to improve what I've done to date. The lighting rig has improved slightly, but I've still...
Forum: Ships, Devices, etc. 09-17-2009, 09:20 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 25,308
Ah yes, the use of the word tweak is unfortunate....

Ah yes, the use of the word tweak is unfortunate. I only meant it in the context of the TOS ship! Must remember to check my posts before submitting them.
Forum: Ships, Devices, etc. 09-17-2009, 09:03 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 25,308
From 3D Artist magazine -issue 05. Apparently...

From 3D Artist magazine -issue 05.

Apparently it was a commitment to honour the original series. The aim was to "slavishly" re-create some shots and tweak or slightly vary others. The Enterprise...
Forum: Ships, Devices, etc. 09-16-2009, 03:06 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 127,970
Hi Zim, As you're fan of the TOS Enterprise,...

Hi Zim,

As you're fan of the TOS Enterprise, I'd recommend a few threads over at the trekbbs (of which Deg is a member).
...
Forum: Ships, Devices, etc. 09-13-2009, 01:35 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 25,961
Hi Scribbler, I think you are backing up what I...

Hi Scribbler,

I think you are backing up what I was saying about the relationship between the spotlight source rectangles and the hull illumination. The rectangles must be lit or textured in such a...
Forum: Ships, Devices, etc. 09-12-2009, 02:31 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 25,961
And here is the render I pulled the lighting...

And here is the render I pulled the lighting from. This gives a good idea of what the Enterprise would look like in the depths of space.
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Forum: Ships, Devices, etc. 09-12-2009, 02:25 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 25,961
Hi Folks, I've been tweaking the light...

Hi Folks,

I've been tweaking the light positions and changed the gel colours. The lighting channel has now been composited into my main image below. It has worked out pretty well.

It may look...
Forum: Ships, Devices, etc. 09-12-2009, 09:06 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 25,961
Sorry about the size of the last 2 images. I...

Sorry about the size of the last 2 images. I uploaded the wrong ones!
Forum: Ships, Devices, etc. 09-12-2009, 09:00 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 25,961
I haven't been able to do much since my last...

I haven't been able to do much since my last post, but I think I now have a decent solution to the spotlight issue.

Just to recap, in my previous renders I hadn't set the spotlights to use inverse...
Forum: Ships, Devices, etc. 09-08-2009, 11:29 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 25,961
I take it you mean my "small" piece on the...

I take it you mean my "small" piece on the spotlights! If you haven't already seen the page, it shows how Doug and co lit some parts of the Enterprise.
...
Forum: Ships, Devices, etc. 09-08-2009, 09:59 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 25,961
Hi Saquist, Sorry about that - I think I was...

Hi Saquist,

Sorry about that - I think I was venting some job frustration on this project!

I've been looking at a few things, which should allow me to get some quality renders done in less time....
Forum: Ships, Devices, etc. 09-05-2009, 03:53 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 25,961
Well my busy week turned out to be a waste of...

Well my busy week turned out to be a waste of time. What is it with IT recruitment agencies? Study hard during the week for a possible job interview, just to find that you haven't been put forward...
Forum: Ships, Devices, etc. 09-01-2009, 09:16 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 25,961
Right got you! I can kind of picture the scene...

Right got you!

I can kind of picture the scene in my head and it would certainly beat the usual Enterprise shooting at asteroids stuff! I was thinking about popping the Enterprise into a scene with...
Forum: Ships, Devices, etc. 08-31-2009, 01:03 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 25,961
Hmm, maybe. I'll consider it. By the way,...

Hmm, maybe. I'll consider it.

By the way, whilst you're around Saquist I've been keeping an eye on CTM's Enterprise construction. It is looking very good. However I have a question to do with...
Forum: Ships, Devices, etc. 08-31-2009, 12:51 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 25,961
Couldn't stay away! The image below is froma...

Couldn't stay away! The image below is froma little project I put together last year to try out tube lighting. I think it would work quite well as phaser fire. I'm not sure what type of scene I'd use...
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