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KJCs Work

Discussion in '3D Graphics and Art' started by kjc733, 2 Jan 2011.

  1. kjc733

    kjc733 Wibble Staff Member Forum Moderator Seraphim Build Team

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    Nearly finished the Wyvern. Just need some modifications to the neck and maybe a few tweaks to the textures and then I'm calling it done.
    No idea why the neck went a little funny on the side render.

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    kjc733 Wibble Staff Member Forum Moderator Seraphim Build Team

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    Finally finished the monster! That took far far longer than I wanted.

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    Majestic MSFC's Resident Klingon Staff Member Administrator

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    Awesome modeling and texture work mate. :)
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    kjc733 Wibble Staff Member Forum Moderator Seraphim Build Team

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    Thank you. One day I may reverse engineer it back into a regular Excelsior. But at least I have some new Excelsior nacelles to play with.
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    Majestic MSFC's Resident Klingon Staff Member Administrator

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    Time to make some Excelsior family designs. :)
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    Rifraf I know just enough to be a danger to myself Community Member

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    The ventral view of the engineering section reminds me of designs from either Seaquest DSV or Babylon 5.
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    kjc733 Wibble Staff Member Forum Moderator Seraphim Build Team

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    Hmmm, the customer has asked for my honest opinion...
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    Good luck.
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    Yikes. No reason you can't gush about how great all of the standard Excelsior attributes look, just yeah, leave out your impression of the Andromeda/Orville arc in the back of the ship.

    If the customer asks about that...well...

    [​IMG]
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    kjc733 Wibble Staff Member Forum Moderator Seraphim Build Team

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    The USS Orville :lol2:

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    kjc733 Wibble Staff Member Forum Moderator Seraphim Build Team

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    I decided to try and do something with my Excelsior, so I decided to make an Ambassador competitor.
    I'm keeping the stepping on the lower hull, but I've removed the aft bulges and added a spine, so it's another round of uv mapping this mesh to look forward to...

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    Interesting design mate.
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    The model is great kjc, it kinda reminds me of the Proxima Class a little bit.
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    kjc733 Wibble Staff Member Forum Moderator Seraphim Build Team

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    Well, it has 4 nacelles but it doesn't have the double secondary hull.
    Changed some of the physical details, the most obvious being the raised spine (and spinal recesses), the escape pods and the phaser arrays. I'm trying to go for an Ambassador era vibe, so the strips are small and I'll be pouring over Ambassador pictures to figure out what detailing I need to apply.
    Oh, yeah, and the bussards are now red. Big change that, took aaaaages to do. :lol2:

    Now the big question is what to call it. I did consider Wilbur, but thought it didn't really suit.

    (And ignore the paint scheme on the secondary hull, I havent remapped it yet)

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    Majestic MSFC's Resident Klingon Staff Member Administrator

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    She's coming along nicely, the red bussards really make her shine and feel era appropriate.
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    kjc733 Wibble Staff Member Forum Moderator Seraphim Build Team

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    I've lost count of how many times I have mapped my Excelsior hull!!
    So to take a break here's a quick Connie render.

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    In the words of George Takei...

    [​IMG]

    That is one beauty of a ship KJC!
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    kjc733 Wibble Staff Member Forum Moderator Seraphim Build Team

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    Well, it is a Connie, it doesn't take much to show her off ;)
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    A beautiful image!
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    kjc733 Wibble Staff Member Forum Moderator Seraphim Build Team

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    Thank you.
    And I finally decided to name my unnamed SSN Sceptre.

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    Love the Sceptre.

    Sigh, I miss Seaquest. Such promise that series had and ended so ugh.
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    kjc733 Wibble Staff Member Forum Moderator Seraphim Build Team

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    I didn't mind season 3 so much, but season 2 was terrible (with one or two exceptions). It went from being science heavy to bad grade science fiction with sea monsters and aliens.
    Anyway, maybe you'll like the Swiftsure, another boat I've slowly been working on.
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    The first season with Roy Scheider was the best, after they switched gears with the time displacement stuff and new crew it sort of went downhill bit by bit. I disliked their "series finale".

    And yes please, show me the Swiftsure whenever it is done, love to see it. :thumbsup:
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    kjc733 Wibble Staff Member Forum Moderator Seraphim Build Team

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    First look at the Swiftsure, seaQuests baby sister.

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    kjc733 Wibble Staff Member Forum Moderator Seraphim Build Team

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    Some progress.
    Not looking forward to UV mapping this. My UEO bioskin shows up any and every distortion in the map, so it has to be done properly. No shortcuts and disguises :(
    I may shrink her down a little as I want her to be more SSN than SSBN.

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    That looks fantastic kjc, oh how I would have loved to use that alongside Westworld's defunct Naval Armada TC.
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    kjc733 Wibble Staff Member Forum Moderator Seraphim Build Team

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    And first pass with the bioskin. Some modification required but not bad for the first go.

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    Looking good kjc. Now all we need is a Seaquest TC!
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    kjc733 Wibble Staff Member Forum Moderator Seraphim Build Team

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    There was a guy working on a seaQuest mod a loooong time ago, he was actually suing some of the old ADSV designs. Had models for the UEO, Macs and even some Choadai. As with may mods, it sort of faded away. Part of the difficulty is making a good sea texture. The other difficulty is the rather small fan base for such a mod.
    Anyway, Swiftsure texturing is pretty much done, now to add in physical details. At 500ft long she's a rather large SSN, but still half the size of the seaQuest. 5 VPMs mean 35 cruise missiles, plus 9x 21 inch autoloading tubes and two small hanger bays for launches. I'm debating adding a few windows, I hate the idea of it but she looks a little plain without them.

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    All finished. Mini obsession over :)

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