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Author Topic: Star Trek TOS Low-Poly Set  (Read 14232 times)

spicy

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Re: Star Trek TOS Low-Poly Set
« Reply #15 on: May 01, 2008, 04:36:58 pm »

How did you creat the glow for the warp nacelles?
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Olias

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Re: Star Trek TOS Low-Poly Set
« Reply #16 on: May 01, 2008, 07:05:11 pm »

Spicy: I just created a gradient in Paint Shop and then applied it to a material as an emissive map, value 1.

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Re: Star Trek TOS Low-Poly Set
« Reply #17 on: May 01, 2008, 07:49:03 pm »

Thanks Olias!
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Re: Star Trek TOS Low-Poly Set
« Reply #18 on: May 02, 2008, 11:25:54 pm »

They're really good - liking the way you've done it with economical poly count, and the texturing looks subtle but still quite solid.

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Olias

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Re: Star Trek TOS Low-Poly Set
« Reply #19 on: May 03, 2008, 12:09:16 pm »

Added the Indomitable Class.

This is an interesting one.  Around the time the FASA game was in its heyday, there was a magazine called Stardate that was sort of a supplement to the game in much the same way that Dragon Magazine was to Dungeons & Dragons.

At the back of Stardate was "Jaynz Ships of the Galaxy" in which they would create original ships to be used with the game.

The one that caught my eye was the Indomitable.  It was clearly just a kitbash, combining the Excelsior saucer section with an elongated Enterprise engineering section and warp nacelles, but I thought it looked sweet, long and sleek:





Despite the fact that the "flavor text" describes the ship class as having been built around the same time as the Excelsior, I decided to give it a go - and to make a Original Series era version of the ship.  I built it according to the blueprints, tossed it into the scene...and it looked Godawful.  Even though the blueprints always looked cool to me, in 3D this ship looked bizarre at best.

So, after making a few modifications, most notably making the saucer section much larger than in the blueprint, I finally got it so it looks pretty good to me.

One other note, in the flavr-text blurb the registry numbers of this class were supposed to be 2010-2020.  Since I went with an original-series era version of the class, this wouldn't have made sense, so I changed it to 1970.

Anyway, here she is:





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Re: Star Trek TOS Low-Poly Set
« Reply #20 on: May 03, 2008, 04:42:15 pm »

These are excellent renders! Even though I am a star trek fan, I have nver heard of the Indomitable Class. I learn't something, it looks good though. Are you going to add some lights to it though?
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Re: Star Trek TOS Low-Poly Set
« Reply #21 on: May 08, 2008, 11:59:46 am »

Hey Olias, i have kind of a crude question: could you send me one of these models to check it out? I never really tried to make an image with a low-poly mesh, and i can't make low-poly meshes either. i always end up in high-poly. it would be interesting to see how an image would turn out with lower polys. ofcourse i'd give you all credits if i make an image with it.
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