Animated Trek Stargazer

Animated Trek Stargazer

I am really pleased with how this turned out. I have been playing around in blender and its freestyle options. I was looking to see if I could achieve some type of animated look for some Star Trek models. The Constellation class model probably needs some work to remove too many of the lines, but on the whole a good first attempt.

I took the existing models. Upgraded them to blender cycles, and changed all the surfaces to emission which gives that nice flat color look from the 80s. I need to experiment more with this.

Constellation class - Raul Mamoru, Blender conversion TCB5000 Drydock - David Metlesits

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USS Camden

USS Camden

Finally I have some free time to play with some 3D models again. I have been trying to learn blender for years now. I got a bit distracted with some content being available in blender internal and some been available in cycles and all the "scripts" to help transition over from one to the other usually glitch. So after downloading and perusing the fantastic model of the EnterpriseB by ChrisKuhn over on BlendSwap I finally resolved to learn and understand how texturing works in cycles and try and convert some models over myself to help me learn a bit better.

I have been export/importing some models I liked from lightwave and am fairly happy with some of the work so far and hope to post some of the retexturing work here, if for no other reason my own records.

Ironically in my real job, I have completed the move from python2 to python3, something that was very painful to do, but is now complete and I can get on with real work there. This has the same ... feeling to it.

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Scotty's Engine Repairs

Scottys

I have been toying around with Inkscape and Gimp to see if I could recreate one of my favourite T-Shirts designs, this is based on the "Biffs" T-Shirt, which I got off RedBubble a few years back. I am off two minds to also upload the faked stressed version as well.

Biffs

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Gryphon Flyby

Gryphon Flyby

This is a lightwave render of a space scene that I did back in 2006.

USS Legacy and Gryphon - Kaden

Drydock - Nico Weigand LWO Conversion MattC

Spacedock - LilPigBoy

Blue Marble- Fabio Passaro

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Inteceptor Reference Design

Many years ago I did my one and only CG mode that I eventually released to the unsuspecting world, The Interceptor Class, which was designed by Stuart Narsil. He used to have a website, but that seems to be long gone, and even the wayback machine is unable to find it. Here are the referecne images I used, I am hosting it here for prosperity sake. If any one sees the original creators work online please contact me.

uss_interceptor_dorsal_lateral uss_interceptor_ventral_bow_stern uss_interceptor_pool_table uss_interceptor_msd uss_interceptor_turbolifts specs_decklayout millennium_size dropship

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Interceptor Orthographic Views

interceptor_top interceptor_bottom interceptor_side

I am rescuing these images off my flickr account. This is a othos view of my Interceptor mesh overlaid on the original 2D design done by narsil (Stuart Balwin), originally done back in 2006

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Star Wars Skelligs

Today I was baffled/amazed/kerfuffled with the news that the next Star Wars movie if going to have some filiming done on one of the Skelligs islands off the coast of Kerry, Ireland. I used to holiday down that part of the world and it seemed the further place imaginable to Hollywood and the like which is gas to think they'll be there. I look forward to seeing what they do, until then here is my offering.

Star Wars Skelligs

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