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Makotokat
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I have never made a connie so I decided to try making one with a method a coworker of mine suggested. (He's fantastic, in a couple of hours he puts out 3d simulations of car accidents or plane crashes (he did a fantastic bit on the Air France crash last year) faster than any other network in Ontario (We don't have CNN's budget so it's just him)

So I made a box with images from the Star Fleet Technical manual and started. 2 hours work so far, but now I have to do my real job.

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The Torp Launcer isn't Canon but I watched the remastered version of Arena and the lower position is more likely.

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Shik
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I like the Box idea. It's neat.

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Makotokat
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I like to cheat!
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Shik
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Yeah, but it also gives it kind of a cool picture look.

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Makotokat
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I know. Plus it gives you a good check for basic shape.
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I should mention I won't remain entirely faithful to the design, but the general positioning is what I wanted. I'll start on Nacelles tomorrow, and a smoother saucer.
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blah blah non-canon FJ bashing/requisite SFM griping blah. No, but it looks great so far Makotokat. Is the method suggested by your speedy coworker the projection diagram box? Anyway nice work so far. I look forward to seeing more...
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quote:
Originally posted by Makotokat:
I have never made a connie so I decided to try making one with a method a coworker of mine suggested.

Hmmm I always thought that having the plans to 3d objects would allow you to just 'extrude' in particular directions - but I never saw any way/one who did it. Is this a new program? Is it easy to do? Or is it just the "old way" but putting the pictures/plans there as a guide?

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Nothing new, I just made a box of 3 planes 5x2, 5x2 & 2x2 and textured the inside faces with the plans from the tech manual scaled (in photoshop) so that the saucer would be a 2unit diameter circle. I simply built it out of simple shapes with the plans as my 'background'. I run truespace with partial textured wireframe in my main window so I can check against the plans so that I know I have the dimensions right.
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Updated the saucer, added grill to heat vents above impulse engines (note there are 4 engines ala FJ) and fleshed out torp launcher somewhat. Changed triangle under saucer to outlines.
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Makotokat
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2 more changes, filled in the triangles and added a dome on the impulse engine housing (reactor?)
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Nice Makotokat, but ever happened to your Pre-tos design. You know the Chibi-prise?
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Makotokat
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It's still in the works, just havent touched it in months. This one I did just to sharpen my skills a bit, 4 hours in and it looks pretty good. The other needs quite a bit yet and I'm at a block with the saucer.
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FJ sure drew that ventral dome on the primary hull in a weird way! Are you using FJ's "General Plans" (Enterprise blueprints) to fill in stuff not visible in the Technical Manual?

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Bit's and pieces, but others I'm borrowing from later (TMP) and from your (Masao) ships. The tech manual is not very detailed, and the plans are very detailed! I'm basing it generally on the plans but changing things (such as a torp launcher by the sensor dome instaed of in the upper hull) Way I see it you only build so many ships a year and new design elements and equipment require changes in the plans. Thus NCC 1701 and NCC 1711 might look slightly different, and NCC 1834 might look very different from earlier vessels. Different weapon loadouts, nacelles, deflector dishes or even hull shape
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