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Nebula Class 3D

Posted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:01 pm
by 359
From time-to-time I like to upkeep my art skills (limited as they may be). This time I've decided to build a Nebula Class 3d model from scratch, since I've yet to find a decent one for me to play with :P

So here's how it's coming along so far:
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My personal take on adding impulse engines (thanks Nebula Class):
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Re: Nebula Class 3D

Posted: Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:53 am
by 2046
Oh wow, that looks exquisite.

I envy your ability to put together a good looking TNG ship . . . I've never even wanted to try tackling the curves (shudders in horror).

Re: Nebula Class 3D

Posted: Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:35 pm
by Darth Spock
Man, that is nice. I started to make a TIE Bomber once yeeeaaaars ago, before I even knew what a UV Map was, but hey it was fun. These days wrist strain means choosing carefully what I spend my mouse time on, so arting gets left by the wayside mostly.

How do you "play" with them after it's done? Create digital dioramas, or export into game mods? Please don't tell me you have a 3D printer, I don't think I can handle that much envy.

Re: Nebula Class 3D

Posted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:09 pm
by 359
2046 wrote:Oh wow, that looks exquisite.
Darth Spock wrote:Man, that is nice.
Thanks! I really appreciate that you guys like it.

2046 wrote:I envy your ability to put together a good looking TNG ship . . . I've never even wanted to try tackling the curves (shudders in horror).
That's why I took forever to actually start modeling one myself. But then a new and easy way to generate the saucer occurred to me. That lead to quickly building the basic hull, plus a bit of sculpting, vertex manipulations, and procedural mesh distortion. I'll see if I can build a basic GIF of the process.

Darth Spock wrote:How do you "play" with them after it's done? Create digital dioramas, or export into game mods? Please don't tell me you have a 3D printer, I don't think I can handle that much envy.
I do have a 3d-printer (just an old & cheep Printrbot Simple-1401 I've kept tuning) but the mesh is nowhere near manifold, so it'll take quite a bit of work to get it to a printable state (in case you're unfamiliar with 3d-printing, the mesh needs to be mostly closed and not have intersections to properly 'slice' the mesh into a real 3d tool path).


But I typically "play" with the meshes from time to time by creating little scenes or experimenting with VFX. Here's a quick animation I made with a nova class model I found, converted to work with Blender, and improved: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQ3tLlD67Fk


And Here's an update on the Nebula's progress. It turns out that there are three variants on the Nebula Class—production model wise; so I've pretty much abandoned following a "blueprint" guide at this point. I'm now trying to identify what makes it unique from the Galaxy class, in any of the thee variants, and then incorporating those into a single 'unified' version of the nebula. For example: the USS Honshu version is a Galaxy-class saucer on a Nebula body, etc...
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