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Old December 27th, 2011, 05:04 PM   #31
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Default Re: Building the USS ENTERPRISE NCC-1701 in Lightwave

About textures, Fabio Passaro has an old, but still usefull tut in his site.
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Old December 28th, 2011, 01:00 AM   #32
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I have forgotten fabio´s site ...... thanks
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Old December 28th, 2011, 01:04 PM   #33
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with the name and reg modelled

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Old December 28th, 2011, 01:35 PM   #34
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Great stuff. Did you use one of the "Airborne" fonts?
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Old December 29th, 2011, 01:50 AM   #35
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Great stuff. Did you use one of the "Airborne" fonts?
Yes indeed. from Charles Casimiro site.

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Old December 29th, 2011, 02:07 AM   #36
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Some more images, new angles and still no textures everything is modelled.









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Old December 29th, 2011, 09:04 AM   #37
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She's looking awesome, bro. You're modeling all of the right stuff, IMO. Now you can get as close to the hull markings as you want and you won't lose quality, like you do with textures.
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Old December 29th, 2011, 09:33 AM   #38
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Looks EXCELLENT Ger! Really a beauty!

About the bussards, I suggest you to look the tutorial made by Madkoi.

About textures, I pointed Fabio´s site cause he is a Lightwave user, as you, but the old Scifi-art has a good tut too, therefore foccused on Studio Max.
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Old December 29th, 2011, 09:47 AM   #39
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Texturing is something you really don't want to over think on a ship like this. I've experimented with hull paneling and stuff like that, though it really all looks icky. All you really need are simple maps with some "dirt" on them. I also like to put some very light grid lines on mine, in an attempt to mimic the look of the ship after someone drew them on (sometime around season two.) But, those are just my personal thoughts on this.

For the bussards: textures.
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Old December 29th, 2011, 10:01 AM   #40
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Yeah I am looking at simple textures for the ship...... I never liked what they did to the model in the Smithsonian.

So I am experimenting with some ideas...... I like it to be subtle as possible.


I will check out those links Starship, thanks again
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Old December 31st, 2011, 03:54 AM   #41
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Here are some wire frames for those who like such things, I know I find wire-frames interesting and helpful.

Like EG180 wire-frames he sent to me of his model, while it was made in Truespace but wire-frames are vary helpful short of having the model to view.
So thanks Chris for them, they helped a lot when I was stuck.








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Old December 31st, 2011, 09:54 AM   #42
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I did? I don't remember that, but I'll take your word for it.

Like I said on your blog, it looks great. Nice and clean.
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Old December 31st, 2011, 10:12 AM   #43
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Thanks , there are areas that need attention but it passes muster at this point.. non-planer surfaces. but there is not many
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Old January 1st, 2012, 04:21 PM   #44
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Well...whoever...the wireframes are awesome. I love wireframes. Those are extra awesome.
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Old January 2nd, 2012, 01:31 AM   #45
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Well...whoever...the wireframes are awesome. I love wireframes. Those are extra awesome.
Thanks ...

Its almost the end of the editing
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Old January 5th, 2012, 11:03 AM   #46
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The Tutorial is finished..... and my editing of it, thank grud .

Pages 413
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this is what I did for the nacelles, textures.... something I am very weak at.... but I am happy with the outcome.
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Old January 5th, 2012, 11:39 AM   #47
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It looks great to me, bro. Textures are something that come with time and experience and a lot of trial and error (especially error.) But you're definitely off to a great start in that department. Plus, you don't want to over texture the classic E.
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Old January 5th, 2012, 01:50 PM   #48
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Thanks Chris..

I have updated the images via Flickr.

I think I could improve on the nacelle struts, I think they could be rounder.
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Old January 5th, 2012, 06:22 PM   #49
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I don't know about that, they look good to me. Of course, I also don't know exactly how round they were on the studio model.
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Old February 4th, 2012, 04:12 AM   #50
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I have released the tutorial and it can be found on my blog.

Its free
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Old February 4th, 2012, 04:17 AM   #51
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Going to go download it before you change your mind!!!

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Old February 4th, 2012, 05:15 AM   #52
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Going to go download it before you change your mind!!!

You are the man!
Thanks .... it will remain free.

I hope you like it and let me know how you get on here

but post a comment on the blog that you have it if possible
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Old February 6th, 2012, 05:08 AM   #53
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It´s TO MUCH generous from you, make the tut free Ger. All that time spent in doing it... a hard work, I know!
I´m not a lightwave user, but now you gave me a reason for at least try it. Knowing where the buttons are, can help me when importing/exporting from/to lightwave.

Thank you a zillion of times!!!
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Old February 6th, 2012, 06:37 AM   #54
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It´s TO MUCH generous from you, make the tut free Ger. All that time spent in doing it... a hard work, I know!
I´m not a lightwave user, but now you gave me a reason for at least try it. Knowing where the buttons are, can help me when importing/exporting from/to lightwave.

Thank you a zillion of times!!!
Your welcome Starship,

It was just over a year of work (not every day) but my mind was on it working out approaches to some parts, and starting again to make it better if I could.
Rounder tool in Lightwave can at time not work as expected as it only works on 4 sided polygons, so when I was work on the secondary hull and the 3 umbilical´s and the fantail and warp engine areas I had to pay particular attention to how the polygons are arranged.

Vertibevel or Jettobevel would have removed the need to work so much on these areas as much, but as a foundation course I thought the long road was the better one. let me know your thoughts on the tutorial

But I only wanted to build the model with lightwave from out of the box approach, in doing so I learned alot myself.

Note: that I planed the model without consideration of texturing it, it was an exercise in modelling only.

But I am looking into learning UVMAPPING and perhaps in the future I will add that to the tutorial.

I have provided a donation button on my blog if anyone wants to donate,

at the moment I am looking at another tutorial project and I will plan it accordingly.
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Old February 17th, 2012, 03:17 AM   #55
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I have removed the tutorial links for a short while as I rework one of two areas
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Old February 20th, 2012, 03:16 PM   #56
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The revised tutorials have been reloaded .....
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I have removed the tutorial to once again work on it.....
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Old April 8th, 2012, 01:53 PM   #58
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Crap, I already downloaded it a while back. One of these days, I'm going to give it a go, maybe this coming week.
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No problem.

I´m not changing the tutorial approch, only its appearance and some errors in text I found... and instead of 30 files to download ... it will be 10.

Hope to have it back up in the next few days
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Looking forward to the new version. I need to get back to working on building it.
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