A quickie for the Labor Day weekend: a peek through the portholes into Kirk’s quarters. On the right is his desk, where our gallant captain knocked back more than a few with Bones after a long day at the office. On the left you can see the edge of Kirk’s bunk, where our favorite spacegoing … [Read more…]
Do you remember that scene near the end of Airplane! where Lloyd Bridges (whose character picked the wrong day to quit sniffing glue) sees the stricken 707 coming in for a landing and screams “He’s coming right at us!” Yeah, that’s what I was going for here. Modeling on the lower primary hull is completed, … [Read more…]
Or “How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Gloss” I can’t seem to stop fiddlin’ with the materials on the upper primary hull, but I *think* this is the right balance of shiny/dirty/glossy/not glossy. I think the main reason I keep dithering is because I know, deep down, that once I commit to … [Read more…]
The day job has been unusually busy the past few days, so I didn’t have much time for the project this week. I did want to see whether it was possible to render the Enterprise model in 8K (7680 x 4320) and well… it is! But rendering my model at 8K reveals several issues that … [Read more…]
Here is today’s work in progress on the star of my project, designer Matt Jefferies’ signature masterpiece, the original USS Enterprise from Star Trek.
I know, I know. I have said this at least three or four times over the past decade. It’s been sixteen years since I bought LightWave 7.5 back in 2003 with an eye towards completing this project. Maybe I was just waiting for computer technology to advance to the point where it wouldn’t take 45 … [Read more…]