Federation Commander Forum Index Federation Commander
A NEW fast paced board game of starship combat!
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Rick Smith's STAR FLEET UNIVERSE Art
Goto page 1, 2, 3  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Federation Commander Forum Index -> Other Starship Art
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Rick Smith
Lieutenant Commander


Joined: 02 Sep 2008
Posts: 266
Location: Silver Spring, MD

PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 10:53 am    Post subject: Rick Smith's STAR FLEET UNIVERSE Art Reply with quote

Eneen Heavy Cruiser WIP

I'm teaching myself Google SketchUp and I thought I'd start myself off with an
Eneen star ship because of the simplified shapes. I've really never dabbled in
3D programs yet (I stick mostly to 2D) and thought something simple would be
the best way to go - as not to frustrate myself too quickly or psyche myself out.
Doesn't look like much yet, but I'll try to post more updates as I change/add
things to it.

Please let me know what you think. Keep in mind it's pretty rough right now
and once I finish the left side of the ship I can duplicate it for the right.










_________________

UPFY
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Nerroth
Captain


Joined: 08 Oct 2006
Posts: 1556
Location: Ontario, Canada

PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ENEEN!


Yes!


(I love the Magellanic setting.)


Can't wait to see where you go with this!
_________________
FC Omega Discussion (v3)
FC LMC Discussion
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Rick Smith
Lieutenant Commander


Joined: 02 Sep 2008
Posts: 266
Location: Silver Spring, MD

PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks man! I'm glad you like it so far. I hope to have a few more updates on it soon.
_________________

UPFY
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
djdood
Fleet Captain


Joined: 01 Feb 2007
Posts: 2922
Location: Seattle, WA

PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pretty cool so far. I like the inset details on the back end of the engines.

I've toyed with the idea of messing with SketchUp, even to the point of installing it a while back, but from what I had gathered it was really heavily geared to doing architectural shapes in support of their Google Earth 3D initiative.

It's hard to beat the price, but how well does it do with curved-shapes, etc.?

I'm still leaning towards Blender, but just haven't had time to go up it's learning curve.

If only I could afford a license for CATIA (the software I model in at work) for home.
_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Rick Smith
Lieutenant Commander


Joined: 02 Sep 2008
Posts: 266
Location: Silver Spring, MD

PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 12:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Will. Thanks!

Yeah, I've been paying a lot of attention to the warp engines lately - time
to spread some action to the rest of the ship.

I'm learning a lot from this first attempt into the 3D realm. It's slow going,
but since SketchUp has almost no learning curve whatsoever, it's a lot
easier for me to dive into than some other programs out there. I tried using
TrueSpace and I was lost. Maybe someday...but so far the folks at Google
are the winners.

You can do spherical or curved shapes in SketchUp. I just haven't really
stepped to them yet as this ship (at least in my mind) doesn't really call
for them.

I'll have to look into CATIA and Blender. Haven't heard anything about them
yet. But like I said - I'm still a 3D noob.

Here's a short video created by Massive Black (awesome art studio) and the
folks at Google. I thought it was fun:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlgtLXhwJSM
_________________

UPFY
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Rick Smith
Lieutenant Commander


Joined: 02 Sep 2008
Posts: 266
Location: Silver Spring, MD

PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Toying around with the bridge section right now and how to echo similar shapes in it from the rest of the ship. The main bridge will be prominent. The emergency bridge will be hidden within the other "pontoon" on the right side. Not sure about the shuttle bay, but it's in a similar area when compared to the SSD.



Still working. More to come.

Edit: I should mention that this is all conjectural and is in no way what this ship SHOULD look like. It's already been visualized on the cover of Module C5: The Magellanic Cloud. I'm just having a good time doodling. Thanks!
_________________

UPFY


Last edited by Rick Smith on Fri Nov 21, 2008 11:33 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Nerroth
Captain


Joined: 08 Oct 2006
Posts: 1556
Location: Ontario, Canada

PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, maybe you could turn it into the NCL instead?


They look similar, but not necessarily alike... and technically, the NCL is from a different 'generation' of construction design to the CA (albeit one built to supplement it).
_________________
FC Omega Discussion (v3)
FC LMC Discussion
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Rick Smith
Lieutenant Commander


Joined: 02 Sep 2008
Posts: 266
Location: Silver Spring, MD

PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You know Nerroth...you're right. I could do that. I remember reading about the differences and I think you're on to something. I've purchased soooo much FC and SFB stuff recently that everything's getting jumbled up in my brain. Wink
_________________

UPFY
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Nerroth
Captain


Joined: 08 Oct 2006
Posts: 1556
Location: Ontario, Canada

PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just as well I have Magellanics on the brain, then!
_________________
FC Omega Discussion (v3)
FC LMC Discussion
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Steve Cole
Site Admin


Joined: 11 Oct 2006
Posts: 3051

PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice work. When you get several Mag ships done, Email me and we'll see about having you do a piece of art for us.
_________________
The Guy Who Designed Fed Commander
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Rick Smith
Lieutenant Commander


Joined: 02 Sep 2008
Posts: 266
Location: Silver Spring, MD

PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 1:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow...really?!? Thanks Steve! It would be my pleasure.

/cracks knuckles
/gets working
_________________

UPFY
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Rick Smith
Lieutenant Commander


Joined: 02 Sep 2008
Posts: 266
Location: Silver Spring, MD

PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 2:42 am    Post subject: Baduvai Strike Cruiser - WIP Reply with quote



Another "in progress" piece. A Baduvai Strike Cruiser based loosely on the cover art for Module C5: The Magellanic Cloud and the SSD contained within. Working in
tandem to make sure the scales for the ships match up...
_________________

UPFY
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Nerroth
Captain


Joined: 08 Oct 2006
Posts: 1556
Location: Ontario, Canada

PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 3:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks cool - but again, maybe this ship could be completed as a Baduvai War Cruiser?

That would scale well with an Eneen NCL...
_________________
FC Omega Discussion (v3)
FC LMC Discussion
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Rick Smith
Lieutenant Commander


Joined: 02 Sep 2008
Posts: 266
Location: Silver Spring, MD

PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 5:22 pm    Post subject: Omega Faction Iconography - WIP Reply with quote


Probr Revolution Emblem


Probr Revolution - Ship Hull Variant


Ryn Enclave Emblem
_________________

UPFY
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Nerroth
Captain


Joined: 08 Oct 2006
Posts: 1556
Location: Ontario, Canada

PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice!


Long live the Revolution!
_________________
FC Omega Discussion (v3)
FC LMC Discussion
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Federation Commander Forum Index -> Other Starship Art All times are GMT
Goto page 1, 2, 3  Next
Page 1 of 3

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group