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Offline DocCharly65

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The missing Bridge of Adama
« on: January 01, 2019, 08:04:07 PM »
A happy, successful and healthy new year to everybody :)

After more than a year of searching on all relevant websites I finally found it  these days: An adequate bridge for my Commander Adama. It will be not "the" Galactica bridge but I think it's a nice and suitable interpretation.

Now I can go on with some missing communication between Adama and Kirk on their ships.

The model is so far the most expensive and biggest (over 350 MB) in my film but in only 1 day I already finished a big part of preparing the model for Terragen. I think it's worth every cent: No flipped normals, all texture/normal maps perfectly named to easily assign them to the object parts.
...and I am a little proud of my first experiment to place some transparent HUDs and the Moon hologram ;)

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My Adama (the animated mix of my self modelled Adama-Facegen-Head in Helmet and a 3DRT-Soldier is just placed for Test as well as some sitting 3DRT soldiers)
Starship Command Center  by FattyPants on CG Trader (for Christmas sale at 140 instead of 200$ net.)


...of course before I start the detail work and create the script for the animations and so on I will finish the safari- and the City at night scenes -- and some more…  ;)

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Offline masonspappy

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Re: The missing Bridge of Adama
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2019, 09:32:54 PM »
That's kind of impressive!  :)

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Re: The missing Bridge of Adama
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2019, 06:52:00 AM »
Same to you, Nils. Keep up this wonderful adventure! And stay healthy!

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Re: The missing Bridge of Adama
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2019, 07:24:02 AM »
Not bad. Well designed and not overdone as far as details and effects are concerned.
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Re: The missing Bridge of Adama
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2019, 04:05:03 PM »
Very cool, that model is as much almost as my upgrade will be..sigh
something borrowed,
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Offline Hannes

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Re: The missing Bridge of Adama
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2019, 12:58:38 PM »
Great work, Nils! I know how tedious it can be to rework the shading of a complex model in TG.
There are two things that I'd like to critisize:
I'm not sure about the bloom. To me it somehow doesn't really work with the scene, but that's probably a matter of taste.
And on the windows there are some sort of images (I don't know what these are), that seem to be unaffected by the bloom, so they look quite dark and contrasty compared to the rest of the render.

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Re: The missing Bridge of Adama
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2019, 05:51:57 PM »
Thanks all :)

You're right, Hannes. There's still much to do. The Bloom and lighting is just copied from the Enterprise-Bridge scenes - I was a bit lazy and just wanted to test the model as fast as possible ;) .
The windows will be hologram huds in the future. I will sort and choose what is displayed on them later. I wanted only to test if the transparency works.

All in all really just a test. Detail work will come over the year.

At the moment I work on a starship corridor. A good example for the difference between a 200 and a 20 $ model. I am working on that single model since over a week and I will need one or two more. The typical low-cost-model problems: Many parts mirrored and with flipped normals - sometimes only single faces and no automatic "recalculate normals outside" works. Also quite untidy faces and verticals so that tubes turn into boxes when you move around them and many object parts are not textured or bad mapped… But don't understand me wrong! Making that model was surely hard work enough and worth 20$ but the effort to do it in the quality I want is really high.

But no more complaining - I finally chose this hobby myself ;)

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Re: The missing Bridge of Adama
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2019, 10:32:34 PM »
Thanks all :)

But no more complaining - I finally chose this hobby myself ;)

heh heh heh, it chose me....I have nowhere near your apptitude
something borrowed,
something Blue.
Ring out the Old.
Bring in the New

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