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Constitution Class Refit Briefing Room Angle 1

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Published: March 5, 2016
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I realized I wanted to have a briefing room for my story I'm working on and I didn't think it'd be realistic to have a daily security briefing in the Officer's Lounge below the bridge and Mr. Scott's Guide to the Enterprise has one laid out as a blueprint so I figured I'd actually build it out to use.  This is located on G Deck (deck 7) in the Primary Hull. There's a computer terminal for use at the conference table that can also control a viewscreen on the far wall. The viewscreen has its own set of controls and can handle incoming communications when directed there from the bridge as well as handle details for away team missions or any number of ship details. 

The only things I didn't build for the set are the chairs and the plants, everything else is scratch built based off the blueprint in Truespace, converted over to OBJ and then imported and aligned and resized in Daz Studio. Rendered this using iRay and only scene lights. 

New Adventure Uniforms by Uzilite
Wrath of Khan Badges and rankpins by Jed Hirsch
Chair by Ptrope and shared by mbruffy
Original Blueprint for the Briefing Room by Shane Johnson 
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If the table isn't going to have a "tabletop" viewscreen like in TOS, maybe the walls should have wall-mounted viewers instead. I agree with your strategy here, but I think there should be a viewer mounted on-in more than one wall.

Question: did you create there chairs especially for this set, instead of using the bridge chairs?

It might also be a nice touch to see a food dispenser slot on a wall.
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I didn't create the chairs for this one, these are borrowed from ptrope and mdbruffy and were created for mdbruffy's Officer's Quarters he made that's set in the original series film era. 

I did start out making the bridge chairs for this (and I will be making them as I foolishly decided I wanted to craft up a 'modular' version of the Refit Constitution bridge for use as other ships in the era) but the bridge chairs are a bit big especially with the lock in arms and the wider and higher tops than the TOS TV era chairs had.  In my head and laying it out on paper the table ended up looking very crowded which didn't fit with the vibe I wanted for the room.

I hadn't considered a viewscreen for the table because of the large one in the one wall, but it might be an option I could add in later. 

The food dispenser might actually be an amazing idea to put in that one barren wall that's been bothering me. I'll have to see how much work it'll take to re-do that one wall and build the dispenser. It might not make it into the set until I'm using it more regularly. Right now I've really only got plans for a few scenes in a comic for it, but later on when I'm using it more often it'd definitely be a nice addition.