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.: Cruiser WIP 02 :.

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A model of a huge starship I've begun modelling in 3D Studio MAX.
For people who know MAX: All hail Greeble! :D
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Time spent so far: Around 5 hours
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Guiliman's avatar
Wow, this is something like what i want to be able to create.

Say, what version of Autodesk 3ds Max did you use? Oh, and was it rendered with V-Ray?
Pumbler's avatar
Okay this is where I usually get stuck on modeling starships is the outside haul. How did you get all of those pipes and other features on the outside of the haul without it being to high a poly count? I see this all the time on tv shows like BSG and it drives me crazy. You think you wouldn't mind showing me some tricks?
Jholliday's avatar
Dude i've been waiting for you to do more with this for like a year :S hurry up, keep the good work goin :D
BluntieDK's avatar
Hahah, I'd like to dude, but sadly the original model's been lost. Sowwy. :/
Jholliday's avatar
Bummer, sucks doesn't it lol..
Random007's avatar
Echo of ';praise the Greebles' :) Has to be one of the finest examples of Greeblies I've seen outside the original Star Wars! Reminds me a bit of the first Starship Troopers film - but I guess something will always be reminiscent of something else. Very nice, bulky, chunky, crunchy design!
phantomx2's avatar
I must say it's impressive even if I know greeble, you did a great job!
BluntieDK's avatar
All hail Greeble. ^^
Retzudo's avatar
Wow, those are some sick details!
And 5 hours for this model seems nothing to me. Keep up that work!
BluntieDK's avatar
Blargh, I would, if I hadn't tragically lost the model in a HD crash some years ago. :( Thanks, though. :)
SolarDragon's avatar
Looks like a ship straight out of the Alien Quadrilogy!

I love it!
Cevius's avatar
It would look better without all the greeble covering up your actuall model.
masterFLASH's avatar
5 hours?!?!?!?!?!?!! TEACH ME!!!![link]
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Wow!
1337noRenkinjutsushi's avatar
It's beautiful. As a fellow spaceship designer (by no means do I intend to place myself anywhere near your level; I lack the patience and creativity to come anywhere close to even touching this), this is really humbling. I am all kinds of crazy-impressed.

It's inspiring too, which is in direct conflict with its ability to make me feel totally inadequate as a designer, which really has more to do with the fact that I know I never would have thought of some of the engineering concepts here. There are aspects to this design which both blow my mind, as well as simultaneously make me say, "Of course! How could that have escaped me?"

I'm attempting to keep the self-deprecation to a minimum, because I know it can be obnoxious. I only mean to adequately express my admiration of your creativity, without sounding leaving it at "taht R teh aw3s0me!!1"

Know what I mean? What I'm trying to say is; "Holy freaking sweet that's cool."

Don't think I'm exaggerrating. I mean every word. (Your other art all rocks too, but this is the one I had to comment on, because it's the one that slapped me in the face and said, "OWNED."
BluntieDK's avatar
Thanks alot, dude. Much appreciated.
It saddens me that I never got to finish this one. But time constraints forced me off it (I was just doing the ship for myself, no particular reason in mind), and I never really felt like returning to it. I don't even know if I have the original file anymore.
Your comment has inpspired me though...think I'm gonna see if I can dig this one out when I get back out in a couple of days.
Valtyr's avatar
lol i agree with 1337noRenkinjutsushi, this beats my ships to a pulp. It is amazing.
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mannayta's avatar
He he he, awesome ship - I am too taking the greeble shortcut with mine....just need more RAM for all the details... my computer has a bad case of "swapfilius humongus"...

Constructive critique of what is:
I love the unsimetrical simetry of the ship :) makes any sense? ..and the fact that it look like it could float *teasing* It looks like it could easily be implementet in a low poly version with the right mapping applied to it - which is always a good thing if you want to animate it, or whole fleets of its siblings, in MAX later. I like that you have kept the mesh unsmoothed - it always makes the ships "too fake" when people start to abuse the mesh_smooth modifier - I think it adds to the solidity, and sense of "military nastiness" of the ship that you keep it so angular. Great work!

Constructive critique for improvements:
If it is a heavy cruiser it would be a good idea to add some manouvering trusters in the front and middle, seeing as it is a heavy shipp with a high mass/velocity ratio - a cruiser that is slow in orienting itself against its enemy is a dead cruiser. Think about it like this; in a navy battle or a space battle, a "ship" of the line will always have pointable small and medium guns for protection and for taking out those pesty/irritating figters/pirates and "broadside" or "front" with one or more BIG FRIGGIN' GUNS :D , so the cruiser that is fastest in aligning the BFGs with the enemy vessel will get the deciding first volley of shots.
Keep the color, it fits nicely, at least in those areas where there is "heavy armor".

I look forward to seeing more of your work on this concept.

Oh yeah, and I like the much of your other stuff too - keep up the good work.

Hygge fra Århus,
-Jon
mannayta's avatar
...hele pointen med dette community er at vi kan få feedback og udvikle os - plus at se en masse kick-ass fed grafik :D
BluntieDK's avatar
Now THAT'S what I call constructive critcism. Actually, this model has been discontinued for quite some time, but your crits made me want to take it up again. Thanks alot man, really appreciate it. :)

Og hygge fra København til dig selv! :D
BluntieDK's avatar
Now THAT'S what I call constructive critcism. Actually, this model has been discontinued for quite some time, but your crits made me want to take it up again. Thanks alot man, really appreciate it. :)

Og hygge fra København til dig selv! :D
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Falcon-'s avatar
Wow, just 5 hours for all that detail. The texture it gives is delicious, unf
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