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Another render of my Resurrection model, set against an excellent background by icLust3R.

The ship itself was rendered in 3DS Max 9 and saved as a PNG, to preserve the transparent background, and then placed against the background in Photoshop, and both background and render were given some film grain and lens flare effects. I think I did something else as well, but I can't for the life of me remember what I did. Oh well, it looks good, that's what matters.

U.S.S. Resurrection by Armando Perez (Centurus/Daihak)
Background by icLust3R ([link])
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:iconsequito-equitis:
Sequito-Equitis Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
Don't know how I missed this wallpaper last time I was in your gallery.

Very
nice.  I'm still amazed at how seamlessly you updated the Constitution
refit outlines to the post TNG era.  You could put that on screen next
to a Sovereign class and it would look right at home.

Never did
like the name "Resurrection" for the class, though I see why you chose it.  A Starfleet that can regularly expect to interact with many as yet unknown cultures would almost certainly steer clear
of a charged moniker.  Resurrection, in the wrong
religious context, could warp first contact from festivities into hostilities.
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Daihak Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It was a name I chose when I was with a gaming group called the 9th Fleet.  We were one of the largest groups/fleets active in the old Starfleet Command series of games, and branched into Bridge Commander.  I retired from them a long time ago for my own reasons, but during that time, I had learned kitbashing, and eventually making ships from scratch.

I had made early kitbashes of the Resurrection, and they're still around if you look hard enough.

Anyway, the name Resurrection doesn't necessarily have to have religious or cultural context.  Granted, my own choice for it was partially rooted in my own religious belief and outlook, but also, with what I had done with kitbashes at the time, which predate this version of my ship, the name Resurrection was a perfect choice, if you look at it from the standpoint of bringing a beloved design back to life.

In fact, here's a link to the old Resurrection.

starfleetcommand3.filefront.co…

You can see some of the similarities I kept from my old kitbash when remaking the Resurrection as she stands now.
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Sequito-Equitis Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
Makes even more sense given your narrative.  I did in fact click through to check out the old mesh.

Still, no matter what the context the word resurrection is always going to have a *denotative* religious element.  Usage as a synonym for simple restoration is a tertiary definition at best, and even then derivative of the primary one.  You just can't get away from it etymologically: definitions matter. Given your use of actual paragraphs, I'm guessing I wouldn't have to twist your arm to get you to agree!

We won't be making any *real* first contact in Bridge Commander any time soon, so fortunately the question is pretty much moot!

Regards, and thanks for the back-story,

7th
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Daihak Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, twisting my arm is harder than it sounds.  :)  I've had many years to think about my decision, but also I'm more stubborn as I'm older now.  :D  Some good things about getting old.  :D
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ChristopherLowe Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I like it!
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Daihak Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Me too. :-D Oh, and thanks for the fave!
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restif Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is outstanding!
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Daihak Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much.
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dantrekfan48 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
24th century connie! I like too! :la:
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Daihak Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Actually, she's 25th. Long story. :-) Oh, and thanks for the multiple favs!
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dantrekfan48 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. :D
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GlenRoberson Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
Wow! I wish my renders looked this good! Great work!
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Daihak Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It was luck mostly. The background was done by icLust3R here on DA. I came across it, asked permission to use it, and then just rendered my ship with some lights and saved to a PNG file, that way I could copy and paste it onto the background in Photoshop. Applied a few filters, and magic. I was mainly playing around with the filters. I really liked the results.

I'm glad you liked this image. Thank you!
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ChaldTheSalad Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing. Just Amazing.
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:icondaihak:
Daihak Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :-)
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CX-17 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
"To boldly go where no man has gone before"
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:icondaihak:
Daihak Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Most definitely.
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CX-17 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
I thought about putting most of the line in but got lazy
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:icondaihak:
Daihak Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:-D
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
WOW! REALLY gorgeous lighting! A beaut!
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Daihak Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. I lucked out on the lighting when I rendered the ship. And the effects I did in CS4 kinda enhanced it, and I think blended the ship and the background a bit.
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Arrmand Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
Really nice bit of work there :)
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Daihak Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, and thanks for faving this beautiful image. :-)
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VickyM72 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great job! :thumbsup:
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Daihak Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. I'm very proud of this one.
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VickyM72 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very welcome! You should be! :D
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