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USS Potemkin Shuttlebay by Rekkert, visual art

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USS Enterprise-D Bridge - 2370 by Rekkert, visual art

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I've discovered the world of 3D modeling in 2008, when I was 14; and I've been doing it ever since, always learning and improving in any way I can.

In 2013 I started using Linux as my operating system, and soon after migrated my workflow to use open and libre software. I had become increasingly disappointed with the work being done by the bigger software players on the industry, which stopped innovating and instead focused on market retention.

Eventually I quit my old job as a Systems Engineer for a telco company, and jumped full time into my artistic endeavors, working as a freelancer and as a Blender instructor at a local university.

As for why I fell in love with 3D modeling, it all came down to a certain science fiction franchise and the ships that appeared in it, which motivated my imagination since I can remember being alive. That love for 'Star Trek' eventually lead me to design my own ships and bring them to life in my art. More importantly, it lead me to try and live by its message of peace and tolerance, to embrace diversity and think with rationality in mind. It made me who I am, and I pour from that back into my artistic creations.

So, this is old news to anyone who follows me on Twitter/SciFi-Meshes/TrekBBS, but as I'm seeing more and more emails and notes for commissions coming from here, I realized I never mentioned it here. Late last year fellow Trek modeler and colleague of mine Donny Versiga offered me a position as a 3D artist on OTOY's Roddenberry Archive, which is working to digitize and reproduce all aspects of Trek from Gene Roddenberry's era, including documents, sets, ship models; the whole lot. You can see a glimpse at some of the work being done in this video here: I started working for the Archive in February, not only collaborating with amazingly talented artists but also consulting and talking regularly with Trek design legends like the Okudas and Daren Dochterman; which is a literal dream come true for me. So anyway, that's the reason why my fan art posts have become more scarce since then. I still work on personal projects when time allows
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Hello everybody! I've recently quit my full time job, and after much deliberation and planning (and having several requests), I'm starting to do commissioned work! Of course most of my work so far is Trek stuff; but I'm more than willing to try any scifi (or not scifi!) style you may want! From Star Trek, Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, or any universe can be brought to life, so feel free to ask! Same goes for insignias or posters, if you've got an idea, just send me an email or a note and we'll talk. Workflow:If you are interested, feel free to contact me at After receiving an email and getting an idea of what the pr
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Well, it's been a long time since my last journal entry, I just wanted to show everyone what I've been up to and why I haven't been uploading as much as I could. My biggest creative passion is 3D modeling, but now that I'm migrating towards Linux and open source software, I was unable to keep using 3DS Max. I wanted to get into Blender since a couple of years back, but I just found it too difficult. Even with online tutorials, I just couldn't get pass that awful first impression. That all changed a month ago, when I started a professional Blender course on a new design school here in Buenos Aires, called Innatus. This course was the first Bl
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Hi, i love your work :-) and wanna see more cannon bridges from you. How it goes with the USS Cerritos bridge? Will you do it or some other cannon bridges (USS Franklin, USS Kelvin, or maybe bridges from ST Picard and ST Prodigy - USS Protostar)?

I am working on canon stuff on my day job for the Roddenberry Archive, but unfortunately I can't show any of that work yet! ;)

And can you say which canon stuff are you working on? ;-)

I would've done it already if I could ;)

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Imissthe"DS9Bridge"hah..butitismoreCARDASSIANnoterthunion..! ];p~ (andthe"Voyager"..?) Greatworks..!

odd question, but i just found your youtube channel and noticed you still use the same music used in the stage 9 production (which makes sense), but i was wondering, is there anywhere online i can find Patric Phillips' work or download it for personal use?

Those actually aren't the same music as on Stage 9, but they are by the same composer, Patrick Philips. You can check out his website here: