Well upon working on my chess tut, my HD failed, and i lost tons of data, and after a nice conversation at work with my fellow nerd, i decided to take on quite a undertaking, probably my biggest one yet. The Highest detailed NCC-1701-D I personally could produce.
Polys is of no concern, if it takes a million plus i will take it. If i can do it with only 50k then i will take it. This is a no compromise model on my part. Why? because im the resident nerd in my little click of juggalos.
My first few attempts in getting a technical sheet of the Ship seemed almost hopeless, especially a big picture tech readout, besides TV shots, and finally i stubled upon a holy grail, the 5 shots i needed to make a near exact replica of the Ship. And im happy to know that the pictures of reference im using is 900+x700+ size, so i might even use it as a texture map if i decide to go past the grey model look.
In my techinque im modeling one half then mirroring, and then adding the details that are specific to each sides (which is very few). so this first picture im posting because i just couldnt keep it from public eyes anymore, is a Image shot. meaning i only work on half of that model you are seeing and i only mirrored it to show it off, by the time the first post about my model appears, half of that model will be gone as i work on it some more :P.
Currently, its at 2400+ Faces and 2400verts…with no subserf and no smoothing, havent decided if i would add more polys or work out the kinks in the subserf to get a ‘perfect look’
enjoy i hope you like it as much as i do…Oh yea total time so far is a good 5hrs, why so long? because getting the actual correct postions of each vert to make it a almost exact replica in size and looks is quite time consuming. Plus 2 kids under 3 doesnt help concentration either…lol