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    I can has idea!

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    Fr3nchy117
    So very pretty

    Fleet Rank : Lt. Commander
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    Location : Lost in my own mind. which is wandering. inside your face.
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    I can has idea!

    Post by Fr3nchy117 on Fri Nov 20, 2009 3:41 am

    So I discovered in high school I have an affinity for 3d animation and modeling, and ever since taking classes that involved 3d animation, I've wanted such a program on my own computer to dink around with. However all the ones I found cost money. Just recently though I have discovered a free download for a program called "blender", and for being free, I'm impressed by the quality ....
    My idea is that perhaps over time, I could model some ships (such as the USS serenity, or the orca fighters) and rendered pictures of these could be an option for signatures, or anything else people have in mind. (I'm making no guarantees though, it will take time to learn, and bottom line, my life does have higher priorities)
    Here are some example pics that I've found online that other people have done, which over time, I have every confidence I could match these pictures in quality.
    Let me know what you guys think and if you have any ideas!


    saved best for last <_<


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    Alethearia
    Jaynestown resident

    Fleet Rank : Captain
    Serenity Starfighter Corps : FSC Flight Commander
    Number of posts : 2149
    Location : STILL in a giant metal robot bent on DESTROYING the world! sigh
    Ship Name : USS Valiance
    USS Windsong
    Ship Registry Number : NCC-74109
    ....
    Ship Class : Intrepid
    Stormcrow
    Fleet Division : Starfighter Corps (The Fireflys)

    Main RP Character Profile
    Name: Angelina Eli

    Re: I can has idea!

    Post by Alethearia on Fri Nov 20, 2009 3:47 am

    me likey


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    Ero found herself mourning the passing of the sandwich more than she did the smashing of the chain-linked fence via a giant ancient aircraft, much to the dismay of the chain-linked fence. And, where the fence able to convey it's sorrow over not being mourned, perhaps Ero might have mourned the fence as well...but seeing as how the fence couldn't talk, and she was too busy trying not to be run over and turned into a green and purple mess (much like her bemourned sandwich), Ero found herself quite content not mourning the destruction of the government's once pristine chain-linked fence.

    Seeker
    Director of Search and Rescue operations

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    USS Seaquest
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    Ship Class : Nebula class with a new prototype superstructure.
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    Re: I can has idea!

    Post by Seeker on Fri Nov 20, 2009 3:52 am

    nice

    Fr3nchy117
    So very pretty

    Fleet Rank : Lt. Commander
    Engineering Dept. Rank : SED Lt. Commander
    Number of posts : 461
    Location : Lost in my own mind. which is wandering. inside your face.
    Ship Name : USS Albatross
    Ship Registry Number : NCC-83117
    Ship Class : Steamrunner
    Fleet Division : Engineering/Ops

    Re: I can has idea!

    Post by Fr3nchy117 on Fri Nov 20, 2009 6:31 am

    I'm just excited to have the opportunity to MAKE ships....
    I feel i must reiterate, I did NOT make the models in the above pictures haha... But I know I can get my skill level to that point.
    Here's a link to some galleries, pictures of models created and rendered with blender. I'd include more links, but other links that I've tried are blocked by the internet here at work lol
    http://www.blender.org/features-gallery/gallery/archive/


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    Reanna Aloi
    Dean of the Academy

    Fleet Rank : Captain
    Special Operations Rank : SPO Captain
    Number of posts : 3480
    Location : Somewhere in a home, in a city, in a country, somewhere on the planet...
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    Name:

    Re: I can has idea!

    Post by Reanna Aloi on Fri Nov 20, 2009 6:51 am

    You may wanna check out Daz3D.....


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    Fr3nchy117
    So very pretty

    Fleet Rank : Lt. Commander
    Engineering Dept. Rank : SED Lt. Commander
    Number of posts : 461
    Location : Lost in my own mind. which is wandering. inside your face.
    Ship Name : USS Albatross
    Ship Registry Number : NCC-83117
    Ship Class : Steamrunner
    Fleet Division : Engineering/Ops

    Re: I can has idea!

    Post by Fr3nchy117 on Fri Nov 20, 2009 6:55 am

    Daz3D? Then I shall do that


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    Fr3nchy117
    So very pretty

    Fleet Rank : Lt. Commander
    Engineering Dept. Rank : SED Lt. Commander
    Number of posts : 461
    Location : Lost in my own mind. which is wandering. inside your face.
    Ship Name : USS Albatross
    Ship Registry Number : NCC-83117
    Ship Class : Steamrunner
    Fleet Division : Engineering/Ops

    Re: I can has idea!

    Post by Fr3nchy117 on Fri Nov 20, 2009 3:10 pm

    other than the unexpected overdose of scantily clad women when I did an image search... Daz3D looks pretty cool, though it seems to focus more on modeling people, is that correct?


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    DukeNukemTX
    Browncoat

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    Re: I can has idea!

    Post by DukeNukemTX on Fri Nov 20, 2009 5:15 pm

    blender is a damn good program, you may want to also look into 3d coat, have to pay for it but once you do its all yours, free updates and all.

    Reanna Aloi
    Dean of the Academy

    Fleet Rank : Captain
    Special Operations Rank : SPO Captain
    Number of posts : 3480
    Location : Somewhere in a home, in a city, in a country, somewhere on the planet...
    Ship Name : The Immortal
    Ship Registry Number : Special Registry: NCC 082270
    Ship Class : Defiant (modified refit)
    Fleet Division : Intel/Special Ops

    Main RP Character Profile
    Name:

    Re: I can has idea!

    Post by Reanna Aloi on Fri Nov 20, 2009 6:16 pm

    Fr3nchy117 wrote:other than the unexpected overdose of scantily clad women when I did an image search... Daz3D looks pretty cool, though it seems to focus more on modeling people, is that correct?


    Yep yep! But they have a wholllllle lot more. The great thing is, the original program is free and by spending 99 bucks for membership, you save a whole wad of cash. Just thought I'd toss it yer way in case ya wanna mix things up, so to speak..


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    Fr3nchy117
    So very pretty

    Fleet Rank : Lt. Commander
    Engineering Dept. Rank : SED Lt. Commander
    Number of posts : 461
    Location : Lost in my own mind. which is wandering. inside your face.
    Ship Name : USS Albatross
    Ship Registry Number : NCC-83117
    Ship Class : Steamrunner
    Fleet Division : Engineering/Ops

    Re: I can has idea!

    Post by Fr3nchy117 on Sat Nov 21, 2009 2:18 am

    all very cool. Lol I'd totally get them and dink around with them right now if I had the money available, but alas. Well... not RIGHT now, since I'm at work... but still <_<


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    Jar'Hamel Shran
    Big Damn Hero

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    Serenity Starfighter Corps : FSC Wing Colonel
    Number of posts : 222
    Location : Washington State, US (PST)
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    Ship Class : Escort
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    Re: I can has idea!

    Post by Jar'Hamel Shran on Sun Nov 22, 2009 8:26 pm

    Yes, Blender has been use for some hight quality movies, and its a great program to learn 3d modeling and animation, plus you can find a few books on it in B&N or bigger public libraries. Once you have the ships figured out DAZ3D will be handy to add in a few Brown Coat and Firefly models, or a cute Blue Andorian. wink wink


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    Alethearia
    Jaynestown resident

    Fleet Rank : Captain
    Serenity Starfighter Corps : FSC Flight Commander
    Number of posts : 2149
    Location : STILL in a giant metal robot bent on DESTROYING the world! sigh
    Ship Name : USS Valiance
    USS Windsong
    Ship Registry Number : NCC-74109
    ....
    Ship Class : Intrepid
    Stormcrow
    Fleet Division : Starfighter Corps (The Fireflys)

    Main RP Character Profile
    Name: Angelina Eli

    Re: I can has idea!

    Post by Alethearia on Sun Nov 22, 2009 11:22 pm

    sigh, andorians


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    Ero found herself mourning the passing of the sandwich more than she did the smashing of the chain-linked fence via a giant ancient aircraft, much to the dismay of the chain-linked fence. And, where the fence able to convey it's sorrow over not being mourned, perhaps Ero might have mourned the fence as well...but seeing as how the fence couldn't talk, and she was too busy trying not to be run over and turned into a green and purple mess (much like her bemourned sandwich), Ero found herself quite content not mourning the destruction of the government's once pristine chain-linked fence.

    Fr3nchy117
    So very pretty

    Fleet Rank : Lt. Commander
    Engineering Dept. Rank : SED Lt. Commander
    Number of posts : 461
    Location : Lost in my own mind. which is wandering. inside your face.
    Ship Name : USS Albatross
    Ship Registry Number : NCC-83117
    Ship Class : Steamrunner
    Fleet Division : Engineering/Ops

    Re: I can has idea!

    Post by Fr3nchy117 on Mon Nov 23, 2009 3:05 am

    ftw, andorians. lol. Definately a good starting point, methinks... Ships are always fun, I've been drawing them on paper since I was 5 or 6. Adding in an andorian would be good though since I've had a really hard time finding any amount of decent pictures for my avatar


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