Starting to Texture the Sirius…and John and Chris were right!

Well I’ve started the long and nightmare process of texturing this model. And as I go along and get settled in with her comments some of my friends had made haunt me. One was from my old Friend John. Get rid of those big ugly supports. So I loaded the model up and it was the wrong one that didn’t have them yet. Hmmm…”you know. I think he’s right”

So I contact Matt Boardman. He says send me a picture to see. Yep he likes it that way too. Very well off they come. So far the ship was built upside down and now we have righted it. Dropped the big supports and I streamlined it a bit more. But Chris (or the Evil Genius) said you need to make it older than 20 years. Well look at the registry number. 1492??? LOL! Well I’ll let you guys do the math and that’s how old and beat up she is.

I have just spent the day working on the saucer section maps only. I still have a long way to go but I know how you guys like to watch…the process, so here’s a few pics until I get video up tomorrow and a bit more done.


6 Responses to “Starting to Texture the Sirius…and John and Chris were right!”

  1. March 21, 2012 at 7:19 am

    Looking good so far, Steve. I like the weathering, you’re giving it a really beaten up look. I wouldn’t worry too much about the registry number, there seems to be no real rhyme or reason to them. Bernd Schneider did a really good article noting the inconsistencies once on his site Ex Astris Scientia. I usually just go with something that sounds good to me at the time. I’ve also used my birth year for a registry number. πŸ˜‰

    Truth be told, I like the struts you nixed. But, I may be in the minority there. πŸ˜‰

  2. 2 twopynts
    March 21, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    Coming along nicely Steve. I too liked the former struts. They gave the ship a more retro and sturdy look. Now she’s looking a bit more “Enterprise-ish”, though that’s not really a bad thing. I would have suggested streamlining the struts a bit, but not removing them completely. But I’m sure whatever form Sirius ends up in will be fantastic.

  3. 3 Tim Larkin
    March 21, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    Well, I agree that it looks better now, with the supports gone. It seems to me that you would have had to do one or the other, that is, keep the supports and somehow attach the engines to them or just off the supports, which you did. It now looks far less cluttered, as well as looking more like a genuine Star Trek ship.

    I think John gave you some good advice!

  4. March 21, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    In retrospect, ditching those supports is an improvement. Overall, like the ship and agree its looking like a TOS ship! Great job!

  5. March 21, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    Well thanks you guys. If it were put to a vote the folks that like it without about about 10-1 so far. It’s always a tough call on these things and BTW I have never designed a ship before. So this is something new for me.

    Well back to texture hell.


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