Star Trek Builders Unite 2 "Renderings on the Edge of Forever"

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  • blutobluto Posts: 453
    edited November 2012

    anyone wanting a copy of the tos era raptor pm me your email adresses

    all this intrest in raptors made me dust off a project i was working on a while age

    guys let me know if there is any intrest

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  • MotoTsumeMotoTsume Posts: 518
    edited November 2012

    nice :)

    and yes I have interest in Raptor :)

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  • ThalekThalek Posts: 305
    edited December 1969

    I have an interest in most kinds of spacecraft. I even have a copy of SuperCar lying around somewhere. So, yeah. Raptors? Interested. Especially as I picked up the Lizardians the other day; it would be fun to have raptors flying the Raptor.

  • jaguarry3jaguarry3 Posts: 180
    edited December 1969

    bluto said:
    anyone wanting a copy of the tos era raptor pm me your email adresses

    all this intrest in raptors made me dust off a project i was working on a while age

    guys let me know if there is any intrest

    Most definitely interested This looks sharp:coolcheese:

  • jaguarry3jaguarry3 Posts: 180
    edited December 1969

    MotoTsume said:
    nice :)

    and yes I have interest in Raptor :)

    Nice one you are quick off the mark

  • PtropePtrope Posts: 287
    edited December 1969

    Flipping back to the Andorian antenna jewelry for a moment, I'm hoping we can manage a quick update of Draconian's antennae. Since they are props, and the movements are morphs, any jewelry attached to them is unaffected by the morph movements.

    I've regrouped the antennae and saved them as CR2s. I could probably rig them the 'long way,' but they really cry out for EZ-Pose, which I don't know anything about. If someone wants to give EZ-Posing them a try, I'm sure there will be many grateful folks hereabouts ;). If you do, you can e-mail me just the CR2s, and I'll repackage the set, update the ReadMe, and continue hosting them.

    I've also UV-mapped them, so more complex textures can be used, and included a template in the Geometries folder

    Thanks!

    http://www.ptrope.com/downloads/Draconian_Andorian_Antennae_CR2.zip

  • ThalekThalek Posts: 305
    edited December 1969

    I did an EZ Pose version of them when they first came out. As I recall, Draconian was not interested.

  • NV OracleNV Oracle Posts: 128
    edited December 1969

    Bluto,

    I also sent you a request for the Raptor, as, yes, I'm very interested in it as well.

    Your friend
    Oracle

  • TheCastellanTheCastellan Posts: 508
    edited December 1969

    I am interested ,too.

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  • PtropePtrope Posts: 287
    edited December 1969

    Thalek said:
    I did an EZ Pose version of them when they first came out. As I recall, Draconian was not interested.

    I don't suppose you still have them? I'm definitely interested. If not, I could probably reverse-engineer a set from something else that uses EZ-Pose (like the MARS ;))

  • wolfgang_1wolfgang_1 Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    Well, my Romulan textures for the M4 Valiant are up in Renderosity's Free Stuff section.

    And here's the link:

    http://www.renderosity.com/mod/freestuff/details.php?item_id=69906

    Thank you, BluBeetle. Nice work.

  • MattymanxMattymanx Posts: 3,398
    edited December 1969

    Ships Of The Line UPDATE - 2012-11-18

    Added the Reman Warbird Scimitar under Romulans.

    Please see Link in my sig for the thread.

  • blutobluto Posts: 453
    edited November 2012

    wow , with so many of you interested in my raptors , it might be a little easier to upload them to share c g or excalipro
    i will finnish up the modeling on the enterprise era raptor and packade up all 3 to be uploaded to either share c g or excalipro
    when that is done i will post a link

    thanks for your input guys

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  • PDSmithPDSmith Posts: 512
    edited December 1969

    Mattymanx said:
    Ships Of The Line UPDATE - 2012-11-18

    Added the Reman Warbird Scimitar under Romulans.

    Please see Link in my sig for the thread.

    Freebie list has been updated under the Romulan ships.

    -Paul

  • ThalekThalek Posts: 305
    edited December 1969

    Ptrope said:
    Thalek said:
    I did an EZ Pose version of them when they first came out. As I recall, Draconian was not interested.

    I don't suppose you still have them? I'm definitely interested. If not, I could probably reverse-engineer a set from something else that uses EZ-Pose (like the MARS ;))

    :red: I've looked all over, and apparently, I did not do an EP conversion on those. If you'll give me some time, though, I can probably do a conversion. I've been kinda busy with my lady's health issues and my own, so it would probably take about a week to do

  • PtropePtrope Posts: 287
    edited December 1969

    Hey. no hurry, Thalek - your priorities are certainly more important than this ;). If you think there's anything else I need to do to prep the mesh or CR2 beforehand, let me know -- I grouped it according to the material zones, incl. segmenting the internal 'tubes' so they won't poke through ;). I can probably rig them the normal way (7 joints ea.) with no problem - it's just getting the ERC set up so the user can bend the entire antenna that I'm not familiar with. Rigging them is just the only way I know to make it practical to add jewelry that will move with them as they're bent. :)

    Thanks for anything you want to do to them :)

  • patience55patience55 Posts: 6,162
    edited December 1969

    As some of the readers to this thread were interested in image editors for comics, this might be of interest.
    Free for a short time, fully functional Xara Xtreme 5

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  • blubeetle3blubeetle3 Posts: 137
    edited December 1969

    Something else I've had in my hard drive, my version of a Starfleet Marine duty uniform. I've seen some other versions of the Starfleet Marine insignia and, while I always felt it should be inspired by the USMC insignia, I always thought they were too close to the USMC insignia. I tried to do something a little different while retaining the anchor and globe.

    One problem I have with Starfleet Marines, however, is that there's no canon proof they exist (aside from Enterprise). No mention, forget appearances, in TOS, TNG, DS9, or Voyager. And as I've been watching DS9 and the whole Dominion War storyline, there were plenty of opportunities to see Marines, from the planetary fronts of the Klingons attempt to conquer the Cardassians (a prelude to the Dominion War itself) to armed personnel patrol the streets of Earth. In every case, they were Starfleet personnel. No mention of Marines.

    So, no HOO-YAH in the 24th century?

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  • PtropePtrope Posts: 287
    edited November 2012

    Looks good! Only question I have is: why does it have the UFP symbol on it? I realize that Starfleet is essentially the 'military' arm of the Federation, but since none of the other divisions have it, it seems excessive here. I like the anchor; what about simply putting the Starfleet chevron over a round backing, similar to what you have (maybe it could include a top-down view of a spiral galaxy) and have the anchor through that, instead of through a UFP symbol? What you have is nicely done - it just seems a little too much of a good thing ;).

    Uniform looks great, though :coolsmile:.

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  • PtropePtrope Posts: 287
    edited November 2012

    Now I know why I hate rigging - it seems more of an art than a science, most of the time. After 2 hours, I finally got Draconian's antennae rigged - it only took about 6 tries! For some reason, that seems typical to/for me - at least 3 or 4 tries end up with bones that don't connect to the OBJ, or it doesn't pick up the OBJ once it's saved and then reloaded to a new document, or any one of a dozen other scenarios :shut:.

    What counts is that they work now ...

    Thalek, I may save you some time; you know, these things only have 7 segments in each antenna - if we (meaning "I," too !) need Easy-Pose, we're (meaning "I'm" :)) just too damn lazy :P. BTW, the ones you rigged were Redfern's TOS antennae ;) (according to the ReadMe).

    The existing download package has been updated to include the new CR2. I've disabled the translation and scaling controls for most of the segments, although I kept the scaling controls for the 6th segment of each antenna; scaling that segment actually controls the scaling of the cone, and you can make them large enough to look similar to the ones in TOS. I also retained the X-trans control for the first segment, which allows you to adjust the spacing between the antennae (moving them in the Y- or Z-plane seemed redundant).

    Of course, the package includes the UV-mapped geometry, as well, and a template to make your own materials.

    And because I'm a little odd ...

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  • Robert FreiseRobert Freise Posts: 745
    edited December 1969

    There is a Colonel (which is not a Navy rank) West in The Undiscovered Country but Colonel of what isn't mentioned
    Note that his uniform was the uniform of a Starfleet vice admiral

  • edited December 1969

    DOWNLOAD HERE: http://www.sharecg.com/v/65817/view/11/Poser/STO-Admiral-Uniform-Textures-for-V4-Courageous

    Admiral uniform textures from the Star Trek Online game for DAZ's V4 Courageous costume. There is a texture with a bump map available in the Materials folder.

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  • patience55patience55 Posts: 6,162
    edited November 2012

    nm - my humour not thine.

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  • NV OracleNV Oracle Posts: 128
    edited December 1969

    Wow, very well done, Mylochka.

    They really turned out nice. Thank you very much for doing them.

    Your friend
    Oracle

  • ssgbryanssgbryan Posts: 690
    edited November 2012

    Another converted pose set for SM Characters - Ryan Landing Party Poses - Phaser.

    All critiques appreciated.

    Next up:
    M3/V3 Communications Officer Poses for Sydney
    M3/V3 Engineering Officer Poses for Sydney
    Captain On The Bridge for Simon

    http://ssgbryan.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d5lka4v

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  • ThalekThalek Posts: 305
    edited December 1969

    Ptrope said:
    Hey. no hurry, Thalek - your priorities are certainly more important than this ;). If you think there's anything else I need to do to prep the mesh or CR2 beforehand, let me know -- I grouped it according to the material zones, incl. segmenting the internal 'tubes' so they won't poke through ;). I can probably rig them the normal way (7 joints ea.) with no problem - it's just getting the ERC set up so the user can bend the entire antenna that I'm not familiar with. Rigging them is just the only way I know to make it practical to add jewelry that will move with them as they're bent. :)

    Thanks for anything you want to do to them :)

    Well, if you can turn it into a posable .cr2 with joints, it's the matter of maybe two minutes to change it to an EP figure. And most of that is starting the program and trying to remember what the parameters are. For me, changing a prop into a posable figure is the hard part. Ask poor Bill how often we went back and forth on the Martian War Machine before I finally got it right. The MARS viewers were pretty tedious, too. Hell, if you had the EZ Pose program, you wouldn't need me at all; it's that easy to do.

  • GRFK DSGN UnlimitedGRFK DSGN Unlimited Posts: 497
    edited December 1969

    TimG said:
    I'm a little urked right now. Earlier this week I tried to join a group on DeviantArt to try and get some more exposure for my webcomic blog. I was bascially told by one of the moderators that 3d art is not illustration and that moving Poser figures around is not illustration and that I should quit arguing with her. Just burns my a$$!

    David

    I don't think you need to need to participate in a close-minded. prejudiced group like that. Daz models are used by professional illustrators.


    Thanks for the support guys. It just burns me when I encounter someone so narrow minded and close minded to the point that they are not willing to hear anyone's opinion but their own.

    David

  • ssgbryanssgbryan Posts: 690
    edited December 1969

    Something else I've had in my hard drive, my version of a Starfleet Marine duty uniform. I've seen some other versions of the Starfleet Marine insignia and, while I always felt it should be inspired by the USMC insignia, I always thought they were too close to the USMC insignia. I tried to do something a little different while retaining the anchor and globe.

    One problem I have with Starfleet Marines, however, is that there's no canon proof they exist (aside from Enterprise). No mention, forget appearances, in TOS, TNG, DS9, or Voyager. And as I've been watching DS9 and the whole Dominion War storyline, there were plenty of opportunities to see Marines, from the planetary fronts of the Klingons attempt to conquer the Cardassians (a prelude to the Dominion War itself) to armed personnel patrol the streets of Earth. In every case, they were Starfleet personnel. No mention of Marines.

    So, no HOO-YAH in the 24th century?

    No real need to have Marines - there is nothing a Marine Corps can do that can't be done by UFP Ground Forces - and with less self-promotion.

    In my graphic novel, there are no marines on ships, just SP's.

  • MotoTsumeMotoTsume Posts: 518
    edited November 2012

    United Fed Postal have ground troops ? :P

    and since it is starfleet and United federation of planet and not USA
    it makes sense that Marines aren't there, since why not Vulcan Logic Troops or Andoran Storm Troops or hey maybe Telleran Star Troops

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  • shadowhawk1shadowhawk1 Posts: 857
    edited December 1969

    bluto said:
    wow , with so many of you interested in my raptors , it might be a little easier to upload them to share c g or excalipro
    i will finnish up the modeling on the enterprise era raptor and packade up all 3 to be uploaded to either share c g or excalipro
    when that is done i will post a link

    thanks for your input guys

    Bluto if you are interested I would be willing to host it at DA as well in our new Mirror Trek group.

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