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

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  • shadowhawk1shadowhawk1 Posts: 857
    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?


    Good call BB3 on the Marines! You can always use some specialized troops to take care of things. I do agree that the UFP symbole looks out of place, and would think that the standard Starfleet logo might be more appropriate on a black background there. Just my .02 cents on that part. Hope to see more of this soon

  • crownlioncrownlion Posts: 110
    edited December 1969

    marines are not only a usa idea. many countries have them. (alot are historical now) but when i was in the army i had a good freind in the marines and helped him study for a board or if i remmber the promotion board and i recall somthing about 11 countries having acting marines. since humans were one of the primary founders of the federation i cant see why they wouldnt have a specialized ground force. and dont see any reason why they couldnt be called martines. just my thought

  • crownlioncrownlion Posts: 110
    edited December 1969

    forgot thanks Mattymanx for posting the Scimitar

  • shadowhawk1shadowhawk1 Posts: 857
    edited November 2012

    crownlion said:
    marines are not only a usa idea. many countries have them. (alot are historical now) but when i was in the army i had a good freind in the marines and helped him study for a board or if i remmber the promotion board and i recall somthing about 11 countries having acting marines. since humans were one of the primary founders of the federation i cant see why they wouldnt have a specialized ground force. and dont see any reason why they couldnt be called martines. just my thought

    Actually there are 54 countries that have Marine Corps. Pretty much any country that has a Navy has a Marine corps, the USMC just happens to be the largest and most well known group of Marines. Since Starfleet is pretty much a space faring Naval force it would be safe to be that it would also have a Marine Corps. The USMC also has specialized reconnaissance groups called Force Recon, which are highly trained small units that are designed to be inserted into hostile territory in order to provide intelligence. You can't always send a probe and I also can't see why there couldn't be Marines in Starfleet. Granted it isn't "canon" YET, but they are still making movies and you never know when they will do another TV series.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marine_(military)

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  • wolfgang_1wolfgang_1 Posts: 0
    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.

    WOW ! Thank you very much.
    First Testrender :

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  • MattymanxMattymanx Posts: 3,392
    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.

    WOW ! Thank you very much.
    First Testrender :


    You're Welcome!

    :D

  • MotoTsumeMotoTsume Posts: 518
    edited December 1969

    yes a great model conversion Mattymanx thanks :)

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  • rdudarduda Posts: 468
    edited December 1969

    Quick render 0n a sick day

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  • Tim OGTim OG Posts: 1,116
    edited December 1969

    I revised my Klingon-Betazed hybrid character idea, using Genesis and Jason Hair.

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  • GRFK DSGN UnlimitedGRFK DSGN Unlimited Posts: 469
    edited December 1969

    Cool image, Tim.

  • blubeetle3blubeetle3 Posts: 137
    edited December 1969

    Ptrope said:
    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:.

    Thanks for the comments.

    I'll explain why I used the UFP symbol. Like I said earlier, I wanted the insignia to be remniscent of the USMC symbol without being a total rip-off. The two most important elements (in my opinion) are the anchor and the globe. Only one problem. The globe represents that the Marines are ready to fight anywhere on the planet. Not really the image for an interstellar organization. So, I used the UFP symbol to represent that the Marines are willing to go anywhere in the Federation to fight for it.

    Besides, it's not the only time Starfleet has used the UFP logo. The end of every Starfleet transmission has the UFP logo, not the Starfleet Command logo. I also noticed on DS9 that during the Dominion War, all the "standby" screens use the UFP logo.

  • PDSmithPDSmith Posts: 512
    edited December 1969

    Freebies have been updated.

    ssgbryan - yours are under poses
    Mylochka - Under the section you pretty much own. Textures.

    Update on the Mirror Graphic Novel...just hit the 1/2 way point.

    -Paul

  • MotoTsumeMotoTsume Posts: 518
    edited November 2012

    Time for the QUESTION: any updates on the Founder and Jem`Hadar?

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  • patience55patience55 Posts: 6,154
    edited December 1969

    PDSmith said:
    Freebies have been updated.

    ... edit ...

    -Paul


    hmmm ... well, my Mediafire links will be adjusted later this week. I see you have nothing to edit there. K.
    The visor may soon be available on a proper ST website.

  • ssgbryanssgbryan Posts: 690
    edited December 1969

    PDSmith said:
    Freebies have been updated.

    ssgbryan - yours are under poses
    Mylochka - Under the section you pretty much own. Textures.

    Update on the Mirror Graphic Novel...just hit the 1/2 way point.

    -Paul


    Thanks! I'll have this up at deviant art in a bit.

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  • MotoTsumeMotoTsume Posts: 518
    edited December 1969

    Vulcan shuttle on approach

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  • blutobluto Posts: 452
    edited November 2012

    MotoTsume said:
    Time for the QUESTION: any updates on the Founder and Jem`Hadar?

    ok , im really sorry . but i just havent found time to finnish them up yet .
    in a couple of days i get a four day weekend .
    i will finnish them then and post a link to the downloads i swear i will

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  • MotoTsumeMotoTsume Posts: 518
    edited December 1969

    bluto said:
    MotoTsume said:
    Time for the QUESTION: any updates on the Founder and Jem`Hadar?

    ok , im really sorry . but i just havent found time to finnish them up yet .
    in a couple of days i get a four day weekend .
    i will finnish them then and post a link to the downloads i swear i will

    Awesome, U da Man :)

  • ThalekThalek Posts: 305
    edited December 1969

    Bluto, your vacation time is yours to allocate. If you want to spend four days with your family and feast in a state of thankfulness, that's fine. But on the fifth day . . . [wicked grin]

  • shadowhawk1shadowhawk1 Posts: 857
    edited December 1969

    OK I was playing around with one of Mylochka's Andorran textures and struck on this idea for a pinup. Of course she has her ever present antenna rings in and her favorite ride that she won in a poker game on some no name world a while back . I will be posting a larger and slightly changed version on my DA page later.

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  • MattymanxMattymanx Posts: 3,392
    edited December 1969

    No, its not Star Trek but since some, if not most are Star Wars fans too, I figure I would post about it here too.

    Comming soon to F3D...

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  • Lord IffyLord Iffy Posts: 76
    edited December 1969

    Mattymanx said:
    No, its not Star Trek but since some, if not most are Star Wars fans too, I figure I would post about it here too.

    Comming soon to F3D...

    Oh by Odin, YES!!

    I look forward to this, as I've been hungering for Star Wars models to play with, in Poser. Hopefully, you'll knock out a Millennium Falcon, an X-Wing and Y-Wing, too. :) Also, if you happen to convert any of the Star Wars sets (corridors, etc), that would be awesome.

    Always love your Trek stuff, and they're always a joy to play with, but bringing some Star Wars flavour to the party never hurts. :)

    Can only hope to get an updated TARDIS model, too. *hints cast out far and wide*.

  • ssgbryanssgbryan Posts: 690
    edited December 1969

    Now on deviant art - Communication Officer Poses for the G2 Females

    http://ssgbryan.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d5los5g

    After the Thanksgiving holidays, I'll start on the others.

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  • edited December 1969

    I'm so happy to see you doing these conversions of my old pose sets!

  • ssgbryanssgbryan Posts: 690
    edited December 1969

    mylochka said:
    I'm so happy to see you doing these conversions of my old pose sets!

    I am glad you like it.

    It is going to take a while to work my way through all of them - I am using a lot of figures, I have a number of newer figures done for the captain's poses (Alyson 2, Miki4, Antonia & My Michelle), but I am having an issue with my converted Courageous outfits. As soon as I figure out what the problem is, I'll add them to the collection.

    As an added bonus, I am also getting the DAZ Gen3 figures converted to the new bridge set as well.

  • wolfgang_1wolfgang_1 Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    If someone needs a very cool TOS Shuttle in 3DS or MAX format , take a look at this :
    http://www.trekmeshes.ch/

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  • RedfernRedfern Posts: 303
    edited December 1969

    I thought the bit about the figures was just a play upon toy adverts. But I see Raul actually modeled sitting figures of the "Magnificent Seven" for use with the shuttle.

    (They are indeed a separate download.)

    Sincerely,

    Bill

  • SpottedKittySpottedKitty Posts: 3,245
    edited December 1969

    Redfern said:
    I thought the bit about the figures was just a play upon toy adverts. But I see Raul actually modeled sitting figures of the "Magnificent Seven" for use with the shuttle.

    Looks more than a little bit like them, too. BTW, about those new models, after using PoseRay to convert to OBJ I can get the TOS Big E looking really good in D|S with little difficulty (apart from the red/green running lights coming out both green, and I can't open the hangar bay doors to look at that great little shuttlebay). But the TMP travelpod is iffy — something about the TGA files seems to rub D|S the wrong way. I tried converting the TGAs to TIFs, with no luck. Anyone? Haven't tried either of the Galileos yet.

  • RedfernRedfern Posts: 303
    edited December 1969

    Haven't worked with the shuttles yet, but I have experimented with the crew. I initially loaded them into Pose-Ray and then loaded the converted .OBJ into UV Mapper for "clean up". No concave, degenerate, collinear or even inverted facets. I swear this is probably the "cleanest" mesh I've loaded into UV Mapper. With no repairs needed, I imported the .OBJ into Poser Pro 2012. Other than tweaking the highlight values, I didn't need to do anything.

    In fact, it seems I didn't even have to pass the data through Pose-Ray or UV Mapper. As an experiment, I imported the original .3DS file into Poser and the final result looked just as good as the twice tweaked data. (The quick render depicts the imported .3DS file.)

    Sincerely,

    Bill

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  • Tim OGTim OG Posts: 1,116
    edited December 1969

    I imported Predatron's David Character Morphs (http://www.daz3d.com/shop/david-character-morphs) into Genesis via Generation X.

    I like result of the Cardassian morph, but I need to work on a texture and find the right hair.

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