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Posted: 25 October 2012 04:35 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1456 ]
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mdbruffy - 24 October 2012 01:06 PM
andrewbrian - 24 October 2012 12:00 PM

true but there are some people in this forum that didn’t mind a new take on it, and even people who like ENT, VOY, DS9, and TNG. to see from every post from the same handful of people saying i hate this because it’s not TOS, it gets old, and discourages people from participating in this forum discussion, which is supposed to be all era’s of trek.

I like NG- even DS9 and some Voyager. I can accept that the NX-01 existed, but I have problems with some of the things they did.
The problem most of us have with Abrams, is that he didn’t stick to his proposed plan. He said he wanted to create an altered timeline. OKay, fine. But he changed too many things for that explanation to work.  He filmed an alternate universe and called it an altered timeline- big difference between the two.

He pretty much did a bait and switch.  And changing a timeline does not change locations of planets, either.


And I seriously can not believe that the “Enterprise” we saw, as white and fancy as it was outside, as well as the halls, the bridge and all that…...has engineering the size of a football field and with mazes of pipes, cement floors and cinder block walls…..if he would have used, instead, what was shown in the concept art, showing the horizontal warp core, and all the fancy computers and whatnot, giving a more TMP/TNG type thing, I would be less aggressive on JJ, but instead he used a beer factory, and did a lazy job in trying to disguise that…..the same idea was used in the original ” V “, and it looked just as bad in 1983, JJ had no excuse for that.  Add to that his fetish for using lens flares…...I don’t care if that is what he considers ‘artistic’, to me, that’s just watching a bad home video on a 20 year old camcorder.  And making James Kirk more like a James Dean wannabe rebel, and Spock a poster child for an emo rock band, that’s also bad…...but this is the same guy who made “LOST”.  Is it any wonder James Cawley, whom I considered someone who’s more qualified to make a Trek episode or movie, and at least he’s a dedicated Star Trek fan, unlike JJ who said he never even liked Star Trek to begin with.  George Lucas is already alienating the fans of his films since 1997, JJ appears to want to alienate long time fans of Trek.

To me, JJ Trek is Trek in title only.

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Posted: 25 October 2012 05:21 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1457 ]
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I think it’s clear that people aren’t going to agree on the merits or otherwise of the JJ Abrams Start Trek - it would be best to rfrain from commenting on it, just post renders if you liked it (and wish to) and keep quiet if you didn’t.

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Posted: 25 October 2012 10:57 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1458 ]
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TheCastellan - 25 October 2012 04:24 AM
Mattymanx - 24 October 2012 06:54 PM

That just happens to be on my list of ships to convert soon along with several other of Dave’s ships.  He has always been very kind about having his work converted and greateful too.  I have not yet asked him about the current batch but thats only cause I am not far along since I am busy with PA products.

I will more than likely host the conversion on my DA account since its more flexable and you dont need memebership to download it and I can easily point back to David’s account to give proper credits.

I also like converting his work cause its rather east and stress free compared to other models


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I just sent Dave a PM on DA so we should know soon.  THough I have a feeling it will be just fine.

If you convert a TNG era ship with a sphere instead of a disk, I’d love to hear it.
Also, whatTrek ship could be the Trek equivalent to the Millennium Falcon?  I need to locate a somewhat small vessel.

The archer class starship is just what you are looking for.  Check the list.

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Posted: 25 October 2012 11:44 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1459 ]
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since i have no idea wher best to ask this question , i choos to ask all the poser pros here

i use poser 7 , and i render most things at a higher resolution , but when i save out the image the program always saves the image pixelated.
no matter what numbers i type in for the quality settings . any one have any advice???


ok guys i think i got it figured out , my images are to small so the will always look pixcelly , i had to boost the size of the images to off set the amount of pixelation

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Posted: 25 October 2012 12:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1460 ]
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TheCastellan - 25 October 2012 04:24 AM

Also, whatTrek ship could be the Trek equivalent to the Millennium Falcon?  I need to locate a somewhat small vessel.


In fact, we thought the Archer-class was so evocative of the Millennium Falcon that we did a whole “Millennium Project” of Star Wars MF-scenes-inspired artwork: http://startrekartistsunite.deviantart.com/gallery/33542748

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Posted: 25 October 2012 01:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1461 ]
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Resolution, in the sense of PPI, matters only if you are setting the size in inches (or another real-world unit). If you set the size in pixels it does nothing (unless placed in something that uses real-world units, such as a page layout or illustration application, in which case it determines how much of the page it occupies at 100%).

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Posted: 25 October 2012 01:48 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1462 ]
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I tried to reply to Bluto’s post and got this:

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Posted: 25 October 2012 04:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1463 ]
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Yes, it does that :( . I usually go to a page on which I am logged in, log out, and log in again.

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Posted: 25 October 2012 04:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1464 ]
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Richard Haseltine - 25 October 2012 04:13 PM

Yes, it does that :( . I usually go to a page on which I am logged in, log out, and log in again.

After this came up about 3 times, I just gave up.

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Posted: 25 October 2012 08:05 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1465 ]
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Updates on Bob the Klingon. Added detail to the collar. Added bump and displacement maps to the boots.

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Posted: 25 October 2012 09:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1466 ]
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A little off topic but something I think everyone here might find interesting

How to Get to Mars

http://www.youtube.com/embed/XRCIzZHpFtY?rel=0

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Posted: 25 October 2012 09:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1467 ]
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Mattymanx - 24 October 2012 06:54 PM

I just sent Dave a PM on DA so we should know soon.  THough I have a feeling it will be just fine.

Yes his work was quite delightful after seeing some of the others! geez. I thought some of the issues being faced in our ‘little’ programs were simply because of conversion processes, but no. Some of the models released even for Max have some serious “overlapping” issues and whatnot. However kudos to anybody who can model with that program! Would take me way more than a month to figure it out lol ....


Dave granted permission so I will see what time I have on the weekend to continue converting them.

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Posted: 26 October 2012 02:47 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1468 ]
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Mattymanx - 25 October 2012 09:33 PM
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Mattymanx - 24 October 2012 06:54 PM

I just sent Dave a PM on DA so we should know soon.  THough I have a feeling it will be just fine.

Yes his work was quite delightful after seeing some of the others! geez. I thought some of the issues being faced in our ‘little’ programs were simply because of conversion processes, but no. Some of the models released even for Max have some serious “overlapping” issues and whatnot. However kudos to anybody who can model with that program! Would take me way more than a month to figure it out lol ....


Dave granted permission so I will see what time I have on the weekend to continue converting them.

Wonderful!

It was mylochka who was requesting one here:
http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewthread/187/P1380/#141601

 

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Posted: 26 October 2012 01:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1469 ]
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Yes, that was me—Thanks!

Richard, why won’t the system let me change the picture in my sig line? No matter what file I try to upload, it keeps reverting to the original, misspelled banner.

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Posted: 26 October 2012 01:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1470 ]
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It’s misspelled??? Doesnt look like it to me. Maybe you just need to clean out your cache or refresh the page.

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