wow... I haven't rendered anything since I switched to Linux. Kerkythea [without Windows] is kicka$$ fast!
Capt. Dave and I are working on this 300 ton far trader for the Traveller RPG. Fat Cat is two decks and 37.5 meters LOA with a tri-hull design.
Some of you may have seen the 2-D wip. Look through that thread for general information about what's going on.
Modeling is in Wings3D; final renders will be done in Kerkythea. Questions and comments will be welcomed.
This is the original concept model:
I've started rebuilding the basic hull shape for the model. I've got the beginning of the upper hulls and the pylons. If you look at the plans from the 2D wips, you may see they don't match exactly in some places - I'm aware of it. I'll be taking some artistic liberty when I think it will benefit the design.
TONNAGE: 300dT (gross); 144dT (net)
Primary Hull: 32.5m x 14m x 9m; 120dT/GT
Secondary Hulls (P/S): 24.5m x 9m x 7m; 90dT/GT
ACCOMMODATION: Pilot, 1-5 Crew; 16 Passenger Capacity
Gee, maybe its because linux uses less than a third of the system resources that windows hogs up... I have a linux box that runs rings around my windows box when it come to..well .. just about anything. Only reason I still have a windows box is because I haven't found all the linux utilities i need to publish my game books with yet.
Also I downloaded the wings3d program. I plan to play with it and see if I can get the hang of it. Would be cool if I could finally have an outlet for some of my mechanical ideas.
As for the designs not exactly matching the deck plans...If the design match perfectly, it just wouldn't be a traveller ship (remember my comment about the Broadsword?).
yeah, lol. it won't be anything that bad (mostly talking about the rounded corners on the stern of the primary hull - some other things might pop up in translation to 3D).
Two more (man, I like this first one!)
Well, you've got my full attention! I like the profile in the first pic.
Veni Vidi Visa
SCIFI TEK Sketched Up
I LOVE anything that says, "Traveller".
Mine goes to eleven....
I so need to get back to writing. So no one want to be a proof reader I take it? If i'm wring, and you do, PM me with an email address I can send the .doc too.