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Dedication Class Starship mesh available for download

It’s taken a while, but I’ve finally zipped up the mesh and textures for Chris Madden’s Dedication Class. You’ll find it in the Downloads section.

I’m afraid it is only available in 3DS Max 2014 format, as I ran into all sorts of issues converting it into a more exportable .obj format. If anyone has more luck, let me know and I’ll put it up for download.

The mesh is given out with the permission of Chris, so please credit him with the design and me with the mesh if you use it! I’m always interested to hear when others make use of the meshes I put up for download, so let me know if you do.

Once more, apologies to the number of people who contact me with requests where I never have chance to reply. Unfortunately, the work on this blog ends up being a hobby that I have very little time spare to devote to. I have now put up an FAQ that answers some common enquiries.

I have been busy toying with certain effects, however – the above image actually has a 3D panoramic nebula background that was mainly produced with Blender. I am continually chasing a Mutara Nebula type effect in CGI. I have been mainly toying with Blender’s volumetric capability to try various effects…but nothing good yet. The above image doesn’t use volumetrics but does make use of Blender’s impressive node texturing system.

Anyhow, here is a brief slideshow of some development shots of the Dedication Class (it may take a while to load):

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Developing Chris Madden’s Enterprise F Concept

Apologies for my absence – as you can see by my previous post I have been happily busy with some news my wife and I had :)

I have also been busy in the background with the development of Chris Madden’s “Dedication class” Enterprise F concept (pictured above) for the Star Trek: Online competition which was held a while back.  I have been posting on the scifi-meshes forum here:

http://www.scifi-meshes.com/forums/showthread.php?77955-Chris-Madden-s-Dedication-Class

The amount of time I can devote to this is a little sporadic, but I would encourage you to check back there for updates.  I also haven’t forgotten about the fact that the Eaves Class still needs finishing off.

I’ll continue to post anything worthwhile up here.

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