In the past I have found it laborious and repetitive to model, mirror & subdivide the starting shape. This add-on does the job for you, first allowing you to dynamically configure the basic shape, then leaving you free to edit the base mesh by leaving the Mirror and Subdivision Surface modifiers intact.
For modellers who want to either generate different shapes for a jet or starfighter in their scenes, rapidly prototype plane concepts, or have a starting point to develop a more detailed mesh.
Add the Dynamic Jet mesh from the standard Add menu.
A range of configuration options allow you to quickly shape and concentrate on the overall design.
Once done, you can then move on to edit the underlying basic mesh as the modifiers are left intact.
Base mesh is based on quads which will help it to be quickly extended and used with other operators and add-ons.
The range of configurable options include: optional engines and tail wings, wing span & angle, cockpit size.
I have created a Blender Add-on that can quickly create hull plating patterns on an existing mesh. One of the most time consuming things I’ve found is how to create an interlocking plating pattern on top of meshes such as spaceship hulls. The most effective method is to manually extrude edge loops over and over, which can be very time consuming. The more detailed you want the mesh to be, the longer it will take.
You can view a tutorial on how to use the add-on here:
Quickly generate a plating pattern from a random seed.
The pattern can be generated on a whole quad based mesh or on a sub selection of quad faces.
Control the amount of grooves cut.
Control the depth of the grooves between the plates.
Control the thickness of the grooves between the plates.
Option to split the edges on a smooth mesh to ensure the edges are cleanly defined.
Option to completely remove the grooves and leave the plates intact.
No hidden geometry created, actions are performed directly on the mesh.