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Rick Senger
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Posted: 30 November 2013 at 12:21pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Ah, got it!  Never noticed that projection, but there it is. 

Made me flash on a Charlie X moment, though obviously it's completely different...

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No laughing...or potted plants!
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The tinkering never ends.... I knew it would drive me nuts so, even tho it takes up more memory, I individualized the panels on the back of the transporter platform.

Also increased their number -- they are more narrow than I originally estimated -- and curved the left wall. What I was taking for a "seam" was actually a shadow.

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The transporter room is looking great... are you planning to do recreations of all the main sets eventually because I can't imagine how long the bridge would take!

I already have a model of the Bridge. I used it to set up shots for the TREK issues I drew manually. Thing is, it's "blank" -- no color mapping! THAT would be a bear to apply, after the fact!

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Speaking of color mapping --- at this point I am wondering what color the walls should really be. They did so much "painting with light" on TOS, I'm not really sure. Sort of a warm gray, maybe?
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Posted: 30 November 2013 at 10:43pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Looks like a battleship/neutral gray to me--the same light gray used for
the vast majority of the sets.


As an aside, I found this interesting article:

http://www.startreknewvoyages.com/?p=3409
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An advantage to modeling, of course, is that I do not have to depend on lighting to create my colors. If so inclined, I can "paint" those random blobs of pastel on the Enterprise walls. For the moment, tho, I am having fun lighting the "set" as if it was real.

Here's a different angle. . .

On this image, I also used PS to run a narrow "blur" effect along some of the preternaturally sharp edges, which adds a nearly subliminal degree of realism, I think.

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This talk of Trek lighting has made me realize why I want a set of those Phillips Hue color-changing wifi lightbulbs for my office. I could change my own "sets" by adjusting the colors like I was on the Enterprise!
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Some more microscopic fiddling, including changing the size and angle of the hood on the center dial. Lighting is also slightly different -- which seems to have created a mystery shadow just outside the door. No idea where that's coming from! Note the individualized panels on the back of the transporter chamber, and a more detailed opposite wall in the hallway.

The angle of view is slightly different here, too.

One of the Big Questions now is whether I should be as faithful as I can to the original set, or allow myself to scratch an old itch and indicate a track for the bottom edges of the doors to slide in!

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JB: On this image, I also used PS to run a narrow "blur" effect along some of the preternaturally sharp edges, which adds a nearly subliminal degree of realism, I think.

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I agree! The sharp edges are one of the first things my eye catches on to determine real from cgi. I didn't realize that before, but now that you point it out, I believe that will be very valuable.

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JB: One of the Big Questions now is whether I should be as faithful as I can to the original set, or allow myself to scratch an old itch and indicate a track for the bottom edges of the doors to slide in!

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That sounds a little like applying today's tech to Star Trek. I would urge you to remain faithful on this point.
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An angle I don't recall seeing on the show (unless it was buried in the Third Season, and I have banished it from my brain!)...

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That works!
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