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Mikel007
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Hello guys, on youtube is a video in 360 grad for oculus rift with the star destroyer model form fractalsponge:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OISRNz37XiU
Looks very nice 🙂

countvertex
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Well, if this is the model from Fractalsponge the author of that clip should be so kind and include some credits (couldn’t find any).

Anonymous
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Hey Fractal what do you think of this person’s video which show his design of the imperial heavy star destroyer?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9Jn2Aa8mJU
(by away it is not a Allegiance class)

gorkmalork
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Decent-looking spinal bric-a-brac & interesting level of sensor-globe/superstructure-shielding redundancy (‘specially those little sponsons up around the bow), but I have major reservations about that ventral-through-dorsal hangar cutout.

Arvenski
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It’s sure gotten quiet around here lately. @Fractalsponge, I hope everything’s okay…

Mikel007
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Hello fractalsponge, i´m fascinated from the amount of details in your models. That`s awesome, unbelievable, unique ………. I´m working with blender and in the past with 3dsmax (but it´s to expensive now and in my opinion blender has enough ressources for a hobbyist like me :-)). I can`t believe that you model all details individual. I would need years for such a detailed model. Have you the time to make a tutorial for such people like me. For example in UDEMY so you can earn money and haven’t do it for nothing. Sorry for my english, my schooltime was for… Read more »
countvertex
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Hallo Mike,

I have done some modelling of Star Wars ships in Blender (although not close to the detail of Fractalsponge). You can check them out here if you like: https://countvertex.tumblr.com/.
Happy to provide tips on Blender if I can.

Beste Grüße

Mikel007
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Hello countvertex, the modelling is not the problem (i have large amounts objects modelled, like this : http://www.blendswap.com/blends/view/73999). But that is nothing against the details of the ships from Fractalsponge. I hope he has the time to answer my question. I have some ideas how he could make it (f.e. with particles or with displacement maps). Greetings.

countvertex
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I’m curious too about his techniques, a tutorial would be a nice thing.
Hell of a cathedral, by the way!!

Mikel007
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Year, me too 🙂

gorkmalork
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@countvertex
Incidentally, that was one damned clever early Duros shuttle design. The ship-drafting team for Rebels (or anything else Disney cranks out between now & Eps 8 or 9) could really use peeps with such inventiveness.

Mikel007
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On http://www.scifi3d.com/details.asp?intGenreID=10&intCatID=8&key=534 is the imperial star destroyer als OBJ for free download from Ansel Hsiao (fractalsponge). Under http://www.scifi3d.com/details.asp?intGenreID=10&intCatID=8&key=517 is his model of the Executor 3. Many thanks to fractalsponge for his free upload. I hope he read that.

valoren
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I find the model absolutely brilliant, it retain the sense of dirtiness and realism combined with a distinctively alien design. Plus, a fleshing of the duro history would be a great addition to star wars cannon. I am almost jealous.
That’s precisely the kind of creativity disney currently need instead of sucking dry every last one of McQuarrie preliminary designs and continually making versions/copycats of already existant ships.

Anditesh
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What program do you use to create these models. These are awesome!!!!!

Saikoyu
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Gorkmalork, given that this is over twice the length of a Venator, I’d say those guns are at least the same size as a Venator, probably bigger, so probably more yield. Of course, this ship is also 4,000 years older, so mileage may very but technology doesn’t seem to progress very fast in Star Wars. But I would defer to the designer/artist.

gorkmalork
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In the absence of any stats regarding progression in HTL wattage over the milennia(!), I’d say your supposition holds up.

gorkmalork
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Liking that splash of fire-engine red, and ditto for the triple ball-turrets’ fields of fire. Would those guns pack about the same yield as a Venator’s mains, or appreciably heavier?

Chris
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Looking sweet. Any chance of doing more away from the standard Imperial triangles? Dauntless class, Liberator class, Munifex cruisers and Marauder corvettes??

Xeno
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but I love my Imperial Star Doritos…

Chris
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I’d like to see him do some others as well like the Gladiator and the Imperial II Frigate from the Darklighter comic story…but variety is the spice of life.

gorkmalork
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The Ton Falk render & that beastly 4-klick original carrier have amply whetted my appetite for ships in the Gladiator’s line of work, though more lesser-known comic-extrapolated capital craft (or some of those ESB concept-sketch battlewagons) would be right up my alley. Marauder is overdue for some actual visible guns, of course-if Rebels brought back the Quasar Fire…

Chris
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Not to mention how to work out the hanger for a dozen fighters and 2 landing craft and 4 shuttles…..realistically I could see the squadron of fighters and maybe 1 or 2 ships like the U-Wing.

gorkmalork
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@Chris
Honestly, I’d be down with the Marauder sporting barely enough hangar for a shuttle or two if the tradeoff involved uncommon speed/handling & firepower for a ship under 200 meters. The old Essential Guide 2-view made those things look more aerodynamic than half the alphabet fighter designs. Rebels might as well have *something* swift & sharp enough to back up the CR90s & gunships against Lancers/Gozantis/Arquitens, much less our host’s vicious-looking stable of customs craft.

Chris
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@gorkmalork
I am thinking they could get at least a 12 fighters. Possibly with a launch rack like the Carrack pulled up inside the hull. Just make sure you are secure on the gantry or out of the hanger when the doors open up or you might fall out into space.

gorkmalork
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@Chris
Hmm…if the Marauder’s gonna pack in a squadron, they might as well be lightweight speedsters for a counter-bomber screen-let larger carrier craft haul the strike snubs. Most TIE designs aside, A-wings would fit nicely, and ditto for Clone Wars craft like the Actis or Delta-7.

Chris
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It is a ship from that era…If we can get FS to do the Marauder we may need to have him dock a few ties for scale in the hanger….However in the Han Solo books they did carry IRDs (but did only launch 4 of them).

gorkmalork
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@Chris
Oh, right, that Brian Daley series which also introduced the Z-95 and Victory-class destroyer; I’d forgotten just where those Corporate Sector fighters launched from. Yet another ship in dire need of visual reference(s). Perhaps Marauders play it super-cheap & dock snub-scale craft externally ala the Gozanti’s TIE contingent.

Xeno
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I’d personally love to see a Gladiator. It’s one of my favorite ships. However, I’d like to see a Neu-Resurgent class sometime, perhaps, along with some more ISD-type ships. We’ve gotten a lot of escorts and Star Cruiser/Supercapital designs lately, so I’d like to see a new SD design. Maybe fill out the Nebula and it’s carrier subclass more, those are lovely ships, or go for some Mon Cal stuff, or redo the I-star one for your liking. Alternatively, could you fill out some CIS designs? Like the Lucrehulk, or Providence, or Malevolence? Finally, the New Republic (legends) always interested… Read more »