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 Post subject: Learning to use Blender
PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2014 3:43 pm 
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I've had a bit of trouble with this program, gave up on it for a bit. But I've started learning how to use it the same way I did when I was using Lightwave. I'm building a starship.

USS Enterprise NCC-1701 in Blender.
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I'll keep working on it and post more images as I progress with it.


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 Post subject: Re: Learning to use Blender
PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2014 9:42 pm 
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I tried to use spline cage modeling for the engineering hull, but I couldn't figure it out. I'll have to learn how to do that for more complicated meshes, but for now I don't need to worry about it.

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 Post subject: Re: Learning to use Blender
PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2014 10:46 pm 
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This is one terrible program. It's giving me a headache.


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 Post subject: Re: Learning to use Blender
PostPosted: Thu Dec 25, 2014 12:55 am 
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I need to figure out how to smooth the mesh a little more. It's far too segmented in the Engineering Hull and I don't want to rebuild it.

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 Post subject: Re: Learning to use Blender
PostPosted: Sat Dec 27, 2014 10:59 pm 
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I was never a fan of blender.


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 Post subject: Re: Learning to use Blender
PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2014 11:20 am 
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It's a terrible program. It gives me a headache every time I use it.


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 Post subject: Re: Learning to use Blender
PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2015 12:54 am 
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I figured out how to do spline cage models in Blender. I redid the saucer section by creating a flat spline cage that I spun into a disk, if that makes any sense.

I'm going to redo the engineering hull using spline cages as it creates a smoother surface.

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 Post subject: Re: Learning to use Blender
PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2015 5:32 am 
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Every time I learn something new that I think would make the mesh better, I start over.

I deleted everything, made a new saucer section, this time I went up and built the decks just under the bridge instead of down.

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 Post subject: Re: Learning to use Blender
PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2015 8:24 pm 
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Zoomed in on the saucer, I added some mesh smoothing, and fixed up some loose vertices, other than that it looks pretty much the same.

My headaches from this program are decreasing.

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 Post subject: Re: Learning to use Blender
PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2015 9:29 pm 
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The main bridge and dome.

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