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On 1/15/2018 at 8:01 PM, herask said:

I would also like to add a feature where you'd be able to select a single part and rotate and view it from all the angles.

Hi Denis - mate this build log is a tour de force of your skill - If you are able to incorporate a part view as you mentioned' I think you are close to the Holy Grail especially if the part view could be dimensioned, but I suspect this may be a bridge to far.

 

Looking at your work I'm thinking that you seem to be getting the same satisfaction and knowledge of how these engineering marvels of their day worked as we get making sawdust without the tools, workshop and respirator plus two or three years of work plus the downtime for the ooops factor.

 

The only upside I can think of for us is the smell of the wood and being able to display the fruits of our labour when the power goes off :-)

 

Fabulous work its a privilege to be able to watch it grow. Cheers Pete 

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Pete, thank you for your kind words! indeed, before I started this endeavour I knew almost nothing about how these beauties were built, nor about their inner workings and all the nuances of their construction. so yeah, I'm really enjoying modeling one from scratch (bad pun, I know) and watching it grow. now that the ship's shape really shows, I guess I'm a little sad I won't be able to pick it up and hold it in my hands. that's one of the things I envy you real ship modelers. those ships were beautiful!!

 

then again, here's the next best thing...:D

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I just looove fooling around with compositing renders onto photos as accurately as possible. done right and your neighbour will run out to take a photo by the Batmobile "parked" in front of our apartment building. yeah, I almost got my lights knocked out....:D:D:D

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Your work is itself a work of art. I have seen convincing computer graphic images but your turned the application of the practicum on its head! It would be a joy to watch you work. In one sense its like painting with sand like the Tibetan Buddhist...oh so beautiful, so intricate, so artful, so amazing but so vulnerable. I do hope you have backed up those files.

Joe

PS what is the platform you are running on i.e. the memory, graphics, speed?

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26 minutes ago, Thistle17 said:

I do hope you have backed up those files.

yep, in 3 places! :)

 

Joe, I'm modeling on Intel Core i7 4770k CPU, NVIDIA GTX770 2GB VRAM GPU, 24GB RAM. it's enough for modeling without a hitch but the GPU is starting to struggle with rendering.

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1 hour ago, herask said:

done right and your neighbour will run out to take a photo by the Batmobile "parked" in front of our apartment building. yeah, I almost got my lights knocked out..

just as long as you don't do one of you with his wife while he's outside taking the photos - :-) pete

 

ps: I really can't tell that your render in the lounge isn't real world - amazing!

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Denis I was looking more closely at earlier images and your rendering is so detailed. Lighting through the gratings and down the companion way, wood grain, shadows its mind boggling. Its no wonder the GPU is staring to struggle. Nonetheless you are an artist of noteworthy talent. You have my admiration.Joe

 

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Hi Denis - meant to mention in my last post that the texture of the rope and seizing in your post of the ships cannon are incredible. I would love to be able to get my tackle to have that weighted look of the full size rope you have managed in the render and which brings me to the 64 thousand dollar question "are you going to complete her with full rigging " ??? cheers pete

 

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Pete, that's the intention, yes! will it make a hole in space-time continuum and melt my computer... probably! :D on a serious note, I think the rigging and sailcloth won't add much to polycount, no more than all of the deck planking. it's how I'm going to do it what scares the hell out me...

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Well!  What to say? I spend one evening going over what Doris does with card and I'm amazed, then today I stumble onto this thread and am wondering what the limits are to the talents of the members of this forum. Denis your work is absolutely amazing, those pictures of the cannons and the surface textures of the wood and metal not only of small parts but whole scenes. Druxey said it "There is no hope for you Denis"

Looking at your renderings makes me want to build them.... but I know that I do not have enough time in my life knowing how I switch from one thing to another. But I am going to have to get the books now so that I can read about how to build one, then get the pictures of your work as well so that I can dream about building one of these beautiful ships. 

And yes when you have finished this one perhaps a small yacht like Brittania

 

Michael

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thank you Michael. really glad you like this work, considering it's not a real thing. it does take some effort to do 3d modeling but I don't think it can compare to the real magic you guys do around here. I can look at Amalio's Montanes, for example, and admire his joinery all day long. this is not false modesty when I say my 3D joints aren't as clean as his are. 

 

about my next build, I plan on finishing Pandora first, then I'll have to choose from Naiad, Bonhomme Richard, Le Fleuron, French 74-gun ship (strong contender) and (coming late to Idea Party) Bismarck, Yamato or Type XXI U-Boat from AoTS series. I guess I'm covered for years to come, haha! oh boy, there really is no hope for me...

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Denis - just so you know, I find myself continually coming back to look at these pictures as they really show a level of detail just not normally seen on even the most perfectly executed models.  So looking forward to being able to access somehow the complete library.

 

Given the state of 3D printing, wouldn't it be nice if one could just hit 'print'....maybe one day :P

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Hello Denis, it’s me again with my questions. I was wondering what technique you used for the figurehead. Did you sculpt it with the in software feature? Just wondering because I’m not that great at sculpting detailed characters/animals yet. 

 

Thanks and and Happy Modeling,

Zach

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hi, Zach. yep, blender has digital sculpting feature included. I followed a tutorial on modeling a horse and just added wings in the end :-) don't worry, I don't know how to sculpt digitally either. currently having the time of my life with stern carvings... not! the only advice I can give you is try it and then some more again after you smashed your keyboard in frustration. patience and practice I'm afraid... ;-)

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