Friday, 18 October 2019

Extra finished...

4k renders here:


Finished (Pretty much)

All the text was done with the blender text tool converted to mesh, shrinkwrapped to the surface, and then given a pinch of solifidy just to bring it off the surface ever so slightly. Next job is to block out a very rough interior so that I can make the windows translucent.


Thursday, 17 October 2019

Better proportions

Yeah I was out by a fair bit on some of the proportions, fixed now, plus further modelling;


Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Getting back to modelling

I've spent a few months working abroad a lot so havent been able to get near blender, thought I'd model something a bit simpler than a full starship just to get the juices flowing again...


Sunday, 14 July 2019


I've started the texturing process, having learned a bit more about unwrapping and projections and what not. I need to tweak this and draw a better aztec texture but the idea is there;

akira class starship aztec panelling


Monday, 8 July 2019

Details, details details

Just pouring in the detail now, various bits done to the weapons pod, as well as the vents put in the saucer impulse engines. Got a few more panels and windows to cut out on the catamarans but I like to meter those out so as not to get bored (they're very tedious).

akira class top view


Thursday, 4 July 2019

RCS thrusters and sensor palette

Completely re-modelled the RCS thrusters, the original ones were quick and nasty. Also added a sensor palette similar to that on 1701-D. (Old vs. new)

akira class starship rcs thrusters

Akira class starship RCS thrusters and sensors


Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Better geometry

I learnt a far better way of doing the escape pods, mainly building one, and then cloning that using empties. So I've been going round aligning empties with my existing escape pods and replacing them with the much higher quality version below, looks far better imo.

akira class starship high detail escape pod mesh

akira class starship high quality escape pod mesh


Monday, 1 July 2019

Escape pods and better lighting

I've added some escape pods, as well as changing up the lighting to be more physically accurate to real world values. Cheat windows for now with emission added to the glass, I'll do interiors later on down the line.

akira class starship escape pods pbr lighting

akira class starship pbr lighting stars


Friday, 28 June 2019

Ahead full impulse

We have impulse engines, plus some underside panelling and other various detail bits dotted around.

akira class starship rear impulse engines

Akira class starship underside impulse engines