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Old 13th Mar 2015, 05:14 AM   #1
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Default Star Trek - RA... Redux... (Pre-flight Prep)

After reading Crippled Pigeon's comments about one of my entries for last month's "Dream Ride" RA, I thought I would have a go at it again... taking on board CP's very valid observations about realistic environments and the like...

Delta Flyer - Ed Giddings
Shuttlebay 2 - Kenny Mitchel
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Old 13th Mar 2015, 06:08 AM   #2
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Looks a little dark in there, hangers are usually more brightly lit, also it might be just the perspective, but it doesn't look like the ship would actually fit through the door.
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Old 13th Mar 2015, 11:32 AM   #3
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I think it looks OK overall. The ship compared to the door is a perspective thing I'm sure, but, I believe the Delta Flyer was actually a little bigger. Just a little bit, if compared tot he internal compartments.

I think it's a great concept though. Definitely like the reflections on the ground. A little bit more (white) ambient light would certainly improve the realism. Good job.
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Old 13th Mar 2015, 11:51 AM   #4
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Really like this. The elements blend well together, quite well done I think.

As to the lighting, I like the darkness. As this is viewed through a camera monitoring everything, one could say the reduction in ambient light was due to the camera's settings.
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Old 13th Mar 2015, 08:00 PM   #5
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It looks great! The elements blend together well, and it gives the Delta Flyer a world to inhabit.

As for the lighting, I'd say that Star Trek hangers tend to be fairly dark, with main lighting coming from overhead at an angle. In all likelihood, it probably made construction easier to not have to put lights on the walls. Heck, on this image (that I got from Memory Alpha), you can even see the shadow of a light stand.

Looking through the Memory Alpha photos, it looks like TNG had the brightest shuttlebays, probably because they shot on film. All the other images are CGI, and are lit for more contrast. You might want to consider less realistic lighting, and let the Delta Flyer cast shadows on itself.

One little complaint that I have is the colors of the Delta Flyer look strangely desaturated. The bussards aren't quite red enough, and the blue lights aren't quite blue enough.
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That's a nice redux.
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Old 13th Mar 2015, 08:45 PM   #7
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The one issue I have is the next gen uniform with Voyager era ship but otherwise great job.
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Old 14th Mar 2015, 04:31 AM   #8
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Great idea, very well executed. Love the LCARS and workstation display - very cool.
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