"Kirk's Last Ride" Fan Art

  • January 21, 2017
  • 701 Downloads
  • 8 Likes
  • Blender 2.7x
  • Render: Cycles
  • Creator: ChrisKuhn
  • License: CC-BY-NC
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Description:

For those who aren't hardcore Trek geeks, The Enterprise-B was a modified Excelsior-class starship from the end of the "TOS" era. It was seen briefly in the film "Star Trek: Generations" and also showed up as the "U.S.S. Lakota" in an episode of DS9.

The file is broken down as follows:

  • Layer 1: Main Model
  • Layer 2: Lights and Illuminated Parts
  • Layer 3: Basic Lighting Setup

Couple of quick notes:

1.) All textures are packed and must be unpacked before use. To do this, go to File -> External Data -> Unpack...

2.) All decals were created by me. They are "Fan Art" for sure, but they aren't stolen :)

3.) The warp nacelles have interior lighting along the side "vents". This is not accurate (for this version of the Enterprise, anyway). It's just something I made up :) The lighting comes from a separate object that you can easily delete if you're trying to match the studio model.

4.) I left the windows as a glass material. You can easily swap it out for an emission shader if you want (or if you want to go nuts, you can build some little sets with interior lighting).

5.) I'm releasing this as CC-BY-NC. That's a lot of letters :) I'm honestly not concerned if you use this and forget to (or can't) credit me. But since the rights are owned by CBS/Paramount, I didn't feel I could release it any other way.

Enjoy!

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Please note that this model may NOT be used commercially. "Star Trek" and all related marks, logos, and designs are owned by CBS Studios, Inc. This model is not endorsed, sponsored, or affiliated with CBS/Paramount or the Star Trek franchise.

Comments:

  • MaureenHarris profile picture
    MaureenHarris

    Awesome! Thanks for all the hard work.

    Written January 21, 2017
  • ARADTech profile picture
    ARADTech

    Amazing , thank you for your hard work and inspiration :)

    Written January 21, 2017
  • Mikel007 profile picture
    Mikel007

    A typical ChrisKuhn :-) Awesome and thanks for sharing it with us.

    Written January 21, 2017
  • airwinggraphics profile picture
    airwinggraphics

    Amazing Chris! Thanks for sharing! You are too generous. Art

    Written January 21, 2017
  • zulukilo profile picture
    zulukilo

    As always: incredible! Thank you

    Written January 22, 2017
  • iamlookingforthebathroom profile picture
    iamlookingforthebathroom

    Nice but what about the background ? I was really interested to see how did you manage to create that space view but I guess it was just a background photo... Or am I missing something ?

    Written January 22, 2017
  • ChrisKuhn profile picture
    ChrisKuhn

    Oh, yeah that was just an example of what you could do with it. Just a basic cloud texture and gradient flare in GIMP plus some screwing around with lights/contrast. The green "nebula" was me taking a paintbrush tool and randomly swiping across the screen a few times :)

    Written January 22, 2017
  • Trekkie1481 profile picture
    Trekkie1481

    I am going to make a animation with some of your ships. Don't wory. I will credit you!

    Written March 19, 2017
  • evansnyder profile picture
    evansnyder

    This is awesome! Excellent work.

    Written January 23, 2017
  • jcwstarship profile picture
    jcwstarship

    Awesome mesh Chris!! Thanks for sharing!!

    Written February 08, 2017
  • trekki1701 profile picture
    trekki1701

    Very nice mesh, thank you for this one.

    Written March 19, 2017