Federation Runabout DS9 Fan Art Staff Pick

  • February 22, 2012
  • 2,410 Downloads
  • 10 Likes
  • Blender 2.4x
  • Render: Blender Internal
  • Creator: ChrisKuhn
  • License: CC-0
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Description:

One of the "shuttles" From Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. All details are modeled... the only textures in the picture are the decals (and some dirt/weathering). The engine glow is accomplished with compositor nodes (node setup included in file). This is actually a very accurate model of the ships used on the show. However, true geeks will find some inconsistencies. For example, I've "invented" a few techno-gizmos here and there. Also, some of the materials are more metallic looking than "real" Star Trek ships.

Enjoy!

-Chris-

Comments:

  • skynet profile picture
    skynet

    Wow that's amazing work well done

    Edited February 22, 2012
  • Jay-Artist profile picture
    Jay-Artist

    Didn't like Ds9, but ship looks great! ;)

    Written February 23, 2012
  • tom.findrik profile picture
    tom.findrik

    Just a note that this design is intelectual property of film company that made star Trek, but probaby person could use parts of this good looking spaceship :)))))))

    Written February 23, 2012
  • ChrisKuhn profile picture
    ChrisKuhn

    Yes, that would be Paramount Pictures, and you bring up an interesting point. I've seen other sites where people are actually selling models of famous Sci-Fi ships. My father is a patent attorney and I've brought the subject up. Bottom line is that if you do not ask money for your work, it probably falls under the "Fair Use" clause. If you do ask money than it is illegal... but unless you're making a fortune it's probably not worth Paramount's time to come after you.

    Edited February 23, 2012
  • ChrisKuhn profile picture
    ChrisKuhn

    If it weren't for the "Fair Use" clause, a lot of modeling could not be done. You would need Ford's permission to Model a Mustang and Lockheed Martin's permission to model an F-35. Heck, schoolchildren probably couldn't draw pictures of firetrucks without calling up the manufacturers. Thankfully, that's not the case. As long as you don't try to profit off of someone else's work, you're usually good to go.

    Edited February 23, 2012
  • Sniffle profile picture
    Sniffle

    Not to be a bummer but aren't you arguing that it would not fall under the CC0 license since it cant be used commercially? I love the model though.

    Edited May 03, 2012
  • ChrisKuhn profile picture
    ChrisKuhn

    @Sniffle: I don't really know about this whole CC0 thing. Honestly, I just said you can do whatever you want with it... if you do something illegal, that's on you:)

    Edited May 04, 2012
  • manfro1981 profile picture
    manfro1981

    i like to know if famous shapes can be used ,for example i tried to make a game that rely on battelstargalactica's world but i don't know i can use ships layouts ,the show's copyright was of the nbc, and it mean all ideas ,music ,other are inteletual-property of nbc until copyringht end or be selled to ohters.

    Written February 23, 2012
  • ChrisKuhn profile picture
    ChrisKuhn

    Well, I'm no expert, but the same rules generally apply to different media formats. Basically, if you are doing something for fun (and for free), then you're probably okay. It's when you try to sell the game that you'll run into IP infringement issues. Theoretically, NBC could come after you... not only the profits that you made, but any "losses" that they can demonstrate as a result of your work (whether or not they actually lost money is irrelevant). Up to you, but if you're going to put in that kind of work anyway I recommend coming up with your own stuff. I mean, the concept of a "space fighter" is not copyrighted, nor is the idea of an aircraft carrier in space. Now, if you called it "Battleship: Galactic" then you might be pushing it:)

    Edited February 23, 2012
  • fxbar profile picture
    fxbar

    Wow, great. You are a real wizard. Thanks a lot

    Edited March 01, 2012
  • Andy81le profile picture
    Andy81le

    Incredible detail, very impressive! Great work, thanks a lot for sharing.

    Written March 25, 2012
  • Kenneth.Of.Borg profile picture
    Kenneth.Of.Borg

    http://www.botf2.star-trek-games.com/ We at Star Trek Supremacy love our work. May we use some of you Star Trek models in our fan game? Visit us at the forums above.

    Edited March 29, 2012
  • ChrisKuhn profile picture
    ChrisKuhn

    By all means...please do. If there are specific models you guys are looking for, let me know and I'm sure we could work something out.

    Edited March 29, 2012
  • slf profile picture
    slf

    Hi Chris. We are from Slafe Games and we are programming a 3D game. Your animations and projects are great. We need a graphic designer like you. If you're interested write us an e-mail please. Our e-mail adress: Slafe.Games@gmail.com

    Written April 06, 2012
  • Jonas108 profile picture
    Jonas108

    Wow. Thanks for sharing. I just quickly rendered this with the octane demo and boy does it look sweet with the glowing parts. Just need some proper material for the hull now.

    Written April 25, 2013
  • korax profile picture
    korax

    Just like everyone said - incredible detail! But I also like the lighting. I would say your models generally also exceed in that area as well. Very nice, really.

    Written March 04, 2018
  • Max45 profile picture
    Max45

    Nice man. Inspire me a lot to concept elements called "space junk". Your credit atached and congratulations. Thank you very much! Edward from Brazil.

    Written April 19, 2019
  • Allengib profile picture
    Allengib

    Haven't seen the down load yet but going by the picture you have it look wonderful.

    Written June 12, 2019