scarab's stuff

3D renders, SVG animations and whatever


This page is a dumping ground for lots of pics. Newer stuff is at the top.

26 June 2024

02 May 2024

18 December 2023

7 December 2023

24 November 2023

01 May 2023

21 February 2023

Made the saucer section, shuttle bay door into a, 25 pane, “glass” door. This way people can see that they are standing on a door and see people below shaking their fists at them, “Get off the door, we want to launch a shuttle craft!”

And I think it looks much nicer. Scroll down to the image above the 16th December to see how it used to look.

1st November 2022

27th October 2022

25th July 2022

16th Dec 2021

I blended the edge of the landing leg bays. These are the key shaped structures on the bottom of the saucer.

Renders to emphasise self illumination and surface features best seen in low or oblique lighting.

30th Nov 2021

24th Aug 2021

20th Aug 2021

June 17th 2021

May 21st 2021

October 5th 2020

I have uploaded about 90 pictures in two resolutions: 4K (2160p) and 1K (1080p).

The 4K images are higher resolution and look better on larger monitors. Surprisingly, they don’t always look as good as the 1K images on smaller screens. You get jaggies if software has to scale down the images to fit in a smaller screen.

If you have a small screen then download and compare an image at 4K and 1K to see which one looks best on that screen.

4K Images

1K images

Old Orthos

This is how things used to look.

  • Deck 2 was solid(ish)
  • There were impulse engines at the back of the saucer
  • The landing leg bay doors were two in front and one behind (where the neck is). They have now been rotated by 180 degrees so that the neck no longer runs through a landing leg bay.

Orthogonal Views

Orthogonal views don’t have perspective. In the real world parts of an object are bigger or smaller depending on how close they are to the viewer.

I think that starships based on the original Constitution class design look better in perspective. It is perspective that makes the ships look so different from each angle.

The images look best when bigger so click the images to get a light box that will display bigger versions of the images.

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