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Can't seem to put aside Dave Metlesits' metlesitsfleetyards.deviantart… Romulan War era ships (per the Starfleet Museum www.starfleet-museum.org/index…. OBJ conversions by Wmwconnors.

DAZ Studio render.
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admiral-horton Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Did Wmwconnors do an obj conversion of the two ships in this pic ?

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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
I don't think he did any conversions on these ships. Why do you ask?
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admiral-horton Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
will in the comment on this pic u say something was converted to OBJ or could be use in DAZ that y I was asking
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
Ah! Now I remember. Yes, wmwconnors (now "abacreative") DID do these conversion, but only because he had a trial version of Max to export with. We all took turns making the most of the 30 day Max trials to do exports for each other.

Anyway, yes - an OBJ can be loaded into DAZ Studio, if that's what you're asking?
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admiral-horton Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

yes is there any way I can get those coversions all I have is DAZ and love the SFM ships

I will follow any guide u would have in using these meshes

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ebarr Featured By Owner May 22, 2011
Very nice. I've always liked the early Starfleet Museum stuff, he really knows how to come up with designs that are original yet fit with the setting. While you've come up with some very nice pictures based on them.
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks! And I think we're in synch on how we view The Museum content. :D
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner May 22, 2011
It's funny that you always make awesome things with my meshes, images I can't make myself :D
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
I dunno... maybe it's because I'm hitting these subjects fresh w/o too much forethought? Whereas you had all that time thinking about before you even finished the model. Sometimes the best ideas come when you shoot from the hip. But that said, it's your renders of these models that sparked my imagination, so don't cut yourself short!

I sure am having lots of fun with your models. They're easy to work with (once converted) and look GREAT! :D
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner May 22, 2011
I'm glad you like them and honored because you held them in such high esteem.

I really like your lighting setups. Can you please teach me, give me some pointers?
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
I'm always happy to help, Dave. If you can get specific it could help? In general my space based lighting setups are fairly simple - about 4-5 lights. Also I'm using DAZ Studio so I'm not sure how well my technique would translate to Max, but I'm happy to spill my guts in the attempt to inform. Maybe grab one of my pieces as an example and start there with questions?
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
Multiple lights, then, I see. What intensity do they have. Do all of them cast shadows?
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
Well there's one shadow-casting, high intensity light coming from the direction of the sun. Another shadow casting light (medium blue) comes in from the left to add some rim light coloring. Then I have one or two fill lights (non shadow casting - colored very pale mauve) shining up from different angles on the ships' bottoms. So not too complex. The sun itself is just a postworked lens flare.
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Fastmax Featured By Owner May 22, 2011
Arcass,.. knowing you... it will be a long while before you put these D. Metlesits' models away.
You just love your "spaceship toys" too much.
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
I know.... I know....
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Ptrope Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't know why I even get up in the morning ...

Beautiful, as always. Just OOC, why does it seem you're using an LCARS layout for pre-TOS images? Are these, like, historical images?

Can I smell the markers? :D
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
Dude... of course they're historical! They're, like, so last century!

And here. Give me that marker back!
You can play with this tube of modeling glue, instead.
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celticarchie Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
See...here you go again with the cool render! :) How am I supposed to keep my dislike for these ships now...urm, I suppose...arrh! How we supposed to fight the Romulans in a bunch of converted fuel tankers? :?
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
Easy!.... the Romulans are flying a bunch of converted pogosticks :)
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celticarchie Featured By Owner May 22, 2011
Ah well, in that case. ;P
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AJTalon Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Student Writer
I love the Starfleet Museum site. It's awesome. And so is this.
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks! Yeah, I'm a big fan of The Museum :D
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AJTalon Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Student Writer
Shame it was not how Enterprise went.
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
Yep - agreed.
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AJTalon Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Student Writer
Indeed.
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