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Old August 20th, 2004, 09:13 AM
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I just stumbled across this incredible site in my neverending quest to accumulate cool science fiction art...check it out, it's got some niiiice eye candy.

http://desktopstarships.com

Bon appetit, y'all...
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Old August 20th, 2004, 09:34 AM
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Most excellent - thankyou for the link (my son will go crazy over the mecha stuff - he is six and an up and coming gamer [img]smile.gif[/img] )
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Old August 20th, 2004, 10:11 AM
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Some good stuff in there.

It might be worth having a seperate forum for art here, rather than having threads like these scattered all over.
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Old August 20th, 2004, 12:58 PM
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Here is another page of EXCELLENT Traveller starship 3-D renders. This is good stuff...

http://mateengreenway.com/traveller/traveller.htm
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Old August 20th, 2004, 01:13 PM
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Well, my virus scanner goes nutso every time I open one of the desktopstarship pages. And they want dontations for the site despite having a zillioin banners? Not likely. I support sites I like that are truly going it on their own (i.e. bannerless) and tank sites with pop-unders after dropping the site designer a complaint (pop-unders, what a stupid idea).

Apologies for the rant, the images do look nice but there's an artist site (membership but it's free) out there that is just as nice or nicer and last I was there it had no banners. Have to hunt down the bookmark later.

As for the art forum idea, that's a good one Andrew, maybe Hunter will see it and find room to add it.
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Old August 20th, 2004, 02:26 PM
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Here is another page of EXCELLENT Traveller starship 3-D renders. This is good stuff...

http://mateengreenway.com/traveller/traveller.htm
Meh. Looks rather amateurish, IMO.

Here's Jesse DeGraff's site which most people should be fairly familiar with and is pretty good, but I think Scarecrow's material (the Florian and Suleiman Scouts, plus the Sword Worlds book cover) makes even Jesse's stuff look fairly amateur.
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Mal, Jesse is a hardcore graphical professional. (and to my mind, a different category than fan-done renders, despite Jesse being a traveller fan.)

Compare the renders to those used in most games... if it's better than that standard, it's still professional quality, even if NOT photorealistic.

mateenngreenway.com is fairly good, albeit not photorealistic, redering.
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Old August 22nd, 2004, 09:19 PM
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I wouldn't cite Jesse as a "hardcore graphical professional" really. Qualitywise, he's very good, but Scarecrow's output is more like what an actual professional computer graphics CGI designer would come up with (sincee, well, that's what his dayjob is).

Maybe I'm more critical about it because I know a fair bit about CGI (I've dabbled in it myself, though I couldn't come up with anything like what Jesse does (yet) and I do respect him and his work), but he does lack a little when it comes to textures.
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Old August 23rd, 2004, 10:38 AM
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Jesse's work gives me hope that, if I try hard enough, one day I might be almost as good as him.

Scrarecrow makes me want to sell my computer and take up stamp collecting.
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Nobody's mentioned Ted Lindsey yet. He's pretty spiffy.

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