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29 Feb 2024 12:26:32 EST (-0500)
  Re: The insane project - Universe class carrier ship  
From: Thomas de Groot
Date: 19 Jan 2021 02:38:37
Message: <60068c7d$1@news.povray.org>
Op 19/01/2021 om 05:14 schreef Hj. Malthaner:
> On 1/15/21 3:47 PM, Mr wrote:
>> "Hj. Malthaner" <han### [at] nospamgmxde> wrote:
>>> Feel free to place bets. In my favorite sci-fi series there was a ship
>>> called "SOL" for the name of our sun and it's sole purpose to return to
>>> our galaxy.
>>> It's been labeled a "Universe class battle carrier", cause "Ultra
>>> Battleship" had been already been taken by the former flagship units.
>>> I want to picture this as an animation. The SOL was a carrier ship made
>>> of three components. I want to show the ship arriving, and then
>>> splitting into its three parts. The command and control unit moving to
>>> the back of the scene, while the two ultra battleship lookalike
>>> components move forward.
>>> All three components then launch the smaller ships. Cruisers, corvettes
>>> and fighters. Cruisers themselves carrying fighters again and also
>>> launch them.
>>> Cuts, camera focusing on the split of the combined ship, the initial
>>> launch of cruisers and fighters, the forward move of the two ultra
>>> battle ship parts, then the secondary launch of fighters from the 
>>> cruisers.
>>> And finally a sweeping look over the combined fleet, the command and
>>> control module in the back, the two ultra battleships a bit a head and a
>>> total of 6000 cruisers and fighters lined up ahead of them.
>>> Yes the source was generous with the numbers (google SOL and Perry
>>> Rhodan for details, little results in English though).

>> 8QrVGDf1dnb7mFzVIv5oxevwh4nDR5TdcidHA
>>> A dream right now. A dream since years. I post this to have something
>>> out there as psychological crutch to actually try and start this
>>> project. The SOL was the Terran ship that traveled farther than any
>>> other, a ship that saw places and spaces like no other. Inside the
>>> fandom it's the epic ship even that there were others, more powerful
>>> ships. But at one time this ship was the sole hope of humanity to
>>> survive. I might be wrong but the ship was in duty for at least 1.500
>>> years in the novels. Captured by aliens, regained by humans. After the
>>> original mission to return to sol after Terra accidentally had been
>>> moved to a location incredibly far, it always had been a symbol for
>>> humanities will to survive.
>>> -- 
>>> Some of my PovRay works:
>>> https://www.deviantart.com/antarasol/gallery/42758766/3D
>> You know we'll be there ;-)
>> Stop dreaming only... start sharing the dream, that's what POV is all 
>> about !
>> (And using frontends to help you is not cheating, its only a better 
>> way to do
>> POV justice.)
> I'll do my best ... still I feel intimidated by the backstory of this 
> ship. Must create something that other fans will find worthy.

A little piece of goo would be helpful at this stage. :-)

I would suggest to drop /all/ the story from your mind and let the 
engineer take over. Just decide which SOL you want to model in the first 
place: The early one or the latter one. Then, while the hardware takes 
shape, pieces of the history will come back and fall into place (or not) 
to be incorporated. Just not to be overwhelmed by (needless) details.

A challenge indeed!


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