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10 Aug 2022 18:55:17 EDT (-0400)
  Re: The insane project - Universe class carrier ship  
From: Hj  Malthaner
Date: 20 Jan 2021 20:52:16
Message: <6008de50$1@news.povray.org>
On 1/19/21 8:38 AM, Thomas de Groot wrote:
> 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:

>>>> 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.

[snip]

> 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.

The first one, for me being a teenager the time when the story was hot 
and it's been the epic ship for me.

> 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.

I think I'll start with very simple shapes. The tricky points here are 
the camera changes and moving all the elements. If I can't get that 
right, detailed models won't help.

I think I'll start with a test, how to open a hangar bay door and start 
the ship, move it along a spline to the destination position. That will 
be something that I need all over.

> A challenge indeed!

Yes. Thanks for the response!

-- 
Hajo


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