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Old 12-10-2018, 01:11 AM
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Damn that is one sexy addon, this is going to make thing an awful lot easier, thanks guys.

I love how you can do everything within Blender ... control where cuts go, UV texture unwrapping with resolution of your choice! and scale management.


The last one drove me nuts in the beginning as I didn't understand it. When you unfold and export across part collections, make sure you always enter the same scale. If you don't the addon might choose different scales depending on the parts sizes and page size used. A little frustrating when you built half your model and then realize that the other half of parts is a different scale. If you have export all parts in one go, then you're good.


Now enough tech talk ... looking forward to your model progress
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Old 12-10-2018, 01:47 AM
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Hope, it will be in Rocinante scale
Looking forward to build beauty.
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Old 12-10-2018, 07:48 AM
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Hope, it will be in Rocinante scale
Looking forward to build beauty.
That would make it a pretty big model. Michael's Rocinante is 1/100th scale and the ship is supposedly 185 meters long. The Donnager-class ships are supposedly 475.5 meters in length. A Donnager in the same scale would be two and a half times the length of the Rocinante.
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Old 12-10-2018, 03:15 PM
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That would make it a pretty big model. Michael's Rocinante is 1/100th scale and the ship is supposedly 185 meters long. The Donnager-class ships are supposedly 475.5 meters in length. A Donnager in the same scale would be two and a half times the length of the Rocinante.

Someone else can do the maths for the exact scale value but here's my logic for the scale. My last Roci model, the ones I did the PDCs for (ps an update to those will be coming now that I have mad blender skills to do the job correctly) anyway, that model was 150% larger than the original Roci model (some 70cm from nose to comms array tip) and my intention is to make the Donnager model as big as that. So that it looks all nice when I mount it to the wall above the Roci.


Hopefully the final model can easily be scaled is size though.
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Old 12-17-2018, 04:57 PM
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Quick update been busy with work, THAT time of year. Have started building a prototype.


No textures on this one as I am using it to test shape and size so it may or may not need tweaking as I go but it will at least let me see if the shape and design is right.


Main body structure insert






First three sections of the build in place





Still need to add the front comm and weapons modules and the last part of the engine module.


Side by side with an original size version of the Roci





It's not going to be as large as I expected but size wise it looks like it will be a little longer than the Roci from Engine Bell to weapons array and a little wider if you take in to account the four engine nacelles.
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Old 12-18-2018, 04:20 AM
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Old 12-18-2018, 11:34 AM
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I have a good feeling about this! :-)
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Old 12-19-2018, 03:14 PM
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Another update


Give yourself 10 points if you can tell what this part is going to be.















Yup it's the weapons array and it's proof that just because you designed it doesn't mean you know how to build it. It took a few minutes to work out how the thing shapes up. It is quite tricky to form, this is a 100% first attempt and is only being used to see if it works, (it does) if the size is correct (still thinking about that) and what tweaks I can do to the tabs and layout.






Here it is just balanced on the front of the prototype


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Old 12-19-2018, 08:51 PM
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Looking good!
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Old 12-20-2018, 10:49 AM
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I Don't mean or intend for any hijacking. But I found these interior details of the Rocinante while surfing and not being at all talented....wouldn't these be an interesting build?https://www.artstation.com/artwork/Z5GRDw.
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