Saturday, December 20, 2008

More Texturing...

Draft completed for the middeck main floor, and started on the Middeck Lockers.

So far so good...

Friday, December 19, 2008

Floor Texturing Process Started

I've started to texture the floor. I've played about with some ideas on the base colour and I'm almost satisfied that this is the best texture for the job. I've also added some of the floor compartments. Maybe in a later version, they be accessible.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Space Shuttle Middeck - Escape Pole 3 & Middeck Locker, Centre Position

The basic shape of the Escape Pole is final, however, I'll be revisiting hookup end. Two additional jobs to do before the Escape Pole is complete:
  1. Brackets for both un-stowed and stowed locations of the escape pole
  2. Release mechanism, which I'll look at next week.

Centre Lockers complete. It may need a tweak or two when texturing. Not too sure if to have more 3D detail on them or let the textures take care of them problem.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Space Shuttle Middeck - Escape Pole 2

Quick update: Re-created the Escape pole housing, as it was warped. This should now reflect the shape correctly. The Pole and 'End' to be modelled next.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Space Shuttle Middeck - Escape Pole

Bit of a difficult object to model, as I have only one 'good' diagram of the Escape Pole, a view from the front. Another view from above would of been great, as I could easily work out the path the Escape Pole takes. I have also found the patent for the Escape Pole, which details the components.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Antares 18S Model

This was created for Condor: The Competition Soaring Simulator, which is one of the finest glider simulations available today.

Here is a draft model that I posted on Youtube

I'll update this post with some screen shot later :)

Space Shuttle Middeck

The First entry is the Middeck Model of the Space shuttle I'm creating. So far I have a basic model, which is as close I can get to the real thing, without the use of scaled technical diagrams. It has been created from various pictures from NASA's web site and various books I have. The model is based on the basic current layout of the Real Space Shuttle, which does not have the internal airlock now, as that is now part of the ODS assembly.

The Story so far.....
  • Main 'Body/Shape' of the Middeck created, not textured. The celling is being worked on.
  • Many Panels still missing and research is in progress to get accurate images/diagrams (SCOM.pdf).
  • Seats created and textured.
  • Side Hatch Created, not textured. Having difficulty with modelling the mechanism around the hatch, it's three distinct bulges.
  • Internal Hatch created, not textured. It will need 'tweaking'.
  • Ladder created, not textured. It might need 'tweaking'.
  • Middeck Lockers, front texture, rear untextured.
  • 50% handrails included with the model, not textured.
  • Galley Created, needs more tweaking. (ML85E above with draft texture)
  • Waste Collection System, lots of work to be done, no real info about size or shape.


Welcome one and all.

This is not going to be a blog containing my life and such things you find in many other blogs. I'm just using it to record progress with some of my 3D models.

Most of my Models have been created in Wings3D available free, yes free, at

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