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MadKoiFish
13th Jul 2006, 23:20
Generic Star Trek Fantails and Other Aft Related Things.


LIEK OMG! http://www.madfishway.rr.nu/fantails/tail-tytle.jpg (http://www.madfishway.rr.nu)
clickable url (http://www.madfishway.rr.nu/)
Sorry, reworking the file my http got wiped on a "matinence update" (yeah sure) looking at hosting a pdf or some other method to attach images without relying on a outside source or crap spam hosts. Hope to have these back up before 2007

evil_genius_180
13th Jul 2006, 23:30
Shuttle butts???? I don't want to smell the exhaust!! :shiner:

:runs:

Roliba
14th Jul 2006, 00:01
Hey! You beat me to it. That's pretty much how I do them. Nice job.

One question, if you're using Max, what the hell is Turbosmooth?

MadKoiFish
14th Jul 2006, 00:11
Hey! You beat me to it. That's pretty much how I do them. Nice job.

One question, if you're using Max, what the hell is Turbosmooth?

its a fast way to sub divide a mesh. It was added in MAX7 I use it more than meshsmooth since at one time max would crash when applying meshsmooth to certian symmetery objects. Its much afster too when your bouncing back and forth between stacks.

Oh and in no way was I attempting to beat anyone or take away from their tuts. Someone here and a few elsewhere have asked or in other ways hinted at this so instead of doing it individualy I decided to use this route. As well trying to communicate this via text is a bit hard without piccies. :p

Starship
14th Jul 2006, 01:54
Great ! Simple and helpfull. THANKS Madkoi !

Jedilaw
14th Jul 2006, 06:25
Great stuff so far. I have fewer and fewer excuses not to actually make one of these puppies...

Roliba
14th Jul 2006, 06:48
Really nice.

I guess now I'm going to have to crank one of these out and go a whole different way, except to already taken to really good ways of doing it.:D

:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

MadKoiFish
14th Jul 2006, 06:52
Well you dont have to change how you did your for your tut. This tut is just general ways to cap that tail end of a secondary hull.
Other methods are to spline the shapes then attach it or boolean the shapes in by subtraction or via cut. (quite messy) Or model the individaula parts then boolean them together (messy again)
Now we all have to wonder when scifieric will get to his bussards. . . . . :flippy:

Roliba
14th Jul 2006, 07:00
Ahhh... This is the question of the century, (okay, month) isn't it?

chrono
14th Jul 2006, 15:26
Solid, fish. ;)

Now you can continue by making the interior too. :D

MadKoiFish
14th Jul 2006, 20:30
Solid, fish. ;)

Now you can continue by making the interior too. :D

Uh, . . . . WHAT?!?!?!

JustinDixon
24th Jul 2006, 17:11
YES! finally someone has posted this tutorial :D I have been wanting to make it for a long time but never got around to it :) Good work!

SandmanNinja
30th Jul 2006, 10:18
Hey! You beat me to it. That's pretty much how I do them. Nice job.

One question, if you're using Max, what the hell is Turbosmooth?

In 3DS Max 8, there is TurboSmooth, MeshSmooth, and HSDS Modifiers.

My tutorial deals in 3DS version 6, and doesn't have TurboMesh.

-joel

SandmanNinja
30th Jul 2006, 10:21
And THANK YOU for this tutorial!!

-joel

MadKoiFish
8th Aug 2006, 09:00
HSDS I think is max8 only. There isnt much diffrence between meshsmooth and turbosmooth exp if the goal is to colappse the stack to add details (no reason to fight the sub-ds on details you dont need a mess of smoothing loops on etc) Thanks for the compliments guys I plan on adding to this tut in time. As other methods are learned or I run across other types of ST aft bits. But most will follow the first 2 tuts here in technique. Nova class ships would entail slight nodifications to the tuts.

As well I corrected all the images in here I accidently deleted the images for this tut. I plan later to create a http for these things so that if these tuts here dissapear there will bo some other source for them. I just need to set up code to keep those pesky for $$ sites that cross link tuts like mad, nothing like jackasses who make money off adds without carrying the BW. grrr lol Oh as well I plan to pdf these too. Which is a better solution to the crosslinking sites out there. :D

Corbin Dallas
17th Aug 2006, 05:51
Sheesh!I have no desire to even build a Trek ship, but this caomes in really handy. Oh Boy. You just made my lihgtbilb go supernova.

You area good teacher. An excellent one as a matter of fact.

EBOLII
12th Dec 2006, 19:42
Boooooooooo I missed this post were be the URL

I really would like to see it

MadKoiFish
12th Dec 2006, 21:23
There be no url since I only managed to restore ONE tut. I found my host reformatted my http and went about deleting the threads here with the intention of loading pdfs up and found what I though were backups of the tuts wernt. . . . so lost in the ether these are. I am rewritting these and looking at how to post or distro these.

dadeo911
13th Dec 2006, 04:15
Ummmm.... Not meaning to ask dumb questions... but how do I access the tutorial? :help:

MadKoiFish
13th Dec 2006, 04:18
Generic Star Trek Fantails and Other Aft Related Things.


Sorry, reworking the file my http got wiped on a "matinence update" (yeah sure) looking at hosting a pdf or some other method to attach images without relying on a outside source or crap spam hosts. Hope to have these back up before 2007

A bit of acual reading would help answer things. . . . . . . . . :rolleyes:

MadKoiFish
31st Mar 2007, 10:42
Its back as best can be for now (http://www.madfishway.rr.nu/). Need to review and clarify things but if you know your way around box modeling and sub d in max it should just be a pictoral follow along.
Now ot find the bloody saucer tut pics.

seanr
2nd Apr 2007, 20:08
So... Has anyone ever told you you've got a really nice ass?

http://www.webolutionary.com/smilies/drool.gif

biotech
11th Apr 2007, 06:37
Very, very useful, thanks!

MadKoiFish
11th Apr 2007, 06:44
So... Has anyone ever told you you've got a really nice ass?

http://www.webolutionary.com/smilies/drool.gif
um, yes acualy I have :p

Glad the tuts are of help to ppl, hopefulay I will have more up soon since I will have a regular isp soon.

biotech
11th Apr 2007, 07:14
BTW, looking at your other tutorials showed me how to weld the verts back after you detatch some polys then attatch them again, also very, very useful.

Fireball
9th Sep 2007, 07:00
The link you recently put up doesnt work for me...is it a problem on my side or has it been a while? Regardless of that, thanks to you and members like you who continuosly put out tutorials and help guys like me :)

MadKoiFish
9th Sep 2007, 07:03
ref:
http://www.scifi-meshes.com/forums/member-tutorials/17459-mad-hull-plating-madfish-way.html#post247507
site is down for matinence Ill stuff the old index back for now since I don't have the time to finish the update.
07-31-10
UPDATE
HTTP tutorials are back online!
http://madfishway.rr.nu
blog will serve as back up. But I recommend the http since it is the original formatting.