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    S.S. Overture

    This is the S.S. Overture. It's Federation, but not Starfleet. She and her sister ships Anthem and Canticle are proofs of concept for various drive, weapons and material technologies.


    When I worked on the Anthem, one of the problems I had was that while AutoCAD could produce an elliptical saucer, it wouldn't allow me to edit it. I had to stick with a circle.

    I finally figured out how to do it (it was much easier than I would have thought) so (despite not being really happy with my prior attempts) I thought I'd try another Federation ship.

    Then I made a mistake. I worked on the drawing in AutoCAD 2018, which seems to still have a bug that messes with image output. Until I can figure out how to fix that I have to use a more hand-drawn visual style.



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    That's pretty cool so far. It's nice seeing a non Starfleet Federation ship for a change.

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    Found out the problem. The video card drivers didn't like the last Hotfixes from Autodesk.




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    Nice concept.

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    Thanks.

    I figure the primary mission on this one is to test various drive systems that were featured on the various series: advanced warp drives, soliton drives, quantum slipstream drives, and that subspace folding (?) thing the Cytherians used. I've probably missed ome.



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    Just a thought. Perhaps it's a Section 31 starship. With it not being Starfleet but still Federation.

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    Sure. That'll work. I was thinking something like a few universities, and research centers collaborating on the project. Section 31 could be managing the project in secret.

    I'm trying out a more rounded look for the features at front of the engines. As usual with my attempts at Star Trek designs - I mostly keep trying things, and then undoing them.


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    Worked some on the drive units.




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    Ellipses and AutoCAD don't mix well. It's difficult to find centers. I've done a bunch of work, and ended up with nothing to show for it.


    While I'm fighting with that, I set the scale for the ship.



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    Added stuff. Deleted stuff. Added more stuff. Deleted that too.

    (The red cylinder is 3 meters tall.)



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