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Oasis by Rob-Caswell Oasis by Rob-Caswell
Playing around with davemetlesits' Watchtower station model (converted by karanua). Connie by Aggi, w/ texture by me.

DAZ Studio/Photoshop.
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:iconhandofmanos:
HandofManos Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
An excellent piece. Almost wants me to re read some TOS novels :D
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
LOL! Well... like anything, I've found Trek novels to be a mixed bag. But the few good ones do make a fine SF junkfood snack!!! ;)
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:iconhandofmanos:
HandofManos Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Have to agree with you. I do have some decent ones but some others are only meh
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mdbruffy Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
Looks good. You always come up with some neat angles!
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:iconrob-caswell:
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconmdbruffy:
mdbruffy Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
Do me a favo9r? c heck your e-mails for one from me.
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:iconrob-caswell:
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
I don't see one. Which address...and when did you send?
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:iconmdbruffy:
mdbruffy Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
I'll send you a note. I don't want to plaster anyone's e-mail all over the internet.
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Again - another masterpiece - so many do Trek Art here - but you make it more, and your own :).

C'est Bon!
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:iconrob-caswell:
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is actually an older work.... one of my least favorited. So I decided to submit it to a few more groups to increase its exposure.
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DavidAkerson Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011
Another great pic of the old girl!

Have you ever considered transitioning to the Movie era stuff at the very least?
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
Naw. Not recently, anyway. I enjoyed the movie era stuff in its day, but the whole universe just became so twisted up. Even the movies turned the franchise into some ill-winds, starting with #3 where the Vulcans were turned into magic space elves ;) Naw, TOS is my playground now. It was my first love and seems to be the only era that's really retained its charm for me through the years.
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DavidAkerson Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011
Ah fair enough then, I agree with some of your points. Trek was indeed re-imagined somewhat during the movie era, there were some changes that were awesome and some equally dire.

Oh well, it was worth asking. There's just something about the Refit Enterprise that strikes me. No offense to the Jeffries 1701, but given the choice, I'd take the 1979 lady any day.
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
To each their own. I agree there's much to like about the '79 refit, but I think the area that feels most "off" to me are her nacelles. I greatly prefer the update offered by Deg (and modeled by Greywolf-Starkiller). There's just something about those big, orange Bussard collectors that calls to me :) Or at least it's calling to my free hydrogen atoms ;)
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DavidAkerson Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011
Ah yes, the deg3d mesh is a real looker. She was my wallpaper for a very long time. ;)
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
Yeah, I love Deg's eye. He does some mighty fine models and designs.
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purpleh2o Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011
Nicely done as always.
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks for sayin' so :)
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davemetlesits Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
I thought the starbase looked familiar :D
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
:D Thanks for your hard work, Dave. I just wish I could get the rest of the markings working so I wouldn't have to keep it at such a distance.
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Night-Forager Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011   General Artist
Fantastic job. :icondragonnod2:
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:iconrob-caswell:
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
Why THANKS! :D
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AbaKon Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Professional Writer
It's funny how I can always spot your artwork from the little thumbnail before I even see the glyph or tag lines. Very cool, as always!
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
I was thinking that very thing after posting these.... and wondering if that was a good or bad thing? I hate to get stuck in a color rut. But I'm not sure if I'm using this color/light approach because a) I like it, or b) I haven't come up with much else that's proven to work as well.

Whatever the case, All Glory to the Hypnotoad!
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AbaKon Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Professional Writer
I didn't mean ANYTHING negative by the comment. You should read it as: Hey...that's so cool only a my old buddy Dize could have done it. All others are but second rate imitations.
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
Heh - and I didn't mean to sound defensive in my response :) Like I said, it's just that it dovetailed with my own thoughts/observations and reinforces my dedication to see if I can push my own envelope a bit more.
So.... thanks! I didn't take it as any kind of slight.
Now go watch Middleman!!!!!!!!!! :shakefist:
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Pwesty Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
Another point! So early in the morning to!
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
Points exist beyond the limits of time and space!

This one was kinda for you, as (if you look close) there are three Class I starships in the pic :D
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:iconpwesty:
Pwesty Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
Oh ok! I see them, ok three point!
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
WOO-HOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconpwesty:
Pwesty Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
Just think of the unlimited point you would get if you do the one idea that I ask you about a while ago!
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:iconrob-caswell:
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
I have to retain a few unattainable dreams, don't I?
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:iconpwesty:
Pwesty Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
I think that you can attain my idea!
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:iconmdbruffy:
mdbruffy Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
Very nice- again.
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:iconrob-caswell:
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
Much thanks - again :)
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karanua Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Strange the textures didn't come out on this, when I ported it over to daz studio for use in carrara it loaded with all of them (ok I had to redo the aztec on the top).
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davemetlesits Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
Told you there were textures :D
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karanua Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Seems strange then that modo and lightwave on my lappy that never had the original max model on it (or max installed period) load it up with all the details with only the two window tiles included in the zip.
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
So there were other textures? Because all that was in the ZIP were two window transparencies. Nothing else. So it's not like it wasn't loading them, they just weren't there (didn't get converted?).
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karanua Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They were vertex mapped onto the mesh, all that was needed was the two repeatable tile textures (the windows), just seems a little odd so I'm going to experiment later by trying the mesh on my spare comp. I'll keep you posted anyway.
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
OK. I thought they might be vertex maps, but I couldn't seem to find any way to make them visible in my materials manipulation. It's be cool to get that working so I could get up close and personal with the model :)
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karanua Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tested it in lightwave and modo on my lappy and both packages open it with the full details using only those two included bitmaps. Weird is what it is.
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
Hmmm. Have you tried it in DS3 yet?
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Ptrope Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Once again, I really love the colors in this :)
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks. It's sorta the Arcas(tm) deep space Trek palette, but it seems to work for folks. I guess I like it because it feels "cold and dark". Of course in the depth of winter, surrounded by 3' of snow, who knows why I'm looking to recreate in images?!?!? I think I need to do a Star Fleet beach party, next :)

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jstewart25 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
Nice work. :)
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:iconrob-caswell:
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :boogie:
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jstewart25 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
You're welcome. :D
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