(don’t even ask me why I’m misquoting AC/DC for the title, it’s friggin’ late and I’m tired :P)
I did some texture work on my Constellation-class mesh I finished a while back. To me, this ship has always been the Millennium Falcon of Star Trek. It’s old, it’s dirty, it’s ugly. Plus, it’s all saucer and engines and it’s got miscellaneous stuff glued all over it. And, the first time we saw it, it had been through the wringer. So, when Greg Jein built the studio model, he really weathered it a lot. He also added scorch marks and whatnot because it had been in a battle, but I didn’t do that. I just made mine good and grungy, like the ship should be. To me, that’s how this class should always look. Originally, I did “clean” textures, mostly to get it done and ready for a project I was working on. Well, I haven’t heard back on said project (don’t ask about it, because I won’t answer) and I saved the clean textures anyway, so I set about giving the ship a more “used” look. I had lots of high rez textures, too many in fact. My CGI software wouldn’t render them all, so I had to scale them down a bit, but they’re still pretty high rez. Anywho, here she is in all her dirty glory in some “beauty” shots.