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:bulletpurple: This was a request by korax-subspace. :bulletpurple:

:bulletblue::bulletblue::bulletblue: Thank you very much to everyone who commented on and :+fav:ed this piece! :bulletblue::bulletblue::bulletblue:

:bulletred::bulletred::bulletred: This image looks OK on my screen, but the color intensity, brightness and overall balance varies somewhat on the screens I have viewed this image on. Please keep that in mind when commenting! :bulletred::bulletred::bulletred:


This was created for an event and it shows all the "hero" ships from the Star Trek shows and movies since the 1960s; all the ships commanded at one time or another by the five (six, counting Riker) captains:

:bulletblue: Captain Jonathan B. Archer
:bulletblue: Captain James T. Kirk
:bulletblue: Captain Jean-Luc Picard
:bulletblue: Captain Benjamin L. Sisko
:bulletblue: Captain Kathryn Janeway


FAQ:
:bulletyellow: The ships are all to scale, even if in perspective that isn't obvious.
:bulletyellow: The lighting in the scene is more the 'romantic' version than the 'realistic' one, as per request.
:bulletyellow: Custom textures (created by me) were applied to some parts of the ships (e.g. warp nacelles & bussard collectors).
:bulletyellow: Minor distortions are caused by the extreme camera angle.
 
COMPOSITION: Base nebula rendered in Apophysis. Added matte painting elements in Photoshop. Created textures for planets in Photoshop using base images of my own photography and some public domain images from Mars (final texture resolution 16384x8192). Created base meshes for the planets (two layers, one surface, one atmosphere; didn't bother with clouds on this one). Rendered the main background, including the nebula 'matte painting', setting up material parameters for the surface and the planet's atmospheres in Lightwave. Used the final background render as a backdrop for the scene setup with all the ships which was rendered in Lightwave as well. Final composition, color and contrast balance, plus a some additional background elements, completed in Photoshop.

SCENE STATS: 2,828,130 polygons, 128 light sources ("distant", "spot", "area" lights), 764 surfaces, 40 objects in total.

WORKFLOW:
IMTWS Workflow Composite by overseer

MESHES: Galaxy-class by Prologic 9, Defiant-class by Skye Dodds, Sovereign-class by Ralph Schoberth, Constitution-class & Constitution-class Refit by Dennis Bailey, NX-class by Escelce, Intrepid-class by Sarod, Planets (incl. textures)Nebula by me

My artworks are not endorsed, sponsored, or affiliated with CBS Studios Inc. or the "Star Trek" franchise. The Star Trek trademarks, logos, and related names are owned by CBS Studios Inc., and are used under "fair use" guidelines.


Comments and critique welcome. Thank you to TreeClimber for the WIP comments and suggestions.


        More of my works:       
New Heading: Three-Two-Eight-Mark-One-Zero-Five by overseer  The Continuing Voyages by overseer  Favor The Bold by overseer  Aeternus Praetor by overseer  Infinite Terror by overseer

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Neldorwen Featured By Owner Edited Sep 8, 2016  Professional General Artist
i am back from watching Star Trek Beyond for the first time, and I am still so emotional on this day. This piece reflects all the undescribable feelings Star Trek makes me feel.... *instant fav, and happy anniversary*
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Kahdrim Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning piece of work
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016   Digital Artist
Thanks.
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Chris-Redfield-2013 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016
Wow!
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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AlleycatCY Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful image!

How long did it take to render ?
My computer and laptop is okay with handling the typical 1 to 4 light render.  The low end up laptop will not network render (LuxRender) anything bigger than 1000 x 1000 image, its very weird.
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overseer Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2016   Digital Artist
Thank you!

To be honest, I don't actually recall. But I did render in passes. The planet/moon setup was the initial scene and rendered and then I used the same file, but removed the planets, and added the composited background in. That way I could retain the light sources (pointed at a Null object) and then setup the ships. The planet render, due to 16k textures and quite a few subdivisions.. maybe 2-3 hours on a Core2Quad. The ships didn't take all that long. 50 minutes give or take. Ended up doing that a couple of times though, for fine tuning.
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rkraptor70 Featured By Owner Edited Nov 22, 2015  Hobbyist
This image made me cry......so many beautiful memories.....
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015   Digital Artist
As long as you had 'good tears', I'm OK with that. An emotional response to my artwork is a huge compliment for me. Thank you.
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HunterDarkWolf Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015  Student Artist
This is badass
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015   Digital Artist
Thanks.
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NeverPoster Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015
My critiques are useually very simple. For this one .... one of the best homages I have ever seen. Every series on display with a gorgeus back ground. 4.5 out of 5 stars.
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overseer Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015   Digital Artist
Thank you very much! And, you know, this quote applies and puts you in good company:

"If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough." - Albert Einstein

:)
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NeverPoster Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015
I'm going to have to remember that
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015   Digital Artist
Words to live by!
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Evohunter7 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015
Jaw is on the floor. If I had money I'd buy this and put it on a 6-foot canvas.
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015   Digital Artist
I wouldn't be able to sell this, since this is not officially licensed work. Thank you though! :)
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:iconconquest79:
conquest79 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015
looks great.
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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dgspirit1991 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is absolutely fantastic great work :)
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015   Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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Kasterborous Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015
I have an urgent medical need for this image in 5760x1080 (for my home computer) and 5120 by 1440 (for my work computer). Great work!
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overseer Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015   Digital Artist
It's not wallpaper resolution at present. The width is possible, but you'd cut off half in height. Once it has been used by the requestor for its intended purpose, I will see if I can turn it into a wallpaper-able format.

Thank you!
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Kasterborous Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015
I look forward to it, thanks! :D
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SoulOfUndead Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Recently finished my frist star trek series with Jonathan Archer and his crew on the enterprise. This was just so good i wish it would not have ended that fast. 4 seasons  just were not enough.
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overseer Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015   Digital Artist
Oh, nice. You're the first person I know who started with ENT. Nice. So you can technically watch the whole Star Trek franchise chronologically (if you continue with TOS, TNG, DS9 and VOY) in that order. Although TNG/DS9/VOY overlap timewise (e.g. they are set in the same time frame). The movie "First Contact" shows the first warp flight by Zephram Cochrane's Phoenix (even if it's TNG based).

I agree though, 4 seasons were a little short. They had a 5th planned, and I believe something is in the works. It would also have included a refitted ship (Columbia-class). If you haven't seen any of the other shows, then you will be surprised about the Vulcans (and other species, e.g. the Klingons) moving forward. I've been a fan for almost 30 years, and it was nice to see a retrospective development. It's a shame that the Andorians aren't really that prominent in the other shows, but there are other species.
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PUFFINSTUDIOS Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is wonderful!
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015   Digital Artist
Thank you!
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mthomps016 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015
Nicely done. All the ships look good, and the background is fantastic.
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015   Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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Moogiesgirl77 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015
Woohoo, this is absolutely smashing, thank you! w00t! 
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overseer Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015   Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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Moogiesgirl77 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015
You're quite welcome!
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Knight3000 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful piece
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Knight3000 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks great
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