Changing the look of things

Regular visitors will note I have changed the look of my blog,  with my current interest and return to the amazing adventure’s created by Jules Verne and his voyages extraordinaires, aboard the Nautilus with Captain Nemo and his somewhat unwilling passengers, Professor Pierre Aronnax, a French marine biologist and narrator of the story,  Canadian whaler and master harpoonist Ned Land and Aronnax’s faithful servant Conseil, I thought a change of look was just the ticket.

I have no updates for the design yet, what I thought was a minor change to the interior of the Nautilus and exterior a minor touch up has gone down the tubes, I keep wanting to tweak the design.

I started to read The Extraordinary Journeys: Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the SeaTranslated with an Introduction and Notes by William Butcher Oxford World’s Classics
ISBN-13: 978-0192828392
ISBN-10: 0192828398

My friend Chris Martin suggested it a few years ago and I have not regretted the purchase, I also recommend it.

“The novel was first translated into English in 1873 by Reverend Lewis Page Mercier. Mercier cut nearly a quarter of Verne’s original text and made hundreds of translation errors, sometimes dramatically changing the meaning of Verne’s original intent (including uniformly mistranslating French scaphandre — properly “diving apparatus” — as “cork-jacket”, following a long-obsolete meaning as “a type of lifejacket“). Some of these mistranslations have been done for political reasons, such as Nemo’s identity and the nationality of the two warships he sinks, or the portraits of freedom fighters on the wall of his cabin which originally included Daniel O’Connell.[8] Nonetheless, it became the standard English translation for more than a hundred years, while other translations continued to draw from it and its mistakes (especially the mistranslation of the title; the French title actually means Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas).

In 1998 William Butcher issued a new, annotated translation from the French original, published by Oxford University Press, with the title Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Seas. He includes detailed notes, an extensive bibliography, appendices and a wide-ranging introduction studying the novel from a literary perspective. In particular, his original research on the two manuscripts studies the radical changes to the plot and to the character of Nemo forced on Verne by the first publisher, Jules Hetzel.
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 Which has opened up the novel in new and interesting ways, its still very much like a undersea travel log but that is part of its appeal even now. I hope to included a number of features as described by Verne in the novel, but as to how far I go, we’ll have to wait and see.

I hope to have some new renders in a few days at least the external look, I cannot see myself reworking the nuts and bolts as I had with the older version, no I cannot.

Thanks for viewing

Gerard

 

New Project Poll

I am thinking while working on my latest and last Trek design for a time, the next project and seen via a poll if there is a direction worth going. Star Trek looks to be cooling of a little, perhaps over done here and around. I am torn between something along the lines of BSG (TOS or Ralph McQuarrie) or Star Wars (Ralph McQuarrie) or something Original..

 

 

 

 

3dgladiators is back

Yes 3dgladiators is back and is relaunching for new voyages, that right for those who remember this old cgi modeling forum is now back up, I was again in touch after a long time with Darrell, after a rough year has is now able to focus on the forum..

On site he writes:
“After a disastrous last year plus, 3DG is back! It’s under a slightly different domain now (.net instead of .com), so update links/bookmarks!

The .com domain was lost due to being unable to renew it at the time. But that’s just as well… We’re more of a network anyways!”

Hope to see some old faces return, Blogs are all well and good but its lacks the community feel.

http://www.3dgladiators.net/forums/

Blog Update and Members Section

Blog Update Plus

If any who regularly view this Blog may have noticed a change, not a major change in look nor content (or lack thereof), but I have been very busy but not exactly with the results I was hoping.

First for viewers to the blog you will have seen or I hope  “No Ads”, yeah. I am sprang for a (com) in this case https://gmd3ddesigns.com/  I needed more space and in the future more again.

So regarding a Members Section, this is for those who may also be Lightwave modellers or artist, I cannot see this been of any use to anyone else as all the art I produce I share here freely and with luck enjoyed or appreciated by you.

The Members Section is an area where I hope to fund this blog to gain more hosting space, but for an automated members I need to upgrade to the Business Plan to be able to use the necessary widget/plug-in.
So how do / can I do it, and would there be an interest in supporting the blog / me in this endeavour, and what can I offer in response, the only thing I can, the models, my meshes I have built over the years and continue to work on and in prove though minus in most cases Textures.

So without a clearway to arrange a member subscription (yearly) I will have to do it manually.

So essentially I am looking for Patrons. I am also looking at Patreon as a possibility, But I hesitate as I have another project where such as Patreon will be of better use so I have created a poll and making easy with a yes – no – maybe.

But please also comment, ask questions or make suggestions, but to answer one possible question: What models/Meshes?  Answer All of them including the royalty free models I have on Gumroad..

Perhaps taking on commissions is also an option worthy of consideration, I have done one or two request in the past but for one reason or another I had no time.