Concept Design: Ranger Deployment

Its been so long since I used this model, it’s a terrible thing spending weeks or in my case months designing and building models and after the first test renders and a renders I take a little more seriously, the model is forgotten.

I have taken this out of mothballs and with the wonderful Spawn Nebula art by Ali Ries and have set 3 Ranger Class Destroyers deployed on patrol

The model is available for sale royalty free on my Gumroad page

 

 

 

Concept Designs “Pathfinder” P1

Pathfinder Spaceship 2085


First design I done in a while, an early Pathfinder design or perhaps the original  (going back to my other design now called the ranger and posted a while ago,  This does not have artificial gravity but in this it has the power to keep a consent thrust at 1-G. Fusion rocket perhaps for long-term acceleration in space.. can land on Earth type gravity wells but no much more, inter-system design, not interstellar, I am playing with some ideas of my own, inspired by the recent discoveries over the last few years, I like to try my had at a story and this design could be featured.. perhaps I am being overly optimistic having this design launch in 2045 AD .. but there is hope that we (humanity) will do these things in the future.

The ship is quite tall and multi levelled,, but a small crew,, perhaps 12 or 20 crew personal, but I am given that some thoughts as the design develops

2145-a

I updated the engines

The main engines are outboard and they have landing struts connect there, clearing the lower section to (maybe has smaller lander pads but also a large hatch and cargo area, landing craft to explore beyond the LZ and to build long term habitats etc ..

2145-b

changed the engine struts

Concept Design: Ranger Class P7

Ranger DSV

Lightwave3d Models for Sale

I have released this model for sale in Lightwave3d only (in time I will convert to OBJ) before going on vacation and never had the chance to post here, this is my design,  The purchaser may use this Lightwave3d model for profitable gain through Artwork, Animation, 2DPrints,  3D-Printing this model is expressly forbidden.

The model is not textured, I am also working on other designs in this universe that is currently called Pathfinders. this is a mid size design.

Scale
1367’0 length

477’11 wide

445’11 tall

387 Crew

 

>>>>> Link to Model <<<<<
https://gumroad.com/l/iDOqe#

Designer credits to Gerard Duffy

Love to see how it is used in image or animation,so if please let me know here or on my Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/gmd3d

Gerard Duffy

Concept Design: Ranger Class P6

Last post for a time, its the summer and its too good to be in doors looking at pixels and polygons, time to spend time in under the sun and go for some long walks.

Enjoy your summer and I hope its healthy and safe for you, but here is my parting images of the design, no textures and as simple as rendering it in its place

Concept Design: Ranger Class P5

Ranger, DSV. Patrol ship


I am still working out some aspect of the design and some future designs to add to the fleet, larger Capital ships and support scouts and landing craft..

Concept Design: Ranger Class P4

I have been working and reworking this design, the Pathfinder, but I have changed it name to Ranger, here are a few details regarding scale..

1367’0 length

477’11 wide

445’11 tall

 

>>>>> Click on image to enlarge <<<<<

Concept Design: Ranger Class P3

Ranger Class


I am continuing to work on the Pathfinder design, and here are my latest WIPs for the Ranger design,, am hoping to do a lot more with this in the months ahead..

Thanks for viewing

Gerard

Concept Design: Ranger Class P2

Concept Design: Ranger Class P2


Some more work done and its just about there I think highlighting where I think the Bridge is and what the lower pod thingy is..

Its not a defector .. its a matter converter.. able to draw in matter ,, dust or rubble (after a drilling laser destroys small asteroids etc) draws it in,, reduces the elements and extracts the needed material for the Antimatter / Matter converters for power and other technobabble that I have absolutely no clue about.

Concept Design: Ranger Class P1

Concept Design: Ranger Class Space Ship


For a change I am working on one of my own designs, one from 2013 called the Pathfinder, intending to be the central design in a film project I was working on with my old friend Dan Baran before his unexpected passing..

I just could not continue working on it, until now. None the less I need a change of scene and step away from Star Trek designs.

Concept Design: Ranger Part 4

Concept Design: Ranger Part 1


Part Four

My friend and calibrator on the project LauraH located 2 images with a character rendered in Carrara 8 added to help establish scale, Carrara 8 was Dan Baran animation program of choice

Carrara 8 render by LauraH

Carrara 8 render by LauraH

Carrara 8 render by LauraH

Carrara 8 render by LauraH

Thanks for sharing them Laura, the check is in the mail.

Laura informed me of the height of the character.

I forget how tall she is to I think ideal adult in poser is around 5’10” add boots roughly 6 foot

Concept Design: Ranger Part 3

Concept Design: Ranger Part 3


Part Three

For the first part of the film/story we wanted a design where the crew had a lot of places to go and for that we needed corridors, for this I wanted to have more than straight lines, I wanted to have a few curved corridors.
As I was not going to be going any animating as this was Dan Baran aka Fretslayer department apart from providing my PC to help render out scenes, we would spend hours on Skype chatting over the finer points and his needs to help speed up the process, there was a lot of files exchanged to see if the sets I made would hold up with his animating program.

Here is the corridor network I made, it would have been animated in smaller sections as was needed.

These images are still in a Work in Progress status until I can find an animator.

Concept Design: Ranger Part 2

Concept Design: Ranger Part 2


Part 2

The is as far as I got in the design process for the bridge, like most designs took time and while I worked on this, I would also be working and helping to develop the larger story (plot) with Dan and we would spend time with other members of the project, David, Laura, Todd, Robert, Lisa working out a number of ideas and possibilities, while remembering to keep it within the expectations of a small project and not to become too ambitious, which finishes a lot of fan films before they have even started

I really enjoy the creative process at this stage, it’s a lot of fun developing something like this, if only we were paid for it.

 

 

Concept Design: Ranger Part 1

Concept Design: Ranger Part 1


Part One

This is the Pathfinder and it has been built for a project I was working on with Dan Baran or Fretslayer who sadly passed away some time ago so this project is for sometime going to stay on the shelf, but I will share the designs we where working on over a year and a half period.

The story we where working on was a mix of 2 concepts, first was mine, called Lightspeed as a working title and Dan’s was called Legacy and both stories would have tied in together to make a greater and more complex story.

Below are the images of the concept design of the ship called the Pathfinder and the bridge