Enterprise build by Alain Lafortune

USS  Enterprise Lightwave Tutorial

Today I learned another modeller has found my USS  Enterprise Lightwave3d Tutorial useful thanks for sharing Alain Lafortune that the experience was easy.

Really made my day today.

Link to the Tutorial

Enterprise by L Cress

I received a great message earlier

L Cress shared an image of his Enterprise based on my Enterprise tutorial and its great to see someone using the tutorial
and having a good experience and excellent results

L Cress Enterprise
L Cress Enterprise

I felt I had to share and I hope he will send more our way soon.

Thanks L Cress 🙂

Link to the second edit tutorial

ulimann644s USS Lexington

Recently Ulrich Kuehn aka ulimann644 has completed his own version of the Constitution class starship using my “tutorial”, Which I am delighted and it looks great for a first build, he also made it is own with a name change USS-LEXINGTON-NCC-1709, ulimann644 has also kindly released his model/mesh, if you use Lightwave, I recommend you have a look and please comment, comments are the fuel for the Artist.

Found on deviantart.com
Link below

Great work



Evil Genius Enterprise Build

A friend of mine who has recently moved from TrueSpace to Lightwave is tackling the Enterprise and using my tutorial, he goes by the name of Evil Genius 180 or EG180 this is Chris Martin and he has built the USS Enterprise many time’s over the years in his prime 3d modelling program called TrueSpace.

You can follow EG180 build on his Blog he also posts on 3dgladiators and 3dscifi if you want to check them out, one of the points of interest in EG180s build is the upper area of the Primary hull.

Here is some interesting image´s by Chris Martin

Casimiro Build
Original Build

I’m not happy with the upper saucer curve in my Casimiro – built saucer section.
I frequently watch TOS episodes before bed to wind down and this doesn’t look like
what’s on-screen.
(Chris Martin)

Updated Build

The transition from the curve to the smooth surface is much less severe.
So, I needed to fix that.
(Chris Martin)

This does look a lot smoother and less severe!

EG180 aka Chris Martin´s altered primary hull, which is set to the scale I give in the tutorial 1756×424, The spline drawing is correctly positioned so that it will line up with your blueprints.

I will be altering my model in the near future to reflect this update.

Thanks Chris.

I may have said in the tutorial a few times,  Your never really finished a model
This is so true, you can always find a reason to go back and rework something

Of-course in the film or TV world of modelling you don´t have this opportunity,
you need to get it right first time, this is only in the world of the 3D hobbyist
where you can rework at leisure.

(Gerard Duffy)

Tutorial update

I am delighted to see that someone is giving my tutorial a go and is doing a great job, plus giving me some solid feedback and going by the name of 0x0y0z via his blog have a look and see for yourself in the link below.


The Model 

I will also say that I will be editing the tutorial in the coming weeks (as time allows) to fix a few minor areas based on 0x0y0z comments so far, so it the tutorials disappears, have no fear as it will be temporary while I reload them. Again if you´re giving this tutorial a go please let me know here or on these sites: