Project 1701

Welcome to a relaunch of a project that I started way back in April 2010 on TrekBBS.  This project’s goal is to accurately and faithfully re-create the USS Enterprise from the original Star Trek series as a digital 3D model.  I’ll be using Lightwave as my modeling and rendering application.

For this project I’ll be working within these parameters:

  1. Use primarily the on-screen source material as possible to be screen accurate.
  2. Limit the source material to the original series episodes and first six movies.
  3. Understand what the designer’s intent was but what actually made it into production takes precedent.
  4. Think “What would the Thermians do?”  Coined by Albertese on TrekBBS.
  5. Be creative in areas that were never shown on screen but still be faithful to what was presented.

Due to family-work balance this project will take a while, but should be fun.

I’ll have a central Directory page to organize the different sections in this project.