100 Days, 100 Renders— Day 19


Another picture from clearing out my mental junk drawer. The idea was a Klingon spy photo of the U.S.S. Challenger, a model by Dennis Bailey which combined the design cues from the Enterprise from the 2009 Star Trek movie with the proportions of the original design. In my head, I decided it was a one-off prototype trying out the design features that became mainstream in the timeline of the remake films, but which didn’t catch on in the original Star Trek universe.

I conceived of the shot as an animation, and I may take another whack at that concept, since my original idea is very different from what I ended up with. I changed the setting to the Utopia Planita shipyards at Mars, and populated the scene with ships and drydocks. I intended to mark up the image with Klingon text, my computer isn’t seeing the Klingon fonts for some reason. All in all, I’d say this is a bit of a dud of an image, which isn’t surprising considering the amount of supporting infrastructure I’d have to put into it to get it right (starting with a full Klingon graphics package).