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« Reply #45 on: Nov 12, 2020, 08:09 PM »
New issue and not good news.  As I add detail in one location, various items are disappearing in other areas.  I’m not sure of the cause but I’m missing walls, wall details and flights of stairs.  Nothing unrecoverable (copy/paste existing components) but I am changing my approach to the model which is to build by feature. In other words, create a separate file for each feature (e.g. separate files for Stairway E, Stairway D Miships Lobby, select staterooms etc.).  Will see soon if this approach overcomes the problem.

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« Reply #46 on: Nov 18, 2020, 03:36 AM »
Stairway E progress.  Pictured is a view standing on the landing between Five and Four Deck looking up at the Four Deck lifts.    The colors are coming out nicely and the brightness is working well too.  The only drawback is some of the color is diminished at shallow angles.  Still feels like I'm back onboard in the 70's though!
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« Reply #47 on: Nov 18, 2020, 12:43 PM »
That's incredible Bob!
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« Reply #48 on: Nov 20, 2020, 02:06 AM »
The 70s exactly ! Awesome !   :)
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« Reply #49 on: Nov 20, 2020, 07:35 AM »
Amazing indeed! Taking us back in time to a QE2 I for one never knew. What a shock she must have been to the people who were used to the ships of the time...

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« Reply #50 on: Nov 20, 2020, 04:24 PM »
Fantastic. I'm very impressed. Wow!

New issue and not good news.  As I add detail in one location, various items are disappearing in other areas.  I’m not sure of the cause but I’m missing walls, wall details and flights of stairs.

Just a thought... Could it be that you hit the software's maximum allocated memory in your computer?

I'm not a computer specialist but it reminds me some similar bugs from early vector software I used back in the 1990s...

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« Reply #51 on: Nov 22, 2020, 01:28 PM »
I was just reviewing these still photos and had the thought that I need to figure out how to post a recording of an animation of walking through the model or orbiting the view around various features.  I’m away from my computer for a few days but will start thinking on this.  The animation/walkthrough is the main reason I wanted to build the model in the first place - looking around inside at will!

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« Reply #52 on: Nov 30, 2020, 02:08 AM »
Enjoy my walkthrough of E stairs!

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« Reply #53 on: Nov 30, 2020, 05:08 AM »
Excellent walkthrough video Bob, the attention to detail in the form of the stairway rails and the lift/elevator controls, and finally the view up the stairway from the bottom are wonderful!
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« Reply #54 on: Nov 30, 2020, 10:00 AM »
Bob what an incredible amount of work you have put into this model.  The detail is amazing and like Thomas, I especially liked when you turned to look up the stairway. 

Just brilliant!
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« Reply #55 on: Dec 04, 2020, 10:14 PM »
Forum members who joined us for the Zoom session yesterday were treated to Bob's presentation showing his modelling of stairwell E.  Looking forward to more on this topic and to the next Zoom session where we an see progress on Bob's work.   :)
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« Reply #56 on: Dec 08, 2020, 07:13 PM »
Per Lynda's request, I started a bit on QE2's Double Room.  Naturally I started with the signature staircase.

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« Reply #57 on: Dec 08, 2020, 07:19 PM »
Fabulous  :) :-*
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« Reply #58 on: Dec 08, 2020, 08:13 PM »
Awesome !  :)
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« Reply #59 on: Dec 10, 2020, 03:01 AM »
A few more screen shots of the nearly completed Double Room spiral staircase (the rest of the Double Up and Down Rooms is in disarray so please ignore). I just discovered that I left out a couple of gaps in the baluster glass.  It's a minor detail that doesn't take away from the effect though.  Enjoy.

I discovered something I thought was amazing.  In researching the staircase, I ran across a few 1968/69 photos of the staircase where some of the photoshoot models are reaching through the glass, where other photos and my own 1969 photos show smoked glass in the balusters.  I can only surmise that the ship was still under construction in 1968 when the promo photos were taken and the glass had not been installed.  See the photos below - one with and a few without glass!   

The details one can discover in a project like this and would never notice otherwise!

Can anyone spot the other difference between the first two promo photos and that last one? 

Hint: There are at least two major differences.
« Last Edit: Dec 10, 2020, 03:17 AM by Bob C. »

 

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