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« Reply #40 on: Nov 07, 2020, 06:17 PM »
Absolutely awesome with the differences in the number of steps between decks !  :)

And the style of the steps.  Notice that from Five Deck to Three Deck there are two landings between each deck and from Two Deck to Q Deck there is only one landing between decks and then two landings again from Q to B.  Drove me up a wall getting that right.
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« Reply #41 on: Nov 07, 2020, 06:21 PM »
Yes, absolutely amazing !  :)

Awhile ago, you mentioned having to reduce file size to accommodate your plans. How is that situation at present ?
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« Reply #42 on: Nov 07, 2020, 06:45 PM »
I just finished roughing our Stairway E ('69 colors).  Next will be working the underside of the stairs, the aluminum extruded handrails, the center rails and some other details.  Once that's done, I'll stick it in the ship!   

Check out the photos!

Wonderful work Bob! If you're able to put your model, when finished and with selected "photo" angles like you've done so far, through a photorealistic renderer such as the Indigo Renderer for Sketchup that would be crazy awesome! I am intrigued as to how you modelled the original Midship Lobby's intricate ceiling - with a lot of patience I would imagine!

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« Reply #43 on: Nov 07, 2020, 07:56 PM »
Wonderful work Bob! If you're able to put your model, when finished and with selected "photo" angles like you've done so far, through a photorealistic renderer such as the Indigo Renderer for Sketchup that would be crazy awesome! I am intrigued as to how you modelled the original Midship Lobby's intricate ceiling - with a lot of patience I would imagine!

https://www.indigorenderer.com/

A lot of patience is an understatement.  Thank God for the spline and rotate tools.  Otherwise I took much of the vertical and 3d dimensions from personal, Forum and internet photos and estimating proportions.   I'll look into the photorealistic rendering options.
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« Reply #44 on: Nov 07, 2020, 07:58 PM »
Yes, absolutely amazing !  :)

Awhile ago, you mentioned having to reduce file size to accommodate your plans. How is that situation at present ?

The file size is quickly approaching an unstable size.  Still working on how to best manage that.  I may go from 3d walls and floors to a 2d plane based on what can be seen.  That should help reduce it a bit.

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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: Today at 02:08 AM »
Not sure if this will work.  Its 104 Mb.  Enjoy if it does.  I'll take it down if it's taking up too much space on the Forum servers.
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« Reply #53 on: Today at 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: Today at 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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