You know how the Millenium Falcon has all these pipes, gadgets and gizmos, and box-like extrudes and plates on its surface?
I wanna do that for my own spaceship in Blender. How should I do that? I've modeled pipes, plates and other junk, how do I add it to my spaceship. I'm thinking a partical system.
Form follows function. Never add crap just to add it, that you don't even understand.
Read the sticky.
the keyword you're looking for is "greebles"
>Form follows function. Never add crap just to add it, that you don't even understand.
How ironic given that the falcon is covered in kit-bashed greebles. The basic idea of which is to keep adding random crap until it fills a surface.
There is no function for form to follow, because the ship can't really fly.
Op, read up on kit bashing and then create your own custom assortment of greeble meshes used for detailing such surfaces.
functionalism has a place in art, star wars style ships are not that place
Download a greebles script
Do it they way they did it when making the movie. Just make a real life model; then take a picture and say you made it on the computer
Millennium Falcon is actually a pretty shitty design for what it is intended to be, a cargo ship. It barely has any cargo space in it at all and most parts of the ship aren't even big enough for a person to stand upright in.
As a real functional transport it's shit, so is it's canopy position from a piloting standpoint.
But as what it really is, a sci-fi fantasy spaceship, it's utterly excellent. Thing is photogenic as hell from any angle and a totally unique design.
Fuck that greebles are the best
Star Wars is greeble porn I fucking love it
just model it in it takes time but it looks better
heres a better shot of the falcon in this 64 megapixel image i cant post here. http://q5grafx.deviantart.com/art/No-Escape-568682454
On the Family Guy Star Wars episodes it couldn't even carry a couch
We need something like this in Blender
Would be perfect for this kinda thang.
How did nobody look out the window and say "Hey, what's this doing here?"
i'm not even sure there are windows on there
Lucas explained that the Falcon was a piece of crap to anyone´s eye but Han´s, who kept it for it´s speed, firepower and maneuverability. It mostly ran small smuggled cargo and VIPS trough checkpoints and skirmishes, which is what it´s needed for in every movie.
Original design for the falcon looked more like an Eagle from Space 1999. Still had fuck all for cargo space.
Yeah looking at the actual footage and not the 3D model there doesn't seem to be any windows on the rear of the tower that it would have been seen from.
And where the ship was "parked"
Thoughtful commentary like this is why I come to /3/ desu
>a totally unique design.
Where? I don't see it. Is it behind that generic looking ufo? Lol, I don't mean to put down moebius, but the falcon looks a lot more unique than that
'Valérian and Laureline' influenced lots of movies including star wars.
Jean-Claude Mézières' designs and the whole world in those comics is a masterpiece.
XB982 came like 10 years before Millennium Falcon and is a much better design. SW in general is pleb tier popcorn movie aimed at children. old school fans hate episodes 1-3 only because Lucas made them for children as well, just like the originals..
>old school fans hate episodes 1-3 only because Lucas made them for children as well, just like the originals.
If you watch 'A New Hope' (only film Lucas directed) back to back with any of episode 1-3 you will recognize how far the man had fallen.
'A New Hope' probably turned out fine because Lucas wasn't yet surrounded by an army of yes-men that that was to fanboi or weak to tell him the truth.
If you compare 1-3 with 'Empire' or 'Return' that had some proper direction you are either blind or high mate.
Reason old school fans hate 1-3 is because they are objectively a bunch of real shitty movies.
I do like the original movies but they don't hold up to any critical viewing.
all of the movies are full of just plain silly stuff.
Just look at the Red Dwarf or Nostromo. Chock full of wibbly bits. If you want ' form follows function', then you go with Flash Gordon and Buck Rodgers old missle-type.
What's I ronic is your misuse of the term ifonic, considering milenium falcon is probably the least kitbash grebled spaceship in a work of fiction outside of enterprise. If you're willing to look it up online there are actually schematics explaining what each panel leads to and where each of those "random crap on surface" go and what they do.
But I guess you were so in love with the chance of finally getting to use that big boy word that you didn't have time to realize you don't actually know what you're talking about.
Brotip: Just because it "can't actually fly" Doesn't mean it can't follow logic in its design.
It may be my imagination, but didn't the milenium falcon get like, smaller with each new movie that came out? Like I distinctly remember it being bigger in Episode IV than in Episode III.
not that other guy but lets be honest, they get people to make shit up after the fact. There's no explanation of all the microcopic little bits on these ships. They make diagrams like that so they can sell them to fanboys and make more money. Do you think George lucas thought about how a lightsaber worked, or did he just think "laser sword"? That in mind you can sure as hell find a blue print on it. None of what it says really means anything
>not that other guy but lets be honest, they get people to make shit up after the fact.
Its irrelevant. Its a work of fiction so whether they come up with the info before or after doesn't matter, the fact is the info is there which disqualifies it from being labeled as random.
That book was made about 10 years after the movie. Someone had to go back and give a function to the kitbashed MF.
No it is relevent. What I'm saying is that someone just put a bunch of random shit on there because it looked good. Afterwards they hired someone to "give it meaning" so no form doesn't follow function, function follows form. If I make a bunch of random greebles and then assign random values to it that doesn't suddenly justify it because "the information is there so its irrelevant".
Are you always this much of a contrarian whore? Its not relevant, its only relevant to you and your bullshit asspull explaination that supports a point which I'm not even sure you know you're trying to make.
MF is a work of fiction, you can squabble about this all you want but it doesn't matter, the blueprints ARE official and they give an explaination to everything, we're not living in the past, we're living in the present, and in the present everything is explained therefor its not fucking random, how much of an imbecile do you have to be to not comprehend this?
Yeah we get it, its relevent, because in your imaginary fucking world people can still fall off the edge of the world because the explanation of the planet's interior didn't come at the exact same time as the theory that the earth was round so earth must still be flat, right?
>Literally ends with 
Do you honestly believe this shit is even worth dignifying with a serious answer?
>In the present everything is explained therefor its not fucking random, how much of an imbecile do you have to be to not comprehend this?
Holy shit anon, by your view I could suck up paint in my ass and drop it onto a canvas from a five story building.
If I then went an assigned elaborate meanings to the splatter pattern and write it down it's somehow no longer random? That sound anything like right to you?
Even if you sit down and label greebles on the Millennium Falcon to be the 'hyper confluxor gate' or 'over-confluctor switch' it's still just a random greeble
put there for purely aesthetic reasons. It's only labeled that way to make the blueprint look genuine and cute to fans buying the print/model whatever.
Also do notice that the structure depicted in your technical illustration isn't really of the greebles but of the Falcon's internals that wasn't even thought out at the time of filming 'A New Hope'.
As other anon said that is the work of some technical illustrator hired for the merchandising.
The blueprints LITERALLY don't explain all the little devices in the surface just some of the internals which are obvious. eg "it has engines" "it has a warp drive". Jesus I don't even know how you have an argument. Also we're talking about fiction so your planet interior analogy is a false equivalency, planets were not invented by humans meaning that regardless of our understanding of planets they always were that way. It wasn't made to work through a blueprint
Also you're implying that we even know how a Millennium Falcon works, if we did it would be built and not subject to this argument. This makes your precious blueprints inherently meaningless since they are not based on realistic science or engineering. Essentially the blueprints themselves are random.
To further explain why you are objectively wrong I'll use The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy as an example. It was written by a guy who was high out of his mind and came up with a bunch random shit, half of which is confirmed not to have any deep meaning, its just random. That being said the author still explains the world that the story takes place in. This doesn't magically change the fact that it was all intended to be random and inherently does not have any greater design.
>we're not living in the past, we're living in the present, and in the present everything is explained therefor its not fucking random
This implies that in the past things are random but now in the present they're not because we assigned an imaginary value value to it that's not based on any objective understanding.
So in the future everything is random because some fiction writer didn't write it but then when its first made it's random but then random blueprints are made for a thing that was made randomly to suddenly make it not random.
Do you see how that is utterly illogical?
Now will you keep insulting me or replay with a coherent argument this time?
it wasn't in episode III, you piece of shit faggot.
wew lad, I'm gonna need you to turn your autism down to like a 4.
You literally have no fucking idea what you are talking about. You will never have a career in the industry, because you don't understand how things are actually done.
You keep using that word, I don't think it means what you think it means.
not the same guy m80. You still haven't put together a real argument
Oh yea, Lucas was really thinking about fuel cell positions when giving the outlining description "hamburger with an olive on the side".
Ralph McQuarrie and co were definitely making sure the "warp vertex stabilizers" were in the correct place... you basic,crayon eating motherfucker.
didn't Lucas have an industrial designer give input on this stuff? as opposed to just some artist throwing thrusters on a shapely curve? I don't think everything was entirely random.
the industrial designer is that artist. His job would have been to make sure that it doesn't look insane like some abstract painting. Hence the word "designer" not "engineer"
>Oh yea, Lucas was really thinking about fuel cell positions when giving the outlining description "hamburger with an olive on the side".
>you basic, crayon eating mother fucker