follow up work by Pierre




borgified #1

borgified #1


arctic view 1

arctic view 1

What a smoke-nnnn angle!!

What a smoke-nnnn angle!!


the alien vessel 1

the alien vessel 1

WOOO-HOOOOO, awesome shot PIerre!

WOOO-HOOOOO, awesome shot PIerre!


so very nice!!!

so very nice!!!

well done!!! Pierre your the best!

well done!!! Pierre your the best!

I found the disk of Pierre’s brilliant modeling, so here are some of the pieces he created for Episodes of Enterprise from last weeks posts!!! I so loved seeing What Pierre would come up with and I was always blown away by his awesome talents!!! The EDEN boys were way to good. Rob, Lee, and Coji to name a few really put their hearts into their work and I was always their biggest fan!!!

24 Responses to “follow up work by Pierre”

  1. 1 John N. Ritter
    April 13, 2009 at 2:22 am

    Nice perspective views of the Arctic transport. It now because of the windows gives me a feel for the size of the ship. In particular the viewports of the bridge(?).

  2. April 13, 2009 at 3:13 am

    Wow, thanks! Those are some cool new shots of sadly rarely featured vessels. Thanks for digging them up!

  3. 5 Starship freak
    April 13, 2009 at 3:14 am

    Awesome! Nice work on your design, really like the “messerscmitt”! So, was Pierre involved in the 602-club things you´ve promised?

  4. April 13, 2009 at 5:59 am

    Great renders. 🙂 How long on average would Pierre and the others have had to build these models once your drawings were approved?

    • 8 johneaves
      April 13, 2009 at 6:07 am

      Not long,,, And I always heard that they wish they had more time!!! Even their quick models were very impressive

  5. 9 deg
    April 13, 2009 at 6:51 am

    That Arctic ship was also in the ’08 SOTL as I recall.

    Mesh are never finished, they are mostly abandoned in production. One reason it’s nice to build stuff for yourself as well, as you can sweat all the details to make it perfect.

    Still, doing a shot for a still that can and will be scrutinized, that’s good, but for a production model that is being animated and motion-blurred and is in shots that last 3 to maybe 10 sec (that’s long) you’d never even see all the sweat you put as with s still shot orthos displayed mesh. Nice if you have the time though, as building über-detailed and über-painted detailed models is my druthers.


    • 10 johneaves
      April 13, 2009 at 12:18 pm

      I always hate when all this work is done to be, like you said a short scene, or obscured by other elements or heavy atmosphere.

  6. April 13, 2009 at 7:41 am

    Great to see these designs pulled out and displayed on their own 🙂

  7. 12 Matt Boardman
    April 13, 2009 at 7:58 am

    Man, what I wouldn’t give to be able to pick Pierre’s brain! He is a modeling genious! Love the textures as well!

    How cool must it be to see your drawings become models that then end up in a movie/show!!

    I really need to learn Lightwave. I taught myself 3DS Max, but it seems Lightwave is the program that production companies prefer.

    • 13 johneaves
      April 13, 2009 at 12:15 pm

      I’ll have to track Pierre down ad see if he’ll guest blog for a day!!! I would love to catch up and I am sure you have a lot you would like to talk about as well.


      • 14 Matt Boardman
        April 13, 2009 at 7:52 pm

        Ooo! That’d be fun!

        BTW, I caught your Sketchbook interview on the DS9 6th season extras last night. Seriously good stuff! 🙂 I loved the design for the Cardassian orbital weapons platforms!

  8. 15 evil_genius_180
    April 13, 2009 at 8:11 am

    Man, that’s some awesome work. Between your designs and his models, it’s pure gold. I love that alien fighter and the warp 2 ship but that Arctic Shuttle is one of my favorites from the whole series. It looks cool Borgified but I like it even better before. It’s a great design and I love that it’s green where most Earth/Starfleet ships are light gray, light blue-gray or light tan.

    • 16 johneaves
      April 13, 2009 at 12:13 pm

      I love to see what happens after they leave my desk,,, It’s very cool to see how a modeler will add their own ideas, details and creativity to what they are working on. Always is a treat to see what comes about when the show airs!!! I liked that green too.

  9. 17 DeanneM
    April 13, 2009 at 12:31 pm

    I really enjoyed your drawings of all of these, but I’m blown away by the detail on the borgified Explorer!! I haven’t looked in depth at a borg vessel, and the amount of detail added to the original SF vessel is amazing!

    I’m glad I have some time off today to take a closer look at this and some of Doug’s stuff…to much good stuff!! 🙂

  10. April 13, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    Great pictures. Thanks for posting them!

  11. 19 Freak
    April 13, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    sweet seeing getting to see these concept coming to life.

  12. 20 Adam
    April 14, 2009 at 2:53 am

    Wow I couldn’t even dream of better shots of the ships (well I can but I won’t complain for what we got) ! Pierre is really an awesome artist. I did a 3D model of the NX Alpha but the original is just unbeatable. Thank you for the pics John, I can’t wait to see what else you will find !
    PS Am I the only one that sees Ent-era Romulan BoP in the Arctic vessel ? (the color and overall shape seem very similar)

  13. April 14, 2009 at 5:37 am

    The green does make it look quite Romulan. That’s the only thing I don’t like about the ship, although I do agree it’s nice to see a Starfleet ship that’s not grey or bluish.

  14. April 14, 2009 at 8:43 am

    johneaves: I always hate when all this work is done to be, like you said a short scene, or obscured by other elements or heavy atmosphere.

    I often get some cripes about some of my work with folks sayin’ back off on the motion-blur or what-not, I can’t see the detail on your beautiful mesh.

    But I’m into photorealism, and distortion, atmo, and motion-blurring, etc. are part of that aspect to making something photo-real/believable.

    I always say, I always do full 6-view orthos renders of all my mesh if you want to see it in-and-of-itself, in all its detailed glory. But when it comes to putting it into scenography, some of the detail is gonna get lost for the sake of realism.

    Believe me (as you know full well John), I’m the one sweatin’ all that detail, and that is the EXACT reason I do orthos, to show it off, to look at the model itself as the art. 😀


  15. May 15, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    HI John,

    My Name is Brandon MacDougall and just ran across your site!

    I was lucky to work on Enterprise “2 eps” after Voyager (4 years)as 3D lead modeler “before Pierre came to Foudation”

    I was asked by Steve P to model your Nx01-Alpha for the show.
    please see

    I even added the folding wings for you when Doug made the hanger doors to small. check with Pierre if you like he knows.

    I been a big fan of yours over the years and it was fun.

    all the best,

    Brndon MacDougall

  16. May 19, 2009 at 9:47 am

    One more small request on your last two images of the NX-01Alpha the says “well done!!! Pierre your the best!” can you remove this? as its hard for me to look at.

    Coji is spelled Koji 🙂


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