Tim (Suricata) makes Matt Wright’s award into a cool model!

Awesome job, Tim!  Had to put this up in case you haven’t seen it yet. Last month Matt Wright won the first Eavesdropper starship award, and Tim went out and did a low poly model!!!! It’s so nice that I am going to quit my job and go back to working in the grocery store because you CG guys are just too good!!!!!! HAAA!  Thanks Tim and can’t wait to see what you’re going to do with her next!!!




next to the cheesy drawing!!

next to the cheesy drawing!!

26 Responses to “Tim (Suricata) makes Matt Wright’s award into a cool model!”

  1. 1 Scott D
    June 17, 2009 at 11:56 am

    Very Impressive CGI! 😉

  2. 2 Pacal
    June 17, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    Cool concept, anyone have an idea how a vessel as this would be used by Starfleet?

  3. 5 deg
    June 17, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    Ah, way cool dude, good job, eh! 🙂


  4. June 17, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    You got to love that model. You can find more fan models based on John’s sketches over at scifi-meshes.com. 😀

  5. 7 Lt. Washburn
    June 17, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    I never was clear if this was an existing design or you drew it up for the award? If it’s an old design, what’s it from?

    • 8 johneaves
      June 17, 2009 at 1:06 pm

      it was originally a rough I drew when I was applying for the job over at Perpetual Entertainment, and fleshed it out a bit to be the award.

  6. 9 Matt Wright
    June 17, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    Awesome! Thanks Tim 😀

  7. 11 DeanneM
    June 17, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    Nice, Suricata!! Did you round it out a little on purpose?

    Yea, the USS MATT WRIGHT – so cool!!

    • June 17, 2009 at 8:41 pm

      Yeah, I tryed a more angular shape but I felt it didn’t flow as well from diferent angles, I’ll admit she’s lost a bit of her speedy look though, I’m sure theer are other guys / gals in the community that will do a high poly model of her.

      Thanks for the kind comments by the way john, much appriciated, especialy from you!

      • 13 DeanneM
        June 17, 2009 at 9:11 pm

        It’s your artistic CG interpretation, so it’s fine with me! I’m impressed by your stuff!!

        I do like the sleek and speedy look, so maybe someone will do a different interpretation.

  8. 14 the bluesman
    June 17, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    Matt congrats!

    Tim, nice model.

    Dea, Howyadoin?

    • 15 DeanneM
      June 17, 2009 at 7:28 pm

      Fine, thank you! And you? 😀

      I have my hands full with my latest class, though!! 😦

      • 16 the bluesman
        June 17, 2009 at 11:00 pm

        I’m okay, I wish I was listening to some live blues and drinkin mojitos, but I am working on client stuff and lsitening to 929.9 Davefm in Atlanta via the net.

      • 17 DeanneM
        June 17, 2009 at 11:36 pm

        I’ve not had a mojito, but I had a bushwhacker on St. Thomas last summer that was Mmm, Mmm, good! I’m not really a drinker though. I enjoy a lot of diff kinds of music, and some live blues would be nice!

        Hittin’ the hay. Don’t work too hard!!

  9. 18 Matt Boardman
    June 17, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    Nice work, Tim! I caught this on your blog the other day and was impressed with how well done it is!!

  10. 19 Buckaroohawk
    June 17, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    That’s a low-poly model? Sure doesn’t look like it. All my low-polys look like exactly that, a low-poly model. This is just beautiful, though. I wonder what the secret is.

    • June 17, 2009 at 8:36 pm

      I’ll admit I added the hull plates after I’d used a bump matt for them. Although I made it with the thought it would be used asa backgroud ship, similar to the ships used in First Contact. To me a high poly model is something you can scrap the paint off with a camera and not see its a 3d model! 🙂

  11. 21 Psion
    June 17, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    Hmmm … I must do something nice for John Eaves so I get a cool Eaves ship named after me and built by Suricata, too. But not *too* nice, because I’m lazy.

    Congrats, Matt! John and Tim did a spectacular job.

  12. June 17, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    “Congrats, Matt! John and Tim did a spectacular job.”

    I can’t help thinking, though, that Star Trek used to differenciate from other Sci Fi universes for the originality of the Starfleet vessels, the uniqueness of the “saucer-neck-engineering-nacelles” combination. The ships I’m seeing since Voyager show a trend towards the “one piece-triangular shape”, already seen on other franchises.
    Yes, I know, I know: evolution. But, can we evolve without losing personality?
    Sorry, got carried away.

  13. 24 Freak
    June 18, 2009 at 3:01 am

    Man you really brought John desgin to life.
    It shame you could not keep the sharp lines, but it still looks speedy.

  14. June 18, 2009 at 3:38 am

    I’ll probaly have a look at it later and maker one with sharper lines, although I have a couple of other projects in the works atm, including the Science Donut vessel that I really really should finish!

  15. 26 Jonathan Burke
    June 18, 2009 at 7:57 am

    Sweeeet! 😀

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