Author Topic: Big Falcon Hopper onwards - Starship Hopper, Starship, Super Heavy Render thread  (Read 860710 times)

Offline Lars-J

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I thought two of the fins would be movable.  Doesn't look like it on the Hopper version.   I thought they would test side entry with the Hopper version, since it was supposed to act like a skydiver.

Not for the hopper. The next version (for high altitude testing) being built in San Pedro will have it.

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My view of the Stainless Steel Starship in orbit.
It wasn't till I saw the hopper at night I realized what a mirrored spaceship would look like in space. I can't wait for a deep space render with the stars reflecting in the black surface. I'm not sure how you'd even start doing that with a mostly cylindrical mirror.
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My view of the Stainless Steel Starship in orbit.
It wasn't till I saw the hopper at night I realized what a mirrored spaceship would look like in space. I can't wait for a deep space render with the stars reflecting in the black surface. I'm not sure how you'd even start doing that with a mostly cylindrical mirror.

raytracing.

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My view of the Stainless Steel Starship in orbit.
It wasn't till I saw the hopper at night I realized what a mirrored spaceship would look like in space. I can't wait for a deep space render with the stars reflecting in the black surface. I'm not sure how you'd even start doing that with a mostly cylindrical mirror.

raytracing.

Yeah, rendering technology wise it is not a problem. But it will force artists to put in more effort into making it realistic.

Many artists just slap an image onto an existing background without rendering it properly inside a 3D world or HDR environment. You can get away with doing it the easy way for many things, but not if you render something highly reflective/specular like Starship.
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One more view (mine) of starhooper

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https://twitter.com/kimitalvitie/status/1084170058715283457

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Ask and you shall receive! Here's an image with the mighty #SaturnV compared to the @SpaceX's upcoming #Starship and #Superheavy stack! Really gives a sense of scale how truly massive the rocket will be! 🤯

This and many of my other renders are now also available at my shop!

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Nice Starship renders from Kimi. Id like to see Starship next to Orion in space. It would be quite a contrast.
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OMG

https://twitter.com/oli_braun/status/1084405475108667393

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A little secret side project that I have been working on :D 1/144th scale. I still have 2 more kits of that available - but due to the backlog, I don't want to put them up the shop just yet.

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https://twitter.com/oli_braun/status/1084443262558130177
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I'd like to see a scale model of the Hopper made from tin foil over a frame of whatever. The actual photographs look a lot like tin foil.
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I'd like to see it made into a hat so I can wear it...
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What - 30 ft. diameter? You've got a pretty big head!
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mine, 3d printed

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mine, 3d printed

Very smooth! Which 3D printer do you use?

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How are folks getting the smooth shine on 3D printed models? Looks much more reflective than silver paint.
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How are folks getting the smooth shine on 3D printed models? Looks much more reflective than silver paint.

Take a look at Alclad's chrome paint, you need to apply it with an airbrush but it gives a real "liquid metal" finish just like the Hopper. 

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Football fields are just about 50m.  A detailed render of a stainless Starship levitating lengthwise, diorama-like in the middle of a large football stadium would look pretty good, with the nose and tail/legs just overlapping with the goal posts.
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Football fields are just about 50m.  A detailed render of a stainless Starship levitating lengthwise, diorama-like in the middle of a large football stadium would look pretty good, with the nose and tail/legs just overlapping with the goal posts.

Pretty sure american Football fields are 120 yards (~110 meters) goal post to goal post.

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Make that width then  ;D 
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