Imperial Eagle Spaceship (Imperfect) Fan Art

  • July 23, 2020
  • Blender 2.8x
  • Render: Cycles
  • Creator: Xali
  • License: CC-BY
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I spent a little more than a week practicing shrinkwrapping hull- panels to a base mesh and this is what resulted from that. I know it's not a perfect replica of the 3d model from Elite Dangerous, but I wanted to get most of the general modeling skills from this project, and I think I did. Please enjoy :)


  • ThunderOwl profile picture

    Interesting, how exactly that wrapping of panels was done? Thank you

    Written July 27, 2020
  • Xali profile picture

    I created flat planes that matched the shape of the hull panels as you can see from top view of the ship(The White Panels). I then added a shrinkwrap modifier to each panel individually and set the target as the black base mesh that is underneath all of the hull panels. I think the base mesh is almost completely covered, but ,basically, it matches the general shape of the Imperial Eagle with a subdivision surface modifier. It's important to set the "mode" as "project" and not "nearest surface point" under each shrinkwrap modifier. Then I dragged each panel down until they followed the curvature of the base mesh surface. You can add a solidify modifier to each panel or extrude all faces at once, which by default, will extrude equally and give the hull panels a bit of thickness. Sorry for the long description.

    Written July 29, 2020
  • Xali profile picture

    If you have any more questions, feel free to ask. I don't mind

    Written July 29, 2020
  • Wade profile picture

    Thanks for sharing! I'm working on a high res version of the Enterprise NX-01. I'm using the shrinkwrap modifier for that too. I'll probably have it up for sharing in...ten years? I wish I had more spare time but what you did here looks great! Keep up the good work!

    Written September 05, 2020
  • Xali profile picture

    Thanks! I'm glad you like this.

    Written September 07, 2020
  • donsmallville profile picture

    good job soldier

    Written September 15, 2020
  • gamerentity101 profile picture

    wow thank you this will save me a lot of time and i just love the texture

    Written September 24, 2020
  • Xali profile picture

    No problem.

    Written September 30, 2020
  • SgtDannySgt profile picture

    Thanks very much. Really nice Bird mate!

    Written November 25, 2020
  • Daxime profile picture

    This is really awesome CMDR o7

    Written January 02, 2021
  • nathanieldiazrua profile picture

    Wow, this is really nice! I love it!!!!

    Written January 16, 2021
  • Wolfgang777 profile picture

    HI, really cool spaceship, do you mind if I use it in an experimental shoot? thanks

    Written February 04, 2021
  • DonB profile picture

    Thanks much!

    Written July 19, 2021
  • ABHAY profile picture

    Epic! Nice Detailed project.

    Written August 27, 2021
  • mamawoshizhengjian profile picture

    thanks so much

    Written November 23, 2021