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Discussion in 'Yacht Renderings & Plans' started by dennett1, Jun 21, 2009.

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  1. dennett1

    dennett1 New Member

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    OK, to be fair I thought I should stick my neck out and post one of my own designs. This expedition yacht will be built for most open ocean conditions with the famous Doggersbank as inspiration. The image is a computer model I did using Rhino and rendered in Maya. The background is courtesy of Neil Rabinowitz. Sorry Neil I replaced your yacht with mine. Any feedback on the design would be welcomed.

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    Thats nice work mate. It must have taken a while. Good detailing
    Very clean and 'just out of the shed' look. I would reduce the reflectivity on the hull or add more noise, due to the gloomy environment it is in.
    Very good though.

    How did you get on tranferring your data from Rhino to Maya?
    Did you use the Npower tanslators to get a smooth mesh or was there a bit of rebuilding going on in Maya?
    I have known of some drama with step or IGES beating up the surfaces and having to be rebuilt.

    More pics please.
    Regards.
    S
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    dennett1 New Member

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    Hi S,
    I did this about two years ago and have learned allot since then. Thanks for the tips.
    I exported the model from Rhino as an object .obj with very good mesh settings I got from a guy who used to work at the design office I was at.
    The hardest export to date however is from Solidworks to Maya. Sheesh what a mess. It was never meant to be. I'll post some more stuff in the next little while both my own designs and others. My best stuff is bound by Non-disclosure agreements so unfortunately I won't be showing them anytime soon. I'm currently designing a 125ft modern sloop so I can create renders at my own discretion.
    Are you in 3D?
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    Hey that's nice Dennett.
    It's a nice look. I can't think of anything that really looks like it.
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    'RoundTheHorn Senior Member

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    What about Lady Vista?

    Lady Vista certainly has similar lines to my eyes and she just happens to be 105 feet, too! I was going to say just substitue a flybridge for a funnel, but after closer inspection, dennett1's has a funnel as well. The big difference is the wide body sections of the deck house.

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    [QUOTE='roundthehorn]Lady Vista certainly has similar lines to my eyes and she just happens to be 105 feet, too! I was going to say just substitue a flybridge for a funnel, but after closer inspection, dennett1's has a funnel as well. The big difference is the wide body sections of the deck house.[/QUOTE]
    Lady Vista's nice, but I do like the reverse bulwarks of Dennetts' yacht. Reminds me of our tough west coast tugboat bows!
    The whole side treatment is different too (I guess yours would be a full beam main cabin Dennett?).
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    'RoundTheHorn Senior Member

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    You may think they are both nice, but isn't that because of the similarities?:) My point was that you said you couldn't think of a similar design. The 105 ft. Lady Vista certainly looks similar to the 105 footer that dennett1 posted. By the way, Lady Vista was originally a minelayer built in 1954 and spent 1999-2001 being converted to a yacht.
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    dennett1 New Member

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    Lady Vista was definitely the look and feel I was going for. Just a variation on a theme.

    The main salon is indeed full beam but the only problem would be having to travel fwd through the salon/dining to get to the foredeck in chop. I guess one could do the Nordhaven approach and make one side recessed for a weather deck. You never see both sides of the boat at the same time:)
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    dennett1 New Member

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    OK here goes nothing. Here are some more images of the boat. The render was done awhile ago so don't look too closely.

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    [QUOTE='roundthehorn]You may think they are both nice, but isn't that because of the similarities?:) My point was that you said you couldn't think of a similar design. The 105 ft. Lady Vista certainly looks similar to the 105 footer that dennett1 posted. By the way, Lady Vista was originally a minelayer built in 1954 and spent 1999-2001 being converted to a yacht.[/QUOTE]
    Sorry 'roundthehorn, yes there are similarities for sure. Especially the fwd main & wheelhouse feel.
    I guess there are hints of Seaton designs here too.
    Nice look.
    Dennett, how much time does one of these renderings take?
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    dennett1 New Member

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    It takes about 2 to 3 days with the model supplied and about a week and a bit if I have to create the model. The profiles take about a day.
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    Wow! That second image in post 9 certainly has that Seaton feel. Seaton used to have images freely posted on his older site (http://www.seatondesign.com/), but changed it recently so one needs to input contact info in order to view designs.
    I was thinking that a yacht of that size is going to have crew and there might be a few owners out there who wouldn't want their cocktail hour interupted by deckhands in wet foulies!:D

    Nordhavn (note spelling: no "e" - common mistake) has taken the asymmetrical approach on most of their designs and some of the smaller models don't have full side decks at all - only toe holds for good weather. I know the 68 offers the option of the asymmetrical saloon or P/S decks.
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    Seaton indeed. I just went to his site and there are definately similarities but seeing how I worked for Gregory C. Marshall fo 6 years I think maybe some of his styling rubbed off.
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    Marshall Designs

    dennett1,

    There have been a lot of beautiful designs to come out of G.M.'s offices. I especially like the Park Isle Marine 65 Wanderbird, the yacht Alyeska (I've exchanged a couple of emails with David Good about his thoughts on CPPs,) and Alloy Yachts' VVS1. If you had a hand in any of those...Congratulations!
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    Thanks Roundthehorn.

    Well I had a hand in all of those excellent yachts in one form or another. Not only is Greg a great friend he is also a very talented designer. I was able to learn a great deal about the yacht industry and how the industry works. I did miss the Nordhavn though. Sheesh!