WIP - Large Freighter with EXTENSIVE Interiors
Hi everyone! I've been working away on a large Blockade Runner project, and while it isn't finished yet I'm pretty proud of what I have so far so I wanted to show some of it off to the community!
First off I just wanted to say that as a kid, inspired by various sci-fi movies, a favourite pastime of mine was to draw out spaceship deckplans. I've always wanted to explore some of my creations in 3D, but I could never figure out how to use level editing tools to make what I wanted.
Blockade runner has allowed me for the first time to come up with spaceship designs and see them realized in 3D. So I want to thank the creators for that.
I've spent a lot of time planning out, building, rebuilding, and rebuilding again the interiors of this ship to suit my somewhat obsessive tastes. The end result is that EVERY room and corridor in this ship so far has been thoughtfully designed. I'm also particular about the geometry of the rooms and corridors, when I finish I will make the ship file available so people can explore it and see all the interesting geometry.
In the meantime I thought I would show off some screenshots of key rooms along with a short description, for your reading entertainment.
The exterior of the ship's bow. Not as detailed as the interior, but I still like it. The aft of the ship still needs to be built.
FORWARD COMPARTMENT - CREW
This compartment holds the space where the crew lives aboard the ship, as well as a few administrative offices.
This is where the crew gathers to eat, relax, and hold social functions. One of the most spacious room aboard the ship, this luxury is a must in order to keep morale up during those long voyages.
Forward view of the communications array from the mess hall window.
Adjacent to the mess hall, this is where food is prepared aboard the ship.
Showers and adjacent locker room.
These rooms contain sleeping bunks for crew, and a locker for personal items. Accommodates 4 per room.
This room holds beds and a locker for the officers, most likely the First Mate and the Ship's Doctor.
The captain gets his own room, of course.
This room is for holding important meetings.
Ship's Study and Records
This room is for holds all of the ship's records and manifests, as well as operating, maintenance, and emergency manuals. You can also find some reading materials for those long journeys.
This is where the Ship's Doctor works to ensure the health of the crew, as well as see crew members for routine check ups. For more serious matters the surgical room further aft is preferred.
Forward Machine Room
This room provides maintenance access for the machinery, electrical, and life support equipment that services the crew compartment.
SECOND COMPARTMENT - OPERATIONS
This compartment houses the spaces necessary for the operation of a spaceship, such as the flight deck and computer core. The lower deck of this compartment also holds workshops necessary for ship maintenance during long voyages.
Another corridor in operations.
What ship would be complete without a bridge?
This room allows the Ship's Doctor to deal with any medical emergencies that may occur during the ship's voyages.
It is recommended that ships intended for long hauls maintain a hydroponics bay to ensure proper nutrition for the crew, as nutrition of stored foods can degrade over time.
This room is equipped to carry out tasks related to the adjacent hydroponics bay.
SECOND COMPARTMENT - OPERATIONS
Another passageway in operations, this one is one of my favorite corridors.
This room contains specialized equipment for interstellar navigation and mapping.
This room houses the ship's main computers, and allows for maintenance of the computer systems.
Forward (Auxiliary) Generator
This small forward generator can provide emergency power to critical ship systems, and supplements the ships main power plant (located towards the aft of the ship) during normal operations.
THIRD COMPARTMENT - CARGO
The largest compartment aboard the ship, this section carries the ship's payload, and houses power and control/data linkages that run along the spine of the ship from engineering to operations.
This is where the ship's cargo is stored. The innovative rail-and-pallet system facilitates rapid loading and unloading of the cargo bays.
A view of one of the main cargo bay doors.
Airlock & Airlock Ready Room
Airlocks are useful for a variety of purposes, such as transferring personnel and equipment between ships, or enabling the crew to make external repairs. Should the need arise, the ready room provides a space for crew to don spacesuits or prepare equipment or small drones for airlock deployment.
The ship has a bundle of power and control/data linkages which run along the ship's centerline between Operations and Engineering through the Cargo section. Besides providing power to the ship, these linkages allow the bridge to control and monitor the ship's engine and power plant, and communicate with the engineering compartment. Several maintenance access points can be found in the cargo compartment.
A machine room at the junction between Cargo and Operations.
An external view of the port side cargo bay door. I'd say the ship is about ~70% done.
AFT COMPARTMENT - ENGINEERING
Still to be completed.
Automatic Post Merge: December 14, 2013, 02:41:17 pm
Future Planned Compartments: Cargo Bays, Engines
Edit: Updated progress! Added more pics.