3D Starfleet Interiors
This page will be dedicated to some of the interior shots I have done for the 3D starships and stations I have to work with. As I compile more renders of specific subjects I will be creating dedicated pages for some of the images posted here and eventually move them to their own respective locations. Links to the new pages will remain here and be accessible at the Pages Menu to the right.
Also, some of these are still work-in-progress images and I hope to update them as I continue modeling and rendering.
Airlock & Spacesuit Staging Area
This is one of my favorite meshes reproducing the look of the airlock set from Star Trek: The Motion Picture. More of a staging area for extra vehicular gear, various space suits hang in those angled alcoves, and an air tight door (far left) leads to an isolated exit on the ship’s external hull.
While researching this project, I discovered that, in the film, we are lead to believe this set is directly adjacent to the cool airlock alcove visible on the underside of Enterprise’s saucer (where Spock departs to investigate their alien captor). This airlock is noticeable as a detail on the Enterprise filming miniature and was also built as a practical set for footage that was ultimately cut from the theatrical release (though it was shoddily edited back into the Extended Cut with incomplete matte effects). It is almost certain however, that this facility was intended to be at the top of the saucer.
Just on the other side of that airtight door is an elevator platform. It is square in shape with a waist-high post at its center, which houses the control buttons and multiple hand grips. It is not immediately apparent without certain extra footage used in extended versions of ST:TMP. It is definitely apparent in a cut scene where Kirk is being suited up to chase after the errant Spock. When the hatch is opened the elevator platform is clearly visible as Kirk enters the airlock with two crewmen. This set piece is the same platform that Kirk and company would utilize towards the end of the film, dramatically rising from within the Enterprise saucer’s upper hull, exiting the ship for their final confrontation with V’Ger. 😀
Exit opens to reveal elevator platform that rises to upper exterior hatch. Note the bench and bulkhead to the far left. The angle of the bulkhead may indicate the implied shape of the saucer’s outer rim before creative necessity changed the airlock’s location.
Interior Of An Exterior? Airlocks From The Outside
That elevator platform as seen form a ship’s upper exterior hull.
An exterior airlock nook installed on board Kevin Riley’s beautiful Loknar class USS Phobos.
One Variation of the Standardized VIP/Officer’s Lounge
This was originally built as a higher definition replacement for Kevin Riley’s own amazing VIP/Officer’s Lounge aboard his USS Phobos. It was mostly intended for close up shots or views from inside the ship looking outward through its enormous viewports, but I never finished it. With need for something similar aboard my Abbe class model, I recently began playing with it again, realizing it could be utilized there.There are enough differences from Riley’s original design elements, that I figured this could be thought of as a nice variation to one of several standardized Starfleet designs. The aft bulkhead with the viewports was not finished for the Phobos, nor is it yet finished for its Abbe class installment. Eventually, it will be visible through four huge viewports, along the aft section of the large central mound that rests atop the ship’s primary hull (I’ve personally seen so many cool interior versions of this basic exterior structure).
McCook- Officer’s Lounge & Crew’s Mess
Still, with very small crews and few officers aboard, this lounge is frequently open to the majority of the crew, sometimes for the views alone. The ship has very few view ports and these are the largest on board.
The crew’s mess. Despite the more modest accommodations for a majority of the ship’s staff, this mess sports four smaller though still sizable view ports. Some joke that they offer a finer view than the officer’s lounge, especially during standard orbital holding.
The Sickbay seen in both The Motion Picture and The Wrath Of Khan were quite an awesome improvement to an already fantastic design from The Original Series. This is my attempt to recreate some of that.