Vessel ISV Venture Star and Valkyrie shuttle from "Avatar"

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This is something that a few other Orbiteers proposed a few years back, but which never really got off the ground. The only completed version of the add-on (by user xssa) is riddled with bugs, thus necessitating the creation of a whole new add-on altogether. Hopefully, this time it will feature a lot less bugs.

The ISV Venture Star is an interplanetary spacecraft from James Cameron's Avatar, with the Valkyrie shuttle serving as its main support craft. Linked below are two 3D models of the spacecraft available for download. Since I know very little about mesh-making, the task of converting and refining these 3D models for use in Orbiter is one best suited to someone else. For reference, the Venture Star is 1,646 meters long, while the Valkyrie shuttle is 102 meters long.

https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/c80c86ebdd3d290d58437bf46377bb/ISV-Venture-Star
https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/mo...2a5d035c3/SPACE-SHUTTLE-from-the-movie-avatar
 

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Now that we've got the Valkyrie shuttle out of the way, it's time to start working on the Venture Star. Personally, I'm hoping gattispilot can help me here, since as I already stated, I know nothing about mesh-making beyond changing textures. In particular, the 3D model that I linked in the original post has a Valkyrie shuttle already docked to the larger vessel, which will need to be removed. In addition, I could also use a bit of help with regards to the animations (namely the centrifuge), docking ports, and engine placements. For the Venture Star's configuration file, we'll be using spacecraft3.
 
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Ok. I converted into blender then into waveform. I assume the Venture star is one of the smaller ships docked? It would be nice to get blander to convert to mesh. I know there is a way. I just have not been able to do it.
 

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Ok. I converted into blender then into waveform. I assume the Venture star is one of the smaller ships docked? It would be nice to get blander to convert to mesh. I know there is a way. I just have not been able to do it.
The smaller vessels docked are Valkyrie shuttles, both of which you'll need to remove. The Venture Star is the larger vessel.
 

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here is the ship in VB. I will redo the textures of the names,....

Which parts rotate for the centrifuge?
 

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here is the ship in VB. I will redo the textures of the names,....

Which parts rotate for the centrifuge?
As far as I know, just the centre, as is typically the case with these types of centrifuges. Also, part of the reason I asked for your help regarding the engine and docking port placements is that I'm using Orbiter 2010, with which the Vessel Builder does not function properly.
 
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ok. so maybe this part rotates. no problem. I can build it in vb and then make into a sc3
 

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Here it is in 2010. No docks,......
 

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Increased the size and added 2 docks and 2 thrusters. So now an issue. Mesh wizard will not read it. How to determine the 3 mesh groups for centrifuge?
 

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Now centrifuge works. press G. You will need to adjust as needed, thrust fuel,......
 

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Now centrifuge works. press G. You will need to adjust as needed, thrust fuel,......
Looking good so far, aside from the issue you mentioned regarding the radiator textures. That said, I think you have made the mesh backwards - those "solar panels" are supposed to be located at the rear of the vessel.

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rotated mesh What about the radiator textures
 

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rotated mesh What about the radiator textures
The big red thing at the front of the vessel is supposed to be its heat radiator system. You seemed to imply in your earlier posts that you were having trouble with the textures.
 
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No. I was going to redo the textures. But decided not too. Not sure which red thing. Those panels are blue, I think
 

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No. I was going to redo the textures. But decided not too. Not sure which red thing. Those panels are blue, I think
I meant the structure on either side of the propellent tanks. It's supposed to be coloured red. For reference, here's how it looks in the film:

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oh. so repaint the section red. It looks like there are ridges. I might just add black lines in the texture. It looks like more structure on the red part also
 

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