Class III Neutronic Fuel Carrier (The Kobayashi Maru)

Marmoset export of the model.

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Dual-monitor wallpaper featuring orthographic views of the model.

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Star Trek Online in-game screenshot

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Star Trek Online in-game screenshot

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Star Trek Online in-game screenshot

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Material cross-section. Star Trek Online uses a material system where every starship is unwrapped to the same UV template, meaning we build most detail into the geometry and map those parts to appropriate sections on the material template.

When I learned that we planned on doing a Kobayashi-Maru themed event for Star Trek Online, I jumped at the chance to create one of Star Trek history's most famous ill-fated ships. The only time we've actually *seen* the Kobayashi Maru on screen was in the "Kelvin Timeline" film Star Trek (2009). My goal for this version of the ship was to use that alternate universe design as a starting point, and then re-interpret it through the lense of the so-called "prime timeline" as a starship from the "Wrath of Khan" era.

This model started out as the Miranda class starship, built by Donny Versiga (https://www.artstation.com/artist/donnyversiga). From there, I rebuilt the primary hull with an extended shuttle bay and added the cargo "pontoons" on the bottom, similar to the Kelvin Timeline version.

I modeled and unwrapped this ship as well as made the material it is using.