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October 31, 2013 3:50 PM   Subscribe

ShapeWright Ship will take your name (or really any string of text) and generate a 3D model of a spaceship based on it.
posted by brundlefly (45 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite

 
From a certain angle, my ship seems, ah, a bit... excited.
posted by Halloween Jack at 3:52 PM on October 31, 2013 [5 favorites]


That's some pretty suspect turret placement.
posted by griphus at 3:55 PM on October 31, 2013


I enjoy my kitchen implement.
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 3:58 PM on October 31, 2013


griphus - mine has similar issues.
posted by immlass at 3:58 PM on October 31, 2013


Wait, that doesn't look anything like the Enterprise.
posted by drdanger at 4:04 PM on October 31, 2013


The Space Cruiser jquinby looks like the offspring of an X-wing and a Klingon Bird of Prey
posted by jquinby at 4:04 PM on October 31, 2013 [1 favorite]


I'm a bit let down. The good ship brundlefly is kind of bland.
posted by brundlefly at 4:05 PM on October 31, 2013


The BlueJayWay has a remarkably, well, remarkable arc of fire.

I find the generator's insistence on Bilateral Symmetry somewhat limiting, but at least it comes with a bottle opener.
posted by bluejayway at 4:07 PM on October 31, 2013 [1 favorite]


I was expecting something a bit less like a porcine AT-AT for this.

I miss you IMB
posted by randomination at 4:08 PM on October 31, 2013


I'm diggin' the catwalk.
posted by Thorzdad at 4:17 PM on October 31, 2013


Seems pretty random, just using the name as a seed. Names that differ by only one letter produce utterly different ships.

Still lots of fun. Don't miss the little round buttons on the right that let you see the ship in blue or black.
posted by straight at 4:18 PM on October 31, 2013 [2 favorites]


The Laura doesn't look like I was expecting.

Now I will go tear up.
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 4:20 PM on October 31, 2013


the ISS Spoopy Creppy Halloweeny is quite majestic
posted by elizardbits at 4:35 PM on October 31, 2013 [2 favorites]


Thing is, the initials db actually look more like a spaceship (and maybe other things) than the spaceship looked like the initials.
posted by not_that_epiphanius at 4:50 PM on October 31, 2013


Contrary to its name, the good ship Strange Interlude turned out to be pretty much a classic design in the Rebel Blockade Runner mold.

On the other hand, the aptly-christened HMS Omnishambles looks like the lower half of a priapic Optimus Prime.
posted by Strange Interlude at 5:05 PM on October 31, 2013 [1 favorite]


Interesting. You get different ships depending on whether you capitalize or not.
posted by oozy rat in a sanitary zoo at 5:42 PM on October 31, 2013


I am armed and ready, man. Just don't attack from above.
posted by ardgedee at 5:46 PM on October 31, 2013


(Incidentally this is really only gonna work in Chrome and Firefox browsers.)
posted by ardgedee at 5:47 PM on October 31, 2013


Whee, let's go!
posted by wiskunde at 6:11 PM on October 31, 2013


Aww Yiss
posted by hellojed at 6:12 PM on October 31, 2013


I used to play in a D20 future space game where our ship was named Unreported Source of Income (vaguely ripped off something mentioned in a Culture book) and lo, the Unreported Source of Income looks pretty awesome. Kind of like the ship in the game.
posted by Tesseractive at 6:14 PM on October 31, 2013


Sweet, it lets you download the .wrl file, which you can use in Blender.

I should just make a space game out of these.
posted by hellojed at 6:17 PM on October 31, 2013


no one will make fun of my inadequacies anymore...
posted by ennui.bz at 6:43 PM on October 31, 2013 [1 favorite]


Taking a trip from port to starboard? Pack a lunch.
posted by tonycpsu at 6:51 PM on October 31, 2013 [1 favorite]


The Culture ship names that I've tried all look like they might be reasonable compared to the Mojojojo. :(
posted by Mojojojo at 6:54 PM on October 31, 2013


I had to. Reminds me of the T-Rex with shoulder lasers I met while drinking a cup of decaf at Starbucks.
posted by Mojojojo at 7:03 PM on October 31, 2013 [1 favorite]


Ah. So that's what GSV The Infuriating Fragility Of Life In A Pre-Contact Civilisation looks like. Stumpier than I thought.
posted by egypturnash at 7:17 PM on October 31, 2013


The King In Yellow
My Elusive Dreams
Are Friends Electric?


I'm getting pretty good at this.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 7:57 PM on October 31, 2013


USS jazon - lowercase standard version a swift runabout, uppercase version a sleek attach ship.
posted by jazon at 7:59 PM on October 31, 2013 [2 favorites]


I find the generator's insistence on Bilateral Symmetry somewhat limiting, but at least it comes with a bottle opener.

Mine was surprisingly asymmetrical.

I wonder what the algorithm is.
posted by odinsdream at 7:59 PM on October 31, 2013 [3 favorites]


It works in fucking Android. That's awesome.
posted by fnerg at 8:16 PM on October 31, 2013


Unsurprisingly, the ROU Xenophobe is cool, although smaller than I always imagined. (Either with or without the underscore.)
posted by straight at 8:19 PM on October 31, 2013


adding Ambient Occlusion makes them look pretty badass.

If I didn't have to drive for 12 hours tomorrow I'd throw some textures together for one too.
posted by hellojed at 8:20 PM on October 31, 2013 [1 favorite]


Also Serenity doesn't look like the Serenity.
posted by Cash4Lead at 8:49 PM on October 31, 2013


It works in fucking Android. That's awesome.

But not in Safari! Basically thank Google for pushing WebGL.
posted by vogon_poet at 8:58 PM on October 31, 2013


Sometimes you feel like a nut

Sometimes you don't
posted by jazon at 9:12 PM on October 31, 2013 [1 favorite]


Doh! I just now noticed the moving stars in the background which give you a cue for which end of the ship is the front.
posted by straight at 9:43 PM on October 31, 2013


Really neat! Full of meat!
posted by gamera at 9:48 PM on October 31, 2013 [3 favorites]


My daughter's ship has a huge fuck-off gun on the front, and my son's looks like a folded-up recognizer from Tron. mine resembles something from Super Scope 6.
posted by mkb at 6:52 AM on November 1, 2013


oh yeah.
posted by plinth at 7:34 AM on November 1, 2013


Built with three.js. The "download as VRML" link is an adorable touch.
posted by Nelson at 9:38 AM on November 1, 2013


The Canada looks more like a space station than a starship, which is appropriate enough I suppose.
posted by erlking at 10:28 AM on November 1, 2013


The asteroid manipulator/mining ship Xoebe uses an off axis primary thrust system to maximum effect.
posted by Xoebe at 6:00 PM on November 1, 2013


Karl Rove's space yacht is as ungainly and ugly as his political philosophy.
posted by Xoebe at 6:02 PM on November 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


Voltron has the ungainly look of a spaceship that forms the pelvis or shoulders of a robot when it joins up with other spaceships. Optimus Prime totally looks like it could transform into a robot. Quite a few of these spaceships look like a giant gun, but, sadly, Megatron is not one of them, although it looks a bit like the tank he sometimes transforms into. Galvatron, on the other hand, looks much more like a gun on a tripod.
posted by straight at 8:42 PM on November 1, 2013


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