A black, white and rad all over spaceship from Foxy!
Kate Gray 凯特·格雷
Surely we can’t be far from the day when I can buy my own personal spaceship? So I can explore the galaxy whenever I like? Right? Please? I want to run rings around Saturn, pop to Pluto for my picnics, and steer my ship right into the core of the sun to work on my tan. Space travel! For everyone! Get on this, science!
Not that I’ll be happy with an average ship, mind. Every great space explorer needs a great vehicle, and you’re not going to boldly go where no man has gone before in any old hunk of junk, are you?
So step this way and take a look at the black-and-white beauty that is Spaceship 23, a Rhapsody-class carrier ship by Foxy . Imagine yourself at the helm of this sleek space-explorer, piloting it through dust storms and asteroid fields, red lights flashing, second-in-command screaming in your ear about comms systems and shields being down. Calm down, chum, nothing ever goes wrong in space! I think!
所以请随我来，再一同饱览这黑白相间的美景，一艘出自 Foxy 的 “狂想”飞船，太空船 23 号。想象一下你自己在指挥这艘圆滑的“空间探索者”，驾驶着它穿过沙尘暴与小行星带，红光闪烁，副手在耳旁尖叫着关于通信系统和防护罩失效的声音。冷静点，伙计，在太空里出不了差错的！应该吧！
This galactic leviathan, which comes in both civilian and prison versions, depending on what kind of human cargo you’d like to haul, took Foxy a colossal three years to build, working on and off on the project in his spare time.
“In various works like movies, comics, games, or even real-life attractions,” explains Foxy to me, “you’ll constantly see doors, pathways, and other areas in the background which a character just walks past without much thought, and you never get to see what’s down them, which drove me crazy.” That’s why this map aims to have almost every switch or button you find in the ship have a function – which is an admirable/ insane commitment! Suddenly it’s not hard to see where three years of work went.
This is Spaceship 23 by Foxy, which we featured on the site recently. Zoom in, and you can see Foxy wanted the different rooms on his spaceship to have unique interiors. Great idea! And one that only took him three years of work.这是 Foxy 的太空船 23 号，我们最近在网站上做了专题报道。放大后，你可以看到 Foxy 希望他的飞船上的不同房间有独特的内部装饰。
“I always wanted to make giant functioning cities and spaceships in full for the fun of it,” continues Foxy. “But I never seemed to have enough Legos for that.” And so, he took to Minecraft, building increasingly larger and more spectacular things, developing his style and realising the benefits of the striking black-and-white look.
“我一直想让巨型城市和宇宙飞船充分发挥作用，以此寻找乐趣，”Foxy 继续说。“但我似乎从来没有足够的乐高积木来做这个。”于是，他开始使用 Minecraft，建造越来越大、越来越壮观的东西，发展自己的风格，并意识到黑白外观那引人注目的好处。
“Fewer colors means shapes, form, and lighting stand out more than things like texture, but the fact that quartz provides white stairs and slabs to work with makes it easier,” he says. Foxy actually rebuilt a few of his old spaceship projects to match the monochromatic look of Spaceship 23, an image overhaul which took quite some time.
“更少的颜色意味着形状、形式和灯光比纹理更突出。但石英的白色楼梯和台阶使达成目的更容易。”他说道。实际上，Foxy 重建了他的一些旧太空船的项目，用以匹配太空船 23 号的单色外观。图像的检修花了相当长的时间。
But the results, I’m sure you’ll agree, are well worth it.
A big old build like this one isn’t just about watching Star Trek and wondering what’s behind Bay Door 3, or where that big bendy corridor that they use for long conversations actually goes. Foxy’s builds are all modular for a start, meaning that they can be taken apart and slotted back together in different configurations – no easy feat. “ [This system] takes into account the length, width, and height of the rooms themselves, door placement, and the placement of the redstone circuits that run under the floors.”
像这样一个巨大的老建筑，不仅仅解释了星际迷航中 3 号港湾门的后面是什么，亦或是角色们用来长时间交谈的那条弯弯曲曲的走廊究竟去向何方。Foxy 的构建一开始都是模块化的，这意味着它们可以在不同的配置中被拆开并重新组合在一起——这一壮举实属不易。[此系统]考虑了房间本身的长度、宽度和高度、门的位置以及地板下红石电路的位置。
This actually makes life easier further down the line, says Foxy: “This way, if I ever think of a better floor layout, I can easily rearrange the rooms and have everything still line up without having to rebuild too much.” So if he wants to build something new, he can grab a handful of these modular rooms and slot them together in new combinations and know that they’ll still all work perfectly.
|“One of the most important things to remember is to not get discouraged if you don’t see immediate results with your builds. Nobody starts out amazing.”
Even before all that, it’s about planning the meaning behind where and what the rooms are. “I plan out the layouts of each floor first by figuring out what types of rooms would make the most sense in relation to both its location on the ship and the rooms around it,” says Foxy.
“For example, while it might make sense for a more private space like a crew cabin to be on the same floor as a larger public space like a cafeteria, it wouldn’t make sense for one to open directly into the other.” Wait, what? Sleeping next to the cafeteria is perfect for midnight snacking! Trust me on this.
Foxy draws inspiration from other sci-fi – Tron Legacy, Halo, and even real-life people such as Neofuturistic architect Zaha Hadid – and spends a lot of time sketching and prototyping before even picking up a mouse.
Foxy 从其他科幻作品中汲取灵感，比如创世纪、光晕，甚至是现实生活中的人们，比如新未来主义的建筑师 Zaha Hadid。他在拿起鼠标之前花了很多时间绘制草图和原型。
“Doodles, concept sketches, and detailed, measured plans (graph paper is incredibly useful) allow you to easily add to or change aspects of a design much more quickly than you’re able to in-game,” Foxy says. And remember, he adds – even if you feel like you’re not getting anywhere, progress is slow, and one day you’ll be able to look back on how far you’ve come.
Spaceship 23 deserves to be explored, something you can do by visiting this page.
太空船 23 号是值得探索地，你可以访问这个页面来探索。
“One of the most important things to remember is to not get discouraged if you don’t see immediate results with your builds. Nobody starts out amazing. There are a ton of things I’m still working on trying to improve with my builds even after seven years of playing the game.” All these years later, and he’s still trying to improve on his designs? Hmmm… how would you feel about building me a personal spaceship next?
Want more space-themed builds? Try Moon Destruction, Front Line in Space.
想要更多以空间为主题的建筑吗？看看 Moon Destruction, Front Line 吧。
Or for something completely different, click here!