High Poly Vehicle - BadKarma - Final

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Final post:
The turntable is finally done, so here is my final entry. Had to cut down on the FPS rate a little bit, since my computer has been struggling ever since the first render, but hopefully it won't bother that much.

Thanks everyone for all the comments and critique! Time for me to go fly this bird now in a flysim I bought a couple of weeks ago Laughing out loud Guess all the modeling got me into it haha.

Good luck to all remaining contestants! I've seen so much inspiring work, it's been fun Smiling
 

 

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Hi guys!

Been following Eat3D for a few months now, ever since a colleague (Wildstyle) at my university entered a few challenges here. As a starting 3D artist myself (started last year) I must say his work has been inspiring for me, coupled with all the work I've seen throughout all the threads here.

Since my summer vacation has started a few days ago, I was planning to add my first high poly piece to my portfolio. Luck has it you guys started this awesome contest, which for me is a great opportunity to register for an account, sign up for the competition and learn and draw inspiration from everyone else Eye-wink

Anyway, I'll get to the point Smiling. I've always been a big fan of WW2 planes and my mind has been set on the F82 Twin Mustang, which looks like two P51 Mustangs sharing a wing (see refs below). There are subtle differences between all the types dating from the first prototypes, but I've settled for the F-82F/G, which was a night time fighter/bomber with a radar pod and mainly used during the Korean war.

Here are some refs, the block-out is almost done and will be added later on today!

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Good luck and have fun Smiling

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Looks great Laughing out loud

Good luck!

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Thnx guys! And good luck with your robotic walker anton Eye-wink Love the metal look on that model you have.

Ok, here's a few screens from my first block-out. Couldn't help adding a few support edges and chamfering a couple of areas. Smaller bits like the radar pod and other attachments will be added in the next update! Any thoughts/tips are welcome, appreciated actually, since it's my first HP model.

I think I got the overall dimensions, but the general flow needs a bit of work, especially near the tail side of the plane where it kind of pinches together.

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Nice start! Love the idea and choice of vehicle Smiling
Good luck!

-Jeremy-

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Thnx ceribral! Here's another update. Been working the geometry to get some of those distinctive curves in the model. Especially the underbelly has been difficult. Also attached the main wing and did some more work on the propeller/nose where I drilled some holes. I think those are still a tad big after looking at these pictures, so those are likely going to be a bit smaller in the next fase I think.

Last but not least I've started on the exhaust pipes from the engine. This first try wasn't according to the reference though. I was just experimenting a bit with the shapes. Think I'm gonna stick to the original exhausts, but will need to find more reference pictures of that strange design.

Well, gonna head back and work some more! Any crits/tips are welcome ofcourse.

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Yeah that model has some interesting/difficult shapes, great start

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Time for another update. I changed the exhaust pipes into the original version, which apparently had flame dampening abilities. Spent some time on finding a good ref. for it, and finally found one Smiling

Furthermore I've started separating the flaps and rudders from the wings and body, while optimizing and fine tuning the flow of the overall model. Adding supportive edges to a model with distinctive curves is a *CENSORED*...

Finally I also started adding more detail like the gun holes in the center wing, the radar pod (looks like a massive bomb or *insert your imagination here* Laughing out loud) and began working on the canopy. Also, tried giving it a bit of color and fooled around with Laurens Corijn's 3 point shader, but that of course is all work in progress.

That's about it for now, better take a break before the Mrs. feels neglected Laughing out loud Any suggestions are welcome btw!

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Very nice.  Good job on the window detail.

 

HL

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Thnx m8. Actually working on it right now Eye-wink it had a bit of pinching. How's your Zero coming along? Big fan of that plane, so I'm curious Smiling Cheers.

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The Zero hasn't seen much work, but rather continued with the alien ship itself, which I pretty much decided was going to be made up of salvage from the undersea bottom - the crushed bow fashioned as the nose of the vessel itself - all of it rusted and crusted with coral, and the like.  It's one of those where I'm hoping 'the' piece will inspire the rest.

 

There will always be a bit of pinching.  As long as the bigger blocks get squared away, and then the smaller, you'll be all right Smiling

 

HL

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Time for an update I suppose. Been working on the landing gear (front mainly). The tire treads are still experimental as my first try to get the diamond shaped pattern failed miserably Laughing out loud Once I get the pattern right I'll be going to make the tire a bit fatter and deflated a bit, to get that old used look.

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LOoks neat, nice modeling, those curves must have been a pain

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Thnx m8. Yeah, those have been good practice Laughing out loud

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Small update on the wheels (had a few parties to go to Eye-wink)

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Here's a few more shots of the attachment points and the gun bay. I've also made a different exhaust pipe version based on another F82 version, which I think is more interesting than the previous (historic accurate) one. Which one do you prefer?  Confused

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Looking great. Very clean lines.

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really cool..man

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Looking great! I might make the tire treads a bit more prominent. 

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Good call Jeremy! The render made it look more flat than in my viewport. I biefed those treads up a bit now. Also, here's a render of the current gun bay. Still deciding if I'm gonna let the gun barrels stick out of the wing, but we'll see..

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Hi man, keep up the good work! Nice bullet system.

grtz Anton

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No worries Smiling Looks really nice!
That is a lot of ammo! 

-Jeremy-

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Very nice details! Awesome work Laughing out loud

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Thnx guys! Yeah, a bit overkill on the 0.50 rounds haha.. Won't be doing that on the final render as it already took waaaay too long to finish Eye-wink

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Been a bit quiet here lately, so time for another update for the ones interested. Worked on the weaponry, details (bolts, bolts bolts :lol) and on the colors for the final render. Still need to cover the tail section as it looks a bit empty compared to the rest. Next thing up though: the canopy and cockpit (as far as I can still get in the time being!). FYI, these are screenshots from within Max, not renders.

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some killer updates!!!
Borat quote: " ferrie nais I laike"

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Awesome Smiling

Cant wait to see more!

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Here's some more then! Laughing out loud Just a render test I'd like to share to show you what I'm aiming for.

The name 'Betty Jo' and color scheme I applied (roughly!) I've borrowed from the F82 that was used in 1947 for a record attempt, in which it flew from Hawaii to New York without refueling. Just some history I came across while digging through many websites, hehe.

The nose art is just a rough test with material blends in 3ds max, so forgive me for the lazy cut out and placement Eye-wink

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SICK PAINT JOB! Sticking out tongue

-Jeremy-

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Glad you like it! Laughing out loud Here's an update on the cockpit, where I've really done waaaay too much research on how all the instruments should be laid out, but I think it's paying off rather than just randomly placing stuff.

There's still a lot missing, like the indicators behind the glass covers, some text and labels. Not sure if I'm gonna do all that or the instruments on the side yet, since it's too much work and will probably not be seen for the final shot/turntable.

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This is sick man , specially the interior part, it's just perfect, keep up Laughing out loud

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Thnx dude Smiling Too bad it won't be visible for the final shot, but it's fun to model none the less Eye-wink Here's another update on the cockpit. Almost finished with it, only a few more mechanics + wires (rudder pedals) and instruction panels to go. Then it's time for the final shot/turn table Laughing out loud

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Wow! Above and beyond Laughing out loud (no pun intended Sticking out tongue)

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Awesome! Laughing out loud

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Thanks for all the positive vibes! Here are my final shots. Unsmoothed shots and turntable will follow soon Laughing out loud

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Very amazing attention to detail with the cockpit! I am so in love with each and every knob and switch. I really look forward to the 360 view!

Let the bots rumble with RAGE!

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Just a quick reminder about the process for your final submission Smiling

Please ensure that your final submission has everything that is required for entry, edited into your first post (beauty shot's and turntables etc.)

  • You must provide an unsmoothed wireframe beauty shot of the finished model, from multiple angles.
  • You must submit at least 1 final beauty shot that is at least 1280x720.
  • You must submit at least 1 turnaround movie of the vehicle created in any application of your choice.
  • Post your final image on the first post in your thread using our "File Attachments" system.
  • Upload your video turnaround to a popular video sharing site (Youtube, Vimeo, etc) and post the link/embed in the first post of your thread in the " Video Link" field.

 

Also please make sure that you edit the title of your thread to have - Final at the end.

e.g. High Poly Vehicle - metalliandy - Final

Thanks and good luck! Smiling

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Thnx for the reminder Andy! Once I'm done with the turntable I'll edit my first post and add all the requirements. Meanwhile, here are my unsmoothed wireframe shots:

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Awesome work!

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This is beautiful dood, cant wait to see the final posts for it. It really came along.

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Thanks for the kind words! Finally done now, just posted all images and turntable in the first post Smiling Good luck to everyone who's still rendering their stuff Eye-wink

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Congrats on finishing! I really love WWII airplane designs. You really captured the look and feel really well. I wish you luck!

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Nice clean lines on the outside and the cockpit is insanely detailed. Great job! Good Luck.

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Thanks guys! @mrsdoublefire: yeah, the cockpit and gun bay were the areas I could poor much more detail in, since the outside didn't have many detailed areas. I'm not unhappy with the results though, but next time I do a HP vehicle I'll think twice before choosing what type of vehicle and go for something I can put much more detail in, like your insanely detailed sweeper! Eye-wink Great job on that btw..

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I really like how this turned out. Quality stuff man, great work.

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Congrats on finishing!

Good luck Laughing out loud