WORKSHOP #6 - What Will Be Your Weapon Of Choice?!

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JBaldwin's picture
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Zombies! 
They are a menace and have haunted the nightmares of all mankind. Well today is the day you make your stand!

Rules:
You are a survivor lost within a zombie infested town. The ammo supply has run out, therefore you have to rely on a melee weapon to do your dirty work! 
Look around you, quick! And construct a weapon that can save your life!!!

1. Create a Unique Melee Weapon

2. Must Have High Poly Version of Your Model

3. You Must Render Out Your High Poly Weapon

4. Post Up Lots of Progress Shots!

NOTE* - Here are some ideas to help others get their Brain Juices flowing! Smiling

  • Nunchuck  Bricks
  • Stop Sign Axe
  • Lawn Mower Throwing Blade
  • Nail Gun Hydrolic Puncher (Wear around wrist and when close enough release the hydrolic)!!! Ouch 
  • Fire Hydrant Sledge Hammer
  • Stop Sign Axe

And have fun guys Smiling

-Jeremy- 

darn42's picture
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So we make a weapon based on household stuff? sweet.

JBaldwin's picture
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Yea, just use your imagination with items and objects you might find within the environment. Like a Pipe Axe or Nail Gun that shoots glass Smiling

-Jeremy-

J24's picture
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Just a simple blockout. Smiling

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CAR3ON's picture
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is crossbow considered as a melee weapon? so maybe i finish my current crossbow and compete in this workshop

it is a nice anti-zombie stuff! Laughing out loud

JBaldwin's picture
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Great start J24! I like the idea of an axe for a zombie fight! Smiling

@Car3on - Hm.. it could if you built in a functionality to it. By default a crossbow is ranged but what if you modified it for close encounters? Maybe a head strap at the end and a mase like blunt back end. That way you could hit them in with the back and when they were daised, you could throw the heads strap over the skull and pull the trigger! That would make for one messy headshot! Just an idea but try to work in something like that to make it melee based.

Can't wait to see more guys!!

NOTE* - Here are some ideas to help others get their Brain Juices flowing! Smiling

  • Nunchuck  Bricks
  • Stop Sign Axe
  • Lawn Mower Throwing Blade
  • Nail Gun Hydrolic Puncher (Wear around wrist and when close enough release the hydrolic)!!! Ouch 
  • Fire Hydrant Sledge Hammer
  • Stop Sign Axe
darn42's picture
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I was thinking some sort of kusarigama

Made from a baseball or brick as a counterweight (something more like a brick but less fragile) on a rope that is tied to some sort of knife duct taped to a pole, but I have one problem that I can't find an answer to on the interwebs

What's the best way to tie a complex knot in a rope accurately, unless manual splines and path deform a rope is the best way. 

CAR3ON's picture
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i did somehow quick render of my work

two tomahawk axes, each for one hand:)

still a long way to go

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chris1988green's picture
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I want in on this Smiling

JBaldwin's picture
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Darn42 Nice Idea man! That is the kind of weapon I am talking about Smiling Made from the items around you. That is using the survivor spirit haha.

I know there are some ways to do complex knots using a combination of hand modeling and maxscripting but I would just learn how to tie one in real life and then replicate it. Will give you the best result if you do it that way. Smiling

-Jeremy-

darn42's picture
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Thanks for the advice. You gave me the very bad urge to actually build something like this in real life... something that will end in someone accidentally killed due to me being stupid...

I might just do the ball part though. I'll start making progress once life settles down a bit. 

Razor's picture
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This is what I would roam the apocalypse with, since they're all in reaching distance from my desk haha

Mini flamethrower in the front, and something to cut them up with if they get too close! 

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JBaldwin's picture
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Haha Nice Alex Smiling
Although, might wan't to secure it a bit better than some wire. When you shove that blade into zombie brain you don't want the wire to break from yo pulling it out! 

Can't wait to see more guys! Unlimited possibilities with this one.

-Jeremy- 

CowTipper's picture
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Simon would agree that a cricket bat is the best blunt weapon for the job.  Just got the quick block out done and now begins the fun stuff.

Cricket Bat

Getting back to it.

-The new design is completely different from the original cricket bat.


-Instead now the weapon consists of a scythe that has been attached to a 2" steel pipe. While the scythe is great for decapitating zombies the opposite side is for the quick hacking of enemies. Two off-centered chef knifes protect the main edge.


-Things to do: Complete the handle, bolts and fasteners, and design a hinge joint to bring the scythe down for more effective zombie beat downs.

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JBaldwin's picture
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Great stuff CowTipper (love the name btw) Smiling
That would be pretty cool if instead of a full cricket bat, it was a self created cricket bat using junk items laying around! I bet you could make it even more deadly that way Laughing out loud

-Jeremy- 

Edie Leonhart's picture
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I want make part of this, i like the zombie universe. =)

is just high poly?.

Without texture?.

 

 

 

CowTipper's picture
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Great stuff CowTipper (love the name btw) Smiling
That would be pretty cool if instead of a full cricket bat, it was a self created cricket bat using junk items laying around! I bet you could make it even more deadly that way Laughing out loud

-Jeremy- 

Thanks Jeremy! Sticking out tongue

I agree with that suggestion it is plain right now.  I will be working on it tonight.

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Anonymous's picture

Pretty sure that a crossbow is not a melee weapon.

edwardbil's picture
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Oh, I'd just sculpt the knot out of a cube. Don't bother actually twisting a polygon into one.

 

jassi's picture
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nice progress mates, i am in for this mini challange and i am going to model WRENCH

jfobrien87's picture
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So my take on the challenge is the mower-blade machete! Laughing out loud Still a little rough around the edges but I'm thinking maybe a redo in zBrush might be the way to go? I think the bolt is a bit small for my liking and the duct tape needs to be more obvious too.
 

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JBaldwin's picture
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Jfobrien87... I love this idea! Can't wait to see more Laughing out loud

-Jeremy-

jassi's picture
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Hi guys here is some of my WIP shots HIGH POLY WRENCH

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JBaldwin's picture
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Really great progress man!

Can't wait to see more Smiling

-Jeremy-

Edie Leonhart's picture
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Great dude!.

Good Hard Surface!.

CowTipper's picture
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Looking great  jfobrien87 and jassi cant wait to see more.

Updates posted in the original comment.

Is this preferred?  Or should I make a new comment per update?  I would rather keep it contained instead of clogging the whole forum.

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Anonymous's picture

Wrench brand does make the best wrenches.

jassi's picture
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Here is some WIP shots low poly wired with normal map Smiling

 

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JBaldwin's picture
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Looking great man Smiling

Side Note:

(Some of the areas seem like the normal map could be exaggerated a bit more)

I can't wait to see more!

-Jeremy-

alansculptor's picture
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hey guys, ive been wanting to join this thread for a while, thought i might show some work in progress of what could be a perfect weapon for slicing zombies.

im working from reference but im thinking of somehow combining this mcculloch bowsaw with a shotgun. i'll see how it goes, it will be a one bloody weapon.

feedback and crits are welcome Smiling

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jassi's picture
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HI guys here is my final realtime screenshot ,Thanks everyone for ur comments and feedback 

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JBaldwin's picture
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Superb!

-Jeremy-

jassi's picture
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Thanx ceribral

LVdigital's picture
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I chopped of this table leg and smacked some bad ass big nails in it for some skull bashing!

Modeling/texturing was done in 1h because I'm trying to increase my modeling speed!
Later on I'm maybe going to finetune the weapon, or I'm going to make another one! 

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Watch my current progress => https://www.facebook.com/LVDigital

JBaldwin's picture
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Very inventive! I have to say, that would give a zombie quite the headache Sticking out tongue

-Jeremy-