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Old 20-04-2009, 05:53 PM   #61
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He and his glider are as big as a plane! I like your work very much and I'm looking forward to see the final version!
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Old 20-04-2009, 06:16 PM   #62
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Cheers JuST, yup hes a ig guy.

If you recall Robotech? I had that in mind when concieving him. In it the humans use Mecha to combat the Zendtradie (sic), who are a race of 50ft humanoids. I figured this old guy is a remnant of a war against older greater foes (greater old ones maybe), possible spaceship combat and mecha, thus the size, with these machines riding into battle in a knight like fashion, mounted on the LancR. Plus in the wrightup they originally worked with humans, so there is plenty of opportunity for the Lanc-R to be a dropship/troop carrier as well.
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Old 20-04-2009, 10:10 PM   #63
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Had a bit of fun just playing with base ideas. Im going for a smoke/dust/exhaust trail forming a pleasant curve or Swoosh! down to the base, it will contain hints of a wave of mutilation, debris, rocks etc.

Varied results but all quickly done with Z-spheres just trying to get a feel for the form, heres a few.

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Crits n Comments welcome, plus any usefull plume, vapor trail, ground effect refs as my surfing is only getting me so far. Tips for bubbly smoke sculpting may be usefull, depends if I go scuplt only or particle array then sculpt.
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Old 20-04-2009, 10:44 PM   #64
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I'm kinda liking the bottom left to be honest. That's got a nice curve to it, and I can see it speeding along the ground "riding" on that shape.
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Old 20-04-2009, 10:50 PM   #65
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I think I was wrong about the leg above, your project is very good and design is unique!
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be carefull with your base, if it looks like it is coming from the weapon, then it will be counted as a part of your character. Make sure your base has some sort of base to it that does not attach to your character or weapon.
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Old 21-04-2009, 08:29 AM   #67
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Thanks guys, Warlock - I think thats the way Im going

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be carefull with your base, if it looks like it is coming from the weapon, then it will be counted as a part of your character. Make sure your base has some sort of base to it that does not attach to your character or weapon.
Cheers Bigtoe. But how is that possible? I understand that figures would normally attach via the soles of feet etc, I suppose I could do that but I wouldnt be overlly happy about it.

Hopefully dust and smoke wont look like they can be 'used' by the character - which I hope is what the brief was saying?

Where would one post possible bases to get a definate YES/NO answer? GA maybe?
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Old 21-04-2009, 02:54 PM   #68
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dust and smoke would be fine, if it was at the feet. If it's coming out of the gun, then it looks like its a part of the gun. That's the problem.

I'll go ask the head guy at let you know as soon as possible.
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Old 21-04-2009, 11:45 PM   #69
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I asked, the answer is no. The way you have the smoke and dust coming from the weapon makes it look like it's a part of the weapon.

In order for it to be ok, you need to have the smoke/dust as a seperate piece that does not originate from the character in any way.
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Cheers Bigtoe youve saved me a lot of wasted time, Ill still be using a dust/smoke trail in my beauty shot so Im not to bothered on that front. Also means I can go a little looser and broader with the trail flow.

Just need a new base idea now for the Winning shot - think Ill go with the relaxed foot down motorbike pose.

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Dude - about the whole Robotech inspiration; if I could love this robot anymore, I would I loves me some Robotech/Macross! Now that you mention is, I see some of that influence in there. Mind you - not a lot; he still reads like an Egyptian Battle Droid (still, a very cool idea), but now I can definitely see some Robotech in there now (mostly, some Invid designs, due to the rounded shapes and organic linework). Props for that!

Secondly, I like the idea of a particle trail linking this model to his pedestal. I'm gonna say that I like any of the choices on the left - they're just cleaner - but after reading that little back-and-forth between you and Big Toe, I'm not sure if you can do any of 'em. So the point is probably moot (mute?).

Anyway, lookin' great! Can't wait to see you finish 'im!
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Cheers Vinsanity - theres not much actual design influence from Robotech as such, its realy just the idea of a mech/robot designed to combat a larger, vastly powerfull foe, but yeah ok maybe a touch of organic invid has slipped in.

Anyhoo - just checking in to say thread isnt dead, Ive been away for a while and once back i just got stuck into catching up so didnt have much time to update, that said Im gonna update in next day or two while im waiting for my other pc to render out the beauty shots and big stuff.

Im just working on showing all the various positions and uses the Lanc-R will be used in and prob post up some wires and normal tests.
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As promised a little update, Im sure people appreciate at this stage of comp there is a lot of 'pulling together' of things, for instance Im only now testing my texture maps in my light rigg and enviro. This image is very much a WIP and shows only the diffuse texture as Im building it up.

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Hopefully have full textured renders done for late sunday.

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Oh! if anyone has any ideas how to show his scale on my base please suggest away to your hearts content.

At the moment all I have thought of is piles of skulls etc.. and I want to shy away from anything like that if I can help it. Id rather have something more angelic and less deaths head to suggest the scale if possible.

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