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Old 06-02-2010, 04:04 PM   #46
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Excellent work on the tracks there pretty amazing for the amount of time.
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Old 06-02-2010, 04:12 PM   #47
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Thanks soooo much guys for all your positive responses. I never realized how much my modeling speed had improved. While in school i did alot of speed modeling excersizes to improve my techniques. Now for the past 2 years i have been working as a 3d modeler. that means modeling for 9hrs everyday non stop. So i guess i have picked up a few techniques to improve my speed and meet my deadlines.

My goal is to finish up my last 30mins of modeling tomorrow so that i can watch the superbowl. i plan on unwrapping and texturing this model. seems like i will have 20 days to do that. even though i absolutely LOATH unwrapping (like most modelers i know).
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Old 06-02-2010, 05:03 PM   #48
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what school do you go to? I went to The Art Institute of Washington.
i went to the "Grafisch Lyceum Utrecht" its a dutch school, but quite a disapointment, everything i know about 3d is way above what they teach on school

also i was wondering, im currently working on the threads that support my drill
only can you maybe explain how you made those tracks fit around the wheels?
im having trouble bending them along a spline

amazing drill btw
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Old 06-02-2010, 05:21 PM   #49
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Rachel: I'll make a short tutorial for you.
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Old 06-02-2010, 05:30 PM   #50
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This is some great modeling!
very nice going
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Old 06-02-2010, 05:33 PM   #51
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Wow, amazing work in such a short time period.
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Old 06-02-2010, 05:52 PM   #52
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Thanks guys...i will be posting up some wireframe renders in a little bit
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Old 06-02-2010, 07:25 PM   #53
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Here are some wireframes as promised.






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Old 07-02-2010, 11:38 AM   #54
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Incredibly good clean meshes, well done work to be proud of!
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Old 07-02-2010, 02:40 PM   #55
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Thanks CG. being the perfectionist that i am, you have no idea how some areas of the geometry bother me. But due to time constraints i am not going to fix them...lol
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Old 07-02-2010, 03:40 PM   #56
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amaizing work in so little time. geometry looks so clean. i see those 9 hours of modeling a day pays off . respect
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Old 07-02-2010, 04:18 PM   #57
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You learn to be fast when Art Directors expect the impossible to be done in 20mins. lol
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Old 07-02-2010, 04:30 PM   #58
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20 minutes? i know what they could do in 20 minutes: go take a sh** and wipe their a** and coming back bring a hard working man a cup of coffe.
bu to be more serious i think theres nothing better to boos you oroductivity like good old practise . i remember when i modeled with autocad, it took me minutes to do what other people done in an hour.
did you finish some art scool or something, or are you self learned?
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paulius-st: I graduated from The Art Institute of Washington DC about 8months ago. I have been seriously thinking of going to The Vancouver Film School. Some of the work comming out of there is AMAZING, and i want to surround myself with people that are waaaay better than i am.

I worked on my model for 15minutes today just placing the Cable Holders, Solar Panels (on back) and the drill connection blocks on the top and bottom of the arm.

If you were unaware..I intended for the big piece that wraps around the back of the machine to also be a solar panel.

My last 15 minutes will be spent setting up the cable system on the arm



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Old 08-02-2010, 09:09 AM   #60
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paulius-st: I graduated from The Art Institute of Washington DC about 8months ago. I have been seriously thinking of going to The Vancouver Film School. Some of the work comming out of there is AMAZING, and i want to surround myself with people that are waaaay better than i am.
Was thinking of the same thing, there are just a few thing that stand in my way though, like the price of a education, or the 6 days a week from early to late workschedule.

If you go, keep us posted on your progress and experiences there
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