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My first model ( Xan clone...Again ?)

Discussion in 'Work in Progress and Pimps' started by MacTom27, Feb 27, 2006.

  1. MacTom27

    MacTom27 ME2 Lover

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    Hi everyone ! :D

    Even if I have not so much time for skinning ( I am working on the Gen Mo Kai bots)
    Actually my boss said I can model everything I want ( to learn 3DS Max)
    at the office.

    So I have started this Robot model ( a Xan clone again) :)

    [​IMG]

    I need help and opinion to animate him.
    I think I can skin him but I need the path with UV map

    I am still a beginner for modeling and animating.

    So if you have any tips...Please help me.
     
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  2. Maxx

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    Sorry for beeing no real help but the model looks nice so far :tup:

    It would be cool to give him a jetpack on the back and give his species the possibility to fly for a short period of time instead of double jump :)
     
  3. daloonie

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    Why does everything have to fly around? Lol

    Anyways for a first model, pretty darn good, but quite messy and boxy. Maybe a bit too high poly for UT2k4?
     
  4. MacTom27

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    Thanx Maax and Rex, :)

    I hope someone would help me.
    But I model this bot with the help of tutorials and the manual of 3DS max.

    So if there are good tutorials for animation and texturing in 3DS max...
    Just give me the websites.

    Also I am practicing unwrap UVW mapping. Not easy but I know how to organise the wireframe. And I need to learn how to apply the texture with the plug in texturer.
     
  5. Maxx

    Maxx Bite Me

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    Flying abilities rule :lol:

    [​IMG]
     
  6. LeGeNDaRy

    LeGeNDaRy Bleed Black

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    LoL @ MaxX

    Amazing job MacTom, hard to believe it's your first model 0_0.
    But as Rex said, it's a bit too boxy, might want to smooth it up a bit ;)
    Besides that I'm loving it, and can't wait till you slap some paint on it and skin it =D
    Keep it up.
     
  7. MacTom27

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    Thanx Legend :)

    Guys. you are right... I will rework the shape to make it less boxy.
     
  8. Continuum

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    Been messing around with the max demo myself. Finally got the student edition of 8 yesterday. Anyway here are some links that are pretty usefull for finding tutorials. Also I'd recomend getting Paul Steed's book "Modeling a character in 3ds max" I'm about 3/4 of the way through it and it's definatly worth the money even if ut allows for a few more polys. I think it would definatly help you when trying to clean up your robot, it get very detailed about optimizing ect.. (Ive scrapped everything I modeled so far after reading it though)

    3D Studio Max: Textures/Materials Tutorials | TutorialOutpost
    Cal3D Character Modeling Tutorial
    3DLuVr.com
    3DLinks.com - Ultimate 3D Links - Tutorials : 3ds Max : Animation
    Max Underground: Tutorials
     
  9. Random Elite

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    Looks good MacTom, new version please?

    Random ideas for bio/backstory

    Xan mk3 prototype retrofitted to be automonos (basicly plonking a CPU and some servos in the battle armour)

    Uber-police/SAS/SWAT drones perhaps?


    Thats all I got now.
     
  10. MacTom27

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    Here the progress...
    As you can see, I have rework the arms and the number of polygons.

    [​IMG]

    Thanx fot the links Continum :)

    Hehe the more I am modeling the more I have the feeling to remake Xan MkII
     
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  11. `Ghost`

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    Ha I just said in another WIP thread that I wasn't much of a Xan Robots fan (Apart from Xan himself of course, who doesn't like Xan?) but this is awesome :D Nice MacTom
     
  12. LeGeNDaRy

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    Omg, plz finish it quick kthbye!
     
  13. MacTom27

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    Thanx Legend and Ghost :)

    I just remade the feet.
    [​IMG]

    I am near the end of modeling...

    But now I must put the bones for animation...:rolleyes:
     
  14. UTGirl

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    Transformers 4tw \o/

    I`d suggest a bonus model of a robot which looks like a transformed Hellbender :lol:
     
  15. `Ghost`

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    Lol :lol: I'm looking forward to this MacTom! I absolutely loooooove your work
     
  16. Random Elite

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    Why stop at Hellbenders? Do the Goliath and Scorpion too! Hell, even the Manta, Leviathan, ECE vehicles and Ion Plasma Tank could be done!
     
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    xan

    Great model, looking forward to it. Only suggestion is that his head should be a little bit bigger, looks a little small.
     
  18. MacTom27

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    MacTom that looks awesome
     
  20. Maxx

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    This truly looks much better now, maybe you can manage to make the "face" not look so XANish?
    [screenshot]http://www.geocities.com/defiant7_2000/soundwaveclose.jpg[/screenshot]
     

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