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working on a new Tank

Discussion in 'Modeling & Skinning' started by StoopidKwestion, Sep 12, 2004.

  1. BinarySystem

    BinarySystem Banned

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    Hmm. It looks "cartoonier" than my Leman Russ model - not sure if it's too late to change, or if you'd even want to change it, but there appears to be a lot of smoothing groups used where there should be hard edges, like on some of the "bulges" and panels and such on the sides.
     
  2. StoopidKwestion

    StoopidKwestion New Member

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    It was very much a first attempt :) When you are doing something like this for the first time, you only put so much effort into making the mesh. Now that I know Ican make something that will function in game, and have sorted out the little bits and pieces in the general process ( this is only the second workable vehicle I have managed, and the first tracked vehicle )

    The mesh itself, as you noticed, actually isn't smooth-grouped at all. I just slapped an auto-smooth on it. There are also certain areas of the tank mesh itself, which are not strictly speaking, correct! The side doors, for example, should both hinge from the centre. There are detail sections missing, and the engine bay area has the exhausts wrongly sited. The whole rear section, in fact, is pretty much wrong. ( guess who's been doing a bit more research ;) ) so I have started work improving the mesh with regard to making something worthy of a general release!

    Basic mesh for the new version:
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    Perusing the kits and conversions at Forgeworld yielded 2 variations om the back end of the basic hull:
    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    And finally, the underlying mesh without the texture, in it's unsmoothed state:
    [​IMG]

    Poly count for the hull tracks etc. fully triangulated, but without weapons is 3100. Final count, for the sponson carrying version ( most polys ) should be around 5000 with all guns in place.
     
  3. champion of blake

    champion of blake New Member

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    nice if u whanted to do ues the ion canon for the tank make it like the las distroyer and have it hull mounted
     
  4. Ice Dragoon

    Ice Dragoon Yes, we have Flack.

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    these new tanks are really good. better than the AMSD tank.(n00b!)
     
  5. champion of blake

    champion of blake New Member

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    are these finished?
     

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