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Old 21-07-2008, 03:55 AM   #1
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I decided to join since it would be good practices for a newbie to maya like me.
I'm part of an Astronomy club, so I see it fitting to model a telescope...and of course, 'abandon' it for a few years. (Reference to summer challenge).

I'll upload 1 or 2 images of the "reference"-telescope tomorrow.
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OK, here is one of my reference images (please excuse he fact that it is night, and the room is poorly lit...)
Anyway, I lowered the quality so I can upload it here (don't have an accounts on image-uploading sites.)
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Old 22-07-2008, 05:26 AM   #3
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Originally posted by amoeba
(please excuse he fact that it is night, and the room is poorly lit...)
and that you forgot to flip it? :p

you have a telescope... dude, you are awesome :bow:
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^I acctually flipped it, but preview (a mac proram, the windows equivelant is Windows FAX viewer (I believe thats what it is called)) didn't save it that way. I still have to install GIMP (moved computers) so I couldn't really have better quality then this...

Oh, and the telescope is my familys...we where interested in stars & planets, and in the end that got me in astronomy club.
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OK, here is a pic of the progress...was busy with homework, so I only get satrted on the leg so far.
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Old 24-07-2008, 01:45 AM   #6
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A bit more progress...
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looking good

what happened to that screw from the prior post?
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Oops...
When I took this screenshot, I forgot to un-hide the screws layer (since one of them has a lot of polys, so the comp wouldn't lag very early in the process.)
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Thanks for the compliment though!
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ah right,

so how you putting it all together if your computer complains when you show the screw layer?
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Putting it together is not a problem...
the problem is, one of the screws uses WAY too many poly spheres that have flattend...I was going a bit, "over-the-top".
im goin to redo the screw once I finished the batch render currently running...

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PS: Will you join the summer challenge too, Chirone?
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the screw is just a series of flattened spheres?

maybe you should have lofted something out of some curves, might reduced your poly count?
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Ok, I'll do that once the last 80 frames have been renderd!
Chirone, are you joining the challenge?
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i got scared off from Joopson's rapid progress, and BennyK's fridge! :p

i may still join in though... wont be as fancy as their work though
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amoeba try a helix for your screws, just adjust the attributes and it can easily look like a screw but with a lot less polys.

Chirone , don't be scared to enter.No one is going to laugh and it's really about the experience you gain from taking part, I always learn something when I take part in a challenge.
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