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Old 08-05-2005, 07:19 PM   #1
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Smile guitar

im modeling a strange kind of gibson les paul
sorry, im still in PLE, too lazy to go and get full version and i dont got the money to spare (i dont want to spend the money)
heres a pic of first 5 minutes
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Old 08-05-2005, 08:57 PM   #2
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Heres an update
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Old 08-05-2005, 11:26 PM   #3
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my model will be delayed becaus my comp that has maya on it just crashed...
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Old 09-05-2005, 08:52 PM   #4
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Talking Comp Back

My Comp is back running and heres an updated model rendered.
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Old 09-05-2005, 10:07 PM   #5
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soon I will have an AVI movie for a nice360 view. Please don't be too harsh, critics, as this is my first model of anything... I did not make my own textures, i just used the ones MAya came with... I dont have photoshop either... Soon i will make that Sunburst textre but for now it is a basic Cherry Colored mahagony color
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Getting there. A few suggestions. First of, the bridge is way to far away from the back/bridge pickup. The distance between the two pickups looks good, so either just move them both back, or move the bridge itself up. The pickup selector looks like its too close to the edge of the body. Maybe move it in just alittle, so it has some space to breathe? What are those two silver bars going up the neck? At first I thought it was just part of the fretboard, like decoration, but after I looked closer, it goes thru the fretboard...The strings look good, from what I can see. Last, but not least, the volume/tone control knobs look abit wierd. Just the placement of them. If thats how your guitar actually looks, then...forget that last one, it just looks abit wierd to me.

Remember, these are only crits, Im not bashing your model. Just trying to help you improve it.
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You have a good start for a guitar, I would recommend if you're doing a Gibson Les Paul use reference material and put them on the imageplanes, they will help you out immensly go here to view the les paul classic...

check it out, aint she a beauty?!!!!!
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It's starting to look nice. I just think the shape of the body, mostly the upper part, is a bit weird. Maybe that's the shape of the 'strange version' of yours , but les paul is a bit rounder. Just a few edits and it's done.
But keep it up, I look forward to some more progress.
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Sorry, guys but this is my first completed model. Its the best I could do. However, I will start makeing the Gibson SG as my second project. Thanks for the comments, sorry I cant do much better, hopefully the SG will look better. I will continue the SG on this thread. Heres a render of my final render. O- another thing. The lighting sux donky balls. I need help on how to do lighting.
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change of plans. not gonna do SG
gonna think of something else to do
tired of making guitars
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Dude, you know maya PLE 6.0 is out right? Model looks good, just lower the specularity, and raise the reflectivity.
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Yeah, I do know tha 6 is out...
Im too lazy to get it..
I will take yer advice though

Thanks Yall for your criticizm, its that that teaches one to be better or some crap like that

Thanks anyways!
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