Originally posted by anasasis
i was thinking about modelling an m4 carbine did you work off blueprints or reference photos, where did you start and if you did could i have a look at them all help would be great.
p.s that is an amazing detail job
I used two (huge) side view reference pictures. One was of the left side of the gun, the other of the right. They were from the same source too, so I barely had to do any re-adjusting in Maya to get them to match.
Besides those, I used about...5 to 10 other reference pictures, for parts like the iron sights, the 'for lack of better term' "bullet-ejector", and a few other parts.
Edit: Here are the two pictures I used to set up the reference planes:
They're pretty big lol..