Maya Training

Introduction to Hard Surface Modeling

Maya Training

Interiors and Furniture Vol 1 & 2 - Modeling & Cloth

Maya Training

Shading, Lighting and Rendering the Bedroom in MR

Maya Training

Robot volume one - Modeling with animation in mind

Maya Training

Spach-Alspaugh House the complete courseware

Maya Training

Burt The Cartoon Dinosaur Vol 01 - Modeling

New Maya Training

Robot Volume 02 - Hybrid Rigging
You are here > Home > SimplyMaya Community Forums
Loading

Welcome to Simply Maya

Please Sign in or Sign up for an account

Member Login

Lost your password?

Not a member yet? Sign Up!

Old 24-04-2005, 12:19 AM   #16
kbrown
Moderator
 
kbrown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: London, UK
Posts: 3,198
Thanks: 0
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
Default

Great to see you're progressing! Keep it up!
__________________
Kari
- My Website
- My IMDB

Do a lot, Fail a lot and Learn a lot!
kbrown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-04-2005, 12:33 AM   #17
Anm8or
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Detroit, Mi
Posts: 94
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

well i spent most the weekend workin on textures and a couple hours today doin some renders. i will probably spend another day on the textures and then animate it. overall i am happy with how everything is turning out. c&c are very welcome, needed and appreciated.

Anm8or is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-04-2005, 12:35 AM   #18
uberstonks
Subscriber
 
uberstonks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: UK- Wirral - near Liverpool
Posts: 209
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Looks great, but images are very dark.. you need a few more lights
uberstonks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-04-2005, 04:44 PM   #19
Anm8or
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Detroit, Mi
Posts: 94
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

heres some better renders and a few views. i shoulda known better then to post a black image. . .
Attached Thumbnails
 
Anm8or is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-04-2005, 02:40 PM   #20
Anm8or
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Detroit, Mi
Posts: 94
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

i m trying to setup the exhaust particle animation and i m wondering what u used for your sprites? did you make a sequence or use an object. i have a smoke image sequence and wondering if i should use those files or try to create some object that looks like smoke?
Anm8or is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-04-2005, 02:32 PM   #21
Anm8or
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Detroit, Mi
Posts: 94
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

ok i was hopin to hear from kb. . .but i will listen to anyone that knows how to achieve the smoke effect for this tutorial.

i have also been wondering how many people have done this tutorial, and where i might see some of their work?
Anm8or is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-04-2005, 10:50 AM   #22
kbrown
Moderator
 
kbrown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: London, UK
Posts: 3,198
Thanks: 0
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
Default

I used a custom image sequence for the smoke sprites. There's an example sequence on the maya docs cd. You can prolly get good enough results with it.

How to set everything up is a quite large topic. I've been planning to make a tut of this but right now I'm just too busy with other stuff
__________________
Kari
- My Website
- My IMDB

Do a lot, Fail a lot and Learn a lot!
kbrown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-04-2005, 12:46 PM   #23
Anm8or
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Detroit, Mi
Posts: 94
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

thx for the reply kb. . .i m gonna b workin on it today. so i will post a shot of what i did. but i had setup an animation with software clouds and got everything to look and behave pretty well. you gave me just enough info on the tut to try some things, and after a little while i got a good animation. then i tried it with sprites and couldnt get the same behaviors, but really wasnt sure because nothing was in the sprites! i will look for the example sequence, but i have the reel fire series and can use the smoke from there.


perhaps after i finish this i will work on a written tut for doing the particles and perhaps you could tweak it to make sure its correct.
Anm8or is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2005, 01:23 AM   #24
Pony
Subscriber
 
Pony's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: with PonysGirl
Posts: 2,573
Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Default

Looking great. I like the textureing. The green looks to satruated in this render but thin again I bet when you put the model in some GI or more lights to sim daylight it will be great looking and hold up well. Agian, great work with the modeling. The Rivets on the texture though look a bit big to me.
Pony is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2005, 02:02 PM   #25
Anm8or
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Detroit, Mi
Posts: 94
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

thx pony. . .you wouldnt believe this, but the textures are very nearly grey. presently the lighting setup is NONE. its all HDR! so all the saturation is coming from kb's backyard!

in the tutorial kb shows a cool method to make a base texture (one i never knew of. . .this tut rocks i swear), so i did pretty much what he did. also, last night i was in my basement and found a modeling kit of 3 helicopters. one of them is an apache. and you are absolutely correct, the rivets are too big. i am not sure if i will redo them for this purpose.
Anm8or is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
SimplyMaya 2010 - Subscriber Updates Miss_Nova Site News & Announcements 6 13-09-2011 10:37 PM
apache WIP andrew_sorensen Work In Progress 9 23-12-2010 10:22 PM
apache environment problem andrew_sorensen Simply Maya Tutorials 4 08-12-2010 03:48 PM

Thread Tools





A little bit about who we are
Links you might find useful
Catch up with SimplyMaya
SimplyMaya specialises in Maya tutorials. We offer over 1,000 individual Maya training videos, ranging from basic Maya tutorials through to intermediate Maya tutorials. Our tutorials are created by instructors with industry experience and are designed to get you up and running in Maya quickly without making it seem like hard work.

Copyright © 1999-2015 SimplyMaya - vBulletin® Copyright © 2000-2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.