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Old 06-07-2005, 05:52 AM   #16
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It's a heavy font, try Modaerne or Eurostile Bold. Looking good so far.
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Old 06-07-2005, 06:59 AM   #17
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Thanks Michael,

You're like this big knowledge base or something.

I'll have a look for the fonts now.

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Old 06-07-2005, 08:22 AM   #18
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yeah Paul, I'm a veritable fountain of useless knowledge. Found this while wandering thought it might be of use when you get ready to texture.
http://www.thunderbirdsthemovie.com/...34/t2_1024.jpg

Pure Morning might be able to get you the exact font...
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Old 06-07-2005, 09:27 AM   #19
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lol I did those renders for the promo stuff...

I can find out what the font is called for you.


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Hey Michael,

Thanks for that link, that image will definitely help! As far as useless knowledge goes, well keep it coming I really do appreciate it

Alan,

Thanks for that, I was thinking of resorting to drawing the writing if I had to.

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EDIT: OK I think I will have a rest now . . I'm trying to scale and rotate web pages on using the Alt Key and my Mouse :blush: Sad I know.
har har. . .i've done that. thats when u know u been lookin at a monitor too long.

anyway the model looks good so far. u do nice work so lookin forward to the finished piece.
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Old 07-07-2005, 11:28 AM   #22
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Thanks Anm8or,

Its getting there. I'm going to start texturing this weekend hopefully. I've started laying out the UVs, which strangely enough, I seem to enjoy.


Alan,
I checked out the Big Thunderbird 2 Toy and you're right, its pretty much spot on to the one in the Movie. I was going to buy it but its like $69.00 worth. There is going to be a toy sale on next week so I'll buy it then

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Old 09-07-2005, 05:30 AM   #23
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I've started Texturing
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Another Progress Pic.
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Texture is incomplete on the bottom and no bump map yet.
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I think the texture should be dirtier, much dirtier.

Also the legs are too spindly, the feet on the real model were about 5/6x the width of your ones. remember all the weight it's got to hold up


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Alan, Remember I'm modelling the toy first, its basically green plastic with some paint on it

Thanks for the info, will definitely be used on the next model, but I need to first buy the Big Thunderbird toy and then I'll build the real thing . . . well if you can call it the real thing.

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Pretty close to completion, just remember guys this one is ment to be a Toy Thunderbird 2. I will do the real thing soon.

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Looks like green plastic to me... so that's good. Reminds of the old plastic toy soldiers. You're making tremendous progress. Nice job on the bump. Wouldn't take to much to make the current model look like the movie version. Keep up the great work.
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Thanks Michael,

I actually need to make it have a reflection, so I'll probably need to render it using Raytracing. I plan on doing some simple tests with this Model using Maya Live.

I can't wait to have a go at texturing like the one in the Movie, that should be fun. I've been saving progress files of my work, so I'll revert back to a previous version of this model and make the necessary changes to it, so it more closely resembles the Movie.

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