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Old 15-03-2006, 02:12 PM   #16
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Good start jramauri and nice choice of vehicle! I really like your concept sketches and also your ideas for the boomerang wheel weapon - always good to give your ideas a practical function.

This is going to be another great contest!

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But today at work visions of transforming vehicles kept popping into my head ...
ha ha! I know what you mean...I keep seeing robots everywhere I look too, though my ideas are more along the lines of robot traffic lights and robot lamp posts (?!)
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Old 16-03-2006, 12:13 PM   #17
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cgrein: Thanks dude!
arran: Man, join this challenge! Keep in mind that you will add a lot of things to your knowledge database doing so. You don't have to make a work for win. I always said that these challenges are, in first place, great oportunities to learn. I learn almost all I know about Maya doing SM challenges. I think you shouldn't let this one pass. Think about it!
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Old 16-03-2006, 01:30 PM   #18
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If I can get mtmckinley to give in on some things for this challenge, I will enter.

Anyway, I agree with you jramauri, just entering this challenge will increase ones knowledge base, the most valuable prize anyone can gain from any competition.
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Old 16-03-2006, 02:56 PM   #19
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Thanks jramauri - yeah, I am not fussed about winning (I don't stand a chance!) and I definitely learnt a great deal in the Jan/Feb challenge, but I did set aside the next couple of months to get a start into learning rigging and animating, so I feel like I should stick with that. Still, I am doodling robots, so you may want to watch your back!
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Old 18-03-2006, 11:28 PM   #20
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Ok, let's back for this project. I modeled the overall shapes of the robot, to fit my sketches. My plan is to do the following:
1. Do the overall blocking;
2. Test how the transformation will be made, and if changes are needed;
3. Draw a more detailed version of the vehicle and the robot;
4. Do the definitive model.

For now, this is what I have:

http://img113.imageshack.us/img113/6572/trans048ii.jpg

http://img113.imageshack.us/img113/6969/trans057zp.jpg
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looking good so far. i'm looking forward to see how u transform from the mech to the mono-cycle. its a very cool idea.
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Old 19-03-2006, 09:25 PM   #22
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Thanks, joshlobo. I'm working on this right now. I made a first version of the transformation. Everything is looking good for me, except for the arms. I have to plan a better thing for them.

http://img366.imageshack.us/img366/499/trans069uh.jpg

http://img462.imageshack.us/img462/8743/trans077nl.jpg

Making this, I figure out that I have some improvements to make on the robot's geometry. I will take this in consideration in a next sketch.
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Old 19-03-2006, 11:02 PM   #24
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Thanks Mike.
I made my first video. Here, the robot is discovering another use for his wheel.

http://www.amauriilustra.com.br/media/robot_test.avi

Hehe... just a joke.
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Ha ha! That made me smile. Well done mate - your robot is looking sweet. Looking forward to seeing you transform this. It is going to be cool. :bow:
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The bot has a cool shape and looks like it transforms well into the vehicle. Looking forward to seeing this one animated

lol at the animation - maybe the more he spins it the more he gets charged up with power

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Wow Looking Awsome so Far!
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Awesome jramauri!!!!!!!
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very impresing
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Lol nice. The overall blocked out version looks pretty good.
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