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 31-03-2006, 01:41 AM   #1
Lt Jim
Subscriber
 
Lt Jim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Queens, New York City
Posts: 367
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default Updated planes

Some time ago (last summer, I think), I posted a .jpeg of a "cartoony" fighter plane of my own design (inspired by Raymond Loewy, Henry Dreyfuss, et al). I thought I'd share an updated (though by no means finished...you can never really finish these things!) version, complete with a second plane (again, quite freelanced) in pursuit.

I textured the models and added a simple sky backdrop. I only recently purchased a new computer with a directX 9 graphics card, so in the next version I plan to add some "fireworks" (now that I can render dynamics without crashing my 'puter!). Comments always welcome, and it's nice to be back on the forum!

(BTW next up, some fully rigged human characters engaging in lip-synched conversation, but one thing at a time! :-) )
Attached Thumbnails
 
__________________
"Ad astra per aspera..."
Lt Jim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31-03-2006, 06:06 PM   #2
arran
Registered User
 
arran's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Posts: 3,708
Thanks: 0
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Default

Good work Lt Jim - these models have a nice cartoon feel to them and it looks like the textures are working pretty well. Are the planes supposed to be flying towards one another? If not, they look a little close at the moment so I might space them out a bit.

Well done!
__________________
arran3D

arran3D blog
arran is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2006, 07:03 AM   #3
Lt Jim
Subscriber
 
Lt Jim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Queens, New York City
Posts: 367
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Thanks for the kind words/encouragement, arran! Actually, the plane on the left is of the canard design (elevators in front, wings in the back) and has "pusher" propellers (ie they face backwards). BOTH planes are going in the same direction! :-)

But they ARE rather close together, and it's the only way I could really get both planes in the frame!

Regards,

Lt. Jim
__________________
"Ad astra per aspera..."
Lt Jim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2006, 02:46 PM   #4
arran
Registered User
 
arran's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Posts: 3,708
Thanks: 0
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Default

Ooops! My mistake. Getting my google out and I am looking up canards. Cheers!
__________________
arran3D

arran3D blog
arran is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2006, 05:16 PM   #5
Eldwick
Subscriber
 
Eldwick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 195
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Talking

I really like it! The first one looks like a flying submarine:p
Eldwick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2006, 03:53 PM   #6
13th_resident
Subscriber
 
13th_resident's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: London
Posts: 703
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

i love this.
it would be fun to animate.
very cute models.
__________________
A pint of example is worth a gallon of advice!!
13th_resident is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2006, 11:34 PM   #7
Lt Jim
Subscriber
 
Lt Jim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Queens, New York City
Posts: 367
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Thanks, everyone! Animating these things is relatively easy. I did a "set driven key" for the ailerons, and the rudder and elevators are even easier to control. Yep, modelling is fun...but now I have to get back to the ORGANIC stuff! :-)
__________________
"Ad astra per aspera..."
Lt Jim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2006, 11:54 PM   #8
MattTheMan
Registered User
 
MattTheMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Fairfield, CT
Posts: 2,436
Thanks: 0
Thanked 18 Times in 18 Posts
Default

haha, these are so cool and cartoony but really cool too!
__________________
Live the life you love, love the life you live
MattTheMan is offline   Reply With Quote

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.