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Old 21-01-2003, 05:20 PM   #16
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to be honest, most of this is from my head. Is that ok??? I can look for some more blue prints if you would like. Not sure how "fictional" we can be. Please let me know if this is ok... Here is the latest, Started to mess with Carbonfiber, How does it look??? I made a procedural shader. Thanks,
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BTW, when I make an engine, I will only use one airfilter and stuff.. Just haven't decided where to "install" it yet.
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Old 21-01-2003, 05:28 PM   #17
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Found another ref. Check it out, same thing as the Navy UAV. I have a couple other angles as well... I am going to change my rotors, to make them look more like these. THanks,
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Hey guys, here is what my engine looks like so far. It is based off of a 4 stroke engine from O.S. although its not 100% accuarate, I made it roughly consider it a sketch. If I have time I can go back and work on it. Thanks,
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Old 21-01-2003, 10:38 PM   #19
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Well, here is the engine inside the Heli, not in its final position,
But, I think thats enough for today. Thansk,
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Old 21-01-2003, 10:45 PM   #20
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great detail of work so far brian.. very nice job
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That's lookin real nice
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Old 22-01-2003, 06:32 PM   #22
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here is an update...
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Here is a pic of one of the servos. I really want to make as much details as I can, But I have plenty of time, Feb. hasn't even started yet!! Thanks,
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I'll be looking for the updates. They seem to come in a steady pace

I have a question;
I see the "squary" shader in your pics, what is done with the texturing here? They seem tailored, as the "squares" appears as squares and not especially stretched.

Why aren't the "squary" texture stretched? How did you do that?
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I used maya's default checkerd shader, then I did a planner texture on all of the flat sides, (left and right got the same ones, so did top and bottom) and for the cylnders, I used cylendrical maping. Umm... Takes some time to get it right and can get aggervating (especially on curved surfaces, because you have to keep on constantly selecting faces and applying the textures,but it works. Working on a wireless camera for it right now.. Thanks,
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Here is my wireless camera.... Well, not entirely wireless, Has a transmitter, I could have used one of those "pin hole" wireless cameras, but I like the style of these cameras more. Its based on a Sony model. Textures and bump definetly not done yet...Thanks,
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Here it is with the camera installed (not in final positions) one on top and one looking down for photos, surveillance, ect... All still needs textures, Still need to model the receives, other servos, the Rotor, The Transmitters for the cameras, and other on board circuitry. geeze. Thanks,
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Originally posted by brian_ellebracht
to be honest, most of this is from my head. Is that ok??? I can look for some more blue prints if you would like. Not sure how "fictional" we can be. Please let me know if this is ok...
You can use your imagination as long as the model is done in the spirit and in respect to the current competition topic. Asking to create exact replicas would be too much. Even finding decent blueprints is sometimes quite hard.

You're doing just fine Keep up the good work.
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Thanks Kevin. The only thing that is on mine so far that I know of that dosen't really make any sense, would be my watercooled system, becuase evethough it is a 4 stroke engine, it is still Air Cooled. So... I think I will take that and the required tubing out, atleast it will save on rendering times!! Thanks,
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