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Old 06-06-2003, 03:34 AM   #1
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Ok. I just got back from St. Louis. It was so much fun. I guess I am going to try this. It sounds hard LOL. Ok, I am a week late, so I need to get started.
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Ok, I am thinking of an underwater vehicle of some sort. Here is a claw. Any suggestions???
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Just a simple prop for my sub. Please tell me what you think.
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Old 07-06-2003, 03:50 PM   #4
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Ooo a prop, how did you make that? Ive been wrestling with mine for 2 days now, its not working very well.
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Icarus, one way would be to create your basic prop shape, then apply a twist deformer to it. Another would be to simply grab cvs or hull (assuming you're creating the shape using NURBS/curves) and rotating them. Try this and see if it works for you:

1. Draw the tear drop prop shape using the CV tool (Draw one half and mirror if you like) in the top view. Make sure the curve is closed.

2. Create a planar surface from the curve.

3. Now select a couple of hulls or a batch of CVs and rotate.

Like everything else, there are many different ways to achieve the same thing....some work better than others.
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Old 07-06-2003, 05:08 PM   #6
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-Just reminding Drknow that this is a WIP challenge, and that he should show some more process pictures-
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Ahh cool. Much grascious.
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Oh, ok. I will show some more of my WIP. I am out of town right now, and I wont be back for a couple of days. Yes, it is just a simple shape with a twist deformer. I just made a curve and use the planar tool.
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Alright, I made a body and added a few other things. It is still far from finished, but any comments would be great!!!
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Oh, and I didnt put the claw on because it does not match the cartoonish look of my sub. I will make some more later.
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Please. I need all the help I can get. Any suggestions would be great.
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please explain WIP...
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WIP means work in progress and to show your wip means to show it in wireframe/component mode...
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WIP means work in progress and to show your wip means to show it in wireframe/component mode...
Actually show your wire is the show wireframe. What I mean by WIP is -as adecuately put by drknow- Work In Progress and as such you´re required to post progress shots of 3d models being built.
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I think its looking good. Try to make is look more complicated. add some cables or something. How did you render? only Raytracing or some other stuff?
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