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Old 10-05-2005, 02:42 PM   #1
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I hope Dragonhawk doesn't mind me doing this as he opened his thread [here] before i started this. It was when i saw his thread that combined with all the star wars hype at the moment i was inspired to have ago at a droideka myself. Here's what i've got so far.

@ Dragonhawk - btw, if you'd like me to stop posting this here i will.
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Old 11-05-2005, 11:00 AM   #2
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dude its the opposite! keep gooin on that model...do u do it with Maya? if so i would like to get some references from you i have very less ....maybe we could also exchange some info about what is how build on that droideka etc.

if u have msn or icq let me know plz....
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Old 11-05-2005, 05:55 PM   #3
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Plus i am VERY interested in the lighting setup and your wireframe....could you please show it to me...i want to see how to solved some modeling issues....
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Yes it's all been done in Maya. I've posted my main references below. As for the lighting it's just simple 3 point directional lighting. The main light is behind the camera and is set to 1.1 with a slight yellow tint to it and shadows turned on. The second light is behind the model and is set to 6.5 with a blue tint, this is to reprosent light bouncing back. The third light is under the model pointing up and has a value of 0.3 and has a brown color to it. I can post a wireframe render tomorrow if you like. I would do it tonight but i share a room with my younger brother and he's in bed now so i can't get to the model until the morning. As for how much time i invested in it so far i don't know. I just sit down with a big cup of coffee if i'm free after college and start modelling untill i feel i need a break. The legs are just some extruded poly cubes and the abdomen is just a poly sphere i've cut up with the split poly tool. However i don't like how the abdomen is constructed at the moment so i'm going to delete and restart that bit.
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Old 13-05-2005, 02:47 PM   #5
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Old 13-05-2005, 04:30 PM   #6
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Did some more tonight. Sorry i forgot the wire frame i'll try and remember it next time.
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whoa cool stuff....how do you know what to moel because it hard to see on the image....`???
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I've got a few more images now. I can send you them if you want?
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Old 14-05-2005, 06:37 AM   #9
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you can send em to me per mail....i gave you my mail adress as pm ....
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ok, i'll send them later today.
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Old 14-05-2005, 01:41 PM   #11
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i do not understand how fast you are ...i have really not much time because i will write stuff in school the next weeks...but u are nearly done?!?!
thx for the images too
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College is taking up a fair bit of my time aswell at the moment as i've got to finish my final major in the next two weeks.
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just thought i'd have a go at reproducing their shields.
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Old 15-05-2005, 01:34 PM   #14
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really not bad! but i think the shields are more water-like and not so "thin" like yours...wanted to create some shields too....i will procede with my model and post it to my thread in 5h .....though we get guests today with yummie cakes
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Slick!!

Id remove the cast shadow off the shield where it hits the floor then add some more irridescance to it with more transparency

I was at the Star Wars Celebration III yesterday (All 6 movies) and they showed some making of footage from Revenge of the Sith too during the early morning (7am), holy sh....is about the nearest I can get to what I wanna say. Its all done with AMD64 bit processors now so...

The open GL stuff looked cool too!! just orgasmic!!


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