Maya for 3D Printing - Rapid Prototyping
In this course we're going to look at something a little different, creating technically accurate 3D printed parts.
# 1 04-09-2007, 02:29 AM
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Jr.Who - W.I.P. - Assault Mech

Hey guys,

I just got back from my weekend vacation yesterday. This is my first W.I.P. that Iíve put up on this site. For a while, Iím just going to put up screen grabs, but when I get to texturing, Iíll be doing some good renders.

Iíve been working on it for about 2 hours.

-Jr.Who

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# 2 04-09-2007, 03:19 AM
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Another 40 minutes of work:

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# 3 05-09-2007, 02:46 AM
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Another 55 minutes of work done today. Sorry that I forgot to post them as wires:

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# 4 05-09-2007, 03:39 AM
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looking pretty neat so far!

# 5 06-09-2007, 12:56 AM
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Thanks, Mike!


40 minutes of work on it today. I still have some tweaking to do on it, but Iíll do that tomorrow.

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# 6 06-09-2007, 02:56 AM
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Nice and tidy so far ..ramp it up now and see what you can do in 38 minutes




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# 7 06-09-2007, 07:28 AM
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Originally posted by jsprogg
Nice and tidy so far ..ramp it up now and see what you can do in 38 minutes

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Thanks, jsprogg. Iím trying to keep it as tidy as I can, without getting too far from what Kurtís doing (because if Iím having the same problems as him, I want to know how to fix that problem).

I forgot to say that 10-15 minutes of that time is watching the tutorial (because of the amazing fast-forward button in QT ).


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# 8 06-09-2007, 11:47 PM
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I spent about 25 minutes on my own, and then 50 with the tut, so about an hour and 15 minutes total today.

I still have a little work to do with the mesh, and I have to add a lot more things (after the last part of the tut) to it.

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# 9 08-09-2007, 06:53 PM
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Very nice and fast work !


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# 10 08-09-2007, 09:34 PM
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# 11 08-09-2007, 09:42 PM
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Originally posted by MattTheMan
Very nice and fast work !

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Thanks. Iím actually going quite slow! Iíve been busy this week, so I couldnít do as much as I wanted to.

Originally posted by AikoWorld
Nice details man! i love it.

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Thanks. Iím hoping that when Iím done modeling it, there will be a ton more detail to it. Thereís also texturingÖÖ

Anyway, IĎve been working on it really slow today (being a Sunday and football season just started :p ). Iím going to try to get it all finished up tomorrow, so I can post the HD render on my site.

# 12 10-09-2007, 12:47 AM
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Well, I got about 30 minutes done yesterday, and about 2 and a half hours done today. Most of what I did today was messing around with the mesh, going back, and forth, seeing which looks better. Iíve still got a little bit of work to do on it, and Iíll finish it all up tomorrow.

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# 13 10-09-2007, 02:16 PM
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Very nice ...

Whats the poly count so far?

# 14 10-09-2007, 05:30 PM
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Thanks, marlonjohn!

The poly count is at 24674 faces right now. Yesterday when I did that edge work, I tried to get rid of as many as I could.

Today Iím going to try finishing it up by working on the mesh of the main guns, and Iím going to try to create 1 or 2 other weapons. I might do some other work on the mesh, but I donít know.

# 15 10-09-2007, 08:39 PM
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OK, I spent about 3 more hours on it today, cleaning up the mesh on the main gun, and creating 2 other weapons (the missile launcher on top and the gatling guns). Itís at 35206 faces now.

Now, I just have to set it up for a render, smooth everything out, and render it!

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