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Old 26-07-2011, 05:11 PM   #1
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Hi everyone

I am going to be working on a Abrams tank.

Open to all comments positive or negative. Helpful or not.

Ok on with the show.

Setting up my image planes.
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A tank I love tanks.........dave
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love tanks too!!



I started on the Hull, I have it shaped to satisfactory for what I am planning on doing.
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another update.

roughed out the tread, cog placement and wheels.

This is more of a game design tread where you can use animated textures to give the illusion of animated treads. Just learning how to write expressions for that is... fun yet hard to figure out how.

next on

the Turret.
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That was quick, nice progress..........dave
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thanks! yeah i have tons of references pics i've been collecting for a few weeks.

And while then been studying the rough shape of the tank. Most difficult thing so

far has been the angles on the pivoting turret. But booleans made it easier.
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all together.

Next working on smaller details, like railings and other things that go on the turret.

also need to continue working on the smaller details on the hull. In the mean time, I am going

to experiment with the tank tread. As for texturing it.. I might.. don't know about spending the time to

UV Map until after I am done with it working how I want.
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another view.
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Im not a big fan of tanks per se but I do love watching them destroy thins...mwhahahaha. Nice work so far dude...looks the part for sure, this a low poly game job?

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Its a great start! Keep up the good work!
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hey Bullet!!

I like tanks but my main goal of this project is to learn how to set up the treads. then figure out expressions to animate the treads.

Nah this isn't for a low poly game job because the tracks are going to be more realistic (hopefully) the ones now are just a place holder since I am looking to make actual treads move instead of setting it up for texture animation.

CGWolf- thankya sir!


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Just received a baby nile monitor. Have to tend to this guy and get him set up then will jump back in on this tank and finish it.
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update on the tank.

Still figuring the tread.

Have an Idea.. but.. it's all a learning experience.

Critique what's there so far please?
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The easyest way to model the track is use the animated snapshot, find out how meny treads the real tank has then use that as the number as your end time...........dave
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I see a little gap in the armour on the right front mate...is that intentional??

What dave said...he da man on tanks!!!

Looks really good man well done so far!!!

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