Originally posted by enhzflep
Niiiice job ZeroAlarm.
Don't it just feel great to make something new that nearly busts your head open while trying to work it out. 'Specially when you're following a tute for a different software package - I always like doing that because it gives me new ways of looking at things and lets you appreciate the strengths/weaknesses of the software package of choice. I find it's also a pretty good way to learn how to use tools, since more often than not, the one you don't know much about is the closest analogue to the tool being used that you don't have. Experimentation, experimentation..
Now then, with that said - I really like the vents running down the side and on the font of the engines - really helps finnish it off. I really suck at recognising where to add details like that to help finish a model off. Same with colour - it's not a stong point of mine. UV mapping doesn't really faze me too much, but it's what the hell to do with it after I've done that part that hurts my little brain.
Looking forward to seeing whatever comes next.
btw - nice touch with the ship's stats at the bottom - it really seems to work with the model as it is.
Yeah it feels awesome to have done this
A couple of months ago I wouldn't have though I could model this, but I managed to and I love the feeling
I can't thank you enough for the advice and help you and the other guys gave me - I probably would've given up if it wasn't for the help deciphering all the XSI techniques!
Like you said, I can see the strengths of XSI now, and also some of its weaknesses, and now I know how transfer at least some of the tools between the two packages
The way I figured out where to put detail was to basically sit and look at it and see how balanced it was. For example, the wings were far too simple compared to the engine section, so I just raised a few bits here and there and it seemed to work
Actually, saying that, I think the front could use some kind of metal panel effect, but that's something I'll leave to experiment with another project.
I think the next project will be learning how to texture the thing, which I don't have the first clue about, expect that UV maps are like a blueprint and you need to buy a pen tablet and use Photoshop..so I better get spending!
Anyway, thanks a lot and I'll be looking out for your projects!