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Old 20-02-2003, 03:39 AM   #16
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sweet. Thanks for the compliment! Really, once you dig into it and practice a bit, its really not that hard. I find going out and taking video much easier than trying to model an entire scene. From my experience, people seem to react to it much more as well. Good luck! Thanks,
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Old 20-02-2003, 07:12 AM   #17
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WOW THX M8s!!! Brian I actually plan on doing the Gundams as composite! As soon as I'm done modeling these and then some originals I plan to make some short films live actionwise mixed with these! Thats why I tried to put as much "real" not bumpmapped detail into him! I have learned SO much in doing this model and look forward to starting the others!

Now to answere the beamsaber question!
I made a poly sphere scaled it to shape (that's the easy part!)
As for texture I made a new Phong with these settings
Color Green (I used the default) then dropped the slider down to about 1/2 way (or use the channel box .5)
transparency is half way (.5 in all RGB)
Ambient half way in green
incandescene is .2 in the middle one... green I guess!
then in glow do .25
Works great for the kind of beam saber I needed but for a light saber... not good but you could toy with it and if you find a good one let me know! Also a long time ago some nooB made Obi's Saber and the blade looked wicked... I think the image is posted in the gallery but I could be wrong... well anyways THX again ya'll I'll keep some cool pics coming and look out for my next WIP should be one of the other five Gundams... I'm thinking I'm gonna do Heavyarms! Thanks
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Old 20-02-2003, 11:24 AM   #18
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Here's that side view )v(
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Old 20-02-2003, 11:46 AM   #19
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Old 20-02-2003, 11:48 AM   #20
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"those who lay eyes on a gundam shall not live to tell about it"
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Old 20-02-2003, 07:05 PM   #21
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DUDE!! That is some sweet a$$ model!!

How long did that take you?? Just curious.

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Old 20-02-2003, 07:46 PM   #22
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Took me a good few weeks - month. I'll model the other four and hopefully as Ido each one I'll still get better and faster! THX
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Old 21-02-2003, 06:12 PM   #23
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WOW wicket, thanks soo much for the side view... and the pose after it is GREAT. Man, you could make some sweeet action clips with this guy if he was rigged right.
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Old 21-02-2003, 06:51 PM   #24
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Hey Wicket, hehehe... check this out... I think I bet on Wing gundam .
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Old 21-02-2003, 09:25 PM   #25
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HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAH AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAAAHAHAAHHAAHAHAHAAA HAHAHAHAHAAAAAA

Holy freakin crap mate!!! I fell outta my chair!!! :*) <tear in the eye> Nice! hahaahahaaaaaaa
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Almost there just have to work on a nice background scene... The ones tha thad a background are a bit flat ..Need some depth...
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Speakin of backgrounds.... I suck at lighting and was wondering if anyone knows a good tutorial... or has some tips... THX mates!
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Okay )v( wanted to see a rendering of the wing with a toonshade using toonlight (highend3D) so here ya go!
As for a nice backgrounded scene... I started heavyarms and kinda put it off but I am entered in the March comp. and so I'm gonna make a scene for that and because of the subject I'll be able to put the wing in it with some sweet stuff! If you're curious you can check out heavyarms under the WIP forum it's called Gundam Heavyarms or just click here: http://forum.simplymaya.com/showthre...&threadid=4125
Here it is!
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Niiice, now what i think you need is to get less lighting around him . Thanks for the render
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yeah it came out really bright. Didn't even think about the light in the scene... just thought it was the toonlight shader!
I see you got sick of explaining )v( as M!
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