Another R2 for ya :O)

Discussion in 'Scifi 3D Forum' started by Wiz, Jul 29, 2005.

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  1. Wiz Jedi Youngling

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    Seen some pretty nice R2's on here so thought I would post mine, just recently finished the modelling and plain textures, gonna dirty this fella up... anyway comments feedback welcomed :eek:)

    Link below.

    http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=262203

    Cheers,

    Wiz.

    Ps - how do you include images (other than links) to a post?
  2. Manger Jedi Youngling

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    Nice r2 ;) keep up the good work (I had to use that cliché, haha)

    For images:
    You just simply click the "image" button, next to blox and link..
  3. DVeditor Manager Emeritus

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    Wiz - Welcome to TFN!

    Looks nice so far - I'd add a bit of dirt to him to make it more realistic and take those specular highlights down some but other than that it's looking good!

    Keep it up!
  4. Wiz Jedi Youngling

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    Thanks guys appreciate the comments :)

    Yeah going to re-texture him (add some dirt, oil etc.) once I have tidied all the mesh and done some final detailing.

    Was thinking of doing some of his internal workings (periscope etc.) and have them animate, will see how I get on.

    Cheers :)

    Wiz.
  5. George Mezori SCIFI 3D Scifi 3D Forum

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    Yup. Looks really nice so far. It looks great but I can't comment on accuracy without some references. If anything is wrong with it it's probably minor. I saw you didn't have a website. Have you ever made any other SW/film/movie things?

    There's a link and image button in the reply window here but no "hosting" feature. So the file still has to be stored online somewhere else.
  6. Wiz Jedi Youngling

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    How do :)

    Never made anything for a fan movie, dont think my skills are quite there yet, done some other models but nothing for Starwars, although did do a light sabre some time ago (link below)...

    http://www.3d-palace.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=4016&fullsize=1

    Gonna have a crack at a few other SW related pieces :) my texturing at the moment is my weak area (but working on that).

    Cheers,

    Wiz.
  7. DVeditor Manager Emeritus

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    Very nice! I like the look of the saber - excellent work. Looking forward to seeing your future projects!
  8. GuanoLad Jedi Youngling

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    Wow, you've put a lot of work into that, much more than I did for mine (which isn't hard, I'm a lazy guy). Verry impressive stuff!

    I don't know why you'd say it wasn't good enough for fanfilm, it's probably way better than anything that's been in one before!
  9. Wiz Jedi Youngling

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    Hi mate,

    Thanks for that, I meant my work when compared to the amazing work of Zoo, Viper and friends. My stuff is yet to reach that kind of level (if ever :p).

    But its seeing all the great work done on such sites as this one (including your own), that inspires me and makes me want to improve, as I am sure we all will.

    I had built up a hell of a lot of reference when doing R2 and the blueprints were invaluable, which all made the job so much easier. I learned a lot whilst doing R2, he is quite a tricky little sod to model (considering he is just a bloody cylinder with a sphere on top).

    :)

    Wiz.


  10. Brandeni Jedi Padawan

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    Probably the first one to get the head DEAD on. I like it, i hope you will share it with us!
  11. JeneralJarJar Jedi Master

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    yeah... easily rivals the best R2s I've seen. A little dirt and he'll be perfect. :)
  12. Wiz Jedi Youngling

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    Cheers guys!

    Well I am away for a couple of weeks, so will sort the final bits out when I am back and post an update :)

    Also once done I will post the model up for all to grab an do with as you wish :) (how do I go about doing that by the way?).

    Cheers,

    Wiz.
  13. George Mezori SCIFI 3D Scifi 3D Forum

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    You can just send a thumbnail like the ones on the site and a zip file to the SF3D email address and I'll put it online if you want.
  14. -OC- Jedi Youngling

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    This is a very nice R2, it looks very accurate to me
  15. Wiz Jedi Youngling

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    Hi guys,

    Ok back now, so did some minor detailing/corrections to R2, comments again welcomed :)

    http://forums.cgsociety.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=78734
  16. George Mezori SCIFI 3D Scifi 3D Forum

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    Nice. I like the dome material.
  17. fireresq7 Jedi Padawan

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    looks great...probably the best R2 I have seen here.
    did you do this in 3dmax?
  18. Wiz Jedi Youngling

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    Thanks matey :)

    Yeah did the fella in 3dmax 6, just doing an environment for him now, and going to texture him up dirty as well, although its going to take a while as I have very little spare time at the moment :(

    The dome material I based on José Luis Martín R2's dome material as is it looked pretty damn good.

    So maybe soon (cough...) I will have an update.

    Cheers,

    Wiz.
  19. Wiz Jedi Youngling

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    Well as promised here is an early WIP shot of the environment for R2 (that corridor on board the Tantive 4 Blockade runner), I am hoping you will recognise it :p

    http://www.3d-palace.com/index.php?option=com_ponygallery&Itemid=56&func=detail&id=56

    A lot more work to do, any comments feedback as always welcomed :)

    Cheers,

    Wiz.
  20. Wiz Jedi Youngling

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    Another update of the corridor, thought i would get back onto this and try and get it finished, and then eventually get round to texturing R2 properly... well will try anyhow :) as per usual comments, crits etc. welcomed :)

    http://forums.cgsociety.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=84695

    Wiz.
  21. JeneralJarJar Jedi Master

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    Great lighting, Wiz. Perhaps it could be a little brighter to get rid of the grey-tones?
  22. Wiz Jedi Youngling

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    Ta matey.

    Yeah agree, the lighting could be brighter which would help remove some of the greyness... the corridor is so white, bright, and clean (right up my street with texturing ;)).

    Heres a quick update lengthened the corridor, going to finish modelling then can set about the lights and sort em out :)

    http://forums.cgsociety.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=84698

    Cheers,

    Wiz.
  23. George Mezori SCIFI 3D Scifi 3D Forum

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    Mike is doing one of these in the WIP at SCIFI-MESHES.com too. It's really good and maybe a source of reference for you. Check out that thread.
  24. Wiz Jedi Youngling

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    Ok, after looking at the great work Mike was doing (and cursing him :p) I torn mine apart and worked on the proporitions/shapings etc. so here it is after several hours of pulling and pushing and pulling of hair... now I'm off to get a beer then might do some more later...

    Comments as always welcomed, but if anyone dares to say they liked the old one better there will be murderings... (mostly mine).

    http://forums.cgsociety.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=84737

    :)

    Wiz.
  25. GuanoLad Jedi Youngling

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    I visited the set of Episode III, and got to walk through the Blockade Runner set.

    It's very claustrophobic, but that's temprered by its brightness. The corridors are quite narrow, and the roof feels very low.

    I think you're pretty close on that most recent pic.
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