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Author Topic: Special-ops dalek  (Read 4190 times)

farshnuke

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Special-ops dalek
« on: February 26, 2009, 11:51:10 pm »

I am new to the forum and fairly new to anim8or.
I have been building daleks of varying types thanks to www.projectdalek.com
but it is only recently that I have gotten into 3d modelling.
I have now reached a breakthrough in the dalek production in that I've worked out how to make the skirt.
Although I have previously made a load of key components using the lathe tool, I even mocked up what a skirt built on the lathe would look like. I will post pictures of the renders later, but basicly I am about to come across some real hurdles and would likt to notify you of the areas now so you have time to quantify a suitable response. I would like to know if there's and how to use an array tool so that I can do the neck struts and things like that preferably it would be something akin to the tool Mick Imrie uses on Cinema4d in the virtual dalek tutorial on project dalek, also I would like similar help with how to align the hemis, and how to rig it for animation as on the aforementioned tutorial, and the lights kinda thing.
I know you have probably heard this all before, but I thought it best I post here now so everybody knows the score. The dalek will be special ops in the sense that the idea for it is that it is so loaded with guns and tools. I will also at some point have to tackle tank tracks, hands, walking and how to make over 100 guns fire at the same time with the rounds travelling at the same rate.

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I think this forum could do with a welcome section so complete noobs like me can say what they want to say without clogging up the rest of the forum with endless repeats of info.
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If someone does open a noobs or welcoming section. I would be honoured to be the first poster moved there.
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3D Joe Wiltshire

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Re: Special-ops dalek
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2009, 12:02:16 am »

In regards to the tank tracks, a tutorial can be found here:
http://www.animanon.com/Forum/index.php?topic=523.0

A very useful script created by NickE.
And may I say
Welcome to Anim8or!
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Re: Special-ops dalek
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2009, 09:49:37 am »

A newbie welcome section could be helpful or atleast some guidelines. I will see what i can do.
I would like to know if there's and how to use an array tool so that I can do the neck struts and things like that preferably it would be something akin to the tool Mick Imrie uses on Cinema4d in the virtual dalek tutorial on project dalek, also I would like similar help with how to align the hemis, and how to rig it for animation as on the aforementioned tutorial, and the lights kinda thing.
Unfortunatly anim8or doesn't have a array tool, you will have to do this by hand.

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Re: Special-ops dalek
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2009, 12:19:16 am »

whats a dalek?
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Re: Special-ops dalek
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2009, 12:33:53 am »

The internet is your friend: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dalek
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Re: Special-ops dalek
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2009, 03:51:18 am »

who woulda thought
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Re: Special-ops dalek
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2009, 09:38:39 am »

Finally, a noob that knows what there doing ;D! (Probably not a noob then)
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also I would like similar help with how to align the hemis, and how to rig it for animation as on the aforementioned tutorial, and the lights kinda thing.
Aligning lights is a manual job that can be done through the move tool and the rotate tool. Currently you can't rig lights in Anim8or but you can have them parented to an object in scene mode (check out element properties) and have their rotations animated if you need to.

BTW: rellik, perhaps making more meaningful posts?
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