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Author Topic: [ COMPLETE ] Challenge #29: GIANT ROBOTS!!!  (Read 23664 times)

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Re: Challenge #29: GIANT ROBOTS!!!
« Reply #15 on: March 16, 2012, 10:21:43 pm »

Thanks, Raxx. I was thinkg it doesn't really match the body, but upon really thinking about it, it does look 'aight. Over the past few hours, I've gotten much farther than that even, and so I removed the originals (to save thread page space) and the newest ones are below.



It's going quite great for me! Notice the little detail on the shield, notably the bumpmap used to make the knicks and dents.  However, I'm having a bit of trouble. You see the shield, and how it has a texture? I can't get it to be double sided. When I select for it to be DS'd, it just turns the color of the material above it (which is pink, in this case), and doesn't actually allow me to do any color changing. What do I do????
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Re: Challenge #29: GIANT ROBOTS!!!
« Reply #16 on: March 17, 2012, 03:41:39 am »

Ok, just to verify, when you say "double sided", do you mean doing something like using the shell tool to give it depth, or are you applying a double-sided material to it instead?

If you're modifying the geometry to make it double-sided and it changes color or loses its texture, then more than likely the UVs got reset or the material got unassigned. Reapply the material to the shield and then use the UV tool to remap the material w/ texture on both sides of the shield.

If you're using a double-sided material on an open mesh (is only a polygon thick, like paper), you have to click on the "back" button in the material editor and reapply the textures and colors to the back side to mirror the front side. Make sure all of the parameters are the same.

If that's not what you meant, please clarify a little more on how you've got it set up and maybe a screenshot of the problem in effect.
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Re: Challenge #29: GIANT ROBOTS!!!
« Reply #17 on: March 17, 2012, 07:47:51 am »

OH yeah, almost forgot about this xD

I already have a design to work on.

Tail needs a little more mechanized touch to it, but I can wing that when I model. XD

Perhaps I might do an approximation of this scene for the final entry as well.
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Re: Challenge #29: GIANT ROBOTS!!!
« Reply #18 on: March 17, 2012, 09:26:48 pm »

Is that your own work, Janro? Very cool ...
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Re: Challenge #29: GIANT ROBOTS!!!
« Reply #19 on: March 18, 2012, 12:11:51 am »

Hm... Odd to say the two-sided textures just started working for me out of the blue. Thanks anyway, Raxx.

Yo, Janro, haven't seen you in a while. That looks really sweet, reminds me a lot of a cat! (Which I assume was the intended effect) Hope the modelling goes well!
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Re: Challenge #29: GIANT ROBOTS!!!
« Reply #20 on: March 18, 2012, 02:47:43 pm »

Anyone know how to make glowing eyes? The emissive material property works OK for the eye itself, but it doesn't provide any illumination for the scene, like the area around the eye.
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Re: Challenge #29: GIANT ROBOTS!!!
« Reply #21 on: March 18, 2012, 03:52:42 pm »

I was also wondering about that, MITM. Best way to do it is to use light in Scene mode. Or maybe make a hexagonal shape on top of the eyes with a edge-faded trams map, and make the colour something, emissive 1, etc. Not at a comp at the moment, but if you don't understand, I'll try to recap layer or someone else will elaborate.
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Re: Challenge #29: GIANT ROBOTS!!!
« Reply #22 on: March 18, 2012, 04:30:14 pm »

Thanks. I've been trying with the lights, but so far it doesn't look right at all. As for the other suggestion, I am afraid I do not follow.
But thank you.
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Re: Challenge #29: GIANT ROBOTS!!!
« Reply #23 on: March 19, 2012, 12:20:49 am »

Here, I decided to overkill and type a long, blathering tutorial on how I make glowing things...  Enjoy, or not... here it is: http://www.anim8or.com/smf/index.php?topic=4141.0
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Re: Challenge #29: GIANT ROBOTS!!!
« Reply #24 on: March 19, 2012, 12:44:22 am »

 I'll try that. Thank you for taking the time and effort, Arik_the_Red.
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Re: Challenge #29: GIANT ROBOTS!!!
« Reply #25 on: March 19, 2012, 03:24:08 am »

Updated the glowing red sphere thread, to give an idea of the end result when adapting to create two "red robot eyes" with video of camera circling.
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Re: Challenge #29: GIANT ROBOTS!!!
« Reply #26 on: March 19, 2012, 09:57:55 pm »

Janro, nice design! The hard part will be accurately getting that into 3D form, so good luck ;)

Good to see so much activity in here!
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Re: Challenge #29: GIANT ROBOTS!!!
« Reply #27 on: March 21, 2012, 01:20:03 am »

This is the biggest thing that could be considered a robot. It's a self-building space station the size of a small planet. It was equipped with one of the most powerful supercomputers ever built, but its method of checking whether it had finished building relied on the computer running during the time it took to build. Due to a solar storm, the computer lost power before completing construction, and when it was turned back on it continued building. It has been adding on to itself for approximately 3000 years, sending out small probes to collect materials regularly.

Its computer has also been improving itself over this time, and soon it figured out how to turn any material into the specific metals it needs using specially-built reactors, increasing the amount of matter it can take in. Part of it is converted to energy using other types of reactor, and this energy is used to power the station.
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Re: Challenge #29: GIANT ROBOTS!!!
« Reply #28 on: March 21, 2012, 01:51:36 am »

BlackHole, I have no idea what to say to that. That your entry?
(Kinda chuckled at the fact that ours are super sophisticated while yours, however basic on the outside, is still technically a robot. :D )
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Re: Challenge #29: GIANT ROBOTS!!!
« Reply #29 on: March 21, 2012, 02:22:18 am »

It is my entry, but it's still WIP. I need to add a background, more detail, and change the camera position.
« Last Edit: March 21, 2012, 02:40:24 am by TheBlackHole »
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