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Artwork => Finished Works and Works in Progress => Topic started by: weirdguy on August 16, 2012, 10:07:30 am

Title: New project, the Terminator series
Post by: weirdguy on August 16, 2012, 10:07:30 am
Spent the afternoon mocking up the Flying HK from the first terminator movie.  Man, that front section was a lot tougher that it looks.

(http://img546.imageshack.us/img546/6493/hkflyer2.jpg)
(http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/5585/hkflyer1.jpg)

I also found some good reference pictures of the various endoskeletons.  It seems the best place to find pictures is of high grade toys.
Title: Re: New project, the Terminator series
Post by: ianross on August 16, 2012, 11:45:21 am
Looks good, look forward to seeing you texture this?
Title: Re: New project, the Terminator series
Post by: weirdguy on August 16, 2012, 07:15:13 pm
Yeah, but I have to admit that I'm a bit stumped.  I am not sure how to texture something that is supposed to be chrome.
Title: Re: New project, the Terminator series
Post by: weirdguy on August 18, 2012, 05:18:10 am
Ok, so I figured out the Chrome texture process of Anim8or, or rather the "cube" texturing.  A sky, four horizon pics, and a ground picture to make the chrome.

And it looks terrible.  Full on chrome is definitely NOT the way to go.

What I think I will do is...

1.  Hyper detail the model with full blown panel lines and vents in actual 3D, use a very basic texture on each part, then take some renders of the top, sides, and bottom of various major bits individually.

2.  Using MS Paint combine those pictures of bits into some textures.

3.  Go back into Anim8or and go back to a lower detailed model and use those detailed pictures as the texture of the final product.

Why do this?  Well, I'm terrible at painting, so I may as well make the 3D work for me as my "paint" and reverse engineer it into texturing.
Title: Re: New project, the Terminator series
Post by: kreator on August 19, 2012, 11:17:53 am
use attributes for chrome.

Material Editor

set specular to anything from 0.60 to 1.00

click attributes tab

Click new

type in top box specular

click string
type reflection

render with ART not scanline

You need something to reflect either in background or other images...like so

(http://www.anim8orworld.com/Images/JingleBells4.jpg)


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Title: Re: New project, the Terminator series
Post by: weirdguy on August 26, 2012, 09:53:42 am
I'm not sure where the attributes tab is you are talking about.
Title: Re: New project, the Terminator series
Post by: kreator on August 26, 2012, 10:31:34 am
A picture tells a thousand words.

(http://www.anim8orworld.com/Images/AttributesLoc.jpg)

If you hav`nt got that, then your using an old version of anim8or so get using O.97D  which is here..
http://www.anim8or.com/download/preview/anim8or_v097d_preview.zip



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Title: Re: New project, the Terminator series
Post by: davdud101 on August 27, 2012, 04:31:43 am
I prefer to nevr doubt the power of the good ol' enviromap. Someone willing to explain for me?
Title: Re: New project, the Terminator series
Post by: lppena on August 27, 2012, 10:55:38 am
Cool model BTW.