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Artwork => Finished Works and Works in Progress => Topic started by: cooldude234 on February 09, 2014, 08:31:01 am

Title: So what do I use anim8or for...
Post by: cooldude234 on February 09, 2014, 08:31:01 am
EVERYTHING that suites it.
Basically this is a direct reply to an old post here on the anim8or forums where which someone had asked what do you use anim8or for. Well, I thought I'd show one of the things I use it for (as one of those things are actually finished YAY! -ish awe).

I tend to do a lot of concept designs with anim8or that require a full 3d view, where I need to see the back of it, the front, the sides and pretty much just the general shape of it and what it would look like in real life. This is hard to do when you are drawing it flat, or looking at pictures that you can't rotate. So 3D modelling such a thing is a great way to go about it *whiny voice* but 3d modeling can be such pain *whiny voice*. Which is why I love anim8or, it has such simple and intuitive tools for modeling I can make the shape of something I need really quickly and effectively.

So I decided to make a custom paint job on my computer case that I would purchase, but I wanted to have the design done before I bought it. So I modeled it based on reference images on the web.
(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/58e4/wn5nwcewi1s63m4fg.jpg)
As you can tell it is super low poly but that's kinda the point, simple and quick. After this was I was able to take the texture I had, and simply just go into my favorite bitmap editor and go at it like mad until I found a design I liked. I also used the script plugin Load-Textures or what ever it was called (click it and it reloads all the textures in the anim8or project).
(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/f294/vrqdo44vqkoxqaffg.jpg)
So I ordered the case (shipped quite fast by newegg, less than a week it took) and went to home depot and bought some spray paint and some painters tape from the dollar store. Now can you guess what I did next, I painted it (I bet you didn't see that one coming  ;D).
(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/a98a/32d2fm7romio7u6fg.jpg)
(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/ca98/9ehd880ny99yi67fg.jpg)
As you can see the result worked out pretty well (Now I just need to get better at spray painting).
(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/afa5/1k2zpsidcyhjbcmfg.jpg)
And finally my whole setup, please don't mind the clutter it has no where else to go :D (quite literally half my room is nothing but boxes)

And just for those who are interested my current specs.
CPU: intel Core i7-4770K over clocked to 4ghz
HeatSync: Noctua NH-U14S
PSU: Thermaltake Toughpower Grand 800 watt model
RAM: Patriot Viper 3 Series 16GB at 2400Mhz
Graphics Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 twin forzr Over clocked edition
Mother board: MSI Z87 MPOWER
And of course the case: NZXT Phantom Enthusiast Full Tower Custom Painted
Title: Re: So what do I use anim8or for...
Post by: captaindrewi on February 10, 2014, 12:45:08 am
hi cool....i got so much of this stuff ..boom mic stand, mic. keyboard. guitar. percussion instruments.mic thing to stop pops n that.
your cage for the mic is missing though? and all cramped into about the same space that you have.
funny and good........errm i havent got a yotsuba doll though.
Title: Re: So what do I use anim8or for...
Post by: CowTail on February 12, 2014, 03:14:38 am
Ah...showoff!

Nice design on the PC though, I also like the rotating graphic. Something about the aliasing and materials that reminds me of PSX times.
Title: Re: So what do I use anim8or for...
Post by: davdud101 on February 15, 2014, 03:08:08 am
Wow, you got it hooked up in there! Is that case based on Mirror's Edge? It's a SWEEET design.
Title: Re: So what do I use anim8or for...
Post by: cooldude234 on February 15, 2014, 07:56:00 pm
Wow, you got it hooked up in there! Is that case based on Mirror's Edge? It's a SWEEET design.
YES someone got it :D
Well I wouldn't say based off of, but defiantly inspired. Well when I saw this case online the bright vibrant red reminded me of mirror's edge (also one of my favorite games). So I decided to give it a more urban, techy feel.

mic thing to stop pops n that.
A Pop filter you mean?
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your cage for the mic is missing though?
I don't use a vibration/shock mount. I don't need it so I just use the mount that came with my mic.
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and all cramped into about the same space that you have.
funny and good........errm i havent got a yotsuba doll though.
;) I'm surprised someone knows of that character :D I usually have it out sitting on my monitor, however I put it away when I was redoing my setup to avoid it getting damage (as well as my FF13 figurine). But now I replaced my big CRT monitor I don't know where to put it  :-\

Oh and PSX all the way  8) still playing gran turismo 1 till this day