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Messages - CoriDavis

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Finished Works and Works in Progress / Re: Rainbow Factory
« on: April 29, 2012, 02:22:07 pm »
Thanks, the big tanks are actually for the fluid or water that would power the piston.  We worked with smaller versions of pistons in my engineering class last year. Guess I should look back at my notes to see what I need.  I can't decide if it should be a hydraulic or pneumatic piston.  Air might compress too much to push heavy metal, but liquid might not flow fast enough.  Looks like the only thing I'm missing really is a pump and I don't know where I should put it.

Any suggestions on how to make the chains?

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You like Ponies, don't you Raxx...

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Finished Works and Works in Progress / Re: Rainbow Factory
« on: April 27, 2012, 12:37:56 am »
Well I am trying to base it as much on the fic as possible.  It does show brass things in the BronyDanceParty PMV and the Rainbow Factory picture kind of looks brassy I guess.  I was going by what I imagined when I read the description and what made sense.  (and I looked up the brass thing. It can't rust, it just tarnishes)

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Finished Works and Works in Progress / Re: Rainbow Factory
« on: April 26, 2012, 11:14:33 pm »
I figured it was supposed to be steel.  the fanfic says " At the top of the stack was a single opening, red with rust despite the rest of the machine to be shiny and clean." and I don't believe Brass can rust. (Even though the 'rust' turned out to be blood in the end, but it wouldn't be suspected to be rust if it was brass I would assume).

This is the description of the machine:
"It was fairly open and empty, almost like an theater room. At one end of the room, there was six square vats, (oops, I made them round...) each one nearly full with individual Spectra. Above them was a peculiar looking machine. From a central stack, six hoses broke off and lead above each of the individual vats. At the top of the stack was a single opening, red with rust despite the rest of the machine to be shiny and clean. Even further above that was a fairly complex looking object, with chains and gears hanging off of beams and pipes loosely. (How am I going to make chains, especially chains that will be able to move?) Running even higher than the whole machine was a length of scaffolding, with doors on either side leading out of the room."

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Finished Works and Works in Progress / Re: Rainbow Factory
« on: April 26, 2012, 09:37:07 pm »
Valves and meters, Check! I made the amount inside each tank vary since they probably wouldn't all have the same amount.  That would be unrealistic.  I added valves where you suggested and tried to make it look a little more like the picture (but not too much since I don't want to get in trouble for copyright)  Anything else I should add? I feel like the big tanks in the back need more pipes leading to them, but where?

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That's awesome! I love how you managed to do the hair.  I like the right render better, the left looks kind of like it's glowing a little too much.  I do agree with Raxx though on the mouth, it needs some kind of joint on it.

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I've never even used the knife tool. I select the edge and click "Cut Edges" from the Edit menu.  If that is what you're trying to do

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Finished Works and Works in Progress / Re: Rainbow Factory
« on: April 25, 2012, 08:11:52 pm »
The big boxes on the side were supposed to be part of some sort of piston system for the crusher.  I edited quite a bit of it along with some air tanks that would power the piston (unless air power wouldn't be enough).  I need to think of more pipes and stuff to add so I can have a whole background made out of the machine

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Finished Works and Works in Progress / Re: Rainbow Factory
« on: April 24, 2012, 09:40:26 pm »
More progress on the Rainbow Machine.  Any suggestions where I should put the support beams to hold up the giant crusher that looks like it weighs over a ton and would surely bend those pipes if not supported?

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Finished Works and Works in Progress / Re: Rainbow Factory
« on: April 24, 2012, 02:56:55 pm »
Already tried checking normals. They're all how they should be

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Finished Works and Works in Progress / Re: Rainbow Factory
« on: April 24, 2012, 12:56:01 am »
Thanks! It looks a lot better now. I added some texture too.  I was using the metallic settings on the Material section of the manual before

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Finished Works and Works in Progress / Re: Rainbow Factory
« on: April 23, 2012, 11:39:01 pm »
Started working on the spectra tubs.  I based it off of this picture:



I'm not really a mechanical modeler. I prefer to work on the organic side, but hopefully I can make it look good.  I can't figure out why it turned out so dark and didn't come out very metallic like the preview circle showed.

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Finished Works and Works in Progress / Re: pikachu WIP
« on: April 23, 2012, 02:54:42 pm »
Aww! it's cute already!

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Finished Works and Works in Progress / Re: Rainbow Factory
« on: April 22, 2012, 02:48:32 pm »
The actual flying sequence has only the wings moving, so I can easily make the wings bend more.  I only made the wings move in the sequence so the arms and legs could move by themselves as well.

Here are some more ponies who are characters in the fanfic. I wish I knew why the body colors turn out so dull. All materials used have 0 specular and 0 roughness and .1 brilliance, yet the body color alone is always dull looking

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Finished Works and Works in Progress / Re: Rainbow Factory
« on: April 22, 2012, 01:14:36 am »
It actually wasn't supposed to be Derpy originally. That was just the colors I picked for my base, but she does make a good base model.  I also used Rainbow's hair for the ref.  If you look though, Dash and Derpy have the same hair, just different colors.

Here's top and back

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