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Author Topic: Makmat 160mm (Mobile Artillery)  (Read 6366 times)


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Makmat 160mm (Mobile Artillery)
« on: September 25, 2008, 08:33:09 am »

The Makmat 160mm is a mortar mounted on a Sherman chassis adopted in 1968 and used to this day. I decided to model it using Anim8or.
Here is the main reference image I'm using:

I was originally aiming to keep the whole thing under 10k faces but while working on it I decided to go for a more detailed model. Here is what I've got so far, which amounts to about 29k polies:

Here's a more close-up look at the front wheel comparison:

I'd love to hear any opinions and suggestions.

« Last Edit: September 25, 2008, 09:43:31 am by Aqo »


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Re: Makmat 160mm (Mobile Artillery)
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2008, 10:24:39 am »

Looks pretty accurate so far, I like you progress :)

Some of the smaller details aren't dead-on (like the rivet heads between the treads, the original has two circular indentions and a long thin bump on the top), but that's getting anal ;)

The texturing is alright, can't complain too much there except that the only real way to make it look better would be to customize it a bit and add dirt and wear and tear, like in the original. You should also add another sand-colored light source facing from the ground to give it some backlight and make the render a little more realistic. Generally you should have two or more lights in a lighting setup if you want to go for more than a basic render.

Keep it up!


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Re: Makmat 160mm (Mobile Artillery)
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2008, 11:16:05 am »

Wow, great attention to detail. I don't really like the texture you used, but great model. At first I thought it where a reference images you posted, but the turned out to be the actual model.  ;D
Can't wait to see the model finished!


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Re: Makmat 160mm (Mobile Artillery)
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2008, 04:17:58 am »

And moving too All the pieces and dimensions seem to fit and looks as if it would work.
Happy Anim8ing