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Mr. Becker

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flying v
« on: January 21, 2009, 03:30:26 pm »

i'm starting a project in my spare time.  Its gonna be my rendition of a flying v.  If for whatever reason you don't know what that is, look it up or something.  But anyway, I don't intend it to be a totally photorealistic guitar.  I'll post updates here every few days.  Criticism and such is very, very welcome.   :D
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3D Joe Wiltshire

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Re: flying v
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2009, 03:54:26 pm »

Ooooh, my mate has one of them, can't wait to see how it comes out, definitely use ART for the body, my friend's is black, looks awesome.
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Re: flying v
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2009, 04:00:21 pm »

Ooooh, my mate has one of them, can't wait to see how it comes out, definitely use ART for the body, my friend's is black, looks awesome.
sweet. textures and materials are my weak points.  if you can point me in the right direction of those (or set one up for me) i would be much obliged. :)
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Re: flying v
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2009, 04:18:57 pm »

so day one is over now. i've got the rough shape of the body, bridge, and headstock.  Some of the edges are still a bit rough, but ill work on that later.  and sorry about the color of the background on the pics, i know its bright.  Anyway, heres a few views.

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Re: flying v
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2009, 05:04:14 pm »

Good start. You should indeed work on those rough edges, but that will come. keep it going!

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Re: flying v
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2009, 03:08:29 pm »

k its been a while since i've posted anything on this.  Frankly, its cause ive been busy.  but i have put frets on the neck and some of the pickups and controls on the body.  For some reason, the edges on the guitar are taking on a purplish hue, i'm not sure why, but hey its a work in progress.  If anybody has a link to where i can get a better view of what the pickups and such look like, i would be very grateful if you would share  :P.  Anyway, here is what i  got so far.
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Re: flying v
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2009, 06:52:13 am »

Nice i am not sure if this is the right term to use but i like the 'knobs' in the sides,really nice modelling!:)
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"When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than any talent for abstract, positive thinking.” -Albert Einstein

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Re: flying v
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2009, 09:44:53 am »

thanks.  i'm hoping to later add a bump map or something to add ridges and such along the sides. 
but as i was modeling i realized something, the strings are gonna be trouble.  any ideas? i was thinking just extending a cylinder and bending it to fit on the neck and headstock.  (btw i'm not a guitar player, just a metal head who loves this piece of history. so sorry if i get any terminoligy of whatnot wrong)
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Re: flying v
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2009, 11:11:51 am »

thanks.  i'm hoping to later add a bump map or something to add ridges and such along the sides. 
but as i was modeling i realized something, the strings are gonna be trouble.  any ideas? i was thinking just extending a cylinder and bending it to fit on the neck and headstock.  (btw i'm not a guitar player, just a metal head who loves this piece of history. so sorry if i get any terminoligy of whatnot wrong)

The strings can be done with extruding a spline. Draw a spline where the string is going to be and make a n-gon (the amount of sides is all up to you: 12 sides should be enough, but you can also choose 6 sides and subdivide afterwards.). Then select the n-gon go Build>extrude, click 'path'>ok and then click on the spline. Then simply copy the string 6 times.

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Re: flying v
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2009, 03:01:16 pm »

aight thanks man
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Re: flying v
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2009, 03:47:43 pm »

after adding some color, i think i'm almost done. gonna tweak some colors, maybe add a guitar stand or something.  but here is a render of the guitar with some color. odd angle i know, sorry. if you want a different view, just let me know
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Re: flying v
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2009, 04:39:05 am »

Nice one!!You are working well with those colors!i don't want to be nag or anything but how about a render of it lying on some surface.
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Re: flying v
« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2009, 09:40:24 am »

Nice one!!You are working well with those colors!i don't want to be nag or anything but how about a render of it lying on some surface.
don't worry bout it, you're not nagging. i asked people to tell me if they wanted another angle.  but yea, i decided to make a stand for it. thats in progress right now. 
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