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Author Topic: My DuveDec bus  (Read 3608 times)


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My DuveDec bus
« on: August 04, 2010, 06:49:40 am »

I've been active on the old Anim8or forum (.com) for a while where I was called GameMaster120 or something (not sure why I choose that name, but ok.)
After that forum I found where I spent a reasonable time posting stuff with great joy, untill it got hacked and went downwards from that moment on.

When it turned animanon I did register, but have basically never came back there.

Next to that I'm Dutch3DMaster on CG-Nation, but not a frequent visitor.

I've been working on this project ever since 2005, just after these particular buses were replaced because the transport area was sold to another bus transport company.
I got my own digital camera in 2005, but I never used it to document all the important stuff of these buses, so I had to guess sizes and distances.

The first model was quickly finished (the only thing that was unfinished was the cabin where the driver sits, there was no dashboard or seat or what-so-ever) but turned out to be full of incorrect sizes.
The model was so small that someone with my length (I'm 167 cm's tall) would've hit it's head to the ceiling and since I could just stand straight under the luggage net there was definately something wrong.

So far there have been lots of things improved, I have finished the inside so there is basically no way you can look through the outside shell (this was possible in Studio Max because the backside of a face is see-through).

I made use of the raytrace renderer in the preview version of Anim8or to make the mirrors on the bus actually behave like mirrors:[/youtube]]http://www.

I used the raytracing render once more for an animation of the front doors opening.
There have been different types of buses using different types of front doors, this is the most recent one, the outwars rotating doors have been replaced in a lot of buses after a driver got killed when he got stuck between the swing-arm type of doors.[/youtube]]http://www.

For the moment this is everything I have online, I will try to find a way to upload all the stuff I have and post it here, for now, enjoy :).
« Last Edit: December 25, 2010, 05:40:15 am by Emittor »