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Deepthought

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lightning gun WIP
« on: January 04, 2013, 09:40:13 pm »

i'm working on a model for a lightning gun from a book. it still needs work and textures, but any thoughts so far?
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Re: lightning gun WIP
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2013, 01:48:04 pm »

Not bad for starters. You could apply some sub division to the stock and body part. Maybe move those cylinder objects forward farther away from the shoulder piece and integrate the hand grip into the body part. I would also like to see more material colors to accent the various gun parts. Nice work though. Leroy.
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Re: lightning gun WIP
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2013, 04:18:46 pm »

Are those..........vacuum tubes?   Nice model!
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Re: lightning gun WIP
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2013, 06:02:46 pm »

Thank you!

yes... those are vacuum tubes. It's from a steampunk book, A Darkling Plain.

I am currently in the process of unwrapping the model, but here it is with basic materials.
« Last Edit: February 07, 2013, 06:25:45 pm by Deepthought »
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Re: lightning gun WIP
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2013, 02:52:37 pm »

Coming along nicely, Deepthought.  The reason I ask about the tubes is because I have been looking around a  lot for them lately   ;D
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Re: lightning gun WIP
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2013, 05:53:37 pm »

building an amp?
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Re: lightning gun WIP
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2013, 06:33:14 pm »

would anyone be willing to help me unwrap a part?
I just need the circular ring part unwrapped. it's the only part with UV coords outside the 0-1 range and looks a bit like a pentagram.
Thanks!
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Re: lightning gun WIP
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2013, 01:38:29 am »

Had a quick look, with idea of giving u a helping hand, but its one complete object and triangulated, might be better if you detached the actual object you want UV`d ( select a face of the object in question then under EDIT in the menu bar select detach faces or do keystroke D ) save it out as a separate object and resubmit.

EDIT

if this is the bit... zip is attached.


« Last Edit: February 22, 2013, 07:16:42 am by kreator »
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Re: lightning gun WIP
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2013, 08:05:36 am »

thanks, but i was looking for this part.
I just can't find a good way to map it because it has so many holes in it.
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Re: lightning gun WIP
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2013, 08:39:50 am »

ok wrong one... here is the new one..

I textured the inner inner Rings, then the inner rings and finally the outers were left with the default ... if u place in UVmapper you can select each material then do a UV for each one.

hope it helps
oh and the model new ring thing...
« Last Edit: February 22, 2013, 08:52:19 am by kreator »
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Re: lightning gun WIP
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2013, 11:14:55 am »

thanks!
what did you map it in?
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Re: lightning gun WIP
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2013, 12:09:47 pm »

my previous post tells you UVMapper...

A tutorial on UVmapper is at http://www.anim8orworld.com/Forum/index.php?topic=82.msg242#msg242 and is worth a look may help u with any questions,

also Roadkill unwrapping at http://www.anim8orworld.com/Forum/index.php?topic=178.msg509#msg509

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Re: lightning gun WIP
« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2013, 09:39:58 pm »

almost done... ;D
textured the wood and brass stock, bakelite insulators,batteries
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Re: lightning gun WIP
« Reply #13 on: July 26, 2013, 09:38:06 pm »

Sorry for the delay, but this just sat around a bit after i finished the texture because of school/other models, but here it is firing.
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