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I am a 3d Modeller and Compositor. I live and work by what I describe as the three P's. They stand for Passion, Professionalism, and Problem Solving. In all things, I try to stay by these guidelines.

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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Textures Done.

Well, here it is. 750k + pollies takes a looooooong time to UV, but after hiding in my Motor Home (for the lack of distractions) over the weekend, she is DONE! May have to go in and tweak a few textures, but for the time I'm pretty happy with the results. Comments are welcome.

Happy Holidays.

Roland





Thursday, December 17, 2009

Requested UV sheets





Hey all. Man, I suck at this blogging don't I?

Siorry for the delay Lee, but here are the UV sheets as I have them now. It's just the main hull parts I'm showing for now.

That would be the in no order, the main upper hull and wings, the front lower housing (where the front landing gear are, the mid cargo pod, and the rear gear housing. I have other parts unwrapped but for them I have several pieces sharing a single texture sheet, and well, being a little lazy.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

UV's will drive you mad




Man, again with the long times between posts. Started in on the uv's, and you know what? The more poly intensive model, THE LONGER IT TAKES TO UNWRAP! But, the major pieces are done, however only a tonne of little parts to go.

On a note, the areas that have actual textures (or the start of) are the parts that have been unwrapped.

Friday, November 20, 2009

The ship is now rigged


It's been awhile since my last post, but in that time I've finished the model. Also, built a complete animation tig, which was an interesting voyage as I've discovered a crud load of stuff about setting up animation stuff in Max. Also, a show of how the rig works on the toughest part to rig, the Engine Louvers. In addition, found an interesting way to rig the complex unfolding for the landing gear.

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Monday, November 9, 2009

More Updates





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Got some more stuff done. Also, for Adam's sake, I've added some new mechanics for the main door. Just about finished the modeling then it's time to do the UV's and the TEXTURES!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Ship's Pilot


Every ship has to have a pilot, well this one is no different. I still fight with organic modelling, but I am somewhat pleased so far. Gotta still put in some hands and then send it to Z-brush for sculpting. Then just gotta make some clothes and other stuff. And yes, those are boots on her feet.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Finally! An Update!!!!!


Since the last posting, I've taken the main part of the upper hull and redesigned it somewhat. I wasn't happy with how it mixed in with the general feel of what else I've built. Then I looked at the original "version" and expanded from there.

In the first series of pic's you can see a direct comparison of the the old and new.



Here is just some more added in detail of the landing gear. Now all I have to do with this is duplicate it three times for the back and other side.


Saturday, October 31, 2009

Some video previews

After going through a "sweat-box" session with some of my instructors, one requested to see some video of the boarding ramp to get a better idea of how the mechanics of it work, so I put this quick no-bells video together.



After that, it was time to get on with the landing gear. Originally I was going to base them off of the gear of a 747, but them the all important "sweat-box" had me rethinking the whole thing. (It so nice to work with instructors with the kind of experience they have). So I built this concept. Once again, thanks to "Paco the Taco" I have a much improved result. They only thing I'm not overly happy with is the gear door, but I might try something else; I was thinking actually of the cargo doors on a Greyhound bus of all things. It might look a little more in line with the "feel" of the gear mechanism.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Cargo pod is finished.



I am hereby calling the cargo pod/hold finished.

Now to move on to the landing gear I think.

And then some more is done.






After
many hours of thought and several experiments, I figured out how I was going to rig up the door mechanics. However after showing it to my instructor and his reaction of "ahhhhhh, doesn't really work" I tossed the idea away. However, while we where discussing some different ideas, it came to me. So Here it is, and now I can move on.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

More Crap on the Bottom.


More of dem fiddely little things to add in. A comparison shot of doors open and closed.

Got a crap load more stuff to do on the ceiling of airlock, as well as having to put in the mechanism for the lowering of the ramp. I'm thinking of a swing arm kind of thing. If you have no idea what I mean by that, well, you'll all see once I figure it out myself :D.

Oh, and thanks for the comments on the other post.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Air Lock and Cargo Pod

Weekend assignment for myself was to build the Cetral cargo pod. Also, started to get a good chunk of the Main Air-lock modeled. Not a bunch overly left for either, just some basic cleanup and what not's that might strike my fancy.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Work Progresess


Started on some of the detail greeble made-up crap on the back of the ship.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Engine Finished


So, according to my production schedule (school requirement for some reason. It's like they're trying to force into professionals or something) I was supposed to have the engine finished by the start of Week 2 of the term. Hmmmm... check! That's right, the engine is finished. Now to start on the rest of the darn thing.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

More Engine

Got some more of the engine done. Of course, I lost over 3 hours worth of work that I had to redo.

Data corruption sucks.

First Blog Post

This is the first post of my brand new BLOG!

Working away on a concept ship for my 3D Reel for school.

There will be lots of images, but not so much in the way of typing, 'cause I don't like too :D.

Anyway, first batch of images.

What we have fist is the basic blocked in shape of the ship, followed by more detailed work on the engines which will be done by the weekend of Oct 11, 2009.