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Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Revell-Fan, Feb 17, 2013.
OH NO! It's a scene from GALACTICA 1980!!!
Who says it is Earth???
Now that you mentioned it, the planet does look a bit like Scorpia. The Scorpian shipyard, must be on the other side of the planet.:twisted:
That's the spirit! This is an amazing rendering. I work with Catia instructors, and I am bragging up this project to them!
That looks realy good, i cant waite too see this popping out of the 3d model into the card version model, it looks great!!!
Could you give us a few more details on which site you downloaded this from?
Here are some links:
(plugin for SU to export the *.skp file to a *.pov file)
(the render engine)
Yeah, I know. The final texture will be better..! :mrgreen:
Texturing the model
As I have stated more than once in this forum the way of texturing faces in SU is somewhat different compared to other 3d programs. You can only put an image on an even surface or roll an image around a cylinder, that's all. Everything else has to be done by projecting a texture onto the surface as shown here:
This is how the Viper gets her "outfit":
First I draw a rectangle around the area which has to be textured, make a screenshot of it (in parallel view), load it into Gimp, paint the texture over the screenshot and export everything as image.
Then I texture the rectangle, project the texture to the parallel area of the model and assign the rectangle to a new layer. This enables me to easily turn it on (= make it visible) and off (= make it invisible) so that it is not in the way when I'm working on the mesh.
I think it might be interesting for some of you to see how I placed the texture images for projection. So I made some renders with all layers switched on.
And this is a wire frame side view, showing possible folding lines.
Nice and neat!
As always, TOP NOTCH WORK!!!
I have a lot to learn in Sketchup....
Nice work R-F. :thumb:
In the rendering with all layers turned on, the dark ones under the strip and nose texture and the layers under the craft is this shadowing
does this lie beneath the surface
Yep, I turned the shadows on. The model is standing on the surface.
Frakkin great man. The whole frakkin peanut gallery is waiting on this one! So we frakkin say all!
You have no idea how much your son will like that model..! :twisted:
I have a suspicion, and he is going to have to help me build it!!
Sounds great! Four hands are faster than two. With this help you might be able to build up a whole squadron in a flash. :thumb:
How is the Viper coming along?
How close are you to initial alpha build?