Not full renders..but best place to add this..

Discussion in 'Renders and Illustrations' started by Gandolf50, Mar 18, 2018.

  1. Cybergrinder

    Cybergrinder Member Extraordinaire

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    Looks feasable :)

    The designers of the X-Wing game went for an aft centre leg, which I think is more practical as there would be more mass to the stern.

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  2. Gandolf50

    Gandolf50 Researcher of obscure between war vehicles... Moderator

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    And it looks like a re-hash of all the other landing gear used, just as in BSG... Just a matter of working up a version from say the X-Wing and fitting them.
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  3. Cybergrinder

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    True, if there is no "canon" picture one can go to town :)
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    I fell of the 3rd iteration of the finite curve of life and haven't made my way back yet. I'm not good with big learning curves. More of a K.I.S.S.(keep it simple stupid) kind of person. I greatly admire those who can navigate the big curves though I am not jealous, or envious, I just know my limitations. ;)
  5. Gandolf50

    Gandolf50 Researcher of obscure between war vehicles... Moderator

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    I think I talked about this before, but I resisted dealing with "nodes" in Blender, 3dsmax, Maya and all the rest till I gave Substance Painter a try then I had no options left... once I started there it moved to all the rest and now it is far better ( not easier but better)!
    Partial node view for the portcullis...
    Substance.png

    and nodes in Blender...
    Emissive.png
    When you look at the final it is daunting, but piece by piece it gets simpler!;)
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  6. Dagger

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    All these comments are hieroglyphics for me. But it is very interesting.:)
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  7. zathros

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    It looks like it works off of a "Flow Chart" type of input, is that close? :)
  8. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    Being rather short of funds, new roofs are expensive, I found this program called "Awesomebump". The price was right, FREE! I saw a YouTube video on it, and it seems like it's made for dummies like me. I have put a link below. :)

    Link = https://github.com/kmkolasinski/AwesomeBump
  9. Gandolf50

    Gandolf50 Researcher of obscure between war vehicles... Moderator

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    I was using xNormal which is also free and about the same... but a bit more complicated to use..will give this a try!
    Only for the die-Hard-Renderers 45 mins of baking Maps...

    Yep that just about sums it up...

    Nodes read from R>L OUTput> what kind of output> what kind of file> what file etc etc...
  10. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    I have a 4Gig DDR5 Radeon Video Card, it bakes videos Renders incredibly fast. I have 8 Gig's of DDr3 Ram. My long in the too the AMD X965 BE 3.7 per core CPU seems to handle anything I though a it. It's usually me that is half baked (not in the '70's way). :)
  11. Gandolf50

    Gandolf50 Researcher of obscure between war vehicles... Moderator

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    Some other stuff in the pipeline after losing ALL from before...I did have multiple copies of stuff in Blender/3dmax/Rhino/3dcoat/ yadda yadda... but most I lost texture files that were stored on the "Catastrophic HD failure"

    still working on the Drydock...feels never-ending as stuff keeps getting added...still tons of stuff to texture and work out...
    quick render of the read landing pad..render test of the forcefield and landing lights and hull lights...still need to add/modify the stark in space lighting ( still not right... no deep shadows and higher contrast..without losing the panel textures, may have to render in Marmoset or use Vray to get what I am after)
    Dock-Rear-Port-Test.2-Small.png
    Might also add the zippy lines in the force field to make it stand out better...something like this...
    but softer/less cluttered and more transparent...
    ForceField.png

    Interior quick render with some more stuff...still untextured...
    Dry-Dock-Work.png
    ( Note: Landing shuttle alone, has 8 parts x 4 textures Diffuse/Albedo+Reflective/Metalness/and Normal/bump maps...multiply that by current 4,181,482 triangles/899 objects ( of course many textures are reused many times)):Coffee::headbange:

    Also due to @Blackadder and his wonderful build, I have delved into the 40k world, just for fun, as there are MANY MODELS out there already!!! Just my take on a few with added texture, experiments...metallic gold on a grey weathered paint being one of them and adding interiors as well!!

    Bane-Blade.png


    and a 40k Train...got to have one of those!!

    40k train.png

    ( Note all these pics are reduced in size as most are 1920 x 1080 at least!)
  12. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    Very impressive. I do not have the ability to do stuff like that, but I can appreciate it. ;)
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