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This Ain't Rocket Science...WIP thread

Discussion in 'Show Me The Honey' started by David, Mar 22, 2016.

  1. David

    David Adventurous Contributing Artist

    Here are some views of the new handlebar design. I like this one better.

    ScreenHunter_318 Mar. 16 00.14.jpg ScreenHunter_319 Mar. 16 00.15.jpg ScreenHunter_320 Mar. 16 00.15.jpg

    And one for scale. I think I got it right. If you spot anything wrong, please let me know.

    ScreenHunter_317 Mar. 16 00.13.jpg
     
  2. Miss B

    Miss B Drawing Life 1 Pixel at a Time CV-BEE

    Ohhh, I have to agree David. I'm liking the new handlebar design much better.
     
  3. 3wComics

    3wComics Brilliant Contributing Artist

    New handlebars are much better, I agree. Scale--hmm, to me it looks maybe a tad small, but I think it's a matter of opinion. If you wanted to give the impression that it's a powerful bike, might want to make it a little bigger? Otherwise it looks like a cool little scooter. :)
     
  4. David

    David Adventurous Contributing Artist

    No pictures to show yet, but it looks like uvmapping is going to work out just fine. That was a major problem with the first design, so I'm a happy camper. )
     
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  5. David

    David Adventurous Contributing Artist

    Still no pictures, but I am really pleased with how the uvmapping worked out. I need to get mat zones laid out and move on to rigging. I've never rigged a figure before that wasn't for a person, so this will be another one of those learning experiences I wish I'd quit having. :)
     
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  6. David

    David Adventurous Contributing Artist

    Finally figured out how to rig a motorcycle. :) Then I found out I had a small problem with the model that I need to address, so I need to take a couple of steps back. :( No worries, though. Shouldn't be long now.
     
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  7. David

    David Adventurous Contributing Artist

    OK, I've got a question for the bikers here. I've finished (I hope) rigging the motorcycle. I need to know if I've got an OK angle for the bike when the kickstand is down. Here are some pics.

    kickstand test 1.jpg kickstand test 2.jpg kickstand test 3.jpg

    Everything else seems OK to me. The wheels turn, the handlebars turn the front wheel, etc. As you can see, I've still got some texturing to do. :)
     
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  8. Rae134

    Rae134 Renowned CV-BEE Contributing Artist

    looks doable, but I'd personally like to see a little more lean on the bike (this looks like it would tip over too easy if it was bumped)
     
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  9. David

    David Adventurous Contributing Artist

    Thanks. I wasn't sure. Easy fix. :)
     
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  10. David

    David Adventurous Contributing Artist

    Well, the kickstand is taken care of. I think I've gotten the rigging right (at least everything appears to work as it should). Here's a capture from 3dCoat. It's really just a rough texture test, but I just had to see what it would look like with some half way decent materials.

    ScreenHunter_323 Mar. 30 01.02.jpg

    3dCoat doesn't seem to like all the material zones I put on this thing (there are a lot). They really seem to bog 3dCoat down. I may end up doing the painting in photoshop and just use 3dCoat for the normal and spec maps. We'll see.
     
  11. Miss B

    Miss B Drawing Life 1 Pixel at a Time CV-BEE

    That's looking pretty good David. :)
     
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  12. David

    David Adventurous Contributing Artist

    I have actually been working on the motorcycle...really. I use 3dCoat for a lot of the texturing of my models. The version I was using kept crashing on me. I updated to the newest version and all is well. :). I managed to get a first texture set for the motorcycle which I've christened 'Sport Moto'. I have no clue why. It just sounded like it should be called that. I did find a few issues that I need to correct. I need to change some of the material zones I'd set up already. I also need to give the control panel (you can't see it in the render below, sorry, but it's not worth seeing right now) some more attention.

    Anyway, here's a 3dCoat render of the finished first texture set for Sport Moto. If this one works out in Poser, then creating a few more should be fairly simple (knock on wood).

    ScreenHunter_328 Apr. 05 01.25.jpg
     
  13. Miss B

    Miss B Drawing Life 1 Pixel at a Time CV-BEE

    Ohhhhh that's so cooooool. :)
     
  14. Hornet3d

    Hornet3d Distinguished


    Very different model but very nice. The texture looks good, I hope it works out in Poser.
     
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  15. David

    David Adventurous Contributing Artist

    Here's a Poser Superfly render with the new texture set. There is one issue at the back of the engine housing where it looks like the model and the texture map don't match up. Not sure what happened there. Besides that the set looks pretty good (to me). I may add a couple of small tweaks but nothing major. I'm not real happy with the control panel. After I figure out what happened at the back of the engine, I plan to create five texture sets in all along with a few basic poses for the motorcycle and Dawn.

    ScreenHunter_328 Apr. 06 01.20.jpg
     
  16. Miss B

    Miss B Drawing Life 1 Pixel at a Time CV-BEE

    It renders very nicely in Poser. I can't wait to see what other textures you come up with. :)
     
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  17. David

    David Adventurous Contributing Artist

    OK. Here's what I've come up with for texture sets for the motorcycle. These are rendered in Superfly. I still need to tweak the materials for use in Firefly.

    Dream.jpg Red Heart.jpg SciFi Midnight.jpg Tech.jpg White Knight.jpg
     
  18. Miss B

    Miss B Drawing Life 1 Pixel at a Time CV-BEE

    Ohhhh, loving the red one David. ;)
     
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  19. quietrob

    quietrob Extraordinary

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  20. David

    David Adventurous Contributing Artist

    These are the Firefly materials.

    Dream.jpg Red Heart.jpg SciFi Midnight.jpg Tech.jpg White Knight.jpg

    They aren't exact matches, but they're as close as I can get.
     
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