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Another modeling exercise

Posted 07-21-2010 at 12:06 PM by CigDriver

Over the last 5-7 years my job has transformed from 3D modeling to more video compositing and editing. I love the work, but when i see models like coolhand's I realize how much my modeling skills have atrophied. I decided I would do a little modeling exercise, trying to push polish my skills a bit. since I enjoy the little shuttle pb I decided to build a new model for it and perhaps a simple VC. Of course once I started modeling I started having fun and things got out of hand. It really isn't a shuttle pb anymore. Not sure if I'll ever actually code it, but here are some preliminary renders:

I removed the windows for the render so the interior would be more visible

i'm going to change the engines from current tech to something that looks more futuristic, plus they may interfere with the docking port on the back. You can also see the scram exit on the bottom.

Funny little thing, but kind of cool. I'm happy with the shape, but I think it needs some vertical tail or tails.

Kind of looks like a fish You can also see the access hatch that was originally going to be the docking port, but change to radiators once I moved the dock to the aft end. Also, looking at the amount of space the pilot has, I may add a copilot seat and make it a 4 man craft instead of the 3 man craft.

The seats are designed to allow UMMU to wear their backpacks, no idea how comfy they would be, but it looks cool. The holes in the seats need a bit more polygons. From this view you can see out the docking port in the back. There is a small area between the cockpit and the docking port accessed by a portal between the two. It would be a bit hard to crawl between them but I'm not worried about it.
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    Alexw95's Avatar
    wow it looks great are you going to release it?
    Posted 07-21-2010 at 09:11 PM by Alexw95 Alexw95 is offline
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    garyw's Avatar
    I don't know about shuttle PB, it looks more like an escape pod of some sort. It's an interesting design.
    Posted 07-21-2010 at 09:54 PM by garyw garyw is offline
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    PhantomCruiser's Avatar
    Pretty sweet looking!
    Posted 07-22-2010 at 02:18 AM by PhantomCruiser PhantomCruiser is offline
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    Izack's Avatar
    Looks like someone from Journey to the Bottom of the Sea made a spaceship!

    Seriously, though, it looks freaking sweet.
    Posted 07-22-2010 at 02:30 AM by Izack Izack is offline
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    Samuel Edwards's Avatar
    Awesome; I like it, I like it.
    Posted 07-22-2010 at 12:15 PM by Samuel Edwards Samuel Edwards is offline
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    Very Nice!!!

    Quick question though....
    What modeling software do you use?
    Posted 07-22-2010 at 05:33 PM by jedimaster1214 jedimaster1214 is offline
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    CigDriver's Avatar
    I may release it, but I have no idea when that may be.
    I use 3DS Max.
    Posted 07-22-2010 at 10:50 PM by CigDriver CigDriver is offline
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    dougkeenan's Avatar
    The design does look comfortable in water. Nice work!
    Posted 07-23-2010 at 07:18 PM by dougkeenan dougkeenan is offline

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