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Old 17th May 2007, 05:28 PM   #1
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Jupp, I want to see if I can model something after a reference. In this case its the combine chopper in the exellent game Half-life 2. It feels a bit odd to have to model after pictures and not from my imagination, so I guess I'll add some details from my head as well

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Old 18th May 2007, 04:28 AM   #2
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good luck tbd
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Old 18th May 2007, 03:27 PM   #3
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It's not as easy as I first thought this reference modeling. It's a struggle getting the proportions right. Still its good clean fun, and I get to use my brain to figure out how the heck I should do this. The bottom pic are one of the reference pictures I use to model this thing. Its a screenshot from the game.







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Old 18th May 2007, 04:27 PM   #4
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Modelizing something while trying to stay as close as possible from reference pictures can cause headaches ... I know that

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Old 19th May 2007, 07:14 AM   #5
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Its getting there. I think it turns out ok. Here is a animation of the chopper. Just wait for it to load on imageshack.

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Old 20th May 2007, 05:10 PM   #6
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I had to do a render of the chopper to see if the mesh worked as it should. Its not easy this reference modeling. I have had to pull in many directions to get it as close as possible.

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Old 22nd May 2007, 11:40 PM   #7
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looks like a mighty fine chopper there thor. Next you should try to model a stryder from half life 2 those damnible atrocities are difficult to destroy without rockets.
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Old 23rd May 2007, 09:29 AM   #8
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Here is the rotor. Its not the same as the reference, but the original was kinda crap anyway. Guess they had to cut some polys there.



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Old 25th May 2007, 10:51 AM   #9
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Modeling is done. So what do you think? is it ok?



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Old 25th May 2007, 11:00 AM   #10
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Ok ? It's very good. May be, in twenty years I reach this point
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