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Old 16th September 2008, 07:54 PM   #1
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Default Finished Caddy and WIP Mercury

The "Caddy" in Second Life is called a Primouth Series 70. I'm a huge fan of the car and was able to do it justice with this program. Er - I hope so anyway

The "1949 Mercury" is a Primouth something, I haven't named it yet or finished it. It's about halfway done now. Both cars are almost completely built with sculpts. I use a few standard prims for some parts but that is becoming more and more rare. Major parts of the Merc are single sculpts. It works out perfect I get the curves I want with less prims so I can use those prims to do more detail work on the dashes, etc.
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Old 17th September 2008, 04:23 AM   #2
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Very nice work, great shape and form.

Would you consider writing up a tutorial on how you get to such a great model?
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Old 17th September 2008, 08:11 AM   #3
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Very nice.
Just curious .............. how many polys did you need to make these cars?
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Old 17th September 2008, 09:07 AM   #4
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Thank you for the compliments. As far as a tutorial goes that probably won't happen. For a few reasons, all the tools I use are ac3d and SL building tools. There are already tutorials out there for both programs. Another reason is I can't really explain how I do it, I just start building and they take shape. I use the wheels and headlights for perspective and just start making the body parts. Each part takes a few uploads to sl before I like the fit.

Honestly I have no idea how many polys they are.
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Old 17th September 2008, 10:13 AM   #5
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These are superb - how many prims in each car?
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Old 17th September 2008, 10:23 AM   #6
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Thank you!

Off the top of my head the caddy is about 210 prims. The Merc is 56 so far. I'm managing to make them lower and lower prim. The Merc is my third car I've built using AC3D so heavily.
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Old 18th September 2008, 01:21 PM   #7
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Wow, these are gorgeous. Nicest SL cars I've seen by far!
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Old 23rd September 2008, 09:47 PM   #8
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Ok. The Primouth "Eight" is finished. Weighing in at 194 prims, it is one of the lightest prim cars I have made and again I used mostly sculpts on this one. It's a convertible and hardtop all-in-one.
I've wanted to do one of these cars for a long time but the amount of prims I would have needed to use in sl to get anything close to this look made it unfeasible. Finishing this got my confidence up a little bit so I think my next cars will be ones from my teen years. My '73 Caprice classic coupe or my '62 Oldmobile Starfire.
For now though I'll be driving this puppy around the SL grid.
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Again, absolutely beautiful! Do you have a slurl for these?
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Old 24th September 2008, 03:46 PM   #10
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Thank you!

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