3D Artwork: 3d wheeljack

Discussion in 'Transformers Fan Art' started by jackjones, Feb 11, 2007.

  1. jackjones

    jackjones Junior Autobot

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    anyone here ever try google sketchup?
    fun easy 3d modeling software. cant do much with the output other then poses and photoshoping the crap out of it after but fun non the less. I dont know any 3d modeling but figure that this must be a good introduction to working in 3d, at least gettting used to the 3d plane of view and working in it.

    here's my first run with this software, set out to do a 3d version of wheeljack using the best parts of the both the toy and the drawn g1 version.

    I have yet to attemp his head and hands, figure they are gonna be a bit anoying to make so I keep putting it off.

    but here's a preview non the less.

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    comments welcome and also discusion about the best software, as far as your concerned, for 3d modeling Tf's or anything really...

    J.
     
  2. viper2391

    viper2391 Well-Known Member

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    very nice! Keep up the good work! Is it difficult to use G Sketchup?
     
  3. Prime-A-Cron

    Prime-A-Cron Well-Known Member

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    nice work man i think ill have to give google sketch up a try, is it on their main site? is it free?
     
  4. Gears

    Gears buh-buh-body ya Veteran

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  5. Prime-A-Cron

    Prime-A-Cron Well-Known Member

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    Nm i found it

    Google SketchUp 6
    Free

    Google SketchUp Pro 6
    $495

    if any one has pro PM me and let me know how it is?
     
  6. Rodentus prime

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    Thanks for posting about this - I've never got the hang of 3d packages before but this one is very intuitive - on my first go at this I managed to make a little frenzy head.

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  7. netkid

    netkid Where's my Goddamn shoe!

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    wow this sounds really cool. maybe i can use this to bring my transforming tf sketches to full 3-d life. ooh the possibilities!
     
  8. Draven

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    You've never done 3D before, and you came out with that? DAMN. I am VERY impressed.
     
  9. Infosaur

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    Who's the little man at his feet?

    Just kidding. Looks great.
     
  10. chubbzilla

    chubbzilla One shall stand...

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    me want1 well done
     
  11. Venksta

    Venksta Render Project Creations TFW2005 Supporter

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    Thats looking good for a first model. :) 
     
  12. jackjones

    jackjones Junior Autobot

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    alright!

    Thanks guys! great reply.

    I'm glad to see people catching on to it, it's really simple but kick ass and quick.

    the whole thing so far took about 15 hours or so, spread out. I took my time and it is my first model.

    just follow the tutorial, build a simple house, the go transformers. peice by peice. break it down, lot's o' fun.
    (i had three pics of wheeljack saved, front, back and ALT mode. for reference.)

    keep it up, post your 3d models you got with google sketchup! get a big model thread going...

    such as Rodentus prime's model. rock on! totaly dead on. see how simple.

    J.
     
  13. Rodentus prime

    Rodentus prime Well-Known Member

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    Damn you for getting me hooked on this ;)  As I'm having work done on my garden I made a model of how it will look ..... now I'm recreating my whole flat.

    Must get back to making transformers.......
     
  14. llamatron

    llamatron Shut up, Nigel. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Damn it this program is infuriating. Why couldn't they have just have input fields to specify rotation planes and angles instead of having to piss about with the flippin' cursor and eyeball everything? Or am I just missing these input fields?
     
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    Once you have selected the plane just type in the angle you want into the box on the bottom right of the screen (where it shows distances etc) and hit return - though I agree it isn't obvious. Online user guide
     
  16. llamatron

    llamatron Shut up, Nigel. TFW2005 Supporter

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    That helps a bit but it's still really weak. They should have a box with x, y, z co-ords, angles etc that you can just change without bothering with that cumbersome protractor tool.
     
  17. defstar

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    It looks really good...impressive for your first time...did you use the free version or buy the pro edition...?
     
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    hey looking really cool there, Rodentus Prime! I remember my first attempt at a Transformer (Skywarp), and it wasn't pretty (and that's AFTER I had been messing around with 3D for a while!).

    My crits for Frenzy's head is that there seem to be a lot subtle proportional issues (such as the helmet's top being too small to encase the head or the face being extremely flat).

    In terms of the Transformer face, it's not so much that they are flat as opposed to the smoothness gives the optical illusion of being flat. If anything I would reference the human face from front and side views to use as a guide and once you have that, you can go in and "robotosize" it with the appropriate seems and plates.
     
  19. jackjones

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    For the record I am using the free version, though I wouldint be oposed to obtaining a pro version. hint hint...

    And ya the 3d plane pisses me off, If you read my first post, I said it's probably just good to use to get used to the 3d plane, then move on to a more robust 3d software...

    Either way, it's free, simple and quick. PLus I caught on in the first 15 minutes, not like 3d max were I hit alt f4 about 5 minutes in! haha.

    keep it up, lets see some more 3d models!

    it's true, if you like sketchup, you'll start redesigning / 3d-ifing everything~!
    (I even use it for some web elements, like 3d boxes ect. I could use illustrator 3d but I actualy find this faster and more to the point.)

    anyways, enjoy and thanks for all the responses.

    J.

    p.s. try making an alternator hand, take your fav. alt. and examine closely the hand, every piece, then try it in sketchup. box by box, it's amazingingly simple and bad ass looking.
     

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