3D Artwork: Animated Depthcharge (my version)

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  1. grimmlock

    grimmlock Well-Known Member

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    hey guys, I got around to doing my version of Depthcharge. He's about 90% done. still have to model out some details and his weapon which i'm not sure if it will be a harpoon gun or a trident spear. Perhaps you guys can help me figure that one out?

    Once i've finished him completely, I'll put up better renders of both vehicle mode and robot mode. just want to get some feedback for now.

    In my story, Depthcharge is one of two Autobots who offer themselves up to go through triple changing technology that was taken from Blitzwing during his captivity on Cybertron. Preceptor manages to successfully replicate the process on Depthcharge and Springer. In this epsiode though, there is another triple changer character but he's a Decepticon. I still have to design this character but will do soon enough.

    Again, let me know what you guys think.
     

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  2. SpeedFreak01

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    Wow! That plane mode looks really cool! Robot mode please!
    Hmm...I'd say a trident would look better, though maybe he could shoot harpoons from his wrists, like Optimus' grapplers.
     
  3. grimmlock

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    Thanks speedfreak. This isn't his plane mode. It's his sub mode. The wings will flip out and around to become a star hopper type vehicle. Similar to Beast Wars.
     
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    Aah, I see. It looked a bit like a plane to me.
     
  5. grimmlock

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    Sorry for the confusion. The pic you see is a sub aquatic vehicle mode. Hope that clears it up.
     
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    Cool, but I think it could look more like a sub. Maybe you could add some propellor dealies at the back, or tuck in the wings. Just some suggestions!
    Also, what did you make this on? I have Blender, but it's really complicated!
     
  7. grimmlock

    grimmlock Well-Known Member

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    Its not a sub in the shape of a cylinder. Think of it more like that old G.I. Joe vehicle called the tigerhawk. It could fly and go under what. I did want to put propellers but it didn't look right in sky hopper mode. Thanks for the feedback.
     
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    ok guys, just rendered the vehicle mode. robot mode will hopefully be up late on. I caught a nasty virus which as slowed me down a great deal.
    I went with an energon spear gun for his weapon.
    Enjoy :) 
     
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    Woah dude, you are awesome! Those vehicle modes are brilliant!
     
  10. grimmlock

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    Thanks man. Glad you like it. Looking forward to putting up the robot mode pics. Still have issues with my laptop. Got a friend working on it so hopefully should have it back tonight or tomorrow.

    The last two renders in bot mode didn't come out right. somehow the settings were changed. Will straighten it out on monday when I get back home.
     
  11. warriorpriest

    warriorpriest Priest of Primus

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    looks good. waiting on the bot pics. ;) 
     
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    Optimus-wave A.K.A. Omega-Wave

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    Dude, ya know i love your models, but this one just doesnt really look animated to me. I think theres too many hard lines, but theres just something off. What was(were) your reference(s)?
     
  13. grimmlock

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    I didn't get my laptop back today so hopefully tomorrow.

    Optimus-wave, I looked at the cybertron modes of Iron Hide, Arcee, and Rodimus and that's why I used hard lines.

    For references I took the main concept of the cobr sub from the movie, mixed with the beast wars figure mixed with the front of a modified y-wing.
    So a bunch of things to make it my own.

    Sorry you're not feeling this one but I think you"ll like the robot mode.
     
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    Optimus-wave A.K.A. Omega-Wave

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    well in that case, cant wait for the bot mode :D 
     
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    ok guys, after catching the virus and almost 3 weeks, i finally got my pc back but i've had to reinstall all my software.

    I did two renders in bot mode with hoipefully 3 more to come. enjoy these for now.
     
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    Sick!
     
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    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    This is AWESOME, however, I have to agree here:

    Obviously, I'm "feeling" this design, but the style looks to be more "Beast Wars - Cybertronian Days" or something instead of "Animated". The only ways I can see 3-D renders working for an "Animated" model is if the figures are abstracted like those in animated and also if they are done in 2-D cell format (cf. Futurama, Simpsons, Family Guy, etc.).

    Thanks for sharing, man; it's good to see you around again :) 
     
  18. grimmlock

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    Thanks for the feedback guys.

    Superquad, I was going for a cybertronian feel reminiscent of beast wars but with an animated style.
    If you look at arcee and rodimus, their cybertronian mode has plenty have sharp edges.
    As for the 3-d not working for animated unless its what you mention, I agree with you and truthfully it would have been easier for me to do it that way. But my models are based on the toys so they can eventually transform.

    Thanks again for the feedback. Will be working on my version of springer next.
    Happy thanksgiving everyone :) 
     
  19. B'Bantor

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    That design would make for an awesome Voyager/Ultra class figure & your renderings would be excellent box art for said figure. I'd love to see your take on Rampage.
     
  20. grimmlock

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    Thanks B'Bantor. Yes, he's a big guy and as a figure he would be either a voyager class or a leader class.

    thanks for the ups. I still have to design Rampage but I will get it done before the year is over. He will be some kind of cybertronian sub/tank.
     

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