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3DThe Rodger Young (Starship Troopers stuff)

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  • japetusjapetus1666 SeattlePosts: 1,185Member
    Did the big tower mostly today, and fleshed out the large scaffolding thing also, will add rivets tomorrow i suppose..

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  • japetusjapetus1666 SeattlePosts: 1,185Member
    Made a random panel map in Substance Designer...testing using displacement on some of the large interior areas. Definately not a final loook, but glad the test worked, especially on 1 subobject material vs another.

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  • japetusjapetus1666 SeattlePosts: 1,185Member
    edited September 2020 #34
    Tried to plow through one of the areas that's really hard to see in my references, finally found Max's newish super extrude feature where you can shift click extrude on geo and even when you extrude back into the geo it rebuilds it for you so you don't get weird coincident faces, really sped up extruding out the thin greebled areas! Turned off displacement for now...

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    This one was too colorful to pass up:
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    Edit: added more renders

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  • BrandenbergBrandenberg1562 CaliforniaPosts: 1,877Member
    Wow, that's really looking great.
  • richiewilchrichiewilch36 Posts: 23Member
    This is awesome. Haven't seen the movie in a long time, so this is really cool to see.
  • japetusjapetus1666 SeattlePosts: 1,185Member
    Render test using Vray Triplanar mapping, so I don't have to unwrap most things, the triplanar mapping does the trick instead also added more greebles on and on but don't want to bore with renders of those...also added some lights like the closeups of the dropship area which I think start to give it a great scale...

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  • nightfevernightfever359 Posts: 584Member
    Triplanar mapping the panels is not working well because the paneling does not respect the modeled plating and it is limited to a 90° box projection. I use triplanar only for grime.
  • japetusjapetus1666 SeattlePosts: 1,185Member
    edited September 2020 #39
    nightfever wrote: »
    Triplanar mapping the panels is not working well because the paneling does not respect the modeled plating and it is limited to a 90° box projection. I use triplanar only for grime.

    Yeah there are some areas that will have to unwrap like the large angled beam, but I think for the objects at 90 degrees it could work. I'm sure for at least the front of the ship I will hand paint the panels to be more exact like the model
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  • japetusjapetus1666 SeattlePosts: 1,185Member
    trudging through greeble land! This top area really doesn't have much reference besides the side of the tower...glad to be getting through it, windows are still very rough

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  • ashleytingerashleytinger820 Central OhioPosts: 786Member
    I always appreciate the physical models even more with you guys going in and building them in 3D. So so good.

    I keep hearing the main theme in my head every time I visit this thread. ;)
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  • japetusjapetus1666 SeattlePosts: 1,185Member
    Making more greebles...

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  • NevetsNevets190 EarthPosts: 117Member
    Nice Roger Young.

    Don't forget the Millennium Falcon hiding away behind the primary dorsal tower unit.
    japetus
  • japetusjapetus1666 SeattlePosts: 1,185Member
    edited October 2020 #44
    I think that is on the other tower that gets destroyed by the asteroid but I will double check! I try to include the 4-5 R2D2s though 😉
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  • Mustang13Camaro68Mustang13Camaro6899 DetroitPosts: 73Member
    I'm watching this build with interest and you're doing a great job. This is one of my favorite scifi ships and was on my modeling bucket list as well. Your attention to greeble detail is inspiring.
    I've collected TONS of reference over the years. If you're short on ref for an area, let me know.
  • japetusjapetus1666 SeattlePosts: 1,185Member
    I'm watching this build with interest and you're doing a great job. This is one of my favorite scifi ships and was on my modeling bucket list as well. Your attention to greeble detail is inspiring.
    I've collected TONS of reference over the years. If you're short on ref for an area, let me know.
    Thanks man! It is hard to come by....especially the 18 foot model. I'd take some if you're offering...especially the smaller towers and the rear..
  • Mustang13Camaro68Mustang13Camaro6899 DetroitPosts: 73Member
    Would you like to know more? Link expires in 30 days.
    http://ge.tt/9zUgly73
    The green one is an 18 footer, the photos were take somewhere on the Sony lot, so I think it would be the Thunderstone model, not the Boss Film one. I don't think that's the true color, but who knows.
    There's 2 fonts in there that are close to what's used on the ships - Gnaw Hard and Saved By Zero.
    The gray/purple damaged one is a 9 footer from the Prop Store auction. There's various other stuff too, like the Chronicle Collectibles model, an edit of all the spaceship scenes.
    Enjoy, and shoot the nerve stem to put the bug down for good!
  • japetusjapetus1666 SeattlePosts: 1,185Member
    edited October 2020 #48



    Awesome! You're a hero, thanks so much!
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  • japetusjapetus1666 SeattlePosts: 1,185Member
    Here's an image dump...been adding tons of greebles and trying to finish up the engines and towers...very close although I keep finding sides I forgot to do... :s Thanks for the ref Mustang!! I've been plowing on those areas cuz that ref is so good! Renders progress from top to bottom:

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  • BrandenbergBrandenberg1562 CaliforniaPosts: 1,877Member
    Man what a big project. You're doing great.
  • Warp Propulsion LaboratoryWarp Propulsion Laboratory818 BrooklynPosts: 260Member
    Inspiring.
    Please visit my YouTube channel!
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  • japetusjapetus1666 SeattlePosts: 1,185Member
    Some more greebles down...
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  • japetusjapetus1666 SeattlePosts: 1,185Member
    Finished up the side of the nose....one of the larger chunks of greebles on the ship :s Hoping to just copy and mirror chunks around for the other side...c59ludwr3805.jpg



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  • japetusjapetus1666 SeattlePosts: 1,185Member
    Some more areas greebleized...broke down and used a greeble plugin on 1 or 2 places cuz the model is just random boxes there...beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel...

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  • VALKYRIE013VALKYRIE013454 Posts: 1,447Member
    Light at the end of the tunnel.. well as long as its not New Jersey.. :#

    Looking excellent! Don't even want to ask the poly count ...
  • japetusjapetus1666 SeattlePosts: 1,185Member
    Light at the end of the tunnel.. well as long as its not New Jersey.. :#

    Looking excellent! Don't even want to ask the poly count ...

    1.5 million and counting...but objects...probably like 8000 at this point. Will definitely be doing some attaching...
  • japetusjapetus1666 SeattlePosts: 1,185Member
    Been posting in the discord channel a lot, but I've completed some more areas....getting closer and closer uu6dxu3eetwt.jpg
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  • Mustang13Camaro68Mustang13Camaro6899 DetroitPosts: 73Member
    The detail above the drop ship doors is fantastic. Excellent that you're also putting in all the R2D2s.
  • japetusjapetus1666 SeattlePosts: 1,185Member
    Thanks! Hoping to break 2 million polys tomorrow 🤣
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  • StarshipStarship311 São Paulo - BrasilPosts: 1,866Member
    Wonderfull work all around Mike!
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  • Mustang13Camaro68Mustang13Camaro6899 DetroitPosts: 73Member
    I so very much want to see this 3D printed. But I doubt you're modeling with that in mind. And all those greebles might just kill a 3d printer.
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