WIP - Officers Tactical Battlepod (Glaug)

WIP - Officers Tactical Battlepod (Glaug)

Postby jason_maranto » Wed Jan 26, 2011 4:20 pm

A wip for my current video series.

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Re: WIP - Officers Tactical Battlepod (Glaug)

Postby liam887 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:51 pm

awesome start!
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Postby Marian » Wed Jan 26, 2011 7:05 pm

Ditto! :thumb:
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Re: WIP - Officers Tactical Battlepod (Glaug)

Postby jason_maranto » Thu Jan 27, 2011 3:45 pm

Thank-you both :D

A little progress on details:

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Re: WIP - Officers Tactical Battlepod (Glaug)

Postby Stinkie » Thu Jan 27, 2011 7:25 pm

That's coming along nicely, Jason! What video series are you referring to? Sounds like one I'd happily buy.
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Re: WIP - Officers Tactical Battlepod (Glaug)

Postby jason_maranto » Fri Jan 28, 2011 3:43 am

Thank-you :D

I am working on a "Google Sketchup to Maxwell Render Workflow" series, which is the culmination of my last several series -- I did one on the free version of Sketchup and one on the Pro version of Sketchup and another on Maxwell Render... so now that I have all the basics out of the way I wanted to do something a bit more indepth and since I'm not an architect it didn't make sense for me to do a bunch of archviz scenes (I'll do a bit of that too).

If you'd like to see my video series they're all linked from here:
http://www.vtc.com/modules/products/authorInfo.php?author=360

Here's the latest.

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Re: WIP - Officers Tactical Battlepod (Glaug)

Postby liam887 » Fri Jan 28, 2011 4:31 am

Looking good, how much is maxwell render these days for a student? On another note I used to have a model of this robot when I was little but I sat on it and the legs fell off, then i pulled the arms off to and pretended it was a spaceship instead haha, wondered why it was so familiar maybe its in my attic in an old box of crap I will look this weekend it might have some details on you can use.
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Re: WIP - Officers Tactical Battlepod (Glaug)

Postby jason_maranto » Fri Jan 28, 2011 4:44 am

Thank-you :D

Maxwell is 195 Euros currently for new student purchase... the nice thing is that covers any of the softwares they have plugins for at no extra charge -- and they have a ton of plugins (and more coming soon).

I never had this toy -- but I always liked the series and I'd like to do some epic battle renders at some point in the future... Any extra refference is appreciated :enlight:

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Re: WIP - Officers Tactical Battlepod (Glaug)

Postby liam887 » Fri Jan 28, 2011 4:58 am

yes epic battle renders I would like to see!
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Re: WIP - Officers Tactical Battlepod (Glaug)

Postby Khai » Fri Jan 28, 2011 5:24 am

I know this as the Marauder in Battletech (yup I know about the legal cases...what a mess)

Always been a favorite .. and in the free Mechwarrior 4 Mercs release, you get to drive it :mrgreen:
very very nice work :) can't wait to see more
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Re: WIP - Officers Tactical Battlepod (Glaug)

Postby jason_maranto » Fri Jan 28, 2011 3:26 pm

Thank-you :D

Somebody asked to see the wires on the Maxwell forum so I thought I'd post them here too:

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Re: WIP - Officers Tactical Battlepod (Glaug)

Postby Stinkie » Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:57 pm

jason_maranto wrote:I am working on a "Google Sketchup to Maxwell Render Workflow" series, which is the culmination of my last several series (...)


Thanks for the info. Whenever I get I back into Maxwell, I'll make sure to check your tutorials out. They look quite interesting.
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Postby david_h » Fri Jan 28, 2011 9:06 pm

Man. .. it is so incredible what some of you guys can do with SU and how far you guys push the envelope. I've been using it for years, and I have still have trouble with hip roofs and windows cutting holes! :mrgreen:
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Re: WIP - Officers Tactical Battlepod (Glaug)

Postby jason_maranto » Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:20 am

Thank-you, but don't feel bad -- this is what I do... if I had to do any real architectural work I would be exposed as a fraud very quickly ;)

Here's the leg components more or less done -- the dome shape at the bottom is the beginning of the feet assembly which is next.

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Re: WIP - Officers Tactical Battlepod (Glaug)

Postby Rich O Brien » Mon Jan 31, 2011 2:13 am

Hi Jason,

These are great :thumb:

Is that BG part of maxwell? It's kinda SciFi, I like it
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Re: WIP - Officers Tactical Battlepod (Glaug)

Postby liam887 » Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:00 pm

downloading 30 day maxell trial now apparently you can get it for £200 if you are a student and after seeing silver shadows blackhawk in it worth a try...
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Re: WIP - Officers Tactical Battlepod (Glaug)

Postby jason_maranto » Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:01 pm

Rich, yep that is the default Maxwell "Physical Sky" straight out of the plugin -- you can customize that to achieve many differnt atmospheric effects but I'm not to the point yet where I am ready to worry about that... I'm getting close though :D

Liam, I'm sure with your texturing skills you will achieve fantastic results very quickly. The key with Maxwell is the materials and on that front you can watch a bunch of my Maxwell videos for free either on the VTC site linked above or on the Maxwell THINK! site (which is a tutorial repository) here:

http://think.maxwellrender.com/first10steps.php?categoryFS=21

I also did a very quick(about an hour) intro to the Sketchup Plugin here:
http://think.maxwellrender.com/first10steps.php?categoryFS=15

They should help you get up and running very quickly.

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Re: WIP - Officers Tactical Battlepod (Glaug)

Postby jason_maranto » Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:26 pm

Here's the legs with feet -- I had some cooler looking feet made that were a bit more faithful to the design but they could not achieve the articulation I wanted so I took some liberties to make them a bit more functional for moving. I may still do some tweaking but at this point I could consider them done...

I've rigged the legs to get them ready to do a bit of DC animation based posing functionality (just like I built into the arms). This will allow me to "pose" each leg individually with just a click -- a very handy thing when you have a army of these guys ;)

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Re: WIP - Officers Tactical Battlepod (Glaug)

Postby jason_maranto » Fri Feb 04, 2011 10:34 pm

I'm still working on this between some other things -- here's all the parts together, at this point it is mostly little details and cleanup (as far as modelling).

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Re: WIP - Officers Tactical Battlepod (Glaug)

Postby Rich O Brien » Sat Feb 05, 2011 2:59 am

Yummy :thumb:

Any chance of some SU output?
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Re: WIP - Officers Tactical Battlepod (Glaug)

Postby jason_maranto » Sat Feb 05, 2011 4:45 pm

Sure Rich, here's a shot from Sketchup... I'll make the model available to anybody who wants it after I'm done.

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Re: WIP - Officers Tactical Battlepod (Glaug)

Postby Rich O Brien » Sat Feb 05, 2011 5:38 pm

Thanks Jason :thumb:

I always like to see SU output on SCF. It deserves be shown IMO.
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Re: WIP - Officers Tactical Battlepod (Glaug)

Postby jason_maranto » Sun Feb 06, 2011 11:02 pm

I'm playing with the idea of using some sort of metallic finish as the base for most of this -- as opposed to the standard military matte-finish drab paint... the basic idea was to "sex" it up a bit and show off the curves a bit (the same reason they paint cars in metallic flake paint).

Any thoughts?

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Re: WIP - Officers Tactical Battlepod (Glaug)

Postby Khai » Sun Feb 06, 2011 11:13 pm

ooh. add some panel lines for "Factory Finish" .... or like that put it on a Desk as a toy :D
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Re: WIP - Officers Tactical Battlepod (Glaug)

Postby jason_maranto » Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:01 pm

Thank-you for the feedback :enlight: for context here's a render with a matte type paint finish.

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Re: WIP - Officers Tactical Battlepod (Glaug)

Postby numbthumb » Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:24 pm

Excellent work, jason! :thumb:
Both renders are very good, but I like the second more. Especially if you could give him some battle worn/weathered look. Once again, excellent work.
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Re: WIP - Officers Tactical Battlepod (Glaug)

Postby jason_maranto » Sat Feb 12, 2011 7:04 pm

Thanks for the feedback -- I've been agonizing over which pose I should use... here's one of the better ones I think. Agree or Disagree?
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Re: WIP - Officers Tactical Battlepod (Glaug)

Postby numbthumb » Sat Feb 12, 2011 8:53 pm

I agree. :) :thumb:
But I would like to see it from a different angle - from an inferior position, more like "worm's-eye view".
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Re: WIP - Officers Tactical Battlepod (Glaug)

Postby jason_maranto » Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:38 pm

This isn't exactly a worms-eye view because when we get too small the perspective gets a bit crazy (this thing is about 150 ft tall)... but here is a more aggressive camera angle.

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Re: WIP - Officers Tactical Battlepod (Glaug)

Postby numbthumb » Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:12 pm

That´s more like it! :thumb:
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