The Art of SketchUp - part 2: Sci-Fi

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Postby modelhead » Tue Aug 17, 2010 1:47 pm

:thumb: outstanding!
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Postby Fletch » Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:27 pm

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Postby pilou » Thu Aug 19, 2010 9:53 am

2001 :thumb: :fro:
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Re: The Art of sketchup - part 2: Sci-Fi

Postby ken28875 » Fri Aug 20, 2010 5:13 pm

@ Sepo: Thank you. Glad you like them.

@ Phil Rader: Thanks for your comments. Cool architecture projects that you're working on. I have been to Minneapolis once before with my wife to visit her parents. That was "meet the parents" trip. LOL

@ Liam: I would love to see what you'd come up with if you had time to enter the competition. i am sure it will be an awesome model. Just checked out some of your latest stuff. I love the lego model and the USMC tumbler. Great job! :thumb:

@ Dolphus: Thank you, Sir. How is your airplane project going?

@ Michalis: Thanks for your thumbs up. check out the thread The Art of Sketchup - part 1: Fantasy. I replied to your message about the accuracy of the Greek temple. :-)

@ modelhead: thank you for your comment.

@ Fletch: Thank you, I should. ;)

@ Suc: Thanks. I wish I could post more of the Sci-fi stuff but i don't have anymore. :( Hopefully, it time allows I will do some for spaceships and futuristic cars.

@ Pilou: merci beaucoup. J'espere que tout va bien en France. A+

As promised, I have posted a couple images of the current personal project that I am doing lately. Check them out in the thread The Art of Sketchup - part 1: Fantasy.

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Re: The Art of sketchup - part 2: Sci-Fi

Postby liam887 » Fri Aug 20, 2010 5:51 pm

ken28875 wrote:@ Liam: I would love to see what you'd come up with if you had time to enter the competition. i am sure it will be an awesome model. Just checked out some of your latest stuff. I love the lego model and the USMC tumbler. Great job! :thumb:


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Cheers, yeah I was disappointed that I only found the competition when there was little time left.
I think sketchup is a great tool and I love taking it head to head with the 3dsmax and Lightwave users in competitions its always a fun challenge. It annoys me sometimes when people just dismiss sketchup as a sub standard piece of software, yes its true its not as powerful as the others cannot handle large files and has a few big flaws but its still pretty awesome!
What do you use to paint over your models just a tablet and photoshop I assume?

http://events.cgsociety.org/NVArt/05/ this was the competition i was thinking about by the way I assume its the same one?
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Re: The Art of sketchup - part 2: Sci-Fi

Postby ken28875 » Mon Aug 30, 2010 5:11 pm

Hi Liam,

I think sketchup is a great tool and I love taking it head to head with the 3dsmax and Lightwave users in competitions its always a fun challenge. It annoys me sometimes when people just dismiss sketchup as a sub standard piece of software, yes its true its not as powerful as the others cannot handle large files and has a few big flaws but its still pretty awesome!


Yes, Sketchup is not as powerful as the other 3D programs and cannot handle large files, but it is an awesome piece of software that sometimes allow one to do things that Maya or Max users would not be able to do in a certain amount of time. Indeed, Sketchup is so intuitive and really fast for modeling. Some of my coworkers who use Maya are really amazed by what I can do with sketchup. Things that I can do in an a few minutes or a couple of hours would take them hours or days to do the same things with all the details.

Also, Sketchup is free! The best things in life are free, right? ;)

What do you use to paint over your models just a tablet and photoshop I assume?


For this particular project, I used materials and rendered with Vray/ HDRI. No Photoshop post work.

But for other projects, yes I use a tablet and photoshop for post work most of the time.

http://events.cgsociety.org/NVArt/05/ this was the competition i was thinking about by the way I assume its the same one?


Yup, that's the one.

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Re: The Art of sketchup - part 2: Sci-Fi

Postby ken28875 » Wed Sep 22, 2010 9:57 am

Hi all,

So I mentioned in my other thread that I have stopped working on the two fantasy architectural interiors to focus on the EVE Online -Create a Starship contest http://news.deviantart.com/article/128272/. Thanks Liam for letting me know. More sleepless nights ahead but it will be worth it. The prizes are so sweet.

I started the model a few days ago. I have less than 3 weeks and working on it a few hours at night, I hope I will finish it on time.

Thanks for visiting and have a terrific day!

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Re: The Art of sketchup - part 2: Sci-Fi

Postby dolphus » Thu Sep 23, 2010 5:56 am

Awesome.. great guns dying to see completed project...go Ken..go... :bounce:
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Postby ken28875 » Thu Sep 23, 2010 5:15 pm

dolphus wrote:Awesome.. great guns dying to see completed project...go Ken..go... :bounce:


Thanks, Dolph.

So here are some more WIP I did last night. I will try to post some each day till it's finished.

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The little dots you see here are the human scales (1.8m). Yep, that space ship is huge. This will be my biggest model. The length is 1km.

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Re: The Art of sketchup - part 2: Sci-Fi

Postby liam887 » Thu Sep 23, 2010 8:56 pm

I haven't had any time do model I think its going to be a last min job for me, looking good tho good luck!
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Re: The Art of sketchup - part 2: Sci-Fi

Postby ken28875 » Fri Sep 24, 2010 4:11 pm

Liam: Hope you can make it. Would love to see what you can come up with.

Here are some more images.

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Re: The Art of sketchup - part 2: Sci-Fi

Postby ken28875 » Sun Sep 26, 2010 4:49 am

WIP from Friday night.

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Postby liam887 » Sun Sep 26, 2010 5:10 am

looking smart, keep it up!
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Postby dolphus » Sun Sep 26, 2010 6:26 am

Fantastic keep it up...... :thumb:
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Postby pilou » Sun Sep 26, 2010 11:15 am

Nice space ship :fro:
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Re: The Art of sketchup - part 2: Sci-Fi

Postby Solidseal » Sun Sep 26, 2010 1:09 pm

Please make a video when you are going to model some parts .. I still cannot believe it :D

and damn .. 1KM .
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Re: The Art of sketchup - part 2: Sci-Fi

Postby liam887 » Mon Sep 27, 2010 1:22 am

well I did a mock up by mostly kit-bashing older models but luckily I know exactly in my head what I want to make so when I finish this freelance project taking up most of my time I reckon I make it and paint it in a week fingers crossed? but yours is sure looking good make sure you stick to the rules i have seen a lot of peeps with great models but entering them wrong so they void the application haha!
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Re: The Art of sketchup - part 2: Sci-Fi

Postby ken28875 » Mon Sep 27, 2010 4:29 am

Hi guys,

Hope you had a great weekend.

@ Dolphus: Thank you, Sir. How is it going with your aerospace designs?

@ Pilou: Merci beaucoup. Bonne journee!

@ Solidseal: Thanks for you comment. Sorry, I don't have any videos. Maybe I will make some video tutorials of modeling high detailed models in Skechup in the future. Any free software I can use to make videos?

@ Liam: Wonderful, looking forward to seeing what you have. Yes, I have noticed that lots of people did not follow the rules. Too bad for them, but good for us...less competition. ;) By the way, you mentioned you would paint it. Don't forget you have to submit uncolored line drawings or illustrations. If time allows I will include a colored perspective view of the starship, but that won't be my main focus. I will try to finish 6 really nice detailed views of the model first, before thinking about any colored illustration.

Here's the latest WIP from Saturday night (fever...) :P

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Re: The Art of sketchup - part 2: Sci-Fi

Postby liam887 » Mon Sep 27, 2010 8:38 am

looking good ken im going to have my work cut out to better you haha!
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Re: The Art of sketchup - part 2: Sci-Fi

Postby ken28875 » Mon Sep 27, 2010 5:36 pm

liam887 wrote:looking good ken im going to have my work cut out to better you haha!


LOL :-)

Hope you can do something, Liam. Prizes are too good to miss out on.

Here's the latest WIP from last night (Sunday).

Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful week, everyone. :enlight:

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Re: The Art of sketchup - part 2: Sci-Fi

Postby liam887 » Mon Sep 27, 2010 5:52 pm

I think you have done enough you have worked really hard why not take a week off ken haha (so I can catch up)
Looks really good, its nice that it actually fits within one of the races in the eve universe I have looked at a few entries and they dont seem to fit in, it wasnt strict about how close your design had to fit in but I bet all the winners and runners up will have game-worthy designs! What size is your ship anyway mine comes in at around 300M (Length) 890M (width) 200M (height)
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Re: The Art of sketchup - part 2: Sci-Fi

Postby stonebreaker » Mon Sep 27, 2010 9:19 pm

What an awesome work! How do you make the engines? The details are incredible.

I hope you win one of the prizes at the da contest. :thumb:
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Re: The Art of sketchup - part 2: Sci-Fi

Postby ken28875 » Tue Sep 28, 2010 5:04 pm

@ Liam: Yeah, maybe I should take a week off; go to bed and sleep. I look like a zombie. :mrgreen:

Thanks for noticing that my starship fits within one of the races. Some entries are very nice but they seem like they belong to another universe but EVE. The rule says it clearly: "Entries must depict a starship suitable for integration into EVE Online".

Your ship's length is longer than the width? 300M (Length) 890M (width) 200M (height).....lol ;)

My dimensions are: 1000M (length) - 450M (width - it will be larger as I still have to add something on one side) - 450M (height).

@ stonebreaker: Thank you for your kind comment. I made the engines with basic tools like drawing a profile using lines, circle, curves, etc., then I used "follow me" around a circle.

Here's stuff from last night. I added details to the engines/exhaust and more stuff in the back of the ship. I will have to do the same thing with the rest of the ship. I will go back and add details later.

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Re: The Art of sketchup - part 2: Sci-Fi

Postby Solidseal » Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:58 pm

ken28875 wrote:@ Solidseal: Thanks for you comment. Sorry, I don't have any videos. Maybe I will make some video tutorials of modeling high detailed models in Skechup in the future. Any free software I can use to make videos?


Fraps will do I guess :)

Love the detail .. with every picture I learn stuff .. even if nothing changed :d
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Re: The Art of sketchup - part 2: Sci-Fi

Postby ken28875 » Wed Sep 29, 2010 4:50 pm

Solidseal wrote:
Fraps will do I guess :)

Love the detail .. with every picture I learn stuff .. even if nothing changed :d


Thank you Solidseal.

More WIP from last night. I added more details (panels on the hull, exhaust engines, etc.).

Have a nice day!

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Re: The Art of sketchup - part 2: Sci-Fi

Postby ely862me » Wed Sep 29, 2010 5:13 pm

:shock: DUUUDE!!!.....
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Re: The Art of sketchup - part 2: Sci-Fi

Postby michaliszissiou » Wed Sep 29, 2010 6:15 pm

Exactly :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
Wow ken.
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Postby d12dozr » Wed Sep 29, 2010 6:21 pm

Fantastic, Ken. Just fantastic :geek:
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Re: The Art of sketchup - part 2: Sci-Fi

Postby liam887 » Thu Sep 30, 2010 12:28 am

I wish I had never told you now haha :roflmao:

That looks bloody amazing from all the entries I have seen you deserve to win by far I can see this in the game for sure the eve guys and fans will love it good luck hopefully ill get all my deadlines behind me and aim for second place!
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Re: The Art of sketchup - part 2: Sci-Fi

Postby pilou » Thu Sep 30, 2010 1:06 am

Amazing! :enlight:
Any statistics about nbs faces? Components, Groups?
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