Silvershadow's Eye Candy 3 - H.M.C.S SNOWBERRY

Silvershadow's Eye Candy 3 - H.M.C.S SNOWBERRY

Postby silver_shadow » Mon Jul 06, 2009 7:38 am

H.M.C.S SNOWBERRY



The Flower Class corvettes will always be associated with the Battle of the North Atlantic, even though they were also used in all theatres of World War II. Alongside other escort ships she bore the main burden of the battle against the German submarines. The escort ships of this class were divided from the collaboration between the British Admiralty and the Smiths Dock Company, which in 1938 had a successful design for a commercial whaler called the Southern Pride. The main feature of this original design was that in accordance with merchant shipping practice it could easily be built in many small British dockyards and its basic engines could be handled by civilian dockyards. Sixty Flower Class corvettes had been ordered before war broke out and by the end of 1940 at total of 141 of the original design had been ordered. The first vessel (launched on 24.01.1940) was completed in 5 months, the subsequent ones at a rate of one every twenty three days. Once it had been decided that corvettes were no longer to be used as coastal escort ship, but on the high seas, some modifications had to be made. Later the vessels were given a different hull with extended forecastle that improved their thrust and overhang to protect them against the Atlantic seas. In the course of the war the corvettes were equipped, among other things, with radar, more and more powerful anti-aircraft weapons (AA MG or 20mm Oerlikon guns), More depth charges and at the end of 1941 with the “Hedgehog” anti submarine weapon. From 1943 they were equipped with better electronics. During this period many modifications were made to the bridge to incorporate new equipment and protections. These ships proved to be the most seaworthy and were used by navies throughout the world. (Total build 265) Displacement: 940 tons, power plant: 4-cylinder triple-expansion/Scotch boiler; capacity: 2750 hsp; speed: 16 knots; range: 4000 miles at 12kts. When in the spring of 1942 the German submarines moved their zone of operations to the American coastal region, the US Navy found itself obliged to make up for this full deficit of suitable vessels from British corvettes. 10 Corvettes were immediately delivered in America, and further 8 from Canadian shipyards. H.M.C.S Snowberry. This ship built by Davie Shipbuilding Lauzon, Quebec, was completed on 30th November 1940. She was ordered by the British Navy and on completion was transferred to the Royal Canadian Navy and used as a convoy ship in the North Atlantic. In November 1943, assisted by other escort vessels, she sank U-boat U536, 500 miles west of Cape Finisterre. She spend most of her life in the North Atlantic and a brief period in the English Channel, before she was returned to the Royal Navy in 1945 and scrapped in 1947.

ARMAMENT

Primary 1 x 4-inch gun
Secondary 1 x 2-pounder gun , 2 x 20mm machine guns , Hedgehog in many


STATISTICS

Speed (Knots)
Design / Trials 16.0
Crew 6 / 79



Hi guys. I bought this plastic model ship about 4 years ago and build it with my dad, doing a lot of research in it, actually trying to build every single detail on this ship as possible as a hobby. He passed away that year and building completely stopped. Last year when I finished the Black Hawk in September 2008, I looked at a lot of images what I can model next that can top the Black Hawk. I got this insane idea, maybe I should model my plastic boat which I never completed. I looked at the manual over and over and over and though, this is insane. It will take forever to get this done. Every time I pick up the book, I really got doubts, what if my drawing program won’t handle it? So I closed my eyes and started about 8 days after I posted Candy 2. It took me about 7 to 8 months to build in my free time and a lot of trial and error went into it to get it started. The compilation took about a week of rendering and finalizing. I was always fascinated how the movie industry can model something, and use it in their film to make it believable. I am still wondering to how much detail they do model to make it work for a film. I am also a great gamer and love seeing how people show off their skills in building sets for games. Maybe one day, I want to do this for real. All these renders are modeled only in Sketchup®, the ocean and boat. The sky was modeled in Vue. The final renders was only rendered in Vray for Sketchup® and a bit of photoshop.

I want to thank my wife for putting up with me all these nights, not coming to bed and trying to finish this model. I proudly present, my most anticipated model I have done to date, THE H.M.C.S SNOWBERRY, this one is for you dad.

A friend once told me, ”If you want to be happy ,find something you love doing so much that
you would do it for free ,then do it so well that people will pay you to do it for them!”



The full post can be downloaded at box.net, sorry for the scaled down post, have to look at my cap size. Here is just a few










download link to Candy 1, 2 and 3
http://www.box.net/shared/4ao75395un
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Re: Silvershadow's Eye Candy 3 - H.M.C.S SNOWBERRY

Postby silver_shadow » Mon Jul 06, 2009 7:48 am

Tomorrow there will be more content to download :D
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Re: Silvershadow's Eye Candy 3 - H.M.C.S SNOWBERRY

Postby ely862me » Mon Jul 06, 2009 7:52 am

:shock: :o
i quit
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Re: Silvershadow's Eye Candy 3 - H.M.C.S SNOWBERRY

Postby utiler » Mon Jul 06, 2009 7:56 am

Aw, Stop it will you!!!!!!
You make us all want to go play with SU for love, not money.....!

BTW, how do you get that 'clay look? is it a podium render?
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Re: Silvershadow's Eye Candy 3 - H.M.C.S SNOWBERRY

Postby silver_shadow » Mon Jul 06, 2009 8:01 am

its only vray and sketchup
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Postby remus » Mon Jul 06, 2009 8:08 am

not bad :D the water's incredible btw, very nicely modeled +textured.
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Re: Silvershadow's Eye Candy 3 - H.M.C.S SNOWBERRY

Postby Macker » Mon Jul 06, 2009 8:15 am

I'm in awe.

I'm gonna get in there with a few questions before everyone else does!..

How do you model things such as fabrics, escpecially ropes & cables?
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Re: Silvershadow's Eye Candy 3 - H.M.C.S SNOWBERRY

Postby Marian » Mon Jul 06, 2009 8:29 am

HOLY COW!!!!!!!!!!!! :o :o :shock: :thumb: :thumb:
I don't know what anything else to say......
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Re: Silvershadow's Eye Candy 3 - H.M.C.S SNOWBERRY

Postby Chris Fullmer » Mon Jul 06, 2009 9:05 am

That is a great model, thanks for taking the process images!

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Postby A_Minima » Mon Jul 06, 2009 9:24 am

I could introduce you some great "specialists" who might help you... if it's not too late...
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Postby silver_shadow » Mon Jul 06, 2009 9:31 am

Thanks guys for all the comments. This time im really stepping down for a while and this is my final candy model for a very long time. I want to spend more time learning new programs and wont have time to make something like this very soon again. The endless hours that went into this has come to an end and i am actually happy its done and over with. Candy 2 's compilation was a bit all over the place and i tried to correct this by showing all the steps how this was done.
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Re: Silvershadow's Eye Candy 3 - H.M.C.S SNOWBERRY

Postby Wacov » Mon Jul 06, 2009 9:52 am

O_O

It's mind-blowing, I don't know how you've got the patience to make sonmething like this...
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Re: Silvershadow's Eye Candy 3 - H.M.C.S SNOWBERRY

Postby sepo » Mon Jul 06, 2009 9:56 am

Man...this is insane amount of detail. I remember when you showed me one image I was wow...but with this I am speachless. :thumb: :thumb:
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Postby dylan » Mon Jul 06, 2009 10:10 am

It's an amazing model and story.
I loved reading it and seeing the awesome model. The attention to detail is beautiful.

Top Quality :thumb:
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Postby artysmedia » Mon Jul 06, 2009 10:27 am

I'm sorry!. I must dismiss of you for ever and ever. The convent waits to me! :(

Lo siento. Yo me tengo que despedir de vosotros por siempre. El convento me aguarda

Your work is amazing, a lot of details

You are my god! :mrgreen:
Great sea texture, is beautiful!
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Re: Silvershadow's Eye Candy 3 - H.M.C.S SNOWBERRY

Postby dacad » Mon Jul 06, 2009 10:44 am

silver_shadow

The model, the scene, the light, the renders they're all great, but what really kills me it's the water!!! Simply perfect! and all sketchup?!? I wouldn't ever think in doing the water in sketchup but you did it and came out simply Great!

I just have one question. What the hell is your computer?!?! How could your sketchup "chew" that model? that's and incredible level of detailing and a very high poly scene you have there. I imagine you modeling the parts separately and working by layers but how did you handle setting the final scene?

You are officially "DA MAN" in sketchup ;)

Congratulations

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Postby pilou » Mon Jul 06, 2009 11:10 am

Astonished as always! :o :thumb: :fro:
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Re: Silvershadow's Eye Candy 3 - H.M.C.S SNOWBERRY

Postby matteo » Mon Jul 06, 2009 11:18 am

bravo! :!: :!: :!:
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Postby silver_shadow » Mon Jul 06, 2009 11:28 am

The model does not handle too hard (quite amazed myself) but yes i had to work around some obstacles to make stuff work. There will be a tutorial prob by tomorrow covering parts of the ocean and other stuff. I have noticed something on the model side and really want to share it with you guys. I believe sketchup can handle more polygons than we actually think. I am guessing, that the model poly count at the moment is about 5 mil lopy + . Last time i checked it ran around 3 mil and it was only the half of the model. There is some programs to calculate this, but some does not work that well, because i have got triangles smaller than 1mm. My discovery is, it looks like sketchup can handle a lot, but as soon as you apply textures to such a model, it is starting to fall apart and makes it slower and slower. My guess is, anything made in sketchup, with no textures, will handle till your computer cant take it anymore. I actually tried to crash sketchup by putting too much poly count on it and see if it can crash...but it never did. If google can look at the way sketchup reads textures, i believe sketchup will speed up dramatically. I have the model to proove it, and it is still running. It does take about a 3 minutes to open, but works perfect once its open, and i dont even have a super computer. This was my biggest discovery.
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Postby Sekta » Mon Jul 06, 2009 11:41 am

HOLY CRAP, silver, just amazing stuff there mate. I love the detail and the clay renders, all superb. :thumb: :thumb:

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Re: Silvershadow's Eye Candy 3 - H.M.C.S SNOWBERRY

Postby Mr S » Mon Jul 06, 2009 12:11 pm

Absolutely superb.
Exquisite workmanship.

I would love to see this produced on a 3D printer.
To see this come to life with all that detail would be fantastic.
Could 3D printers cope with all that detail?

Some tutorials for us mere mortals would be appreciated.
Especially your creation of the ocean.

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Re: Silvershadow's Eye Candy 3 - H.M.C.S SNOWBERRY

Postby solo » Mon Jul 06, 2009 1:02 pm

Jacques, what can I say that has not already been mentioned? I do not know how you do it, I just do not have the temperament, patience and passions you have.
What an amazingly detailed model, crazy amounts of detail in fact. You are the man as mentioned many times, did you know that folks like you either end up as renowned artists or in asylums?, glad you are the former.

Well done once again in creating an awe inspiring work and setting the bar beyond anything I will ever achieve, or even attempt for that matter.

As for the next one, it won't be long until the bug bites and you start it all again, it's in your blood,it's what you do.

Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Silvershadow's Eye Candy 3 - H.M.C.S SNOWBERRY

Postby pilou » Mon Jul 06, 2009 1:21 pm

PS If you want to see another crazzy guy like SilverShadow see the French guy Lemog ;)
(not in SU but for Eye Candy :enlight:
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Postby steelers05 » Mon Jul 06, 2009 1:29 pm

silver: astounding. I do not know what is more impressive, your work or your commitment to it. They are both inspiring and I congratulate you on some of the best work I have seen in SU.
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Postby Sir » Mon Jul 06, 2009 1:30 pm

astounding! i'm in awe! i agree with the textures/poly count thing, ive done very detailed models, and they're much faster than crappy ones with a few textures.

but google never listen

again, brilliant work
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Postby •BTM » Mon Jul 06, 2009 1:35 pm

This is incredible! :D What plugins did you use? How did you make all the ropes and fabrics? Did you use sketchyphysics to position the chains, or was it all manually?
Sorry I'm asking so many questions, but this is probably the greatest sketchup model I've ever seen. :enlight:
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Re: Silvershadow's Eye Candy 3 - H.M.C.S SNOWBERRY

Postby silver_shadow » Mon Jul 06, 2009 1:52 pm

The chains and fabric are modeled by hand. The chains were placed bit by bit to create the right curve.
The cables / ropes were made with tube along path rubie by TIG, awesome rubie, and the fabric on the hedgehog was made with Chris Fullmer ' s simple loft tool. No sketchy physics were used in this production.
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Re: Silvershadow's Eye Candy 3 - H.M.C.S SNOWBERRY

Postby idraft » Mon Jul 06, 2009 1:56 pm

:thumb: Why cant I do that?
Seriously the best model I have ever seen. I think Google should awarded you a free lifetime upgrade to SU pro! This shows the true capabilities of SU.

Well done and I bet your dad loves it!

cheers..
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Re: Silvershadow's Eye Candy 3 - H.M.C.S SNOWBERRY

Postby Frederik » Mon Jul 06, 2009 1:59 pm

This is absolutely stunning work...!!!!!!!! :shock: :thumb:

Can't say anything that haven't already been said...
You sure must have too much time...
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Postby decipher » Mon Jul 06, 2009 2:05 pm

Just immense matey.. the level of detail is awesome and inspiring. :)
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