Snow-Trac (WIP)

Re: Snow-Trac (WIP)

Postby unigami » Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:13 pm

A couple views out of SketchUp...
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Re: Snow-Trac (WIP)

Postby hellnbak » Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:35 pm

Perfect. How did you get the soft ground shadows?
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Re: Snow-Trac (WIP)

Postby Dave R » Thu Oct 06, 2011 1:08 pm

Perfect! Almost looks like you set it down on fresh snow. :D

I bet I know how he got the soft shadows. ;)

I was watching some videos of these things. I really want one although I have no place to drive it.
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Re: Snow-Trac (WIP)

Postby unigami » Thu Oct 06, 2011 1:14 pm

hellnbak wrote:Perfect. How did you get the soft ground shadows?


I selected the shadow and added Gaussian blur in Photoshop. I also used a filter from Topaz Labs to give the red paint a bit of a rendered feel, and I put the profile lines on a separate layer so I could control them separately. That's about it...

I'm going to try some renders in Kerkythea next...I'd like to composite it on top of a nice winter landscape.
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Re: Snow-Trac (WIP)

Postby bulbangs » Fri Oct 07, 2011 7:36 am

i love it! keep up the good work!
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Re: Snow-Trac (WIP)

Postby EscapeArtist » Fri Oct 07, 2011 3:54 pm

Well done. Super-clean model, fantastic detail. :thumb: :thumb:
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Re: Snow-Trac (WIP)

Postby mitcorb » Fri Oct 07, 2011 7:54 pm

Well, I am humbled yet again!
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Re: Snow-Trac (WIP)

Postby unigami » Sun Oct 09, 2011 1:45 pm

Here's my first attempt at a render for this model. I used Kerkythea with HDRI lighting + an omni light for shadows. No post-processing or any attempt to make things look grungy yet...

Any comments/advice from the render experts will be very helpful from this point on, because I'm such a newb with rendering and feel like I'm shooting arrows at a target in a dark room half the time... :lol:

My next step is to find a good background and see if I can composite this in some kind of realistic way.

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Re: Snow-Trac (WIP)

Postby Dave R » Sun Oct 09, 2011 1:51 pm

That looks really nice. It would look great in my driveway and it would make my neighbors wonder. :D
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Re: Snow-Trac (WIP)

Postby unigami » Sun Oct 09, 2011 2:12 pm

Dave R wrote:That looks really nice. It would look great in my driveway and it would make my neighbors wonder. :D


Yeah...wouldn't that be great!!!! Thanks for nice comments Dave!
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Re: Snow-Trac (WIP)

Postby Blah11 » Sun Oct 09, 2011 4:43 pm

WOW I been lurking this since day 1, it really looks real. GOOD JOB
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Re: Snow-Trac (WIP)

Postby Marian » Sun Oct 09, 2011 5:00 pm

Fantastic :thumb:
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Re: Snow-Trac (WIP)

Postby hellnbak » Sun Oct 09, 2011 5:31 pm

Wow, this is looking better all the time! Your skills are impressive, to say the least.

unigami wrote: My next step is to find a good background


Here's an idea....Dave's driveway :lol:
(or better yet, mine. Another Michigan winter getting ready to dump all over my parade :cry: :cry: )
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Re: Snow-Trac (WIP)

Postby swagen » Mon Oct 10, 2011 3:59 pm

simply perfect!!! stunning modeling technique! :thumb: :thumb:
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Re: Snow-Trac (WIP)

Postby solo » Mon Oct 10, 2011 4:04 pm

Nice model Rick, clean modeling, the way I like it. :thumb:

I'd love to get a chance to render it if possible.
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Re: Snow-Trac (WIP)

Postby unigami » Sun Oct 16, 2011 1:51 pm

Here's the final image...Kerkythea render and Photoshop.

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Last couple bits of trivia for you about these...info I found on a forum from a guy named Lyndon that collected them...

"Snow Trac's were built in "Batches". The factory made all the parts and "Stockpiled" them in a warehouse. The sales Division would request assembly of a "Batch" which would then be assembled from parts. Batches were generally 10,25, or 35. Their biggest single sale was in 1961/62 when the Canadian Phone company ordered roughly 100 machines. If you look at the production chart it's the only year that sales exceeded 200 machines."

"When VW discontinued the Beetle they figured that they wouldn't be able to get engines and discontinued the line. Later on it was indicated that had they known that VW production was going to continue in Mexico that they might have continued. The story is that the entire last year and a half of production was made from 'Spare Parts'."
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Re: Snow-Trac (WIP)

Postby Dave R » Sun Oct 16, 2011 3:47 pm

Extremely cool! Perfect!

I want a real one even more, now.
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Re: Snow-Trac (WIP)

Postby SketchUpNoobie » Sun Oct 16, 2011 5:39 pm

Excellent! The snow on the tracks is PERFECT! :thumb: :thumb:
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Re: Snow-Trac (WIP)

Postby pbacot » Sun Oct 16, 2011 5:48 pm

Beautiful. How did you put the snow on the tracks? (and tracks in the snow?)
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Re: Snow-Trac (WIP)

Postby unigami » Sun Oct 16, 2011 11:24 pm

pbacot wrote:Beautiful. How did you put the snow on the tracks? (and tracks in the snow?)


Thanks! I used the clone brush in Photoshop to clone snow from the ground onto the tracks, varying it with density, brush size, and shading.

For the tracks in the snow, I used some ski tracks that were already in the scene and moved them behind the crawler, and then used the clone brush to cover up the spot where they originally were.
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Re: Snow-Trac (WIP)

Postby hellnbak » Sun Oct 16, 2011 11:36 pm

This is amazing! Well beyond my meager capabilities. I'll give you five bucks to teach me your methods (not all at once of course, we'll have to work out a payment plan)
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Re: Snow-Trac (WIP)

Postby numbthumb » Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:32 am

The best five bucks you´ll ever spend :D
Oh, and BTW, how much would you charge for your roadster?
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Re: Snow-Trac (WIP)

Postby SketchUpNoobie » Mon Oct 17, 2011 4:13 pm

numbthumb wrote:The best five bucks you´ll ever spend :D
Oh, and BTW, how much would you charge for your roadster?

That's a bit OT but Hellnbak has posted his roadster model on the 3D Warehouse.
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Re: Snow-Trac (WIP)

Postby numbthumb » Mon Oct 17, 2011 4:28 pm

I was only joking :roll:

SketchupNoobie wrote:That's a bit OT but Hellbnak has posted his roadster model on the 3D Warehouse.


I know that - it wasn´t about getting his model for free. I was merely reffering to this part:

hellnbak wrote: I'll give you five bucks to teach me your methods


And sorry if it was misunderstood.
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Re: Snow-Trac (WIP)

Postby hellnbak » Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:43 pm

I knew numbthumb was only joking -- you gotta have a sense of humor nowadays (especially nowadays)
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Re: Snow-Trac (WIP)

Postby unigami » Mon Oct 17, 2011 9:39 pm

hellnbak wrote:This is amazing! Well beyond my meager capabilities. I'll give you five bucks to teach me your methods (not all at once of course, we'll have to work out a payment plan)


You've got to be kidding...that Roadster is waaay better than anything I've ever done!!!!!
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Re: Snow-Trac (WIP)

Postby numbthumb » Mon Oct 17, 2011 9:50 pm

Nice avatar, hellnbak ;) (now that´s really OT)

And before I forget - congratulations, unigami! :thumb:
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Re: Snow-Trac (WIP)

Postby hellnbak » Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:01 pm

unigami wrote: You've got to be kidding...that Roadster is waaay better than anything I've ever done!!!!!


Thanks, but your Snow-Trac is so clean, so perfect in every detail...my models are ok, but I have not been able to achieve that level of amazingness (is that a word? :lol: ). I believe in giving credit where credit is due. So there.

numbthumb wrote:Nice avatar, hellnbak ;) (now that´s really OT)


Thanks. I don't normally smoke a pipe, but decided I'd go for it 8-)
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Re: Snow-Trac (WIP)

Postby SketchUpNoobie » Tue Oct 18, 2011 2:49 am

numbthumb wrote:I was only joking :roll:

My bad. :)
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Re: Snow-Trac (WIP)

Postby solo » Tue Oct 18, 2011 3:11 am

Sharing model? :D

Great stuff mate, and good render.
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