LOW POLY GALLERY

LOW POLY GALLERY

Postby iichiversii » Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:08 pm

Hey folks, i remember a while back someone was looking for tutorials on how to make Low Poly models, at the time i wasnt the best when it came to low poly modelling so i set off and learnt myself for game dev reasons, during that time i spent learning the best methods i eventually discoverd low poly models can look great with the right texture applied to give the illusion of a highly detailed model, so i said i would show you all what i have learnt by showing you a little tutorial on how i did it.


Step 1: First i searched the web for a 10x10 Grid and imported into SU, i then devided the texture into 10x10 squares as you can see by the verts in the image below.
GRID.png


Step 2: I removed a section from the grid as you can see on the left that i wanted to use to construct my low poly model, as you can see that section is already UV mapped from the first step.
CUTOUT.png


I then folded the cutout section to form a box, note that the UVs are still wrapped to the box. i kept the original cut out to view it from above for the next step.
MODEL_LAYOUT.png


Step 3: I then opened up the texture in Gimp and painted over the squares i used in the cut out portion i used to form the UV mapped box.
PAINT_1.png


And now look at the box after the paint over.
PAINT_2.png


Step 4: So we have a bus but it needs some work so we can place wheels underneath, so i carefully added more verts so i could create wheel arches.
SPLIT_UP.png

SPLIT_UP_PAINT.png


Step 5: Ok for my next step i need to create just 1 wheel but i wanted to use as little of the texture as possible, so i used the top left square and made a triangle and a square from its little section i painted, as seen below.
WHEEL_CONSTRUCT.png


Step 6: i then attached both the triangle and the square like so and duplicated it around all the way around, then i copied the outer wheel to the opposite side to form the wheel into a solid.
wheel_2.png

wheel_3.png


And there you have it a low poly bus
BUS_COMPLETE.png


So just goes to show you sometimes low poly with a highly detailed texture can be as effective as a high poly model, but it doesn't stop there, i only used a small portion of the texture, so let me show you how many models you can create just by using 1 texture.
TRANSPORT_ASSETS_TILE.png

TRANSPORT_ASSETS.jpg

All these models created with just 1 texture, i hope you enjoyed my short tutorial and i hope most of all some of you learnt from this, i would also like to see others post low poly models here for us all to see and learn from, thanks for taking time to read my tutorial :D
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Re: LOW POLY GALLERY

Postby nickchun » Fri Aug 15, 2014 1:11 pm

Nice one. Great example and reminder of the power of UV mapping, probably something that doesn't get done enough in Sketchup. Although I'm not sure at what point it would become more efficient on memory to use it in an "average" size static model?
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Postby olishea » Fri Aug 15, 2014 2:05 pm

very interesting :thumb:
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Postby Rich O Brien » Fri Aug 15, 2014 2:40 pm

Reminds me of Micro Machines when I was a kid
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Postby pilou » Fri Aug 15, 2014 4:00 pm

Seems PaperBox spirit! :fro:
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Postby iichiversii » Fri Aug 15, 2014 10:01 pm

Another example, i know they are very toon like but i like toon art but with practice realistic models work too
CAR_MODEL_WIP.jpg

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Postby solo » Fri Aug 15, 2014 11:10 pm

They are so cool, I'd like to use them in a photo-real render for shits and giggles.
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Postby iichiversii » Fri Aug 15, 2014 11:19 pm

And another i just done tonight
STREET_CLEANER.jpg
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Postby JonFar » Sat Aug 16, 2014 12:52 am

i love the cartoonish video game style
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Postby ken28875 » Sun Aug 17, 2014 6:06 am

These are awesome, iichiversii! :thumb: :thumb:

Have a good weekend!

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Postby elmer » Sun Aug 17, 2014 6:49 am

Hi iichiversii,

Sory to highjack your thread but we have that sort of car in real in Madagascar :)

I really love your design, cute and funny :thumb:

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Postby cotty » Sun Aug 17, 2014 8:36 am

Great! Thanks for sharing!
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Postby nickchun » Sun Aug 17, 2014 1:45 pm

The taxi and police car are great fun. Good artwork too.
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Postby elmer » Sun Aug 17, 2014 5:01 pm

Found this one today....even less poly :D
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Postby olishea » Sun Aug 17, 2014 5:31 pm

great thread!
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Postby Stinkie » Sun Aug 17, 2014 5:45 pm

Indeed. Fun stuff. :thumb:
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Postby iichiversii » Sun Aug 17, 2014 9:15 pm

Please by all means share your low poly models.
Ihope to learn from your examples too
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Postby elmer » Mon Aug 18, 2014 9:20 am

Ok, here is my go
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Postby iichiversii » Mon Aug 18, 2014 12:43 pm

Elmer that's not bad at all, love it
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Postby Richard » Wed Aug 27, 2014 12:29 am

Seriously man thats amazing!! I love them!

I've been doing something similar with low poly interiors for external architectural renders for years. All the materials are on one large map so that I only have one material covering maybe 20 items, stops my material palette becoming too heavy!
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Postby pbacot » Wed Aug 27, 2014 7:16 am

Man, you're always doing something interesting. Good job on these!
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Postby boofredlay » Wed Aug 27, 2014 1:57 pm

Bangarang!
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Postby iichiversii » Mon Sep 01, 2014 2:48 pm

Thanks lads, glad you liked them, :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
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Postby iichiversii » Tue Sep 30, 2014 4:33 pm

I applied the same technique here to buildings too, both buildings share the same texture and still room for more buildings.

building_wip.jpg

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Postby cotty » Tue Sep 30, 2014 5:23 pm

great :thumb:
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Postby pilou » Tue Sep 30, 2014 5:38 pm

I then folded the cutout section to form a box

Do you use some specific plugin for that or just some faces rotation?
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Postby iichiversii » Tue Sep 30, 2014 11:13 pm

I just used the rotate tool :thumb:
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Postby ken28875 » Sun Oct 05, 2014 7:41 am

These are awesome, Damo!!! :thumb: :thumb:

I guess you really don't need me. ;)

Your new game will surely be a success.

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Postby iichiversii » Sun Oct 05, 2014 9:41 am

Thanks Ken, im glad you liked them :thumb:
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Postby Glenn at home » Mon Oct 06, 2014 2:20 pm

iichiversii wrote:And another i just done tonight
STREET_CLEANER.jpg


That is pretty cool! Great job.
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