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Mekgineer's Chopper
show user profile  John Alder
Been away from 3D for sooooo long, decided to get back into it by making my favorite mount from World of Warcraft. Now that I've got a way better computer, I think I'll try learn and get more into it again. Done in 3ds+vray.

Oh yeah, it's not exact. I wanted to make a vintage/classic customized version of the original :)
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9/13/2011 7:09:42 AM (last edit: 9/13/2011 7:09:42 AM)
show user profile  npcph
nice work. love the style.

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9/13/2011 7:16:33 AM (last edit: 9/13/2011 7:16:33 AM)
show user profile  mrgrotey
How on earthe do you steer it? the handles are fixed to the petrol tank :s

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9/13/2011 9:18:06 AM (last edit: 9/13/2011 9:18:06 AM)
show user profile  John Alder
hehe, it's awkward but the petrol tank isn't actually a petrol tank. That's where the magic happens, you steer it with those joysticks. The actual petrol tank is the clear unit underneath haha

Blame Gnomes for their weird designs!
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9/13/2011 9:21:51 AM (last edit: 9/13/2011 9:21:51 AM)
show user profile  Sir_Manfred
It looks very modern for some reason. Good work, but I'd like to see it more "medievalized" ;)
Like try making the materials look more like they were created with the technology of WoW instead of top modern metal. Make the paintjob look more medievalized. More scratches, stains and blood. Like it has seen tons of battles and aeons of questing. That would make it look way more interesting in my opinion. Also make the leather look more like leather. And more weathered and such.
Perhaps put some epic loot in the sidebags and model a gnome to sit on top of it.
Right now it looks brand new (nothing wrong with that). But that gives me the impression that whoever owns it is not a real wow-character ;)

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9/13/2011 9:36:14 AM (last edit: 9/13/2011 9:36:14 AM)
show user profile  John Alder
The initial version starting out was dirty and more blocky to match the technology of Gnomes, but then I had the idea to modernize it and give it a sort of "showroom" look. Honestly, I can just sit there rendering out shiny things and drool, lol. I wish I had the ability to model a character :P something I've got to get around to trying in the future.

Thanks for the length reply Manfred, I appreciate it. I like your idea too, maybe I'll go back to it at some time! I looked on your site and noticed some of your WIP's, is one of your armor sets inspired of that of King Varian Wrynn?
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9/13/2011 10:23:26 AM (last edit: 9/13/2011 10:23:26 AM)
show user profile  Sir_Manfred
Unfortunately the gallery on my website is broken at the moment.
The progress of the modeling of that dude can be seen in this thread:

As you can see, I went through a lot of iterations to get to the point where it's at today. The design was more or less improvised and thought up entirely by my brain. Of course, I wanted it to be fantasy-like but I never really had any WoWyness in mind.

Keep up the good work!

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9/13/2011 10:30:09 AM (last edit: 9/13/2011 10:30:09 AM)
show user profile  John Alder
I really like it ;P I hope to be on that level someday!
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9/14/2011 5:21:41 AM (last edit: 9/14/2011 5:21:41 AM)
show user profile  Cloak
That's great. A fantastic job at re-imagining it and making it all work. Want more renders.

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9/14/2011 10:34:46 AM (last edit: 9/14/2011 10:34:46 AM)
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