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T-34 Tank
show user profile  Flamin_Squirrel
Hey hey. I'm fairly pleased how this is progressing so far, a few mesh errors to fix and some more details to add before starting on the materials/textures.

I've not done that much in max before, and that's where I think I'm going to struggle - I'm not so good with the material editor!

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3/7/2009 5:28:46 PM (last edit: 3/7/2009 6:34:08 PM)
show user profile  mattymoose
looks nice, is there going to be an interior?

I don't see any mesh errors.

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3/7/2009 6:16:58 PM (last edit: 3/7/2009 6:16:58 PM)
show user profile  Flamin_Squirrel
For the moment there isn't going to be an interior - need to get the outside right first, and as I get a bit lost with materials that's still a way off.

As for mesh errors, there's really only one in particular that stands out in a full res render, by the co-axial mg. I got lazy and used the boolean modifier which has created some truly horrid topology that I need to fix. The offending item shown below.

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3/7/2009 6:33:51 PM (last edit: 3/7/2009 6:33:51 PM)
show user profile  Joey Parker Jr.
Check out this thread
 photo 2012-sig_small3_zpsbd114b69.png

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3/7/2009 6:46:07 PM (last edit: 3/7/2009 6:46:07 PM)
show user profile  parkerfamily
delete all those lines then remake them on multiple verts? that would turn like 16 triangles into 18 quads and 3 dodecahedrons. (the poor quad next to it)
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3/7/2009 7:33:33 PM (last edit: 3/7/2009 7:33:33 PM)
show user profile  Flamin_Squirrel
Thanks Joey that seems to do the trick. I need to remember not to go overboard with the polys sometimes.

My main concern is the materials/lighting now. I'm ok with shiny metals and glass, getting something that looks decent for the tank hull I'm finding much harder. Using bump and spectacular maps I've got the following, but I'm not really sure where to go from here.

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3/7/2009 7:58:33 PM (last edit: 3/7/2009 7:58:33 PM)
show user profile  Mashedpot8er
Fuk man , for someone that hasn't got much max skill i'd say this is amazing. Happy days.

Cad Monkey

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3/7/2009 9:20:10 PM (last edit: 3/7/2009 9:20:10 PM)
show user profile  mattymoose
lol @ "spectacular maps"

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3/7/2009 11:21:37 PM (last edit: 3/7/2009 11:21:37 PM)
show user profile  horizon
Missed that. LOL indeed. I can feel the new meaning of the word forming.

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3/7/2009 11:53:29 PM (last edit: 3/7/2009 11:53:29 PM)
show user profile  Flamin_Squirrel
lol, whoops. I shouldn't post so late :D
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3/8/2009 3:25:13 AM (last edit: 3/8/2009 3:25:13 AM)
show user profile  albongino
Yeah... now I can see you really aren't that familiar with the material editor.. hehh..

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3/8/2009 9:59:17 AM (last edit: 3/8/2009 9:59:17 AM)
show user profile  Flamin_Squirrel
Well, I have a broad understanding of what most of the effects will do, I know how to texture, I just can't put it all' together to come up with something that looks any good. In fact, I hardly know where to start! :'(
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3/8/2009 10:41:19 AM (last edit: 3/8/2009 10:41:19 AM)
show user profile  Mashedpot8er
Hiya. As for the lighting, I nearly always use a single target spot, with nice sharp shadows, then fill in the rest of the light with one environmental light. Maybe with an HDRI in the environmental light to supply a bit of colour and mood. Or just adjust the light colours.

For texturing, I generally just use a tileable map for most things. I'm a bit of a noob at texturing. But i'll suppliment these with reflection maps, bumps / displacement maps etc to get the material looking really nice and use the uvw mapping to align / repeat / etc to get it all looking right. Mainly make these in photoshop. I hope to learn to learn unwrapping shortly. I get some nice results sometimes so these methods are ok I find.

Cad Monkey

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3/8/2009 8:55:20 PM (last edit: 3/8/2009 8:55:20 PM)
show user profile  parkerfamily
can anybody dig up that motorstorm fan work thread? i think it had a tutorial for amazing mud effects, and this tank needs dirt.
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3/9/2009 9:44:06 PM (last edit: 3/9/2009 9:44:06 PM)
show user profile  Garp
here you go

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3/9/2009 11:50:12 PM (last edit: 3/9/2009 11:50:12 PM)
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